Intel 4004

First Commercial Microprocessor Is Announced

In November, 1971 the Intel Corporation announces the development of a single chip microprocessor—the Intel 4004 (U.S. Patent #3,821,715). The company's engineers revolutionize computer design by placing all the parts that make a computer think on one small chip—the size of a cornflake. This chip is as powerful as the first computers that filled an entire room. Intelligence can now be programmed into inanimate objects. The Intel 4004 is an important first step in the development of the personal computer and software that shape and transform modern society. 

portrait of Paul R Williams, 1969

Williams Name Adds Value

Los Angeles Times, March 21, 1971

"An estate property at 1001 N. Crescent Drive, Beverly Hills, has been sold for $400,000 by the Harleigh Sandler Co. Mr. and Mrs. J. Silverstein bought the Paul Williams designed home."

In 1955 Williams designs a 5,300 sq ft home in Beverly Hills for John Landis, President of Mission Pak fruit shippers. In 1961 the residence and grounds are featured in House Beautiful illustrated with photographs by Maynard L. Parker. The house is resold in 1995 for $2,6000,000 and is advertised as a Williams' design.

Ebony June 1971

Architecture's New Wave

Ebony, June, 1971

"First high-rise high school in Los Angeles is design of firm headed by Paul R. Williams, 77. Internationally famous architect built his reputation developing mansions for entertainment stars partlly because, as he says, 'California in the early days did not build great downtown buildings. ' "