April 17, 1976
1. FAIRCHILD MICROWAVE
It's very likely that with some close attention to the microwave field,
Fairchild could have made good money in their microwave activity. For those
people that have learned how, the Solid State Phase Arrays have been a winner.
Gallium-arsenide field effect transistors provide low noise amplification up to
12-14 gHz. Although it's likely to be somewhere in the `80's before this
becomes a major market, microwave will ultimately become a huge communication
market. It's simply going to be cheaper for broad band than the copper wire.
2. AMERICAN MICROSYSTEMS - SAM WAUCHOPE
Almost everybody has become bullish on the microprocessor and the new markets
it's going to develop. Wauchope's numbers would indicate that the typical
system is very small, with less money in memory and I/O than in the CPU.
3. SYNERTEK MICROPROCESSOR
Synertek's decision to go with MOS Technology seems like a good one. The MOS
Technology microprocessor part (in spite of the loss to Motorola in the recent
legal action) is still a strong runner in the microprocessor market.
4. ELECTRONIC WATCHES
ICE has joined with Gordon Ness to do a major report on the status of the
electronic watch industry. This report will outline the current and future
economics of the electronic watch as well as outlining participation of the
This 29--series microprocessor represents the most exciting product offered by
Raytheon in some time, and satisfactory deliveries will further accelerate the
establishment of the 29OO-series as the leading industry standard in bipolar
microprocessor bit slices. The product fits particularly well with Raytheon's
military product posture.
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