Timeline of computer's generations

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Main

Transistor

1945

The invention of the transistor in 1948 gave the Nobel Prize to U.S. Walter H. Brattain, John Bardeen and William B. Shockley. This is a decisive step, not only in computer, but in all electronics.

UNIVAC and ENIAC

1951

The first computers designed for people

Integrated Circuit

1958

With invention of integrated circuit, computers were smaller than older.

Magnetic Disk

1962

first removable magnetic disk appears as storage medium

Sale of new computers

1964

Computers of this generations were sale to people in April 1964 and they were cheaper and smaller than computers form previous generations.

Silicon Chips

1971

The computers with these chips was very cheap and small so it is very easy to introduction it anywhere in offices, homes, schools…