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Associated Semiconductor Manufacturers

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1962 Formation of Associated Semiconductor Manufacturers by Mullard (the valve making arm of Philips) and GEC to combine the semiconductor (ie transistor) development and production facilities of the 2 companies; Mullard owned two-thirds of the company[1]

1967 The company was quite late in entering the market for micro-circuits. Announced development of EECL integrated circuits under the Mullard brand which would be made by Westinghouse Corporation in USA. ASM had factory at Southampton making DTL and TTL circuits[2]

1969 GEC pulled out of the company[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times (London, England), Tuesday, May 01, 1962
  2. The Times, Oct 13, 1967
  3. The Times, Oct 29, 1969