New Vonk Article: "How Did x86 Get Its Seemingly Arbitrary Name?"
The story takes various twist and turns, of company policy, betrayal, marketing, and a small Japanese calculator. Let me just tell you the story, it all started with Intel, but not Intel the processor designers as they are known for, but back in their starting days when they were still a memory chip design company. They made RAM and ROM chips, the first chip was a 64 bit static RAM chip.
To read the full article, go to https://vonk.scintilla.utwente.nl/post/2022/x86-naming/.
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