Electronic Technology which characterized each of the Four Generations of Computers

Q18. What electronic technology characterized each of the four generations of computers?

Ans. In first generation computers (1949-55) vaccum tubes were used.

In second generation computers (1956-65) transistor, magnetic tapes and disks were used.

In third generation computers (1966-75) integrated circuits were used.

In fourth generation computers (1976-present) microprocessor chips which were smaller and faster were used.

In fifth generation computers (coming generation) parallel-processing and superconductors were used.

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