MOS Technology 6502

The MOS Technology 6502 is an 8-bit microprocessor that was designed by Chuck Peddle and Bill Mensch for MOS Technology in 1975. When it was introduced, it was the least expensive full-featured microprocessor on the market by a considerable margin, costing less than one-sixth the price of competing designs from larger companies such as Motorola and Intel. It was nevertheless fully comparable with them and, along with the Zilog Z80, sparked a series of computer projects that would eventually result in the home computer revolution of the 1980s. The 6502 design was originally second-sourced by Rockwell and Synertek and later licensed to a number of companies. Soon after the 6502's introduction, MOS Technology was bought outright by Commodore International, who continued to sell the chip to other manufacturers.

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MOS Technology 6502 - In Popular Culture
... Model-101 robot character's eye/camera of a display of a 6502 assembly language program fragment ... animated TV series Futurama created by Matt Groening, was revealed to have a 6502 as his "brain" in the episode "Fry and the Slurm Factory" ... for the Apple II Plus, which uses the 6502, while at high school, and confirmed that this led him to include the reference in the show ...

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