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Issue No.03 - July-September (2010 vol.32)
pp: 20-29
Eike Jessen , TU Muenchen Eike Jessen, Garching Tutzing
Dieter Michel , (none), D 78465 Konstanz
Hans-Juergen Siegert , TU München, D 85748 Garching
Heinz Voigt , (none), D 78465 Konstanz
ABSTRACT
<p>AEG-Telefunken began developing computers in 1957. By 1974, 46 of its TR 440s were installed, with a total retail value of more than US$250 million. At its start, the TR 440 was the fastest computer ever designed in Europe, with system software features far ahead of its competitors. Nevertheless, computers were not a strategic product for AEG-Telefunken, and the TR 440's development faced substantial difficulties.</p>
INDEX TERMS
German computer industry, markets, interactive systems, AEG-Telefunken, TR 440, history of computing
CITATION
Eike Jessen, Dieter Michel, Hans-Juergen Siegert, Heinz Voigt, "The AEG-Telefunken TR 440 Computer: Company and Large-Scale Computer Strategy", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol.32, no. 3, pp. 20-29, July-September 2010, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2009.65
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