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Intel’s history of innovation

Intel’s History of Innovation

Intel Corporation is a multinational corporation, a leader in technology innovation and a provider of semiconductor chips. Intel has played a symbolic role in the global digital economy. Explore its history, accomplishments and newsworthy moments in an interactive timeline.

Intel's History of Innovation

  • July 18, 1968: Gordon Moore, Robert Noyce – The 2 found the new firm – Intel
  • 1969: Intel receives its 1st order from Hamilton Electric and launches worlds 1st Metal Oxide Semiconductor (MOS) the static RAM.
  • 1970: Intel reaches revenue of $4 million.
  • 1971: Intel creates 1st 4 bit microprocessor – Intel 4004
  • 1972: Intel creates 1st 8 bit microprocessor – Intel 8008
  • 1974: Intel Introduces Intel 8080, the 1st general-purpose microprocessor
  • 1978: Intel Introduces 16 bit microprocessor: Intel 8086
  • 1981: IBM selects Intel’s 8088 microprocessor to power IBM PC.
  • 1983: Intel passes $1 billion in annual revenue
  • 1986: Intel receives 1st corporate innovation award from Institute of Electrical and Electronic engineers.
  • 1991: Intel becomes the largest semiconductor supplier in the world.
  • 1993: Intel Introduces Intel Pentium
  • 2001: Intel rolls out Intel Xeon processors for high performance and mid range multiprocessor workstations.
  • 2005: Intel joins Apple and delivers models of MAC computers using Intel microprocessor
  • 2006: Intel 1st launches a 64 bit processor Intel Core 2 Duo series
  • 2010: Intel Acquired McAfee – major acquisition
  • 2010-2017: Intel launches Intel Core i series (i3,i5,i7)
  • 2017: Intel plans and works on obsoleting their own product line with almost doubling performance year after year. Intel has more than 78% of market share of CPUs used worldwide.
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