On Oct 18, 2022, at 2:57 AM, Holm Tiffe via cctalk
Paul Koning via cctalk wrote:
You probably have heard of the CVAX chip, where on the mask in microscopic lettering is
the message, in Russian: "CVAX -- when you want to steal the very best".
Yes, but this was nonsense, the first VAX CPU Chip from USSR was an
Equivalent of an VAX11/750..but the VAX11/750 never hat an single CPU
Chip! The CPU consisted of large Boards full of TTL and Sequencers.
Sorry...no clone. They used the DEC Processor Manual and build their own
I assume the story about the message is accurate (I heard it from a senior guy at DEC who
should know) but that doesn't mean it was actually cloned. It seems to be an engineer
reaction to hearing about their earlier work being stolen.