Computer History - 1958

Updated: 08/08/2017 by Computer Hope

Major computer events in 1958

Integrated Circuit or ICThe integrated circuit developed by Robert Noyce of Fairchild Semiconductor and Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments is first demonstrated on September 12, 1958.

Other computer events in 1958

The Russian satellite Sputnik burns up as it reenters Earth's atmosphere January 4, 1958.

The programming language FORTRAN II is created. Later FORTRAN III is created but never released to the public.

President Eisenhowers Christmas address is the first voice transmission from a satellite.

New computer products and services introduced in 1958

Control Data Corporation introduces Seymour Cray's 1604 for $1.5 Million, half the cost of the IBM computer.

NEC builds its first computer the NEAC 1101.

William Higinbotham created the first video game called: Tennis for Two.

ALGOL 58 is first introduced in 1958.

Computer companies founded in 1958

JEDEC is founded.

Keltec is founded.

GoldStar is founded. The company later becomes LG Electronics.

Computer company events in 1958

The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics is renamed to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Computer pioneers born in 1958

Jeffrey RaikesJeffrey Raikes is born May 29, 1958

Mark Cuban is born July 31, 1958

Sergio Verdu is born August 15, 1958

Steve Case is born August 21, 1958

Martin Odersky is born September 5, 1958

Cher Wang is born September 14, 1958

Ursula Burns is born September 20, 1958

Neil deGrasse Tyson is born October 5, 1958

Michael Muuss is born October 16, 1958

Phil Farrand is born November 5, 1958

Don Libes is born in 1958

Shafi Goldwasser is born in 1958

Valerie Landau is born in 1958

Computer pioneer deaths in 1958

Clair LakeClair Lake passes away in 1958 (Age: 70)

Henry Phillips passes away in 1958 (Age: 68)

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