Computer history - 1958

Updated: 04/02/2019 by Computer Hope

Major computer events in 1958

Integrated Circuit or IC

The integrated circuit developed by Robert Noyce of Fairchild Semiconductor and Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments was first demonstrated on September 12, 1958.

Other computer events in 1958

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

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

President Eisenhower's Christmas address is the first voice transmission from a satellite.

New computer products and services introduced in 1958

Control Data Corporation introduced the 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 was first introduced in 1958.

John McCarthy introduced LISP in 1958.

Computer companies founded in 1958

JEDEC was founded in 1958.

Keltec was founded in 1958.

GoldStar was founded in 1958. The company later becomes LG Electronics.

Computer company events in 1958

The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics was renamed to NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) in 1958.

Computer pioneers born in 1958

Jeffrey Raikes

Jeffrey Raikes was born on May 29, 1958.

Mark Cuban was born on July 31, 1958.

Sergio Verdu was born on August 15, 1958.

Steve Case was born on August 21, 1958.

Martin Odersky was born on September 5, 1958.

Cher Wang was born on September 14, 1958.

Ursula Burns was born on September 20, 1958.

Neil deGrasse Tyson was born on October 5, 1958.

Michael Muuss was born on October 16, 1958.

Phil Farrand was born on November 5, 1958.

Don Libes was born in 1958.

Shafi Goldwasser was born in 1958.

Valerie Landau was born in 1958.

Computer pioneer deaths in 1958

Clair Lake

Clair Lake passed away in 1958 (Age: 70).

Henry Phillips passed away in 1958 (Age: 68).

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