Does anyone recognise what this is?
It’s a stylised setup for the first transistor, created by Bell Labs on the afternoon of 23 December 1947. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_transistor
I admit to not recognising it myself, even though I’ve worked in the industry for 18 years and take it’s invention for granted. Here is the current record I could find for a single chip – 7.1Bn transistors in a 678mm² form.
|IBM z13 Storage Controller||Transistor count 7,100,000,000||2015||IBM||22 nm||Area 678 mm²|
And for FPGAs, Virtex-Ultrascale XCVU440 20Bn+ transistors! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transistor_count
When it comes to RAM, this 128GB DRAM DIMM seems to take the overall record though. 128 Bn Transistors?