Nov 15, 2023

The first commercially available microprocessor was introduced 52 years ago...

TODAY IN DESIGN 1971

A Micro Marvel: Intel Unveils the 4004 Microprocessor.

On this historic day, Intel introduced the world to the 4004, the first commercially available microprocessor. This groundbreaking chip, a mere sliver of silicon, was set to revolutionize the digital landscape, marking the dawn of a new era in computing and electronic design.

The Intel 4004, compact yet powerful, encapsulated the essence of miniaturization and efficiency. Its ability to perform calculations and operations, previously relegated to massive, room-sized computers, signified a leap towards the personal computing revolution. It laid the foundation for the digital age, driving the design and development of myriad technologies from calculators to early computers and beyond.

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