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Japan—U.S. Competition: Semiconductors Are the Key

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Science  12 Feb 1982:
Vol. 215, Issue 4534, pp. 825-829
DOI: 10.1126/science.215.4534.825

Abstract

Japan appears to have achieved a breakthrough with its success in selling the 16K random access memory chip. The rivalry between Japan and the United States over integrated circuits could make the 1980's crucial years in the contest for the lead in the world electronics trade.