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August 11, 1988

MOTOROLA TO MAKE CHIPS FOR USE IN CARS

By CBR Staff Writer

Looks as if the emerging agreement for Motorola Inc to make chips for use in electronic systems for cars is the result of the Ministry of International Trade & Industry getting heavy with the Japanese motor industry: Nissan Motor Co announced that it is replacing the 8-bit Hitachi microcontrollers used in the ignition system of the Leopard car with 16-bit parts from Intel Corp; and 26 auto parts makers met MITI on Tuesday, and reportedly jointly agreed to import more US semiconductors to duck more trade friction.

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