Artifact Details

Title

Intel 8080 microprocessor oral history panel

Catalog Number

102658123

Type

Text

Date

2007-04-26

Contributor

Bisset, Steve, Interviewee
Brock, David, Editor
Faggin, Federico, Interviewee
Feeney, Jr, Harold V., Interviewee
Gelbach, Edward, Interviewee
Hoff, M. (Ted), Interviewee
House, David, Moderator
Mazor, Stanley, Interviewee
Rosenshteyn, Yan, Cameraperson
Shima, Masatoshi, Interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, Calif.

Extent

37 p.

Description

Members of the design, engineering, and marketing teams associated with the Intel 8080 microprocessor, its peripheral chips, board products, development systems, applications development and customer support discuss the development of this breakthrough product, hailed as the first microprocessor sellable as a "computer on a chip." Faggin, Hoff, Mazor and Shima cover the motivation and design of the 8080. Shima recounts in detail his efforts to realize the 8080 in silicon, and Bisset describes his finding the first working 8080 and subsequent work with Shima designing the peripheral circuits for the 8080. A wide-ranging discussion follows, involving all of the participants, but Feeney and Gelbach especially, of the importance of development systems, applications development, and customer training to the success of the 8080, Intel, and the rise of microprocessors generally.

Category

Transcription

Subject

semiconductor history; Intel 8080 (Microprocessor); House, Dave; Intellec-8; Development Systems; Intel 8008 (Microprocessor); Intel 4004 (Microprocessor); Faggin, Federico; Fenney, Hal; Gelbach, Ed; Hoff, M. (Ted); Intel Corporation; Mazor, Stan; Microprocessors; Moore, Gordon; MOS; Noyce, Robert; Poor, Vic; Silicon gate; Smith, Hank; Texas Instruments, Inc. (TI); Vasdasz, Les; Shima, Masatoshi; Bisset, Steve; Semiconductor manufacturing processes; Silicon gate MOS; Logic design; Design practices; Marketing

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Lot Number

X4021.2007