BIOS is an initialism of Basic Input/Output System. It was coined in 1975 by Gary Kildall of Digital Research Inc. as a part of the CP/M concept. It consists of the instructions required for bootstrapping IBM-compatible machines, also called PCs. Formally a ROM chip, the BIOS is today more likely to be stored in flash memory attached to the motherboard, allowing for updates to be made if necessary.
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- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KERNAL, accessed 14 December 2013