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Tracing the History of the Computer - Chuck Peddle, Designer of the 6502 Microprocessor


Chuck Peddle is most well known for being the main designer of the 6502 microprocessor (MOS Technology), which was the most successful microprocessor of the first microcomputer decade, and on which the KIM-1 and the Commodore PET computers were both based.

Peddle was working at Motorola in 1973 on the development of the 6800 processor, but then left for MOS Technology, where he headed the design of the 650x family of processors, which were developed in direct response to the Motorola 6800. The most famous member of the 650x series was the 6502, which was subsequently used in many microcomputer devices (including the Commodore VIC-20).


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