OT? Apple Stylewriter problems (longish)

From: Glen Goodwin <acme_ent_at_bellsouth.net>
Date: Sat Jan 19 22:58:52 2002

> From: Pete Turnbull <pete_at_dunnington.u-net.com>

>However, it seems like every
>time someone in Japan or other some other parts of the Far east designs a
>circuit, they design or specify a new transistor for it -- a transistor
>that is almost identical to some existing device, but has with some minor,
>often trivial, tweak. I suppose it may save some corporation a fraction
>a yen on each of hundreds of thousands of units.

Please note that each number is produced by a specific manufacturer. Only
Sanyo makes the 2SC1308K, and only Sony makes the 2SC867A. The
manufacturer name is in Japanese, in a column on the left side of the entry
(don't have my book handy).

So if Panasonic-Matsushita is desiging a piece of equipment, chances are
that they will initiate a new Matsushita part number rather than buying an
equivalent device from a competitor such as Hitachi or NEC. Thus the many
equivalent devices.

Received on Sat Jan 19 2002 - 22:58:52 GMT

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