Fundamentals of computer technology time project- Marco Chapa

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  • Sir John Ambrose Fleming

    Sir John Ambrose Fleming
    was an English electrical engineer and physicist who invented the first thermionic valve or vacuum tube.
  • Vacuum tubes

    Vacuum tubes
    vacuum tubes allowed the first computers to perform digital computations.
  • John Vincent Atanasoff

    John Vincent Atanasoff
    John Vincent Atanasoff, OCM, was an American physicist and inventor, best known for being credited with inventing the first electronic digital computer.
  • 1st electronic digital computer

    1st electronic  digital computer
    John William Mauchly, and their associates at the Moore School of Electrical Engineering of the University of Pennsylvania invent the first electronic digital computer (called the ENIAC) during the years 1943-1946.
  • John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert

    John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert
    John William Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert are the scientists credited with the invention of the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC), the first general-purpose electronic digital computer completed in 1946.

    was the first programmable, electronic, general-purpose digital computer. It was Turing-complete, and able to solve "a large class of numerical problems" through reprogramming.
  • William Shockley, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain.

    William Shockley, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain.
    invented the first working transistors at Bell Labs, the point-contact transistor in 1947. Shockley introduced the improved bipolar junction transistor in 1948, which entered production in the early 1950s and led to the first widespread use of transistors.
  • Transistors

    The first working device to be built was a point-contact transistor invented in 1947 by American physicists John Bardeen and Walter Brattain while working under William Shockley at Bell Labs.
  • John McCarthy

    John McCarthy
    American mathematician and computer scientist who was a pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence.
  • Artificial intelligence

    Artificial intelligence
    Artificial intelligence, is intelligence demonstrated by machines, unlike the natural intelligence displayed by humans and animals.
  • Jack Kilby

    Jack Kilby
    Jack St. Clair Kilby was an American electrical engineer who took part in the realization of the first integrated circuit while working at Texas Instruments in 1958.
  • Integrated circuits

    Integrated circuits
    An integrated circuit or monolithic integrated circuit is a set of electronic circuits on one small flat piece of semiconductor material that is normally silicon.
  • Douglas Engelbart

    Douglas Engelbart
    Douglas Carl Engelbart was an American engineer and inventor, and an early computer and Internet pioneer.
  • The mouse

    The mouse
    Engineers at Germany's Telefunken also invented a mouse in the mid-1960s. First described in 1968, their version used a rolling ball—essentially a small, upside-down trackball—which became the standard for decades.
  • Bob Noyce

    Bob Noyce
    Robert Norton Noyce, nicknamed "the Mayor of Silicon Valley," was an American physicist who co-founded Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957 and Intel Corporation in 1968.
  • Microprocessors

    The Intel 4004 is a 4-bit central processing unit (CPU) released by Intel Corporation in 1971. It was the first commercially produced microprocessor, and the first in a long line of Intel CPUs.
  • Tim Berners

    Tim Berners
    an English computer scientist best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. He is a Professorial Fellow of Computer Science at the University of Oxford and a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • The world wide web

    The world wide web
    The World Wide Web, commonly known as the Web, is an information system where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform Resource Locators, which may be interlinked by hypertext, and are accessible over the Internet.
  • Charles Babbage

    Charles Babbage
    computer pioneer, designed the first automatic computing engines.
  • 1st automatic computing engines.

    1st  automatic computing engines.
    computer pioneer, designed the first automatic computing engines. He invented computers but failed to build them. The first complete Babbage Engine was completed in London in 2002, 153 years after it was designed.
  • Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs
    Steven Paul Jobs was an American business magnate, industrial designer, investor, and media proprietor.
  • The Iphone

    The Iphone
    The iPhone is the first smartphone designed and marketed by Apple Inc. After years of rumors and speculation, it was officially announced in January 2007, and was released in the United States in June.