The Crayon

The Crayon

This unique rendition of a Crayola Crayon was discovered on a Hewlett-Packard support chip removed from a motherboard containing the PA-7100LC chipset. The integrated circuit is a graphics chip named the "Artist" as delineated in the slogan "Graphics by Artist" on the Crayon jacket. The Crayon is the largest silicon doodle that we have found to date, and it measures 1.5 millimeters long (1500 microns or about 5-10 times the size of the average doodle). The significance of the Crayon graphic is due to the fact that the design project was code-named Crayon, a popular tool used to create a variety of graphics by younger artists and future chip designers.


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