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Issue No.02 - April-June (2007 vol.29)
pp: 70-73
ABSTRACT
One of the chip developers of the Intel 8080 8-bit CPU chip describes some of the key architectural decisions and the history of this very early microprocessor.
INDEX TERMS
Intel 8080, CPU, history, microchip, microcomputer, microprocessor
CITATION
Stanley Mazor, "Intel 8080 CPU Chip Development", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol.29, no. 2, pp. 70-73, April-June 2007, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2007.25
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