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The Evolution of the Microprocessor [Infographic]

While the burly CPU gets the press releases and the glory, the tiny microprocessor is the unsung hero of the technological revolution.

The first microprocessor, the Intel 4004, was born in 40 years ago in 1971. Since then it’s made appearances in everything from washing machines to children’s toys; scarcely a single facet of our technology-saturated lives would look the same without that original microprocessor and its descendants. Check out the infographic above to see some of the milestones in the history of microprocessor usage or hit up the link below to read more.

Happy 40th Anniversary Microprocessor! [Intel via Daily Inforgraphic]

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