FACOM 230-50

Model: FACOM 230-50
Date manufactured: 1966

In the large computer field at the time, imports were increasing year by year, and the Ministry of International Trade and Industry was working to achieve domestic production of large computers by providing subsidies. To achieve this, the Electronic Computer Technology Research Consortium was formed in July 1962 by three companies -- Fuji Telecommunications Manufacturing (currently Fujitsu), NEC and Oki Electric Industry. The FONTAC (Fujitsu-Oki-Nippondenki-Triple- Allied-Computer) was a large computer completed in November 1964 after 3 years of joint research by these 3 companies. The FONTAC was delivered to the Japan Electronic Industries Development Association.

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