A Brief History of the World's First Single Chip Microprocessor: Intel 4004 cpu - Interior
Initial transistor count In 1971, the Intel® 4004 processor held 2,300 transistors. By 2010, an Intel® Core™ processor with a 32 nm processing die and second-generation high-k metal gate silicon technology held 560 million transistors. Explore the history of Intel’s first microprocessor, the Intel® 4004, from its invention to its lasting integrated electronics influence.
The history of computing. When Ted Hoff developed the Intel 4004 it changed the game in computing forever. The 4004 has the equivalent of 2300 transistors, and is able to perform instructions per second.