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June 24, 1987

NOW TOSHIBA IS UNDER FIRE FROM NATSEMI – OVER UART

By CBR Staff Writer

As if Toshiba Corp weren’t in enough trouble already with the Pentagon over its errant offspring, it is now under fire from National Semiconductor Corp, which reckons that the Japanese firm has copied the widely-used NS16450 universal asynchronous receiver-transmitter that interfaces peripherals to processors. NatSemi became suspicious when large sales of the part to Toshiba slowed to a trickle, and it found that Toshiba was making its own version of the part. NatSemi is hoping to resolve the dispute without resorting to legal action.

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