• Gerard O’Regan


The invention of the microprocessor (initially called microcomputer) by Intel in 1971 was a revolution in computing, with the power of a computer now available on a tiny microprocessor chip. The invention of the microprocessor made handheld calculators and personal computers (PCs) possible. Intel’s microprocessors are used on most personal computers and laptops around the world.


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  • Gerard O’Regan
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  1. 1.SQC ConsultingMallowIreland

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