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Category: 

Noncompliant_Chips

Date: 

1997-10-30 09:00:05

Subject: 

Oil Drilling Rigs: Filled With Embedded Chips

  Link:

http://www.pathfinder.com/@@dkACfwUATCxSkJKW/net/latest/RB/1997Oct29/606.html

Comment: 

An oil drilling rig may have as many as 10,000 embedded chips. Need I say more?

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The oil industry faces a gargantuan task to fight the millennium bug, illustrated by the fact a single offshore oil platform may contain over 10,000 microprocessors. Some are deep below sea level, but all need to be checked.

To put this into further perspective, there are over a 100 platforms in the North Sea alone.

Link: 

http://www.pathfinder.com/@@dkACfwUATCxSkJKW/net/latest/RB/1997Oct29/606.html

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