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NEC Corporation

The NEC Corporation was established in Japan in July 17, 1899
The company was formerly known as Nippon Electric Company, Limited, before it was renamed in 1983. It still goes by the full name in Japan.
As a chip maker, NEC Semiconductors is among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders.

Timeline for NEC :

Date Event
1925 first patent for a transistor in Canada lodged
1944 First Harvard Mark 1 shipped
Oct 1947 J Lyons executives report on the potential of computers to automate clerical work
21 Jun 1948 The Manchester Baby, the world's first stored program computer, ran its first program
12 Sep 1958 Jack Kilby created the first integrated circuit
1960 DEC released its first mini computer: PDP-1
1961 LEO III completed in 1961
1963 Theodore H (Ted) Nelson coins the word Hypertext
29 Oct 1969 ARPANET launch the world's first successful packet-switched wide area computer network
22 May 1973 Bob Metcalfe invents Ethernet
May 1980 News Article : PO approval for Apple
Nov 1980 News Article : Industrial measurements from I/O subsystem which works with all types of micro
Jan 1981 News Article : 4K RAM for Aim 65
Feb 1981 News Article : New answer to old problem
Apr 1981 News Article : Tipping the scales in favour of accurate weight records
May 1981 News Article : Texas 16-bit TMS-9995 wins added operation speed
Aug 1981 News Article : Mainframe link for Pet via control box and software
Nov 1981 News Article : NEC micro aims to lead the European market
Dec 1981 News Article : Modem price talks sense
Feb 1982 News Article : Avoiding that fatal loss of memory
Mar 1982 News Article : The Welsh connection
Mar 1982 News Article : Building a network of Pets with multi-headed Hydra
23 Apr 1982 Sinclair ZX Spectrum Launched
Aug 1982 News Article : Sinclair languages
Aug 1982 News Article : Interface for Vic-20
20 Jan 1983 News Article : Sinclair may switch production of the ZX81 and Spectrum computers to France
31 Mar 1983 News Article : Home-taping
1 Jun 1983 Mattel Release the Aquarius
1984 Philips Release the VG5000
1992 Internet freed from Government control
1999 Napster the first file sharing program introduced
17 Oct 2001 Apple Launches a New Music Device - The iPod
22 Nov 2013 Xbox One released
25 Jun 2014 Android watches go up for preorder
25 Oct 2014 The Queen opens a new 'Information Age' Gallery at the Science Museum


Hardware Products

Vixen Switchable 16K RAM

Vixen Switchable 16K RAM
Unknown
This RAM cartridge was manufactured in England by Stonechip Electronics.

Manufacturer : Stonechip Electronics
Type : Peripheral

ZX Panda 16K Expandable RAM for ZX81

ZX Panda 16K Expandable RAM for ZX81
Unknown
This expandable RAM module adds 16K RAM to a ZX81 computer.

Manufacturer : Stonechip Electronics
Type : Peripheral

NEC WD40 hard Drive

NEC WD40 hard Drive
Unknown
This external hard drive is designed to connect to computers in the NEC PC-98 range.

Manufacturer : NEC
Type : Peripheral

NEC PC-8898A Cable

NEC PC-8898A Cable
Unknown
This cable is designed to connect an NEC PC-88 series computer to an NEC PC-8031 external disk drive.

Manufacturer : NEC
Type : Peripheral

NEC APC-H20

NEC APC-H20
Unknown
Connecting cable for the NEC APC advanced personal computer.

Manufacturer : NEC
Type : Peripheral

NEC PX-8031BE Mini Disk unit

NEC PX-8031BE Mini Disk unit
Unknown
This expansion unit for the NEC PC-8001 computer enabled the use of up to two 5.

Manufacturer : NEC
Type : Peripheral

NEC PC-8001 BE

NEC PC-8001 BE
1979
NEC announced its first personal computer, the PC-8001, in May 1979.

Manufacturer : NEC
Type : Computer

NEC 8801 BE

NEC 8801 BE
December 1981
Successor to the 8800 It has a Z88 processor, dual 8 inch drives, 64K of RAM, full keyboard and a high resolution monitor 640x400.

Manufacturer : NEC
Type : Computer

Mapsoft Keyboard for ZX81

Mapsoft Keyboard for ZX81
1982
This keyboard is the board and keys only, no case.

Manufacturer : Stonechip Electronics
Type : Peripheral

Stonechip Electronics Programmable Joystick Interface

Stonechip Electronics Programmable Joystick Interface
1983
This Stonechip Electronics Programmable Joystick Interface enables any Spectrum software to be used with a joystick.

Manufacturer : Stonechip
Type : Peripheral

NEC PC-8201A

NEC PC-8201A
1983
In 1983 Kyoto Ceramics, Kyocera, started manufacture of a series of light weight battery powered computers based on a CMOS microprocessor called the 8Oc85.

Manufacturer : NEC
Type : Computer

Stonechip Electronics Echo Amplifier

Stonechip Electronics Echo Amplifier
1983
This accessory for the Spectrum amplifies the audio signal produced by a Spectrum and plays it through a speaker.

Manufacturer : Stonechip Electronics
Type : Peripheral

NEC APC Advanced Personal Computer

NEC APC Advanced Personal Computer
October 1983
The NEC APC Advanced Personal computer (October 1983) is quite a large/heavy machine which was a very reliable business computer.

Manufacturer : NEC
Type : Computer

NEC PC-9801 VM

NEC PC-9801 VM
1985
This personal computer from NEC Corporation was released in Japan in 1985.

Manufacturer : NEC
Type : Computer

NEC Starlet PC8401-A-LS

NEC Starlet PC8401-A-LS
1985
Our NEC Notebook PC-8401-A-LS Starlet has a serial number of 5900123/JC.

Manufacturer : NEC
Type : Computer

NEC PC-8300

NEC PC-8300
1987
The NEC PC-8201A personal computer was introduced in March 1983 as one of the world's first-ever lightweight, battery-powered notebook computers.

Manufacturer : NEC Corporation
Type : Computer

NEC PowerMate Portable Plus

NEC PowerMate Portable Plus
1987
The NEC PowerMate Portable Plus has a hard disc as well as as a 3.

Manufacturer : NEC Corporation
Type : Computer

NEC PC Engine

NEC PC Engine
30th October 1987
The PC Engine is the first games console from NEC, and was a collaboration with the software company Hudsonsoft.

Manufacturer : NEC
Type : Game Console

NEC TurboGrafx

NEC TurboGrafx
30th October 1987
Known as the TurboGrafx-16, fully titled as TurboGrafx-16 Entertainment SuperSystem in the USA and known in Japan as the PC Engine, is a video game console developed by Hudson Soft and NEC, released i...

Manufacturer : NEC
Type : Game Console

NEC PowerMate Portable SX (APC-H7020X)

NEC PowerMate Portable SX (APC-H7020X)
1988
NEC TECHNOLOGIES, INC. NEC PowerMate Portable SX - APC-H7020X This was a "portable" or luggable computer from 1988 with a tilting screen Processor 80386SX Processor Speed 16MHz Chip Set Intel Ma...

Manufacturer : NEC
Type : Computer

NEC FX-PAD

NEC FX-PAD
1994
Hand controller for the NEC PC-FX.

Manufacturer : NEC
Type : Peripheral

NEC Versa S/33 Laptop

NEC Versa S/33 Laptop
1994
The NEC 33MHz Versa S/33 Laptop was very kindly donated by Mr R J WisemanModel PC-122-11201Serial No: 4X000791JThis is complete with NEC AC Adaptor and external floppy drive...

Manufacturer : NEC Corporation
Type : Computer

NEC PC-FX

NEC PC-FX
23rd December 1994
The PC-FX was a video game console released by NEC in Japan.

Manufacturer : NEC
Type : Game Console


Software Products

Super Toolkit

Super Toolkit
Unknown
...

Manufacturer : Nectarine
Type : Software

Virtual PC 5

Virtual PC 5
0200
Windows emulator for Mac to allow Windows applications to run on a Mac.

Manufacturer : Connectix
Type : Software

PC-8001A CP/M Version 2.2 Operating System

PC-8001A CP/M Version 2.2 Operating System
1978
...

Manufacturer : NEC
Type : Software

Invoicing

Invoicing
1982
...

Manufacturer : NEC
Type : Software

Pay Roll

Pay Roll
1982
Yellow Wallet containing a ring binder...

Manufacturer : NEC
Type : Software

APC purchase ledger

APC purchase ledger
1982
...

Manufacturer : NEC
Type : Software

Mailing List Manager

Mailing List Manager
1982
...

Manufacturer : NEC
Type : Software

APC System Reference Guide

APC System Reference Guide
1982
...

Manufacturer : NEC
Type : Software

Money Manager (Disk)

Money Manager (Disk)
1986
...

Manufacturer : Connect Systems
Type : Software

Money Manager Plus

Money Manager Plus
1987
...

Manufacturer : Connect Systems
Type : Software

Blazing Lazers

Blazing Lazers
1989
...

Manufacturer : NEC
Type : Software - Game

Afterburner II

Afterburner II
1990
NEC Avenue converted the Sega Classic to the PC Engine, and did an amazing job on it.

Manufacturer : NEC
Type : Software - Game

Darius Plus

Darius Plus
1990
...

Manufacturer : Taito
Type : Software - Game

Pac-Land

Pac-Land
1990
......

Manufacturer : NEC
Type : Software - Game

APC Sales Ledger

APC Sales Ledger
March 1991
...

Manufacturer : NEC
Type : Software

Connectix PowerBook Utilities

Connectix PowerBook Utilities
1992
...

Manufacturer : Connectix
Type : Software

Graduation 2: Neo Generation FX

Graduation 2: Neo Generation FX
23rd December 1994
Launch title for NEC's last console.

Manufacturer : Riverhillsoft/NEC
Type : Software - Game

Classmates 2 (Doukyusei 2)

Classmates 2 (Doukyusei 2)
8th August 1996
Simulation life game for the over 18s.

Manufacturer : Elf/NEC
Type : Software - Game

Virtual PC

Virtual PC
1998
Program for running Windows PC software on a Power mac, includes Windows 95, now up to 40 % faster, Windows 98 and NT ready, even plays 3D and Direct X games.

Manufacturer : Connectix
Type : Software

Scrabble

Scrabble
1999
Program for running Windows PC software on a Power mac, includes Windows 95, now up to 40 % faster, Windows 98 and NT ready, even plays 3D and Direct X games.

Manufacturer : Ubisoft
Type : Software - Game

Super Bubble Pop

Super Bubble Pop
2002
3D puzzle fun with wild music & crazy bubble popping action...

Manufacturer : Jaleco
Type : Software - Game


Promotional Items

NEC PC-8201 Communications Book

NEC PC-8201 Communications Book
1983
16 page brochure with specifications...

Manufacturer : NEC
Type : Promotional Item


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