1. US rules out bailout for Silicon Valley Bank, auctions reportedly underway 2. Apple CEO Tim Cook backs AR/VR headset, likely to launch this year 3. Infosys’ Mohit Joshi joins Tech Mahindra as MD and CEO

Eat jail food first: Court tells Deshmukh, sends him to 14-day judicial custody

Anil Deshmukh
Spread the love

Marking the 50th anniversary of world’s first commercially available microprocessor, chip-maker Intel said on Monday that the ‘4004’ processor paved the path for modern microprocessor computing — the “brains” that make possible nearly every modern technology from the cloud to the edge.

In 1969, Nippon Calculating Machine Corporation approached Intel about designing a set of integrated circuits for its engineering prototype calculator, the Busicom 141-PF.

Intel engineer Federico Faggin and his team adapted the original plans for 12 custom chips and designed a set of four chips – including the 4004 CPU – that met the challenge.

With its launch in November 1971, the 4004, at the size of a human fingernail, delivered the same computing power as the first electronic computer built in 1946, which filled an entire room.

Claim Free Bets

“This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 4004 chip. Think of how much we’ve accomplished in the past half-century. This is a sacred moment for technology. This is what made computing really take off!” said Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger.

The success of 4004 proved that it was possible to build complex integrated circuits and fit them on a chip the size of a fingernail.

Its invention also established a new random logic design methodology, one that subsequent generations of microprocessors would be built upon, before evolving to create the chips found in today’s modern devices, Intel said in a statement.

“[Looking back at] 1970, it was clear that microprocessors would change the way that we design systems, switching from using hardware to software instead,” said Faggin, who designed and produced the Intel 4004 with Tedd Hoff and Stan Mazor.

“But the speed with which microprocessors developed over time and were adopted by the industry was really surprising,” he said.

The latest 12th Gen Intel Core processors — which company leaders revealed at the Intel Innovation event in October — will usher in a new era of computing.

The performance hybrid architecture of this new family represents an architectural shift made possible by close co-engineering of software and hardware and will deliver new levels of leadership performance for generations, said Intel.

    DRISHTI SHARMA

    DRISHTI SHARMA

    All Posts

    Related Post

    View All

    Another lockdown in Maharashtra? Here’s what Tope said

    September 4th, 2021 | DRISHTI SHARMA

    Spread the loveNagpur: Maharashtra Health minister Rajesh Tope on Friday said that no lockdown will be imposed in the stat...

    Team Thackeray to extend support to Murmu for presid...

    July 12th, 2022 | DRISHTI SHARMA

    Spread the loveNagpur: Soon after their meeting with former Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, Shiv Sena MP Gaja...

    State Pollution Control Board (MPCB) acts after NGT ...

    March 1st, 2022 | Shivam Wagh

    Spread the loveNagpur: Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Board Company Limited has cut down the supply of power t...