Intel in History

Historical Events

  • 1968-07-18 The Intel Corporation is founded in Santa Clara, California
  • 1971-11-15 Intel advertises 4004-processor
  • 1980-09-30 Ethernet specifications published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation.
  • 1985-10-16 Intel introduces 32-bit 80386 microcomputer chip
  • 1989-04-10 Intel corp announces shipment of 80-486 chip
  • 1991-04-22 Intel releases 486SX chip
  • 1993-03-22 Intel introduces Pentium-processor (80586) 64 bits-60 MHz-100+ MIPS
  • 1994-10-30 Thomas Nicely reports bug in Intel's Pentium-processor on Internet
  • 1996-06-10 Intel releases 200 mhz pentium chip
  • 1997-10-27 Intel Corp buys Digital Equipment for $700 million
  • 1997-12-31 Intel cuts price of Pentium II-233 MHz from $401 to $268
  • 1998-01-26 Intel launches 333 MHz Pentium II chip
  • 1998-02-12 Intel unveils its 1st graphics chip i740
  • 2005-06-27 AMD files broad antitrust complaints against Intel Corporation in U.S. Federal District Court, alleging abuse of monopoly powers and antitrust violations.
  • 2014-02-12 Intel entrepreneur and co-founder of the X-PRIZE Foundation, Peter Diamandis, claims that 50% of US jobs are under threat of being mechanized within 10 years

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1936-09-02 Andrew Grove, Hungarian-American pioneer in the semiconductor industry and one of the founders and CEO of Intel, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2016)

Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel Andrew Grove
Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel
Andrew Grove

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

2016-03-21 Andrew Grove, Hungarian-American pioneer in the semiconductor industry and one of the founders and CEO of Intel, dies at 79

Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel Andrew Grove
Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel
Andrew Grove