A company that was originally a manufacturer of simple terminals for
computing machines; these terminals were often referred to as glass teletypes.
In the late 1960s Datapoint elected to build a programmable terminal and for
this purpose designed a base machine. They approached Intel to determine if this
machine could be put onto a single chip. This chip design was Intel's original
8-bit processor, the 8008. It was never used by
Datapoint because, although it performed all the functional requirements, it was
too slow for their first intelligent terminal. Datapoint today puts out a number
of computers and intelligent terminals that can be netted together to form
fairly complex data-processing equipment.