1. Intel 8088 Microprocessor
Intel’s design office and laboratory in Haifa, Israel changed the face of the computing world with the 8088 microprocessor. Introduced on July 1, 1979, the 8088 enabled the use of 8-bit data paths, support and peripheral chips. This meant that the 8088 became the heart and soul of the original IBM PC. Today’s software-compatible processors can trace their roots back to the 8088.