- Advanced Micro Devices Incorporated is founded.
- Engineers from Japan's ETI company meet with Intel to inspect work
on their calculator IC project. They accept the Intel design for a chip
set, and sign an exclusive contract for the chips.
- (early) Intel receives a request from Japan's ETI company to develop
integrated circuits for a line of calculators.
- Intel's Marcian (Ted) Hoff designs an integrated circuit chip that
could receive instructions, and perform simple functions on data. The
design becomes the 4004 microprocessor.
- Intel announces a 1 KB RAM chip, which has a significantly larger capacity
than any previously produced memory chip.
- Bill Gates and Paul Allen, calling themselves the "Lakeside Programming
Group" sign an agreement with Computer Center Corporation to report bugs
in PDP-10 software, in exchange for computer time.
- Xerox opens the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). (1970) (founded by
Kay Power in 1972)
- Microsystems International is incorporated to manufacture microchips.
The company was formerly the Advanced Devices Centre of Northern Electric
and Manufacturing Company (Canada).
- Digital Equipment hires David Ahl as a marketing consultant.