Microprocessors have been used in almost every computing technology that has come out in the last 30 years. They are one of the main reasons why technology has been able to grow so fast, and why it will continue to experience exponential improvement into the far future.
This year, the humble microprocessor celebrates its 40th birthday. Since 1971, it has become the brain of literally millions of devices. Without the microprocessor, they simply would not have existed. This infographic takes a look at just a few of the many landmark devices the microprocessor has powered over the past 40 years. [Test Drive a Microprocessor]