hardware multiply/divide functionality in CPUs

Brent Hilpert hilpert at cs.ubc.ca
Tue Mar 8 13:56:17 CST 2011

Looking through the Osborne book (Introduction to Microcomputers - Some 
Real Products / 1976), here's another to add to the list: the 
MicroNova/9440 microprocessor ca 1977 had built-in 16-bit multiply and 
divide instructions.

Can anyone comment on how much use or production the MicroNova or 
Fairchild 9440 chips actually saw?

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