The Intel 8080 - General Purpose Microcomputing

ChipScapes

$255.00 
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About this Artwork

This artwork is a mixed media display celebrating the Intel 8080. “The 8080 really created the microprocessor market. The 4004 and 8008 suggested it, but the 8080 made it real.”- Federico Faggin. The Intel 8080 was designed by Faggin, who also designed the Intel 4004. While the 4004 and 8008 might have lacked some of the key features for building a general-purpose microcomputer, the 8080 did not. In fact, the 8080 was selected for use in the Altair 8800, the first widely successful microcomputer. The 8080’s instruction set, memory, I/O, and interrupt capabilities set the standard for the microprocessor industry.

This artwork includes 3 major items. It has a large image of an Intel 8080 chip. On the back are the artist’s signature and a narrative describing the artwork and the 8080. Also, the artwork includes an Intel 8080 chip (P8080A).

    Framing: 

    The artwork is framed in an 11"x14" 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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