Intel introduces the 8080 microprocessor
12th April 1974
Designed by Federico Faggin and Masatoshi Shima, the Intel 8080 was the successor to the earlier 8008 processor.
Work on the 8080 microprocessor began in 1972. Intel formally announced the 8080 with an article by Masatoshi Shima and Federico Faggin about the new processor, which appeared in the 12th April 1974 issue of Electronics magazine.
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