Item018: Silicon Wafer Microprocessor Earrings - Silver & Rainbow Colors, Texas Instruments



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About the Jewelry

These earrings were made from a Texas Instruments Silicon Wafer that contained TMS370 microprocessors, actually, microcomputers to be more exact. The original wafer was 6" in diameter and was made in 1997. It had about 116 computer chips on it. The TMS370 family of microprocessors were 8-bit designs with on-board RAM and ROM memory systems (these are the small brightly colored rectangles).  These microprocessors would have been used to provide intelligence to some tools, equipment, or appliances.

Included in the resealable bag:

The 3/4" silver-plated earrings (since these are handmade yours may look slightly different than the one pictured here, but satisfaction is guaranteed), and a ChipScapes card that gives information about this jewelry (see the picture).