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01/04/1974 Intel launches its first 8-bit chip


The History of Intel Processors

Intel designed and manufactured 8-bit microprocessor called Intel 8080. It became the engine of the Altair 8800, and subsequent S-100 bus personal computers, until it was replaced by the Z80 in this role, and was the original target CPU for CP/M operating systems developed by Gary Kildall.
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