Re: Doorst: rechten commodore

From: Christer Palm (
Date: 2001-04-26 19:35:41

Sam Laur wrote:
> Christer Palm wrote:
> > No, that was bough by Western Design Center (,
> > which is actually a MOSTEK spinoff AFAIK.
> WDC still has Bill Mensch running it, formerly from MOS Technologies
> (during 1974-77), but otherwise it is a completely separate entity
> founded in 1978. Of course Mr. Mensch worked on the 6800 and 6502,
> and has of course made 65C02 and so on under WDC.
> Mostek is a very different thing from MOS Technologies. These are
> two companies that have been confused many times in the past.
> I think Mostek was bought by ST Microelectronics, at least former
> Mostek SRAM parts are (were?) still made by them, using the old
> Mostek part numbers (MKxxxx). Mostek was mostly making memory chips,
> until the late 80's when DRAM prices dropped and it was sold to
> SGS/Ates which was then bought by Thomson, and so on.
> I even did a search engine lookup and many (too many) were the pages
> that referred to Mostek calculator chips, or Mostek 6502... and
> they're all wrong!

You are right, of course. Sorry about the confusion.
To be really correct, it's even "MOS Technology, Inc", not

I'd also like to clarify that I was talking about the 6502 design and
not the custom Commodore chips.

Christer Palm
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