Hi teacher I was wondering what are the important technologies invented that led to the development of computers.
Lets start with the 1st Generation part that really had an impact on the computers today.
A vacuum tube computer, now termed a first-generation computer, is a computer that uses vacuum tubes for logic circuitry. Although superseded by second generation, transistorized computers, vacuum tube computers continued to be built into the 1960s. These computers were mostly one-of-a-kind designs.
To start the first generation of computers were made of vacuum tubes.
A transistor computer, now often called a second generation computer, is computer which uses discrete transistors instead of vacuum tubes. ... A second generation of computers, through the late 1950s and 1960s featured circuit boards filled with individual transistors and magnetic core memory.
Then came the second Generation these computers were really small because they had transistors
So that was why we had a shift to transistors.
The computers of third generation used Integrated Circuits (ICs) in place of transistors. A single IC has many transistors, resistors, and capacitors along with the associated circuitry. The IC was invented by Jack Kilby.
So what Gen were the IC Chips made? I heard that they were the most valuable find that changed history.
IC chips were made in the 3rd generation which were really advance without them we would had bigger computer sizes
Then came the VLSI technology fastest chips of date.
Fourth Generation of computers was between 1971 – 1980. These computers used the VLSI technology or the Very Large Scale Integrated (VLSI) circuits technology. Therefore they were also known as the microprocessors.
No wonder I can play ultra fast games
The Generation we live today is A.I because we want computers to act on there own.
In the fifth generation, VLSI technology became ULSI (Ultra Large Scale Integration) technology, resulting in the production of microprocessor chips having ten million electronic components. ... This generation is based on parallel processing hardware and AI (Artificial Intelligence) software.