Chip - Intel 8008 Microprocessor (1972)
The Intel 8008 was a microprocessor intended for use as a terminal controller, and was similar to the Intel 4040. The 8008 was the first 8-bit microprocessor. The 8008 was originally code named the 1201. The 8008 had a 14-bit PC and addressing and an eight level internal stack. The 8008 was a very important transition CPU for Intel Corporation. The work on the 8008 really enabled the creation of the powerful 8080. This chip is a Dual Inline Package (DIP) made of gray ceramic and tin pins. The 8008 contained 29,000 transistors.
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