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motorola 68040 vs intel 486 (april 1989, article)
« on: July 14, 2017, 05:38:24 AM »
http://www.mercurynews.com/2014/07/24/1989-intel-and-motorola-chip-wars/
This article originally appeared in the Mercury News on April 10, 1989.

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Intel and Motorola have competed chip for chip to power personal computers.

1972: Intel introduces the 8-bit 8008, a 3,500-transistor microprocessor that becomes the first PC chip.

1978: Intel 8086 debuts. It is adopted for use in personal computer clones.

1979: Intel offers the 16-bit 8088 with 29,000 transistors. Motorola inaugurates 68000 line, which just happens to have 68,000 transistors.

1981: IBM picks 8088 for its PC line. Apple chooses 68000.

1982: Intel unveils the 80286, a 130,000-transistor chip that later becomes the heart of the IBM PC AT.

1983: Motorola introduces the 68010, which is adopted by Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems and Apollo Computer for technical work stations.

1984: Motorola is first to market with a full 32-bit microprocessor, the 68020. Chip has 195,000 transistors.

1985: Intel announces 32-bit 80386. IBM uses the chip for its PS/2 line. (box) 1987: Motorola responds with 68030.

April 1989: 1 million transistor mark broken. Intel announces 80486.
 
Motorola unexpectedly releases advance details of 68040.