Computer History - 1970

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Major computer events in 1970

IBM introduces the System/370 that included the use of Virtual Memory and utilized memory chips instead of magnetic core technology.

Centronics introduces the first dot matrix impact printer.

Other computer events in 1970

The Unix time aka Epoch time is set to start January 1, 1970.

China's first satellite the "Dong Fang Hong I" is launched into space April 24, 1970.

Douglas Engelbart gets a patent for the first computer mouse on November 17, 1970.

E. F. Codd at IBM formally introduces relational algebra.

The International Standard for Organization makes the 10 digit ISBN official.

Steve Crocker and UCLA team releases NCP.

The Sealed Lead Acid battery begins being used for commercial use.

Jack Kilby is awarded the National Medal of Science.

New computer products and services introduced in 1970

Intel releases its first commercially available DRAM, the Intel 1103 in October 1970. Capable of storing 1024 bytes or 1 KB of memory.

Intel announces the 1103, a new DRAM memory chip containing more than 1,000 bits of information. This chip is classified as random-access memory (RAM).

The Forth programming language is created by Charles H. Moore.

U.S. Department of Defense develops ada a computer programming language capable of designing missile guidance systems.

Philips introduces the VCR.

John Conway releases Game of Life.

Computer companies founded in 1970

Henry Edward Roberts establishes Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems (MITS) in 1970.

Waytek is founded.

Western Digital is founded.

The Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) is established to perform basic computing and electronic research.

The International typeface Corp. (ITC) was founded in 1970.

Computer pioneers born in 1970

Tiffany ShlainTiffany Shlain is born April 8, 1970

Andrew Plotkin is born May 15, 1970

Patrick Norton is born June 26, 1970

Tom Merritt is born June 28, 1970

Xeni Jardin is born August 5, 1970

John Carmack is born August 20, 1970

Jason Scott is born September 13, 1970

Igor Sysoev is born September 28, 1970

Tom Anderson is born on November 8, 1970

Craig Federighi is born in 1970

Computer pioneer deaths in 1970

Emanuel GoldbergEmanuel Goldberg passes away on September 13, 1970 (Age: 89)

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