THE FOURTH GENERATION COMPUTERS(1976 PRESENT) : THE FOURTH GENERATION COMPUTERS(1976 PRESENT) Semiconductor memories replaced magnetic core memories.
Medium scale integrated circuits yielded o large and very large scale integrated circuits packing about 50000transistors in a chip.
Some key feature of the fourth generation computers:
Integrated circuits , smaller and faster
Micro computers series such as IBM and Apple developed .
Portable computers developed
Great development in data communication NEXT
THE FIFTH GENERATION COMPUTERS : THE FIFTH GENERATION COMPUTERS Fifth generation computing devices ,based on aritificial intelligence ,are still in development, thougth there are some applications .
Quantum computation and molecular and nanotecnology will radicaly changet the face of computers in years to come
Some key features of fifth generation computers are: