Calendar of Events  

Computer History Lecture Series: \
Computer Development at Fujitsu

Shigeru Sato

Thursday, May 13, 1999

Thursday, May 13, 6:00 pm

NAS Auditorium, Bldg. 258, NASA Ames Research Center

Registration is now closed.

Call (650) 810-1898 for information.

This talk will examine historical computer developments at Fujitsu, ranging from the company's early machines in the 1950s to the collaborative development project with Amdahl Corporation in 1980. These historical machines cover a wide spectrum of technologies: relays, Parametrons (with original Japanese components), transistors, and full LSI implementations (Amdahl Project). While many software advances were also made, this talk is more oriented towards a critical evaluation of hardware and device technologies than to software/operating system aspects. A video segment will be shown that demonstrates a relay computer made in 1959 which is still functional today at the Fujitsu computer museum.

The Computer History Museum offers a variety of membership levels. To find out more, please visit our individual membership or call 650-810-2722.


About the Museum | Exhibits | Collections | What's Happening | Giving | About This Site
Privacy | Copyright | Feedback | Credits | Advanced Search | Site Map

© 2004 Computer History Museum. All rights reserved.
1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View CA 94043    Ph 650-810-1010