Timeline of Technology

  • Flash Drive

    M-Systems, an Israeli company, is credited with developing the USB flash drive. M-Systems employees Amir Ban, Dov Moran, and Oron Ogdan developed the first thumb drive, which was awarded a US patent in late 2000.
  • Microsoft Windows XP

    On August 24, 2001, Microsoft Windows XP was formally released to manufacturing, and on October 25, 2001, it was distributed to the general public. It's widely regarded as one of the most accessible personal computer operating systems.
  • Blu-Ray

    The Blu-ray Disc Association is a collection of companies that developed the Blu-ray Disc. In 2000, the first prototype discs were released, followed by the first prototype players in 2003.
  • Nintendo Wii

    The Nintendo Wii was one of the earliest motion capture game systems, debuting on November 19, 2006.
  • IPhone

    Steve Jobs announced the original iPhone in January 2007 as a hybrid of the iPod, a new mobile phone, and a revolutionary Internet communication device.