Speed It Up

Speed It Up

We discovered this slogan lurking on the surface of a Dallas Semiconductor DS80C320 integrated circuit with a 1992 copyright date. This chip was a competitor of the Intel 80C51 8-bit microcontroller, and the slogan was placed on the circuitry by engineer Richard Priddy to indicate the increased speed (about twice as fast) and other advanced features of this integrated circuit.

View this silicon artwork under brightfield and darkfield illumination.


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