The Microprocessor: A Biography / Edition 1

The Microprocessor: A Biography / Edition 1

by Michael S. Malone
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387943420

ISBN-13: 9780387943428

Pub. Date: 09/28/1995

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC

This book presents a general overview of microprocessor technology including fabrication methods, how microprocessors work, and the people and companies involved in their development, all set in historic perspective and written in the witty style for which Mr. Malone is known. The author evaluates the microprocessor's role in transforming society, profiles the key…  See more details below

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This book presents a general overview of microprocessor technology including fabrication methods, how microprocessors work, and the people and companies involved in their development, all set in historic perspective and written in the witty style for which Mr. Malone is known. The author evaluates the microprocessor's role in transforming society, profiles the key figures in its development, speculates about the future of emerging technologies and even theorizes about what might lie beyond the microprocessor era.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387943428
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
09/28/1995
Series:
Telos Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
347
Product dimensions:
7.27(w) x 9.52(h) x 0.96(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1A Calculating Risk: Inventing the First Microprocessors3
Ch. 2A Revolution in Miniature: The Importance of the Microprocessor23
Ch. 3Fire, Water, Earth and Air: Fabricating the Microprocessor37
Ch. 4The Cities of the Planar: How the Microprocessor Works87
Ch. 5History I: Beginnings: The First Decade125
Ch. 6History II: The PC Era: The Second Decade165
Ch. 7History III: Break-Out: The Third Decade203
Ch. 8The Future: Dreams of Light: The Microprocessor in the 21st Century251
Footnotes289
Glossary301
Index319

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