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File #: 18-873    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Special Order of Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/15/2018 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 7/17/2018 Final action:
Title: Recognition of Intel's 50th Anniversary
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Recognition of Intel's 50th Anniversary


Intel Corporation was founded on July 18, 1968 by semiconductor pioneers, Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore. In 1970, Intel purchased a 26-acre pear orchard on the corner of Coffin Road and Central Expressway in Santa Clara, California; that same year, Intel petitioned the Santa Clara City Council to change the street name "Coffin Road" to "Bowers Avenue." The former 26-acre pear orchard is now home to Intel's corporate headquarters and the flagship Intel Museum.

For the past five decades, Intel has been a leader at the forefront of innovation.

In 1971, employee's moved into Intel's first owned facility on the corner of Bowers Avenue and Central Expressway. That same year, Intel launched the Intel 4004, the world's first commercially available microprocessor. In 1974, Intel introduced the Intel 8080, which is considered to be the first true general-purpose microprocessor and featured ten times the performance of its predecessors; the Intel 8080 processor was used in the one of the first personal computers, the Altair 8800.

In 1976, Intel launched the world's first single-boards computer, the iSBC 80/10, and introduces the world's first microcontrollers, the 8748 and the 8048, which combine a central processor with memory, peripherals, and input-output functions on a single piece of silicon; with this technology, manufacturers can now embed intelligence in home appliances, cars, and thousands of other products.

In 1977, Intel released the first single-chip codec, the 2910, which became a telecommunications industry standard. The following year in 1978, Intel introduced the 8086 16-bit microprocessor, which soon became an industry standard.

By 1980, Intel introduced the 8051 and 8751 microcontrollers, which became the best-selling microcontrollers in the world. In 1981, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) selected Intel's 8088 microprocessor to power the ...

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