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Intel's 8008 CPU Celebrates 40th Anniversary. 8-bit microprocessor successor to Intel's 4004 4-bit uP. I worked at an electronics jobber and got them to bring one of these in for me. I wish I'd actually built a microcomputer with it... I think I still have it around here somewhere :-)

from WIRED

April 4, 1975: Bill Gates, Paul Allen Form a Little Partnership

1975: Bill Gates and Paul Allen create a partnership called Micro-soft. And the rest is history.


Mark-8 Minicomputer. The Mark-8 was an Intel 8008 / 256 bytes RAM memory based system without neither ROM monitor, power supply, case, video, keyboard, nor backup interface. Consequently, the user had to enter program instructions each time he turned the system on.


R2E Micral-N, introduced in 1973 and powered by Intel's 8008 chip, was the first commercial non-kit computer based on a microprocessor. It was conceived in France by François Gernelle and commercialised by a company called R2E in 1973. The term "microcomputer" first appeared in print in reference to the Micral-N.

Intel's 8008 microprocessor, its eight-bit word afforded 256 unique arragements of zeros and ones. For the first time, a microprocessor could handle both uppercase and lowercase letters, all 10 numerals, punctuation marks, and a host of other symbols.


Q1 Corporation System desktop console of the world's first microcomputer system. It utilized the Intel 8008 single-chip microprocessor.

El Intel 8008 (i8008) es un microprocesador diseñado y fabricado por Intel que fue lanzado al mercado en abril de 1972.


NBI Hantu (later renamed to the System II). It boasted an Intel 8008 processor up to 16K of RAM and two 8" 250K floppies. NBI was the first software based wordprocessing system on the market. At that time, the competition had to change firmware each time the program was changed.

Micral was the first non-kit commercial personal computer. Specs: Intel 8008 processor running at 500 KHz, 8-inch floppy disk reader, priced at $1,750 (1973).