It’s a historical day for Intel as today marks 50 years of Intel’s first commercially available microprocessor, i.e. the Intel 4004 chip that was launched back in November 1971.
Indeed, the Intel 4004 paved the path for modern microprocessor computing – the “brains” that make nearly every modern technology possible, from the cloud to the edge. Compter has been the major driving factor to help the human race grow and succeed in 21st century and the advancement of Intel 4004 has been gamechanging.
This first microprocessor laid the foundation of the small to big processors, GPUs and every compute SoC we see today. Microprocessors enable the convergence of the technology superpowers – ubiquitous computing, pervasive connectivity, cloud-to-edge infrastructure and artificial intelligence – and create a pace of innovation that is moving faster today than ever.
While the 4004 delivered the modern computing era through the design and production of the first commercially available microprocessor for a desktop calculator, 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. Intel’s 12th Gen Alder Lake processors really seem gamechanging after a long time being stuck at 14nm process, finally 10nm based hybrid CPUs are here.
With research in fields like quantum computing, with the cryogenic Intel Horse Ridge II solution, and neuromorphic computing, with the Intel Loihi 2 chip, Intel continues to innovate, explore new territories and push the limits of computing.
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