You are on page 1of 6



TIMELINE: HOW AMD CHANGED OVER THE PAST 39 YEARS 1969: Advanced Micro Devices on May 1, 1969 1970: AMD introduces the Am2501 logic counter, its first proprietary device. 1972: AMD goes public. 1975: AMD enters the RAM chip business, reverse-engineers the Intel 8080 microprocessor 1979: AMD joins the New York Stock Exchange 1982: AMD becomes an Intel-licensed second-source microprocessor supplier of 8086 and 8088 chips for IBM. 1985: ATI (later acquired by AMD) develops its first graphics controller and first graphics board product. 1986: Intel cancels its license agreement with AMD and refuses to divulge technical details of the i386. 1987: AMD acquires Monolithic Memories and enters the programmable logic business. 1988: AMD established the AMD Submicron Development Center 1991: AMD debuts a reverse-engineered alternative to the Intel 386 processor dubbed Am386 1993: AMD launches Intel 486 processor clone Am486. 1994: AMD lands major long-term deal with Compaq to supply Am486 processors. 1992: ATI subsidiary in Germany established the first VESA and PCI products 1994: Supreme Court of California sides with AMD. 1995: K6 launches as Intel Pentium rival and first independently designed CPU. 1996: AMD acquires microprocessor company NexGen for rights to their Nx series of x86compatible processors 1997: AMD introduces the K6 processor as an answer to Intels Pentium II. 1998: K6-2 launched. 1999: AMD debuts the Athlon (K7) microprocessor.

2000: AMD unveils mobile AMD-K6-2+ processors with power management. 2001: AMD intros the Athlon MP, its first workstation processor. 2002: AMD acquires Alchemy Semiconductor and its low-power, embedded processor technology. The Athlon XP integrates AMDs Cool'n'Quiet technology. 2003: AMD and IBM partner on future generation manufacturing technologies. 64-bit technology debuts with Athlon 64 and Opteron processors 2004: AMD demonstrated its first x86 dual-core processor 2005: Turion 64 for notebooks as well as the dual-core Athlon 64 X2 and dual-core Opteron processors are announced. 2006: AMD announces $5.4 billion merger with ATI and announces plans for the 2010 Fusion processor. 2007: Dave Orton resigns. Opteron and Phenom quad-core processor launch with TLB bug. AMD announces triple-core CPUs, claims first 45 nm processors manufactured. 2008: AMD introduces triple-core processors and launches its 4800 of graphics cards. 2009: AMD introduces ATI Radeon HD 5970 2010: AMD announces the AMD Opteron 4000 Series platform, the first true server platform designed from the beginning to meet the needs of cloud, hyperscale and SMB data centers. 2011: AMD launches the AMD Fusion Family of APUs

INTEL PROCESSOR TIMELINE 1993: Intel Pentium 1995: Intel Pentium Pro 1997: Intel Pentium II 1998: Intel Celeron (Pentium II based) 1998: Intel Pentium II Xeon 1999: Intel Pentium III 2000: Intel Celeron (Pentium III based) 2000: Intel Pentium 4 2002: Intel Pentium 4 with Hyper-Threading 2003: Intel Pentium M 2003: Intel Celeron M 2004: Intel Celeron D 2005: Intel Pentium Extreme 2005: Intel Pentium D 2007: Intel Pentium Dual Core 2007: Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo 2008: Core2Quad | 4 core/4 threads 2007: Core2Xtreme | 4 core/8 threads 2010: Core i3 | 2 core/2 threads 2009: Core i5 | 2 core/4 threads 2009: Core i5 | 4 core/4 threads 2008: Core i7 | 4 core/8 threads 2008: Core i7 980X | 6 cores/12 threads 2011: Sandy Bridge

TIMELINE OF TEXAS INSTRUMENT 1967 First handheld electronic calculator invented at TI 1972 TI-2500 introduced, the first commercial calculator 1976 Little Professor introduced, the first educational toy 1977 TI-58 and TI-59 introduced 1978 Students at Ohio State University use programmable calculators 1982 TI-30 SLR introduced 1987 TI-12 Math Explorer introduced 1990 TI-81 Released 1992 TI-85 Released 1993 TI-82 Released 1994 Calc-TI mailing list started by Texas Instruments 1995 TI-80 & TI-92 Released 1996 TI-83 Released; Native Assembly Introduced 1997 TI-86 Released 1998 TI-73, TI-89 & TI-92+ Released; Flash Memory and Computer Algebra System (CAS) 1999 TI-83+ Released 2000 - TI-83+ Released 2001 TI-83+SE Released 2002 Voyage 200 PLT Released 2003 - Voyage 200 PLT Released 2004 TI-84+/SE & TI-89 Ti Released 2005 First assembly shell for TI-73, Mallard, released by Michael Vincent 2006 Flash application and OS signer for TI-83/84+, RabbitSign 2007 TI-Nspire / CAS Released 2008 BBC BASIC for TI-83/84+ released by Benjamin Ryves of Maxcoderz 2009 The release of [[GCC4TI]] 2010 TI-Nspire with Touchpad / CAS Released 2011 TI-Nspire CX / CAS Released 2012 Javascript TI-83+ emulator, jsTIfied


1928: Founding of Company 1928: Battery Eliminator 1930: First Motorola Brand Car Radio 1930: First Motorola Public Safety Radio Sales 1930: International Motorola Sales 1936: Motorola Police Cruiser Radio Receiver 1937: Motorola Home Entertainment Radios 1938: National Motorola Advertising 1939: Motorola AM Two-Way Radio Equipment 1940: Handie-Talkie SCR536 Radio 1940: Motorola Research and Development Program 1941: Motorola FM Two-Way Radio Equipment 1943: World's First FM Portable Two-Way Radio 1944: Motorola Two-Way Radios for Taxis 1946: Motorola Car Radiotelephone 1947: Company Name Change - Galvin Manufacturing Corporation became Motorola, Inc. 1947: Portable Two-Way Radios for Business 1947: Motorola Dispatcher Two-Way Radios 1947: Motorola Golden View Television 1953: Motorola Foundation 1955: Stylized "M" Motorola Logo 1955: World's First Commercial High-Power Transistor 1955: Motorola Handie-Talkie Paging System 1956: Robert W. Galvin, President, Motorola, Inc. 1958: Motorola Motrac Vehicular Two-Way Radio 1960: Motorola Astronaut TV 1962: Motorola HT200 Portable Two-Way Radio 1966: World's Smallest Prototype Pocket Television 1969: First Words From the Moon 1972: Motorola MODAT Vehicular Data Radio System 1973: World's First Portable Cellular Demonstration

1974: Motorola MC6800 Microprocessor 1975: Motorola MX300 Portable Radios 1978: Symbol LaserChek Barcode Verifier 1978: Motorola RDX1000 Portable Data Radio 1978: First Digital Voice Protection for U.S. Public Safety Radios 1980: Symbol Handheld Laser Barcode Scanner 1983: World's First Commercial Portable Cellular Phone 1983: Symbol Laserscan LS7000 Barcode Scanner 1983: Motorola KDT800 Portable Two-Way Data System 1986: Six Sigma Quality Process 1991: National Medal of Technology to Robert W. Galvin 1991: World's First Narrowband Digital Public Safety Radio System 1991: First Laser-Scannable Two-Dimensional Barcode 1995: World's First Two-Way Pager 1997: Motorola TETRA System, Norway 1999: Symbol Technologies National Medal of Technology 2000: World's First 700 MHz Public Safety Wideband High-Speed Data Field Trial 2002: Symbol Wireless Switch Networking Architecture 2004: Motorola National Medal of Technology 2005: Motorola MOTOMESH Broadband Radio Network 2006: Motorola MOTOTRBO Professional Digital Radios 2007: Symbol Technologies, Inc. Acquisition 2008: APX Multi-Band Two-Way Radios 2008: World's First LTE 700 MHz Data Demonstrations 2008: Industry First Project 25 Interoperability Gateways 2010: ES400 Global Enterprise Digital Assistant 2010: WiNG 5 WLAN Network 2011: Motorola, Inc. Separation 2011: Greg Brown, CEO and Chairman, Motorola Solutions, Inc. 2011: First U.S. Statewide Broadband LTE Public Safety Network