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Unformatted text preview: The result was a computer as big as a two-story house. Seven years later, Texas Instruments invented the integrated circuit. The integrated circuit allowed much smaller mainframes to be built. Instead of the size of a two-story house, each was about the size of a large living room. The computing power of the new mainframes was also many times greater. IBM ultimately became the leading developer of mainframe computers, and mainframes still serve as the center, or hub, of most companies information processing and storage systems. IBM also became the leading developer of the software that runs mainframes. BUS 210 Microprocessors PCs Network computers World Wide Web and Internet Wired and wireless broadband technology PC software Networking software Computer security software BUS 210...
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