Artifact Details

Title

On The Line (Japan)

Catalog Number

VT_299

Type

Moving Image

Publisher

King Arthur Productions, Laguna Beach, CA

Duration

00:11:54

Format

16mm film

Copyright Holder

King Arthur Productions, Laguna Beach, CA

Description

chip, competition, Japan, National Semiconductor, NEC, NSI, quality Documentary on the threat to the U.S. semiconductor industry from Japan, funded by Nat'l Semiconductor Corp. NSI Pres. describes "war with the Japanese," sends four employees to Japan to scope out the competition ("Transformers"-type electronic toy mfr). Customer focus, quality assurance/circles, employee "empowerment," cultural differences, King Arthur Productions (Arthur Barron & Carolyn King).