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Signetics, once a major player in semiconductor manufacturing, made a variety of devices which included integrated circuits, bipolar and MOS, the Dolby circuit, logic, memory and analog circuits and Motorola clone CPUs, some of which were included in the first Atari video games. Optical Microscope image of an integrated circuit showing defects in the aluminium layer deposition. ... ... The MOSFET, or Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistor, is by far the most common field-effect transistor in both digital and analog circuits (The Metal in the name is an anachronism from early chips where gates were metal; modern chips use polysilicon gates, but are still called MOSFETs). ... Dolby Laboratories, Incorporated (Dolby Labs) is a company specializing in audio compression and reproduction. ... An analog or analogue signal is any continuously variable signal. ... Motorola NYSE: MOT (TYO: 6686) is a global communications company based in Schaumburg, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. ... CPU can stand for: in computing: Central processing unit in journalism: Commonwealth Press Union in law enforcement: Crime prevention unit in software: Critical patch update, a type of software patch distributed by Oracle Corporation in Macleans College is often known as Ash Lim. ... For the concept Atari (当たり) in the board game of Go, see Atari (go term). ... A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ...

Signetics was started in 1960 or 1961 by the engineer Dave Allison. Its main business was semiconductor manufacturing. Most of the manufacturing was in Sunnyvale California, though there were factories in Orem, Utah and New Mexico also. 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Sunnyvale is the name of some places in the United States of America: Sunnyvale, California Sunnyvale, Texas Sunnyvale Trailer Park (Nova Scotia, Canada), is the fictional home of the Trailer Park Boys This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same... Orem is an incorporated city in the north-central part of the state in Utah County. ... State nickname: Land of Enchantment Official languages English and Spanish Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Governor Bill Richardson (D) Senators Pete Domenici (R) Jeff Bingaman (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 5th 315,194 km² 0. ...

Around 1971, the Signetics Corporation introduced the 555 timer IC. It was called "The IC Time Machine". It was also the first and only commercial IC timer available at the time. 1971 (MCMLXXI) is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... Schematic symbol of the 555 timer The 555 is an integrated circuit (chip) implementing a variety of timer and multivibrator applications. ...

The company eventually became a part of Philips, during which time it reached its manufacturing height at around 1980. From then on the Signetics brand slowly disintegrated in the face of competition from AMD and Intel. The company is now extinct except for its name. Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. (Royal Philips Electronics N.V.), usually known as Philips, (Euronext: PHIA, NYSE: PHG) is one of the largest electronics companies in the world. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ... Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC, HKEx: 4335), founded 1968, is a U.S.-based multinational corporation that is best known for designing and manufacturing microprocessors and specialized integrated circuits. ...

See also

  • Emulator2001 the Signetics 2650 and 2637 based emulator

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Signetics (208 words)
With revenues approaching US$200M/y, strong financial support, and high performing Korean operations, Signetics is a top 10 logic and mixed signal subcontractor that will give medium-sized semiconductor companies the partnership and priority they deserve.
We are committed to Customer satisfaction and continuing investment in new technologies that drive the future growth of the electronics industry.
From 65nm low K wafers, to stacked die and thermally enhanced packages, Signetics keeps pace with market requirements.
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