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  1971 – First commercial microprocessor introduced    
       
  1971 – EPROM (Erasable Programmable Read-only Memory)    
       
  1971 – Pascal programming language by Niklaus Wirth  
     
1971 – First Cray-1 Supercomputer  
     
  1973 – Ethernet (a LAN) by Robert Metcalfe - a soon to be critical control network for manufacturing    
       
       
  Age of Computer Integration    
       
  1974 – UPC bar code scanner introduced by NCR    
       
  1974 – Thompson and Richie – UNIX  
       
  1974 – Joseph Harrington/Gene Merchant define Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)  
     
  1974 – Hand held calculator by TI  
     
  1974 – Stamford robot arm by Victor Sheinman  
     
  1974 – UNIX published by Dennis Richie and Kenneth Thompson  
       
  1975 – Personal computer revolution launched    
       
  1976 – Vicarm Inc. incorporates a microcomputer in robot arm    
     
  1976 – Viking 1 lands on Mars, uses robot arm  
     
  1977 – ASEA builds two electrically powered industrial robots    
       
  1977 – Odetics builds the first computer controlled Walking Robot    
       
  1977 – Fiber optics changes communication practice    
       
  1978 – Puma robot by Unimation and Schienman  
       
  1979 – Parallel computing by Seymour Cray and David Gelernter    
       
  1979 – Eelectronic spreadsheet VisiCale by Daniel Briclkin    
     
     

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