Silicon Wafer - The Microprocessor Chip - Texas Instruments TMS370
About this Artwork:
This artwork is based on a Texas Instruments TMS370 microprocessor silicon wafer. The wafer is 6" in diameter and was made in 1997. It has about 116 computer chips on it. The chips are Texas Instrument TMS370 microprocessors. The TMS370 family of microprocessors were 8-bit designs with on-board RAM and ROM memory systems. The image behind the wafer is of this silicon wafer. The wafer is placed over one of the chips. You can see the edges of the other chips surrounding it. You can read the processor number and date (Look at the upper left corner of the chip covered by the wafer, look at the white rectangular directly below the two blue rectangles. You will see the writing rotated 90o counterclockwise.) These microprocessors would have been used to provide intelligence to some tools, equipment, or appliances.
The artwork is framed in an 8"x10" black shadow box frame, with glass. All framing materials are acid-free. A narrative about the artwork that includes the artist’s signature is placed on the back of the artwork.
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