General Microelectronics (GMe) was an American semiconductor company in the 1960s. It was acquired in 1966 by Philco-Ford.
With Frank Wanlass as director of research and engineering, GMe was the first company to design, fabricate, and sell MOS integrated circuits.
The first MOS chips were small-scale integrated chips for NASA satellites.
In 1964, Wanlass demonstrated a single-chip 16-bit shift register he designed, with an incredible (for the time) 120 transistors on a single chip.
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