Federico Faggin - This famous Intel chip designer/architect/builder emblazoned his initials in history when he placed them on the world's first microprocessor: the Intel 4004.
Betty's Garden - We stumbled onto Betty's name on a sign that was standing next to a very small garden on the AMD 5984A chip.
The Bud Stud - Our hero is proclaimed on a VLSI Technology custom chip.
The Credit Balance - Several of the MIPS R2000 and R3000 mask designers placed their initials on a crude version of a chemical balance.
The Cricket Wicket - Straight out of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", the Wikkit Gate was discovered on an Allen-Bradley/Rockwell node adapter integrated circuit.
The Crossword Puzzle - Hewlett-Packard Focus Math coprocessor design engineers placed their initials in a crossword puzzle on one of the chips in the coprocessor chipset.
Too Damn Close! - We spotted this warning on a Hewlett-Packard memory controller chip.
Don't Panic - This advice from the "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" warns visitors not to become unraveled when encountering strange aliens and planets.
The Icy "P" Chip - Engineers designing this Allen-Bradley integrated circuit added both their names and a unique acronym pun to the chip.
Logos Cast in Silicon - Many chip makers attach their logos to the masks used in fabrication. This corner of the Silicon Zoo contains the logos that we have found on chips.
Made in Texas - We discovered this sheriff's badge on a Dallas Semiconductor integrated circuit, presumably manufactured in Texas.
The MIPS Chain Gang - Chip designers from MIPS who call themselves the "Chain Gang".
MIPS Chip Designer Kevin Kuhn - Kevin is responsible for many of the Silicon Creatures featured in the Zoo.
Speed It Up - This slogan is something we would associate with dragsters, but a Dallas Semiconductor chip also sports racing "decals".
Spit 'n Spud - A rather unusual slogan was discovered on an Analog Devices stereo codec integrated circuit.
Steal The Best - Digital engineers left this phrase written in Cyrillic on one of the early VAX microprocessors. It was designed to send a message to Russian chip makers intent on pirating their circuitry.
Sweet Lips - We can only guess what this means.
Tree Space - Trees are an uncommon feature on integrated circuits. That is why we were surprised to find the term "TREE" in an empty area on a chip of unknown origin.
The World's Most Common Random Number - MIPS chip designer Mark Johnson, who claims the number 37 is the most common random number, scribbled it on the MIPS R4000 microprocessor.
Where the Girlz Are - These "girlz" are on an Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) integrated circuit.
Willy and Val - They were so proud, they autographed the chip.