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NEC (Nippon Electric Company) was Japan’s first company to design their own microprocessor. NEC developed the NEC UPD751, a 4-bit microprocessor. NEC developed many other microprocessors and was an important second source supplied of Motorola 6800 and Zilog Z80 processors.

NEC 751

General General Information The NEC uPD751 (also known as the uCom-4) is the 1st Japanese one chip microprocessor.In early 1971, SHARP requested NEC to manufacture a very small computer for them, by this request they were requesting NEC to create a microprocessor.Nippon Coca-Cola was the “prime-mover” in the sequence of events. Nippon Coca-Cola¬† decided to …

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