R2E Micral-N, introduced in 1973 and powered by Intel's 8008 chip, was the first commercial non-kit computer based on a microprocessor. It was conceived in France by François Gernelle and commercialised by a company called R2E in 1973. The term "microcomputer" first appeared in print in reference to the Micral-N.
Intel's 8008 CPU Celebrates 40th Anniversary. 8-bit microprocessor successor to Intel's 4004 4-bit uP. I worked at an electronics jobber and got them to bring one of these in for me. I wish I'd actually built a microcomputer with it... I think I still have it around here somewhere :-)
Intel's 8008 microprocessor, its eight-bit word afforded 256 unique arragements of zeros and ones. For the first time, a microprocessor could handle both uppercase and lowercase letters, all 10 numerals, punctuation marks, and a host of other symbols.
NBI Hantu (later renamed to the System II). It boasted an Intel 8008 processor up to 16K of RAM and two 8" 250K floppies. NBI was the first software based wordprocessing system on the market. At that time, the competition had to change firmware each time the program was changed.
Introduction to 8080 Microprocessor and its Architecture The Intel 8080 microprocessor is a successor to Intel 8008, and it integrates all functions on a single IC, so this article discusses about its architecture