The Intel 8085 - The Chip That Built a Family


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About this Artwork

This artwork is a mixed media display celebrating the Intel 8085. Introduced in 1977, the 8085 was binary compatible with Intel's 8080. Simpler and yet more advanced, Intel originally envisioned the 8085 as the heir to the 8080 microprocessor, however, the more capable Zilog Z80 proved to be formidable competition. Though not successful as a microprocessor, the 8085 did find a niche as a microcontroller. The real legacy of the 8085, however, is in the large family of chips Intel created to support and expand its capabilities. These support chips created a  sharp competitive edge for Intel's evolving microprocessors.

This artwork includes 3 major items. It has a large image of an Intel 8085 chip. On the back are the artist’s signature and a narrative describing the artwork and the 8085. Also, the artwork includes an Intel 8085 chip (P8085A).


    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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