Chris Curry

Chris Curry

In April 1966 Chis Curry joined Sinclair Radionics, the company founded by Clive Sinclair in 1961. He played an important role in getting Sinclair interested in both calculators and computers in his thirteen years with the company.

In March 1979 Chris Curry, Andy Hopper and Herman Hauser formed Acorn Computers Ltd and launched the Acorn Microcomputer which was later to be called the System 1.

Chris Curry became a millionaire as a direct result of the huge success of the BBC Micro computer which was backed by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and used in schools all across the UK.

In 1985 Olivetti took over Acorn and Chris Curry founded General Information Systems Ltd.

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Historical Timeline for Chris Curry :

Date Event
25 Jul 1961 Clive Sinclair founds Sinclair Radionics
Jul 1977 Science of Cambridge Ltd Formed
5 Dec 1978 Acorn Computers Ltd formed in Cambridge, UK
1980 Acorn Atom Launched
1981 Acorn BBC Micro Launched
20 Feb 1985 Olivetti buy 49% of Acorn Computers




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Item Publication Date
Chris Curry of Acorn [Interview] Practical Computing - October 1982, Volume 5, Issue 10 October 1982

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