The Last Transistor

The Last Transistor

The CVAX microprocessor was used in the Digital MicroVAX 3000 and VAX 6200 series of computers. This chip was the target of some nice artwork by Digital circuit designers and includes the Dream and the "Steal the Best" slogan. We are also told that the star (illustrated in the photomicrograph above) represents the last transistor laid out by the designers and was accompanied by the slogan "This is the very last one", although the slogan is absent on this particular specimen. The star, which appears in the memory management section of the chip, seems to be located in an area devoid of transistors, so we are not exactly sure which transistor is really the last one.


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