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FUJITSU AND PFU RELEASE 7 MODELS OF A 32-BIT BUSINESS COMPUTER

Fujitsu Ltd and PFU, the joint venture of Fujitsu, Matsushita and Uchida Toko created from the merger between Panafacom and Ussac, have released seven models of a 32-bit business computer targeted at markets currently dominated in Japan by the DEC VAX line – design, scientific calculations, manufacturing systems – the high-end models are the A300, A400, A500 and A600, the last costing about $850,000, and the low-end models are the A30, A40, A50, the A30 starting at $30,000; performance range bottom-to-top is 40 times and the machines are built in 300-gate-per-chip ECL, 20,000 gate-per-chip CMOS, and use 1Mb memory chips; there are interfaces to all kinds of instruments and machine tools and the operating systems, SX/UTS and SX/UR combine a Unix System V.2- compatible development environment with a real-time execution environment; they also run OVIS/S from the 4300-type end of Fujitsu’s M-Series IBM-compatible mainframes.

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