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Fairchild Symbol Computer
January-March 2008 (vol. 30 no. 1)
pp. 92-95
Under the leadership of Gordon Moore, Fairchild Semiconductor embarked on the design of a high-level time-sharing computer, Symbol IIR. In the mid-1960s, the falling costs of semiconductors made hardware seem like the logical design choice to replace common software functions. Symbol embodied that design, but to what effect?

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Index Terms:
computer design, high-level language, LSI application, time-shared
Stanley Mazor, "Fairchild Symbol Computer," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 92-95, Jan.-March 2008, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2008.5
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