The intel 80286 is a microprocessor introduced by semiconductor manufacturer intel in the early 1980s. It is a lineal descendant of intel's earlier successful central processing unit, the 8088, which had powered IBM's very successful IBM-PC. In 1984, when IBM introduced a more powerful successor to the IBM-PC, the IBM-AT, they built it around the 80286.
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