A month or so ago a friend was opening up a bunch of unmarked packages, and taking die photos and came across an interesting Motorola. The die looked familiar, but at the same time different. The die was marked 68040VL, and appeared to be smaller version of the 68040V. The Motorola 68040V is a 3.3V static design of the Motorola MC68LC040 (It has dual MMUs but lacks the FPU of the 68040). The 68040V was made on a 0.5u process and introduced in 1995. Looking closely at the mask revealed the answer, in the form of 4 characters.