June 1, 1979: the 8088 Microprocessor
1979 – Intel released the successor to the 8086 processor in the Intel 8088 chip. With a clock rate of either 4.77 MHz or 8 MHz, this 16-bit chip had an external bus of 8 bits and 29,000 transistors. It was used in IBM PC and PC-XT computers during the 80’s.
Descendants to the 8088 are the 80188, 80186, and what would become the 386, 486 and Pentium chips.
Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for June 1
- Steve Jobs becomes the major apple shareholder with 1.5 million
- MN city makes Google remove Street view pictures
- The first batch of Scotch Whiskey is made by Friar John Cor
- Google Launches Google+ Local