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Nippon Electric Company (NEC)

Company Pedigree

 

 Ascendant Companies Descendent Companies
Company Comments Company Comments
Electronic Arrays EA was bought buy NEC in 1978

Company Overview

NEC was founded in 1899 and is based in Tokyo, Japan. They manufacture computers, electron devices, and communications equipment. Of interest to chip collectors, NEC was the first Japanese company to develop and manufacture a single chip microprocessor, the 751 also known as the uCom 4.

 

NEC was a manufacturer of discrete components, integrated circuits, and memory chips. NEC was one of the leaders in the early microprocessor industry both as a creator of new designs, as well as, a significant second source. Many of the first computerized games of the 70′s sported NEC processors.

 

Today NEC continues as a manufacturer of computers, supercomputers, communications equipments, and electronic devices.

Chip Identification

 

NEC Chips

 

 Microprocessors
CPU’s 751 uCom4
MCU’s  
Bit-Slice  
Coprocessors  
  Memory Devices
RAM  
ROM  
PROM  
EPROM  
EEPROM  
CCD Memory  
Bubble Memory  
  General Use Support Chips
Shift Registers  
Interfaces  
Communications  

Second Sourced Chips

  Microprocessors
CPU’s Intel 8080, Intel 8085, Intel 8086/88
MCU’s Intel 8048 series, Intel 8051 series
Bit-Slice  
  Memory Devices
RAM  
ROM  
PROM  
EPROM  
EEPROM  
CCD Memory  
Bubble Memory  
  General Use Support Chips
Shift Registers  
Interfaces  
Communications