4004 and IC history / was Re: Vintage computer photogallery
Roy J. Tellason
rtellason at verizon.net
Sat Oct 13 13:44:22 CDT 2007
On Saturday 13 October 2007 10:46, dwight elvey wrote:
> Package size was always a dominating cost and defined many projects.
I've often wondered why it is that 14-pin packages seemed to dominate the
early parts so much. Why they never offered, for example, a dual 2-input
gate package instead of the more common quad, or other combinations like
that. It seemed sometimes that things were altered a bit to fit into those
14-pin packages that they wanted to use...
And I don't lay any claim to having any kind of a clue about what factors
dominated the economics of things back then. :-)
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