Two Intel 8008 microprocessor chips plus silicon wafer and two Intel 8080 microprocessor chips plus silicon wafer, 1972-1977

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1972-1977 in United States

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Closed Intel 8008 microprocessor chip, made by the Intel Corporation, United States, 1972-1977. The 8008 was the
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Closed Intel 8008 microprocessor chip, made by the Intel Corporation, United States, 1972-1977. The 8008 was the
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Closed Intel 8008 microprocessor chip, made by the Intel Corporation, United States, 1972-1977. The 8008 was the
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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
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Silicon wafers from two Intel 8008 microprocessor chips, Intel Corporation, USA, 1972-1977. General view of "slice" and
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Silicon wafers from two Intel 8008 microprocessor chips, Intel Corporation, USA, 1972-1977. The 8008 was the world's
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Silicon wafers from two Intel 8008 microprocessor chips, Intel Corporation, USA, 1972-1977. The 8008 was the world's
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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 8080 microprocessor chip, made by the Intel Corporation, United States, 1974-1977 (top, 1977-341/4) & Open
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Silicon wafer from two Intel 8080 microprocessor chip, 1970-1977. General view of "slice" and backing foam on white
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Top : 1977-341/6 Silicon wafer from two Intel 8080 microprocessor chip, 1974-1977 Middle : 1977-341/5 Open
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Two Intel 8008 microprocessor chips plus silicon wafer and two Intel 8080 microprocessor chips plus silicon wafer, Intel, United States, 1972-1977.

This object consists of two separate microprocessor chips: the Intel 8008 and the Intel 8080. The Intel 8008, released in 1972, was Intel’s second commercial microchip. It was the first 8-bit microprocessor, and was originally commissioned from Intel by the Computer Terminal Corporation. When they later chose to work with a different manufacturer Intel took the decision to market the 8008 themselves. Although proving only moderately successful in its own right, the 8008 helped to establish Intel as a microchip manufacturer. Two years later in 1974 Intel capitalised on their new status, releasing the Intel 8080 microprocessor. The chip was one of the first microprocessors powerful enough to build a computer around. It was used in the Altair 8800, one of the first personal computers, and the Intel 8080 became known as the ‘brains of the PC’.

Details

Category:
Computing & Data Processing
Object Number:
1977-341
Materials:
composite, silicon
Measurements:
overall (8008): 7 mm x 28 mm x 8 mm,
overall (8080): 7 mm x 50 mm x 15 mm,
type:
microprocessor
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment

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