Intel was founded by Gordon E. Moore in 1968. Mr. Moore was a physicist and a chemist. He also meets Robert Noyce, again another physicist and co-creator of integrated circuitry. After they both had left Fairchild Semiconductor in the 1980’s. Intel was run by a chemical engineer by the name of Andy Grove. Andy Grove today is considered to be one of the company’s essential businesses and considered strategic leaders. As the year of 1990 came to an end, Intel had become one of the largest and by far the most successful business in the entire world. Intel has gone through many faces and phases. At first Intel was set apart by its ability primarily to create memory chips or SRAM.
When Intel was founded, Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce had the idea to name their company Moore Noyce; however when the name was spoken it was heard as “More Noise” which that idea was quickly abandoned and the pursuit of a more suitable name. The name NM Electronics was shortly chosen and used for nearly a year. The company experienced another name change to Integrated Electronics, or INTEL for short. The rights to the name had to be purchased as it was already in use by a fairly well known hotel chain.
A client in the early 70’s from Japan wanted to recruit Intel services to design twelve chips for their calculators. Knowing that they did not have the manpower or the resources to complete this job effectively, Ted Hoff agreed to the job just the same to any other challenge. His idea was: “What if we can design one computer chip which could function the same as twelve microchips?”. Hoof’s idea was completely embraced by Moore and Noyce. If this project was effective and that the chip could have the ability to receive command functions. After a conscientious 9 months the 4004 measured 1/8th of inch by 1/6th of inch long and contained 2,300 transistors. History was made and changed that day.
Well Intel had mastered the first microprocessor called the Intel 4004 in 1971 and also one of the world’s very first microcomputers in 1972, in the early 80’s the attention was primarily on Random Access Memory chips.
Gordon Moore’s, published his vision about chip development in 1965. "Moore's Law" projected that the number of transistors that could be placed on an integrated circuit would double every 18 months.
The 8008 came out a year after the 4004. The number of transistors per chip jumped from 2,250 to 3,500 and clock speed went from .1 Mhz to .2 Mhz. The 8080 was released in 1974 with 5,000 transistors per chip. It became the basis of many popular video games that appeared in arcades. With the arrival of the 8080, other computer companies could not keep up with Intel's...