Intel Museum

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Intel Museum
Interior view of museum, with open space and exhibits
Intel Museum is located in California
Intel Museum
Location within California
LocationSanta Clara, California, US
Coordinates37°23′15″N 121°57′49″W / 37.38750°N 121.96361°W / 37.38750; -121.96361

The Intel Museum located at Intel's headquarters in Santa Clara, California, United States, has exhibits of Intel's products and history as well as semiconductor technology in general.[1][2] The museum is open weekdays and Saturdays except holidays. It is open to the public with free admission.[3] The museum was started in the early 1980s as an internal project at Intel to record its history. It opened to the public in 1992, later being expanded in 1999 to triple its size and add a store. It has exhibits about how semiconductor chip technology works, both as self-paced exhibits and by reservation as grade-school educational programs.[4]

A fully functional 130x scale replica of the Intel 4004 CPU was built using discrete transistors and put on display in 2006.[5]


  1. ^ "Technology Museums". City of San Jose and San Jose State University. Archived from the original on 2010-06-13. Retrieved 2008-12-21.
  2. ^ "Trips That Teach". The Wave Magazine. The Wave Media. Retrieved 2008-12-21.[dead link]
  3. ^ "Intel Museum FAQ". Intel Corporation. Retrieved 2008-04-24.
  4. ^ "Press Kit: The Intel Museum at a Glance". Intel Corporation. Archived from the original on 2008-01-27. Retrieved 2008-04-24.
  5. ^ "Intel 4004 -- 45th Anniversary Project". 2015-11-15. Retrieved 2016-04-02. including fully functional 130x scale replicas of the 4004 built using discrete transistors, museum-durable keyboards and slide switches, and video display electronics.

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