Historical events

Chip Hall of Fame: Motorola MC68000 Microprocessor – IEEE Spectrum

https://spectrum.ieee.org/semiconductors/processors/chip-hall-of-fame-motorola-mc68000-microprocessor The 68000 found its way into all the early Macintosh computers, as well as the Amiga and the Atari ST. Big sales numbers came from embedded applications in laser printers, arcade games, and industrial controllers.  IBM wanted to use the 68000 in its PC line, but the company went with Intel’s 8088.

Chip Hall of Fame: Acorn Computers ARM1 Processor – IEEE Spectrum

https://spectrum.ieee.org/semiconductors/processors/chip-hall-of-fame-acorn-computers-arm1-processor Unsatified with the processors then available on the market, the Acorn engineers decided to make the leap to creating their own 32-bit microprocessor. ARM1 was released in 1985. They called it the Acorn RISC Machine, or ARM. In 1990, Acorn spun off its ARM division, and the ARM architecture went on to become the dominant

1st American TV station begins broadcasting, July 2, 1928 | EDN

http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4376579/1st-American-TV-station-begins-broadcasting–July-2–1928?utm_content=buffer0f991&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer Resolution was set at just 48 lines on the mechanical television sets that accepted the broadcasts. Mechanical televisions, also called televisors, were broadcast television systems that used mechanical or electromechanical devices to capture and display video images. Images themselves were usually transmitted electronically and via radio waves. The business lasted only few years, but

Apple iPhone goes on sale, June 29, 2007 | EDN

http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4376482/Apple-iPhone-goes-on-sale–June-29–2007?utm_content=buffer9cd6a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer Ten years ago Apple iPhone went on sale in the United States. This disruptive device has been one of the electronics industry’s most successful lines to date. A new version of the iPhone has been released every year since the original.

Happy 150th Canada: The Technologies | EDN

http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/benchtalk/4458549/Happy-150th-Canada–The-Technologies?utm_content=bufferf5ea8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=plus.google.com&utm_campaign=buffer Here’s a short list of technologies, not all electronic, that hail from the Great White North. Look also at some of Canada’s more famous engineers. 

The GIF Turns 30: How an Ancient Format Changed the Internet | WIRED

https://www.wired.com/2017/05/gif-turns-30-ancient-format-changed-internet/?mbid=social_fb Wilhite finished the first version of the GIF specification on May, 1987.  Compuserve began using the format the next month. This was two years before Sir Tim Berners-Lee announced his World Wide Web project and six years before the Mosiac browser made the web widely accessible. It was the web that made the GIF what it is