Third Generation Computers (1966-1975)

Kilby S. in early 1958 had invented the incorporated circuit which is a series of interconnected amplifying devices, transistors, resistors, and capacitors imprinted on a silicon chip. Also the mouse which is used to position the cursor on the monitor was invented allowing information to be feed on the computer. Generally the computers of this generation have the following characteristics:

  • Integrated circuits are used instead of transistors 
    • They are small in size and high capability of components which allow room for upgrading

Virtually there was:-

  • Increase in processing speed
    • Increase in accuracy 
    • Low price
    • They emit less heat
    • Real-time processing 

Third Generation computers

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