Computing Advancements 1970s

  • Semiconductor Memory

    IBM introduces the System 370 Model 145 mainframe computer, the company's first all-semiconductor memory computer. The Model 145 could store an equivalent amount of data in half the space, compared to a computer using core memory.
  • Microprocessor

    Intel creates the first microprocessing chip for a Japanese calculator company. Federico Faggin led the design and Ted Hoff led the architecture.
  • C programming language

    The C programming language is released. Dennis Ritchie and his team created C. This programming language was adopted quickly and is still used to this day.
  • The Internet

    Early supercomputers were able to connect through primitive networks that were limited in size and complexity. Internetworking introduced the idea of creating networks of networks. France’s CYCLADES and Britain’s NPL network are experimenting with internetworking by 1973 with the European Informatics Network. This research eventually would lead to the very internet that hosts the information that you are reading right now.
  • The Apple- 1

    Designed by Steve Wozniak in California the Apple 1 was the first single board computer made for Byte Shop in Mountain View. This would lead to the creation of Apple Computer, inc. Which would continue to produce computers and infrastructure that is used today world-wide.