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The battle for the SX-70 [camera integrated circuitry]

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The story of the struggle between Fairchild Instruments and Texas Instruments for the contract to supply the integrated circuitry for Polaroid's SX-70 camera, introduced in 1972, is related. Research and development work by both companies is described. The problems caused by Polaroid's secrecy regarding the overall camera design are highlighted.<>

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Spectrum, IEEE  (Volume:26 ,  Issue: 5 )