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Calculator News Article Archive

By Rick Bensene

Last Updated 7/27/2017

This page of the Old Calculator Web Museum is an archive of magazine, newspaper, and other published material relating to the history, development, products, and companies that were a part of the development of the calculator (most-specifically, electronic calculator) technology and marketplace. The items are arranged in chronological order. Some content in this archive may be under copyright protection. The curator has made reasonable efforts to assure that copyrights are not violated, but with old content like this, it is difficult to determine copyright status. Content is placed here in good faith. If any materials are found to be in violation, please contact the curator by clicking the EMail link above, and any such content will be immediately removed from this archive.


1945
Apr Article in Friden's Corporate Newsletter announcing the passing of founder, Carl Friden

1948
Jul Introducing the Transistor

1955
Nov Announcement of Librascope LGP-30 Computer

1958
Apr Announcement of agreement for Smith Corona and Marchant merger

1961
Mar Clary announces the DAC-2500 Digital Arithmetic Center
Apr First known Announcement of Electrosolids' development of Transistorized Desktop Electronic Calculator
Jul Later Article discussing Electrosolids' development of Transistorized Desktop Electronic Calculator
Dec Announcement of agreement between Smith-Corona Marchant and Diehl Calculator Co. for SCM to market Diehl-made calculators in North America

1963
Aug Announcement of agreement for acquisition of Friden, Inc. by Singer Co.

1964
Mar Article announcing the Mathatronics 4-24.
Jul Announcement article for the Friden EC-130.
Dec Announcement of Monroe EPIC-2000
Dec Announcement of Mathatronics Mathatron Model II

1965
Aug Announcing the SCM Cogito 240 and Cogito 240-SR calculators
Aug Article on state of the electronic calculator market
Dec New Product Introduction: The Olivetti Programma 101 electronic calculator
Dec Introducing the Dero Sage 1 electronic calculator

1966
Mar Announcing the sale of General Micro-electronics to Philco Corp.
Apr Announcement of Mathatronics APS add-on for Mathatron 8-48 calculator
May Introducing the Data Acquisition Corp. DAC-512 Programmable Electronic Calculator
Dec Mathatron Announces the Mathatron Mod II calculator

1967
Aug Announcing the SCM Cogito 566PR calculator
Sep Article introducing the Canon 167 calculator

1968
Jan Announcement of agreement between Nippon Calculating Machine Co. (NCM) and Wyle Laboratories for Wyle to design calcualtors for NCM
Apr Announcement of Canon 130S electronic calculator.
Apr Article announcing agreement between Sharp and Burroughs for Sharp to make calculators for Burroughs
May Article announcing the groundbreaking HP 9100-A Programmable Scientific calculator
May Article announcing Friden 1151 Programmable Printing Calculator
May Introduction article for the Wang 380 Programmer
May Somewhat later Article announcing agreement between Sharp and Burroughs for Sharp to make calculators for Burroughs
Jul Article announcing availability of KM-220 computer based on Wang 360E calculating element
Jul Article announcing the Canon 161S and Canon 163 calculators
Aug Article announcing agreement between Nippon Calculating Machine Co. (NCM), and National Cash Register (NCR) for NCM to make calculators for NCR
Nov Announcement of agreement between Computer Design Corporation and Nippon Calculating Machine Co. for development of advanced electronic calculators

1969
Feb Article Announcing the Friden 1113 electronic calculator
Feb Article Announcing the Wang 700 advanced programmable electronic calculator
Apr Announcing the SCM Cogito 414 electronic calculator
May Article introducting the Sharp QT-8D
Jul Dictaphone announces its line of Sanyo-made electronic calculators
Aug Announcement of the Monroe 820 electronic calculator

1970
Aug Introduction of Electronic Arrays' 3300 PMOS 512x8 Mask-Programmed ROM
Nov Announcement of Electronic Arrays' LSI 6-Chip Calculator Chipset

1971
Jan Announcement of Busicom's development of calculator using Mostek's single-chip LSI
Jul Article announcing the acquisition of Cintra, Inc. by Tektronix, Inc.
Aug Tektronix News Release announcing price decrease and improved memory capability in Tektronix 909 and 911 calculators.
Sep Article announcing TI's TMS 1802 "calculator on a chip" IC.
Sep Listing detailing Nortec Electronics' deal to produce calculator chipset for Omron
Sep Article announcing the acquisition of Unicom Systems, Inc., by AMI

1972
Sep Announcement of North American Rockwell's acquisition of Unicom from AMI
Sep Announcement of Joint Venture between Singer and Hitachi for business machine marketing/manfacture

1973
Jun Article announcing Sony's exit from the electronic calculator business
Dec Introducing the Hewlett Packard 9821A calculator

1977
Oct Texas Instruments announces the SR-60A programmable calculator


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