Intel C1101A

Brad H vintagecomputer at
Sun Dec 4 17:29:57 CST 2016

The supplier (a different one from the one I first used) that quoted me on
C1101A for the second round sent me a picture.. exact same 'lot' or 'job'
number as the ones I have.  So perhaps even that may not be meaningful?
What are the odds I'd hit the exact same dates from two different suppliers?

I'm thinking it's *fairly* safe to assume white ceramic is pre-76, at
least.. but yeah.. might be impossible to ever really know.  I'm just
wondering why the price jumped to $40+ each all of a sudden! 

-----Original Message-----
From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at] On Behalf Of dwight
Sent: Sunday, December 4, 2016 6:52 AM
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Subject: Re: Intel C1101A

I should note that the 1101 I have is a ceramic, non-A part as well.

I've heard the same thing, Eric. Date codes are not dates.


From: cctalk <cctalk-bounces at> on behalf of Eric Smith
<spacewar at>
Sent: Sunday, December 4, 2016 3:42:49 AM
To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
Subject: Re: Intel C1101A

On Sat, Dec 3, 2016 at 11:30 PM, dwight <dkelvey at> wrote:

> I'm not sure I know how to decode Intel's date codes.

Many years ago I heard from a not-necessarily-reliable source that Intel
used lot numbers rather than date codes, so without access to Intel internal
records, it wasn't possible to determine the manufacturing date.

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