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.
- Science Museum, Information Age Gallery: Cell
- Computing & Data Processing
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- tools & equipment
- Donated by the Intel Corporation
- Permanent collection
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