Tech nostalgia: The top 10 innovations of the 1970s

Intel 4004

In the decade of all things "groovy," modern technology was advancing at lightning speed. Here are the most important innovations of the 1970s.

In 1971, Intel released the first programmable microprocessor to the market, the Intel 4004. Three of its inventors, Stanley Mazor, Federico Faggin, and Ted Hoff, were awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation by US President Barack Obama for working on the 4004.

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By Conner Forrest

Conner Forrest is an analyst for 451 Research. He was formerly a Senior Editor for TechRepublic.