Sam Laur wrote: > > Christer Palm wrote: > > No, that was bough by Western Design Center (http://www.wdesignc.com/), > > 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 Technologies... I'd also like to clarify that I was talking about the 6502 design and not the custom Commodore chips. -- Christer Palm - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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