Visually stunning early integrated circuitry, from 1983’s “State of the Art“, by Stan Augarten.
1958, world’s first integrated circuit, by Jack S. Kilby.
1961, the first planar IC, by Fairchild.
1963, the 907 resistor-transistor logic chip, by Fairchild.
1964, the first linear IC, the µA702 Operational Amplifier by Fairchild.
1965, an early semiconductor, the µA709 by Fairchild.
1967, Micromosaic, the first IC made with computer-aided design, by Fairchild.
1970, The first 8-bit CCD, by Bell Labs.
1970, the first 256-bit static RAM, the 4100, by Fairchild.
1971, the first microprocessor, the 4004, by Intel.
1972, the first 8-bit microprocessor, the 8008, by Intel.
1974, “the most widely used computer on a chip.” The TMS 1000, by Texas Instruments.
1974, “the most widely used digital-to-analog converter.”The DAC-08, by Precision Monolithics Inc.
1977, a programmable logic chip, the PAL 16L8, by Monolithic Memories Inc.
1977, the first 65,536-Bit (64K) dynamic RAM, by IBM.
1979, “the most powerful 16-Bit microprocessor.” The 68000, by Motorola.
1980, a dynamic memory controller, the AM2964, by AMD.
1981, a 32-bit microprocessor, by Hewlett-Packard.
Via: the nonist (thanks for scanning 16 pages!)
History of the Integrated Circuit at nobelprize.org.
The Computer History Museum
Chipshots at Molecular Expressions.
Smithsonian Chips which has a full version of State of the Art, by Stan Augarten on offer.
John D says
Awesome post! :)
I look forward to the next one.