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This Day in History

Today: September 30, 2014
Memory chip

July 13, 1992

IBM, Toshiba, and Siemens Alliance to Develop Memory Chips

IBM announced an alliance with Toshiba and Siemens to develop memory chips for computers. The international cooperation marked a shift in the semiconductor industry, which had primarily seen such companies fighting bitterly with each other for control of the market. Experts pointed to the alliance as an example of a new global economy that had little use for borders.