Jim Brain wrote: > I don't think, as no one really cared about the VP42 printer before now :-) I still wonder about the history of this particular printer model, if at any point Commodore considered licensing it and sell under its own name just like they did with most other printers, monitors etc. Sure as the principal supplier of 65xx chips and this MOS 6500/1 microcontroller in particular (which may have had competitors, but not likely second sourced?) they may simply have delivered what Alphacom required, and the moniker on the chip just was a coincidence that they chose VIC-42 because it was adapted for use with the VIC-20. Normally I would think that Commodore reserved the rights to use the VIC acronym to inhouse products (also VIC-1540, all the VIC-19xx cartridges etc) and would have told any external customer to put a different code on their chips but perhaps this one slipped through, unless as I indicated it was meant as a joint venture to sell it as an official VIC-20 peripheral. Best regards Anders CarlssonReceived on 2021-06-23 12:00:03
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