The First Million-Transistor Chip: the Engineers’ Story

The First Million-Transistor Chip: the Engineers’ Story

In San Francisco on Feb. 27, 1989, Intel Corp., Santa Clara, Calif., startled the world of high technology by presenting the first ever 1-million-transistor microprocessor, which was also the company’s first such chip to use a reduced instruction set.The number of transistors alone marks a huge leap upward: Intel’s previous microprocessor…Source