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A Participant's Perspective
December 1996 (vol. 16 no. 6)
pp. 21-31
As an active participant for the last 25 years, R. Gary Daniels, senior vice president and general manager of Motorola's Microcontroller Technologies Group, shares his views on the history of the microprocessor--beginning with Intel's 4004 in 1971 to the present. The article reviews significant events that set the stage for the microprocessor, including the introduction of the world's first electronic computer in 1946 and the invention of the transistor in 1948. The "father" of the 6805, Daniels examines key microprocessor and microcontroller milestones of companies including Motorola, Texas Instruments, Zilog, and Digital Equipment.
Index Terms:
Microprocessors, semiconductors, 4004 microprocessor, history of microprocessing
Citation:
R. Gary Daniels, "A Participant's Perspective," IEEE Micro, vol. 16, no. 6, pp. 21-31, Dec. 1996, doi:10.1109/40.546562
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