Technology

September 26, 2012 at 3:32 pm

History Of The Computer Motherboard – Infographic!

motherboard (sometimes alternatively known as the mainboardsystem boardplanar board or logic board) is a printed circuit board (PCB) found in all modern computers, which holds many of the crucial components of the system, such as the central processing unit (CPU) and memory, and provides connectors for other peripherals.

Motherboard specifically refers to a PCB with expansion capability. The term mainboard is applied to devices with a single board and no additional expansions or capability. In modern terms this would include controlling boards in televisions, washing machines and other embedded system.

A motherboard contains history. Here is the detail of history:

  • In 1981 IBM “planar” Breadboard was the first motherboard used in a PC, chips were wired together and in housed RAM and CPU with supplier parts and keyword/cassette tapes.
  • In 1984 IBM came up with the AT{ Advanced Technology } design that the component based PC which we know today was born. The AT form factor proved very popular and became a standardised motherboard to fit all desktops and tower cases.
  • In 1986 Birth of Gigabyte formed by Yeh pei-cheng in Taiwan.
  • In 1987 Elitegroup former world’s largest motherboard manufacturer creator of ECS boards.
  • In 1989 a small Taiwanese company formed by former ACER employees took their name from Pegasus, they would later become the world’s biggest motherboard manufacturer.
  • In 1993 – Intel Develops PAGA for settings – Plastic pin grid array was developed by Intel in 1993. It assisted in integrated circuit packaging.
  • In 1995 – Intel Releases new Motherboard ATX form factor – The ATX was first major motherboard development since the AT in 1984. Featuring many improvements including new dimensions and layout improving space and interchange ability of parts, it solved many issues faced by system builders from the original AT.
  • In 1997 – Intel begins manufacturer Motherboards – Intel starts its own motherboard division with a great reputation stability.
  • In 1998 – Micro ATX boards produced – The first backward compatible board that although nearly half the size of a standard ATX board was fully compatible, usually they contain more integrated peripherals and are made for smaller case PCs, but less expansion stats.
  • In 2001 – Mini ITX produced by VIA – The small ITX seized motherboard was launched in 2001 and was built for small cases. Yet still manages to pack out all the features of aregular ATX but again with less just the one and performance as an ATX and Micro ATX.
  • In 2005 – Intel introduces balanced Technology Extended – Intel’s concept to redesign the ATX case was short lived. Mainly because compatible components where limited, as well as it not being able to accept energy efficient components.
  • In 2007 – ASUS Tek Becomes World’s Largest maker of computer motherboards – Intel’s concept to redesign the ATX case was short lived. Mainly because compatible components where limited. As well as it not being able to accept energy efficient components.
  • In 2009 – The Mobile ITX – As of 2012, VIAS Mobile – ITX is the world’s smallest complaint motherboard form factor. Just 60 MM by 60 MM.

This infographic published by palicomp. Take  a look:

via : visual.ly

  • hugo

    thanks

  • Travis Ramage

    interesting stuff… how do I cite it for my paper >.<'