Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday November 16, 2011

Intel Celebrates 40 Years of Digital Revolution

On this day 40 years ago, Intel Corporation introduced the world’s first commercially available microprocessor آ– the Intelآ® 4004 آ– triggering the start of the digital revolution. While most people have never seen a microprocessor, devices that contain them have become so integrated into daily life that they have become virtually indispensable. Microprocessors are the "brains" inside computers, servers, phones, cars, cameras, refrigerators, radios, TVs and many other everyday devices. The proliferation of microprocessors is due in large part to Intel’s relentless pursuit of Moore’s Law, a forecast for the pace of silicon technology development that states that roughly every 2 years transistor density of semiconductors will double, while increasing functionality and performance and decreasing costs. It has become the basic business model for the semiconductor industry for more than 40 years.

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