DOI: 10.1109/isscc.1981.1156181
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Abstract: This session, describing the most recent advances in the microminiaturization of com. puting engines, represents.new landmarks in the many developments since the introduc tion of the EMIAC, only 35 years ago.Recall that ENIAC was capable^ of processing 10 digit numbers with add and multiply times of 200ys and 5ms, respectively. The machine, consisting bf 18000 vacuum tubes mounted on forty 9-foot high panels, co~ntained a half mile of wiring and a half-million solder joints. Operating at 150KW it occupied a 3…

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