Closed Intel 8080 microprocessor chip, 1974-1977

Made:
1974-1977 in United States
Top : 1977-341/6
      
      Silicon wafer from two Intel 8080 microprocessor chip, 1974-1977
      
      Middle : 1977-341/5
      
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Top : 1977-341/6 Silicon wafer from two Intel 8080 microprocessor chip, 1974-1977 Middle : 1977-341/5 Open
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Closed Intel 8080 microprocessor chip, made by the Intel Corporation, United States, 1974-1977.

Introduced by Intel in 1974, the 8080 microprocessor was the first one powerful enough to build a computer around. It was used in the Altair 8800, one of the first personal computers, which was available to buy in kit form for $395. This computer became so popular, that within months, tens of thousands had been sold, creating the first PC back orders in history.

Details

Category:
Computing & Data Processing
Object Number:
1977-341/4
Materials:
composite and silicon
type:
microprocessor
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Donated by the Intel Corporation