Las Vegas, NV--November 19, 1996--Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector (SPS) announced that its industry-standard 68000 microprocessor was one of seven technologies selected by a panel of Ziff-Davis editors to receive recognition for significant contributions to the technology industry since its introduction in 1979.
The awards ceremony was one of several events scheduled at COMDEX to honor the 25th anniversary of the microprocessor. Tom Gunter, corporate vice president and general manager, Motorola RISC Microprocessor Division, led the 68000 design team in 1977 and accepted the award during the ceremony.
The 68000, Motorola's first 32-bit microprocessor, operated at 5V with a clock speed of 8 MHz, delivered approximately one million instructions per second (MIPS), and contained 68,000 transistors at its introduction.
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