Intel 8008 - Moore's Law In Pictures
A company called Computer Terminal Corporation asked Intel to implement an 8-bit chip design called the 1201, but ultimately canceled the contract in 1971 due to various delays, corporate red tape, and the fact that it was looking for a chip that required fewer support chips. Intel got to keep the intellectual property and refined the design. The result was the 8-bit 8008, which Intel placed in its catalog for $120 in 1972. The 8008 was used as the CPU in the Sac State 8008, which has been dubbed by computer historians as the first “microcomputer” since it controlled a disk OS, color display, hard drive, keyboard, printer, etc.