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year/month Timeline
【World】 Bell Labs developed UNIX, the operating system which led to a variety of open systems later on
【World】B.W.Kernighan & D.M.Ritchie developed C Programming Language
【World】Xerox developed Alto
【World】B.W. Kernighan and D.M. Ritchie published “The C Programming Language,” the original text of the C language
【World】Motorola began shipping the MC 68000 microprocessor with 32-bit internal processing and a 16-bit external bus
【World】Sun Microsystems announced Sun-1
【World】UC Berkeley announced UNIX 4.2 BSD, which introduced TCP/IP
【World】Hewlett-Packard released HP-UX, an operating system for the company’s workstations
【World】Sun Microsystems released the Sun OS, an operating system for workstations (Sun-1 and Sun-2) that was based on Unix 4.1 BSD
【World】Xerox PARC developed the Ethernet standard
【World】MIT, in partnership with DEC, released the first version of the X Window System, a graphical user interface for UIIX operating systems
【World】Motorola began shipping the MC 68020 32-bit microprocessor
1985/05 Oki Electric announced if1000 UNITOPIA series, the 32-bit UNIX workstaion
1985/09 Hitachi announced WS 2050, 2020 for OA
1986/09 NEC announced EWS4800, the first engineering workstation, which adapted to full media in the world
1986/10 Mitsubishi Electric announced its multi media engineering workstation, ME1000 series
1986  Sony developed NWS-800
1987/05 Fujitsu announced a 32-bit business workstation, FACOM G series (consisting of 3 model)
1987/06 Fujitsu announced an engineering workstation, FACOM G-250 and 250C
1987/08 Hitachi developed a 32-bit workstation, 2050/32 for OA
【World】Motorola began shipping the MC 68030 32-bit microprocessor with an internal MMU
1988/05 Hitachi developed a 32-bit workstation, 2020/32 for OA
1988/09 Mitsubishi Electric announced an engineering workstation, ME 100, 200 and 400
1988  Hitachi developed an engineering workstation, 2050G
【World】Sun Microsystems announced the SPARCstation 1, the first SPARCstation system
【World】AT&T released UNIX SVR4, which integrated the technologies behind UNIX 4.3 BSD, XENIX, and SunOS
1990/05 NEC announced EWS 4800/220, 260, a super-station with RISC chip
【World】Motorola began shipping the MC 68040 32-bit microprocessor with an internal FPU and MMU
1990  Toshiba announced the laptop UNIX workstation (RISC chip) first in the world
【World】Sun Microsystems announced SPARCstation 2
1991/04 Hitachi announced the 3050 and 3050/R workstations with 68040 and PA-RISC processors to meet the open-source business field
1991/05 Fujitsu announced DS/90 7000 series of UNIX machines, which were the first Fujitsu machines to use SPARC processors
1991/05 Mitsubishi Electric announced the MELCOM ME RISC series of high-performance UNIX RISC workstations in partnership with Hewlett-Packard
1991/05 Oki Electric announced the OKI Station 7300 high-performance desktop workstation
1991/07 Oki Electric announced the OKITAC S series of high-performance workstations and diskless clients
1992/05 Fujitsu announced the S-4/10 workstation, an OEM version of the Sun SPARCstation 10
1993/04 Hitachi announced the 3050RX workstation group, running on PA-7100 processors, with 12 models to meet a diversity of system demands
1993/06 Hitachi announced the 9000 / 700 series of workstations running on PA-7100 processors
【World】Microsoft released Windows NT, the company’s first 32-bit operating system and, later, became the primary operating system for the company’s PC servers and workstations
1995/07 Hitachi announced the 9000V workstation series with the latest HP-UX operating system and PA-7200 processors
1995/11 Fujitsu announced the S-4/20H model 200 workstation that ran on Ross Technology's hyperSPARC processor
1995/11 Fujitsu announced the S-7/300U series, an OEM version of the Sun Ultra 1
1998/06 NEC rolled out two workstation models-Express 5800/56Wa and Express 5800/58Wa - that could be outfitted with up to four Pentium II Xeon processors
1999/03 NEC rolled out the Express 5800/56Wb high-performance workstation that could be outfitted with one or two Pentium III Xeon processors