Abandoned Chip Fab: Bil Herd's MOS Technologies Factory Walk-Through 35 Years Later

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Commodore 64 changed the world, and the 6502 processor even more so. Both were produced by MOS Technologies at their headquarters in Norristown, Pennsylvania.


That was 35 years ago, and the siren song of visiting is hold stomping ground was too much for Bil Herd to pass up. With permission of the current property owner, he recorded this video tour of the long vacant property.


The video begins with a walk through of the engineering offices of the company, but things get really interesting about two-thirds of the way through as they make their way to the basement where the chip fab was located. It's strewn with smashed equipment of the gilded-age of 8-bit computing.


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