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News Archive - Computer Design Corp. & Nippon Calculating Machine Co. Agreement

Article announcing calculator development agreement by which Computer Design Corporation would develop advanced Large Scale MOS electronic calculators for Nippon Calculating Machine Co. This agreement never resulted in any calculator designed by Computer Design Corporation being marketed by NCM, for reasons that remain mysterious. The agreement was apparently canceled about a year after it was forged. Computer Design Corporation claimed they canceled the agreement in order to focus on marketing its own calculators through its recently-formed Compucorp division. However, there are indications that NCM flatly rejected a Computer Design Corporation MOS-LSI microprogrammable chipset, in favor of a comparatively much-less-powerful single-chip "microprocessor" design from fledgeling chipmaker Intel.
Computerworld, November 20, 1968