First GPS wafer scale chip

Contributed by clive wilson

First GPS wafer scale chip

This is the first Global Positioning Satalite (GPS) SATNAV technology wafer scale SILICON chip designed by Standard Telephoners and Cables (STC) for Clive Sinclair in 1982 / 1983 period. Its interesting to see that to become an everyday use component it has taken 25 years from concept to the market place. Had Clive Sinclair been able to reduce the wafers scale quicker ( to a single silicon chip as they are today) he may have cornered the market place for the UK Silicon manufacturers.
GPS technology has developed so much since then that its a major step in knowing where in the world you are at any time night or day, its a compass magnified a thousands times.
Once again the UK technology scientists and engineers were at the forefront of the developement of paradym technology changes. And the new buzz frase "change of life experience" comes to mind.

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