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IN-16611 QBUS main memory card

Intel is a manufacturer of semiconductor chips (although early on they occasionally dabbled in larger units which used their chips, e.g. the QBUS main memory module shown on the side). It was co-founded by Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore.

They started off building DRAMs - their 1K-bit Intel 1103 was the first commerically successful DRAM chip - but they later transitioned to CPU chips. Their Intel 4004 was the first commercially available microprocessor (created simultaneously with the Intel 8008). The Intel 8086 was the founder of the Intel x86 line, the CPU chips used in the prevalent IBM-compatible PC personal computers.

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