Thursday, June 8, 2017

X86: Approaching 40 and Still Going Strong

It’s been nearly 40 years since Intel introduced the first x86 microprocessor, the Intel 8086. Launched on June 8, 1978, the 8086 powered the first IBM Personal Computer and literally changed the world. Through discipline, imagination and the relentless advancement of Moore’s Law, Intel continues to innovate, introducing enhancements to its x86 instruction set architecture (ISA) with every new generation of microprocessors. Intel’s innovations have achieved spectacular commercial success, and Intel carefully protects its intellectual property rights in these inventions. Innovation
Intel’s investment in instruction set innovation over the past 40 years has enabled far-reaching advancements in computing and provided great benefits for consumers, businesses and entire industries.