Shima's 4004 Towel
|"Shima came to join Intel from
Busicom and designed the 8080 with Faggin and Mazor. He left Intel to
join Zilog with Faggin and Ungerman, where Shima did the Z-80.
Thereafter he returned to Japan, and started his own company.
Whereas in the USA
we have company souvenirs in the form of T-shirts, mugs, etc., he
created a souvenir cloth; these “Furo Shiki”
are typically used to wrap gifts or carry “stuff”.
I have this cloth
as a memento on my wall at work.
Its about 1 meter square, and has on it the circuit schematic
(transistor level) for the MCS-4 (4004) 4-bit adder and accumulator.
At the lower left
is the inscription: 4004 and in Japanese the symbols for:
(spring time of my life) work'."
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