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The Early Years of Semiconductors in Silicon Valley

22 Role of Microprocessors

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SV History - From Tubes to Semiconductors

The Intel 4004 to 8008 comparison

Ted Hoff compares the 8008 and 4004 microprocessors and points out a number of errors in a recently published book about Intel.

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History IEEE Intel's Transition to Success: From Memory to the Microprocessor ViodiTV

Ted Hoff and Dave House Introduction by Alan Weissberger – Part 1

Alan Weissberger introduces panelists and Silicon Valley legends, Ted Hoff and Dave House. As Weissberger points out, Hoff and House were instrumental players in helping build the foundation in the 1970s and 1980s for Intel to become an enduring brand and a symbol of Silicon Valley. In the videos that follow, Hoff and House share […]

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IEEE Intel's Transition to Success: From Memory to the Microprocessor

Intel’s Rise as the Microprocessor King – Part 7

Weissberger refocuses the discussion around microprocessors, noting that Intel didn’t always have the best architecture. House adds “never.” But Intel took a systems approach to the microprocessor business, while their competitors didn’t. How did that come about? Dave says that Bob Noyce instilled the systems approach within Intel. “The more you put on the chip, […]

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IEEE Intel's Transition to Success: From Memory to the Microprocessor

Evolution from a Memory to Microprocessor Company – Part 8

Weissberger moves on to the major transition Intel had ever faced: moving from a memory to a microprocessor company. He asked: “When did Intel realized that microprocessors were a business in itself, rather than just a tool to sell memories?” And after that, “When did Intel realize that microprocessors were the main business of the […]

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IEEE Intel's Transition to Success: From Memory to the Microprocessor

The Microprocessor as CPU for Computers – Part 9

Weissberger asks Ted and Dave when Intel first recognized that microprocessors could be used as the CPU for computers, rather than just for embedded controller applications (as a replacement for random logic). Ted refers to a 1970 magazine article predicting that the cost per bit of semiconductor memory would drop to 1 cent per bit. The […]

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