Computer History - 1970

Updated: 05/21/2018 by Computer Hope

Major computer events in 1970

IBM introduced 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 on January 1, 1970.

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

Douglas Engelbart got 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 ten-digit ISBN official.

Steve Crocker and the UCLA team released 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 released 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 introduced the VCR in 1970.

John Conway released Game of Life.

Computer companies founded in 1970

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

Waytek was founded in 1970.

Western Digital was founded in 1970.

The Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) was established in 1970 to perform basic computing and electronic research.

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

Computer pioneers born in 1970

Tiffany ShlainTiffany Shlain was born on April 8, 1970.

Andrew Plotkin was born on May 15, 1970.

Patrick Norton was born on June 26, 1970.

Tom Merritt was born on June 28, 1970.

Xeni Jardin was born on August 5, 1970.

John Carmack was born on August 20, 1970.

Jason Scott was born on September 13, 1970.

Igor Sysoev was born on September 28, 1970.

Tom Anderson was born on November 8, 1970.

Craig Federighi was born in 1970.

Computer pioneer deaths in 1970

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

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