Dates In History


1974 [Detail]
 1974 The Z-80, 8 bit processor is designed by Zilog Corp
 1974 Xerox Palo Alto Research Center designed the Alto
 3rd January IBM awarded Post Office contract
 3rd January The first machine in the Unidata range
 10th January Update for IBM 3740
 10th January Digital launch DECLAB
 10th January 4080 traffic control for Hong Kong
 17th January Ford's engineering centre gets H6050
 24th January CDC building new high-speedCyber Range
 24th January Scicon quits SHA
 24th January BAC installs its first 2050 RJE terminal
 24th January Flexidata win Post Office Order
 24th January The first Control Data Cyber system to be sold in the UK
 24th January HP-65 nearest yet to hand-held computer
 7th February ICL 1901T and 1902T
 7th February IBM 370/158 for Met Office
 April 1974 introduction of Intel 8080 2MHz microprocessor
 11st April Burroughs win order from Bath University for B1726
 11st April Toyo 1200 series available in UK
 11st April Major change to the structure of IBM's World Trade Corp
 18th April Pertec win 700,000 order from CMC
 18th April Plessey terminals for British Mail Order Corp, Manchester
 18th April Faster and cheaper Minic mini
 25th April Series 60 is Honeywell's new range
 25th April Honeywell introduces Series 60
 25th April Scicon makes IDMS available in UK
 2nd May NCR wins John Lewis PoS contract
 2nd May ICL receive largest single order yet for 2903s
 2nd May Second ICL 1904S to be installed at Queen Mary College
 9th May HP releases first of 21MX minis
 9th May ICL and CPI
 9th May UK launch for Philips
 9th May Logica/SESA win major ESRO job
 9th May Ferranti helps to set up Brazilian industry
 16th May IBM twin 370/158 ordered by Barclays
 16th May More Century, Sigma machines launched
 16th May GEC equipment for Underground project
 16th May NCR 250-6000
 23rd May NCR into Barclays
 23rd May Dacoll deal with Carus worth 2m
 23rd May ICL 1903T/2903
 23rd May NCR cash terminals on trial at Barclays
 30th May ICL 2903
 30th May Burroughs introduce two new TCS 1000 terminals
 30th May Codasyl-based data retrieval on Univac 1100's
 30th May 3M enters the UK facsimile market
 30th May COI to set up datalink with NZ
 6th June UK Police databank goes live
 6th June Post Office order three more CMC 10's
 6th June Quelle picks 3650 for PoS evaluation
 6th June GA LSI 12/16 and LSI16
 13rd June SESA and Datasaab
 13rd June Philips P852M
 13rd June Interscan Laser One
 20th June Microprocessor bid by Ferranti
 20th June Italian Insurance group gets H62/60
 20th June 90/30 fulfils promise by Univac
 20th June DRI in recording heads merger
 27th June Honeywell wins German tax order
 27th June Feedback in Polish deal with Mera
 27th June Univac wins more orders for Series 90
 27th June NCR 280
 27th June CHARM starts work at Stock Exchange
 27th June Users urged not to panic in BCL Crash
 4th July Plans to save BCL
 August 1974 MITS completes the first prototype Altair 8800 microcomputer

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