Closed Intel 8008 microprocessor chip, 1972-1977

Made:
1972-1977 in United States
maker:
Intel Corporation
Open Intel 8008 microprocessor chip, Intel Corporation, USA, 1972-1977 (top, 1977-341/2) & Closed Intel 8008 Open Intel 8008 microprocessor chip, Intel Corporation, USA, 1972-1977 (left, 1977-341/2) & Closed Intel 8008 Silicon wafers from two Intel 8008 microprocessor chips, Intel Corporation, USA, 1972-1977 (left, 1977-341/3); Closed

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Open Intel 8008 microprocessor chip, Intel Corporation, USA, 1972-1977 (top, 1977-341/2) & Closed Intel 8008
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Open Intel 8008 microprocessor chip, Intel Corporation, USA, 1972-1977 (left, 1977-341/2) & Closed Intel 8008
Science Museum Group Collection
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Silicon wafers from two Intel 8008 microprocessor chips, Intel Corporation, USA, 1972-1977 (left, 1977-341/3); Closed
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Closed Intel 8008 microprocessor chip, made by the Intel Corporation, United States, 1972-1977.

The 8008 was the world's first 8-bit microprocessor, and was released in April 1972. It was originally commissioned by the Computer Terminal Corporation, but after CTC went with a different supplier, Intel were able to market it on their own. Although it only had moderate success, it helped Intel to gain visibility as a microchip manufacturer, and used this foundation to help the launch of the 8080.

Details

Category:
Computing & Data Processing
Object Number:
1977-341/1
Materials:
composite and silicon
type:
microprocessor and microprocessors
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Donated by the Intel Corporation