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Humphrey Products
In the 1980s Humphrey Products published a brochure titled: “How To Make an Integrated Circuit.” It’s still funny!  Offered with the permission of Humphrey Products.

Signetics LogoWe have found a clean scan of the Signetics “Write-Only Memory” datasheet.  A true classic!


EDN’s Paul Rako posted a great compilation of April Fools’ pranks (and others) pulled by various engineers in the semiconductor industry.  It’s a wonderfully funny article that will waste a half hour of your time.



1970-09-28 Electronics Magazine Neale, Nelson, Moore PCM

Ron Neale shared a copy of the article he co-authored with Gordon Moore to describe the first Phase Change Memory (PCM or PRAM) way back in 1970.  It’s amazing to view this as the foundation for Intel and Micron’s 3D XPoint Memory 45 years before its introduction!