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ABSTRACT
The Intel 4004 μ-Computer is the earliest known microprocessor-based hardware distributed by Intel. This article relates the information concerning the 4004 μ-Computer in an effort to gain a more complete historical perspective on the liminal period in the corporate history of Intel when, soon after the introduction of its first microprocessor, the company was wrestling with the "one-chip CPU--computer or component?" dilemma and tried to position itself in the emerging microcomputing market that it helped to create.
INDEX TERMS
History, Microcomputers, Microprocessors
CITATION
Zbigniew Stachniak, "This Is Not a Computer: Negotiating the Microprocessor", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 35, no. , pp. 48-54, Oct.-Dec. 2013, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2013.15
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