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The 8080 at 40: what's next for the mighty microprocessor?
By Thom Holwerda on 2015-01-12 20:15:11

It came out in 1974 and was the basis of the MITS Altair 8800, for which two guys named Bill Gates and Paul Allen wrote BASIC, and millions of people began to realize that they, too, could have their very own, personal, computer.

Now, some 40 years after the debut of the Intel 8080 microprocessor, the industry can point to direct descendants of the chip that are astronomically more powerful. So what's in store for the next four decades?

Forty years old. The industry and technology sure have changed since then.

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