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Happy 40th year microprocessor!

Intel 4004

Forty years ago, the first microprocessor Intel 4004 was born. Ten years older than the personal computer, the 4004 was not very powerful. It was primarily used to perform simple mathematical operations in a calculator called “Busicom.”

Nowadays, modern microprocessors can perform extremely sophisticated operations in areas such as meteorology, aviation, nuclear physics and engineering, and take up much less space as well as delivering superior performance.
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Posted by on November 14, 2011 in Intel, Technology

 

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