Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse

This unique version of Mickey Mouse with his hands pointing to 12 and 7 (creating a miniature silicon clock fixed in time) was found on the Mostek 5017 alarm clock integrated circuit. We were alerted to this creature by Eric Putnam of Kirkland, Washington who also loaned us a copy of the integrated circuit for photomicrography. David DiGiacomo of Adobe has informed us that the Mostek 5017 chip has the capability of displaying the time with an alarm output feature as well. These chips were useful in table clocks, clock radios, and other appliances that featured clocks in the early 1970s.


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