Central Processing Unit
A central processing unit (CPU), also called a central processor, main processor or just processor, is the electronic circuitry within a computer that executes instructions that make up a computer program. The CPU performs basic arithmetic, logic, controlling, and input/output (I/O) operations specified by the instructions in the program. This contrasts with external components such as main memory and I/O circuitry, and specialized processors such as graphics processing units (GPUs).
Notable CPU Companies
|Advanced Micro Devices||May 1, 1969, Sunnyvale, CA|
|Intel||July 18, 1968, Mountain View, CA|
|arm||27 November 1990|