Old Computer Companies

From: Innfogra_at_aol.com <(Innfogra_at_aol.com)>
Date: Sun Feb 2 19:37:01 2003

In a message dated 2/2/03 3:15:05 PM Pacific Standard Time,
ETILLMAN_at_satx.rr.com writes:

> > I did have the opportunity to meet Gene Amdahl...what a nice guy (btw he
> > did tell me he is a Mac user)...I asked for (and got) an autographed
> > copy of his picture. What ever happened to Andor (his last company) and
> > what were they trying to build?

I bought the remainders of the test wafers from Gene Amdahl's Elixi company
in its failure in the mid 1980s. This was where he tried to put a mainframe
on a 6" wafer. It was a failure, pushing the limits of LSI technology at the
time. I went to their final auction in 1989.

In the lobby of the building was Gene Amdahl's first computer, not for sale.
It was very interesting. I wonder where it is now? It was destined to be

Paxton Hoag
Astoria, OR
Received on Sun Feb 02 2003 - 19:37:01 GMT

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