8008 v. 4004... & what was the second COTS microprocessor?
holger.veit at iais.fraunhofer.de
Wed Dec 17 05:08:27 CST 2008
Tim McNerney schrieb:
> People make a big deal about the first-this and the first-that, but then what happens is no-one can remember the second-this and the second-that. Can anyone remember what the second commercial, customer-programmable microprocessor to hit the market? The 8008 came out in 1972. Were there others introduced that year? I know that the TMS-1000 was right around that time.
Few names come to mind:
Rockwell PPS-4 (1973), NS IMP 4 (4Q74), uCOM 4 (?), IMP 8 (4Q74), NS
CMP 8, Mostek 5065 (2Q75), Toshiba TLCS 12 (4Q74). IMP16 (3Q73)
There was obviously some experimental gap between 71 (i4004) and 74/75
when the well-known chips appeared (8080, 6800, 2650, F8, CP1600,
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