Interesting. Do you happen to know why CMOS is used rather than other types of chips, such as TTL?
Since you claim to be correct, could you explain why there is a need for the battery to retain the settings, but not for the BIOS itself?
While it is possible to put multiple type of devices in a single IC, it is not typically done unless there is a real need for it.
But, to put the question to rest as to who is right and who is wrong, one need only refer to the links I included above, which were found with a web search (to confirm what I already knew). Make specific note of "the BIOS and CMOS are two different components on the motherboard" in the paragraph below.
With this, could you provide some documentation that what you say is correct? Or are you willing to admit that you are not correct?http://www.computerh...es/ch000707.htm
Question: What is the difference between BIOS and CMOS?
Often the BIOS and CMOS can be confused because instructions may either indicate to enter the "BIOS Setup" or the "CMOS Setup". Although the setup for BIOS / CMOS is the same, the BIOS and CMOS on the motherboard are not.
If you have already read the above BIOS and CMOS definition links you should now know that the BIOS and CMOS are two different components on the motherboard. The BIOS on the motherboard contains the instructions on how the computer boots and is only modified or updated with BIOS updates, the CMOS is powered by a CMOS battery and contains your system settings and is modified and changed by entering the CMOS Setup.
Although the setup is often referred to as the BIOS and CMOS setup, we suggest you only refer to the setup as "CMOS Setup" as it is more appropriate. Computer Hope often refers to the setup as BIOS and CMOS Setup to help users who are looking for one instead of the other.
BTW, the other links might help you be a bit more educated :-).