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Read textbook chapter 1
(microprocessor evolution)
Early computing devices
Moore's Law
MOSFET Basics
Advancement mechanisms
Moore's Law Article
IEEE article
Read textbook chapters
9, 10, 11
(semiconductor manufacturing, packaging, debug, test)
Semic processing
modern semic mfg.
packaging
Debug & test
Read textbook chapter 2
(computer components)
Architecture advancements
Components
Read textbook chapters
 2, 3
computer components, design planning
Mass storage
Long term storage
Design planning
Read textbook chapters
4, 5
(lcomputer architecture, microarchitecture)
RISC, CISC, EPIC
Floating point
Branch Pred-spec execution
Microarchitecture
Read textbook chapter 5
(microarchitecture)
Caching
Performance measurement
Benchmarking
Error detect & correct


Read textbook chapter 5
(Microarchitecture)
Buses
PCI - PCI-e
Hypertransport
Read textbook chapters
6, 7
(logic design, circuit design)


LVDS
MEMORY
FLASH
New non-volatile

Read textbook chapter 8
(layout)

Read Intel processor slides


Processor layout
ISA-32
Intel CPU's

Read Motorola 68000 slides
Read AMD processor slides
Microcontrollers
Development systems

MC68000
AMD CPU's
Read ARM slides Power Management
Threading
ARM CPU's
Read IBM slides GPU's
IBM CPU's
Read SUN CPU slides
Read patent slides
SUN CPU's
Patent Information