Special Report: 25 Microchips

 
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  25 Microchips That Shook the World
chipsmini.gifThese chips unleashed earthshaking technologies and gadgets--and are part of the reason why engineers don't get out enough.
  Runners-up: More Earthshaking Chips
chipsmini.gifThese 13 great little chips didn't make our list—mainly because we ran out of space in print. And, well, one isn't even a chip.
 
         
         
  Luminaries: My Favorite Chip
chipsmini.gifEver wonder which ICs have a special place in the hearts of Gordon Moore, Carver Mead, Vinton Cerf, Vinod Khosla, and other tech luminaries?
  Slideshow: Many Facets of Microchips
chipsmini.gifA hand-drawn diagram, a long-forgotten memo, a photo of engineers with a Ferrari—intriguing images of chips and their creators.
 
         
         
  Talkback: What’s Your Favorite Chip?
chipsmini.gifIs there a microchip we should have included on our list? Have a favorite IC that was important for you? Know an amusing anecdote about an IC?
  The Truth About Bender's Brain
chipsmini.gifDavid X. Cohen, executive producer of “Futurama,” reveals how the MOS Technology 6502 CPU ended up in the robot’s head.