The Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory (EEPROM) is a PROM that can be erased and reprogrammed using an electrical charge. The EEPROM was developed by George Perlegos while at Intel in 1978 and unlike most memory inside a computer, this memory remembers data when the power is turned off.¬†EEPROM was a replacement for PROM and EPROM chips and is used for computer’s BIOS later that were built after 1994. Having a computer with an EEPROM allows a computer user to update the BIOS on their computer without having to open the computer or remove any chips.

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