The Silicon Age? It's Just Dawning

Happy 25th, Mr. Chips. My, how you've grown

Few inventions have changed the world as profoundly--and rapidly--as the microprocessor. The first brain chip was born just 25 years ago. Intel Corp. announced its arrival in a November, 1971, trade-magazine ad that heralded "a new era in integrated electronics." But even Intel didn't anticipate the scope of the revolution it was unleashing on business and society.

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