Technological Advancements in the 1970's

Timeline created by c.jaber94
  • Intel 4004

    Intel 4004
    Intel releases the first commercial microprocessor in 1971. Development of this CPU is credited to three engineers working at Intel along with Masatoshi Shima, another engineer working for Busicom. This revolutionary technology contained twice the number of transistors as well as doubling the processing speed for chips at that time. The Intel 4004 contained roughly 2300 transistors while modern processors have 1.75 billion.
  • Floppy Disk

    Floppy Disk
    Originally introduced in 1971 as an eight inch storage disk that could be written and read by a Floppy Disk Drive. This essential device could be used for data transfers, sharing software, as well as storing operating systems and back ups. By the mid 1990's the device was slowly replaced by CD-ROM drives.
  • C (Programming Language)

    C (Programming Language)
    The essential programming language C is developed by Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson as a way to make utilities for the new operating system Unix in 1973. C can be used for system programming, as an intermediate language, as well as some end-user applications.
  • Atari 2600

    Atari 2600
    This ground breaking gaming console is released to the public for the first time. Atari popularized the arcade game "Pong" on large arcade machines. Once microprocessors found their way into the technological field, Atari was able to shrink their device and market it to the public.
  • Sony Walkman

    Sony Walkman
    This revolutionary device, released in 1979 by Sony, allowed for portable stereo cassette tape playback while only needing two AA batteries and a pair of headphones. The first prototypes were built using a modified and expensive Sony Pressman mono compact tape recorder.