I've had the same thing happen to me only it was the Z80 and mask programmed roms for
the TRS-80 Model III and a set of chips to make a 6800 based SBC way back when I was in
college. All the chips were packed in black anti-static foam and now the pins which are
steel, I think, have tiny bits of foam stuck to the pins and it won't come off very
easily. These days I just keep the ICs in the anti-static tubes they're shipped in.
I hope this helps.
computerdoc at sc.rr.com
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Subject: IC storage / anti-static foam
On 11/29/2014 3:37 PM, Mike Stein wrote:
I had a number of ceramic ICs with gold pins in old
ate the pins right off.
I know this was discussed before but....
What are recommended methods for storing a variety of ICs where they are easily accessible
as needed, keeps them safe and for the long term?