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Memory Chip Cufflinks, Gift for geeks, nerds, office, IT, new job gift, industrial design

Memory Chip Cufflinks, Gift for geeks, nerds, office, IT, new job gift, industrial design

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 Introducing the Original TI TMS2516 UV Erasable EPROM Cufflinks by LightAndTimeArt

Elevate your style with a touch of nostalgia and a dash of innovation. LightAndTimeArt proudly presents our one-of-a-kind cufflinks, meticulously crafted from vintage 1977 Original TI TMS2516 UV erasable EPROM chips. These timeless pieces seamlessly blend the past with the present, making a bold fashion statement while honoring the technology of yesteryears.

Iconic Golden Chip Window The centerpiece of these cufflinks is the iconic golden chip window, a visual testament to the bygone era of computing. Its gleaming presence captures the imagination and sparks conversations, ensuring your style will never go unnoticed.

Military-Grade Memory Chips These memory chips, once reserved for military applications, are now a rare find, having long been sold out. By repurposing them, we not only celebrate their rich history but also contribute to a more sustainable future.

Environmental-Friendly Upcycling Our commitment to the environment shines through in our upcycling process. By rescuing and rejuvenating these vintage chips, we reduce the burden on landfills and promote eco-conscious fashion. With LightAndTimeArt, you're not just wearing cufflinks; you're wearing a piece of responsible craftsmanship.

The Perfect Gift For the technicians and engineers in your life who proudly wear their passion on their sleeves (literally), hands, and neck, these cufflinks are the ultimate gift choice. Crafted with precision and care, they offer a subtle yet classy way to showcase a love for technology.

Ideal for Every Occasion Whether it's a casual day at the office or a sophisticated dinner with customers and clients, these chip-themed cufflinks add a touch of elegance to any outfit. For engineers who appreciate dressing well, this gift is an absolute gem.

Upgrade your style with a pair of Original TI TMS2516 UV Erasable EPROM Cufflinks by LightAndTimeArt – where vintage charm meets contemporary sophistication. Stand out, start conversations, and wear your love for technology proudly.


Mix or match with my Tie Bars, Lapel Pins, or Bolo Ties for an even bolder statement. Handmade by small business in USA.

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The first 2716 EPROM was launched in October 1977 by Texas Instruments. An EPROM (Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory) can be programmed and then erased enabling it to be re-used about 1000 times. Programming is accomplished through a device called Eprom programmer (or EPROM burner), erasure uses an Ultra Violet light source that shines through a quartz erasing window. At the time, EPROM's were widely used to store boot-up programs in small systems or saving user's programs in computers that didn't featured tape recorder or floppy drive interface. Two types of EPROM chip were already used in 1977: 2704 (512 bytes) and 2708 (1 KB), but then users and computer manufacturers were requiring higher capacity chips. So came the 2716, which was able to store 2 KB. The first TMS 2716 is actually a rarity because the chip needed 3 different voltages to run it, which was different than the 2716 Intel's and all others that manufacturers made later. So, TI quickly built a new Intel compatible chip, called it TMS2516 to differentiate it from the first version and sold hundred thousands of pieces.

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