SemiDisk Systems -- History
SemiDisk Systems was founded by perhaps one of the most unusual and
controversial characters amongst our list of S-100 board companies.
His name was Jim Bell. Bell was born in Akron, Ohio and attended
the MIT where he earned a degree in chemistry. After graduation, he worked
for Intel before founding SemiDisk Systems, in 1982. The company was
located in Beaverton Oregon. It focused on making memory chip based
"solid state" disk drives. It had a early lead in the field before the
concept became widespread and for a short time the market was between them
About the same time they went on to make IBM-PC (and even TRS 80 Model 2)
memory disk boards. SemiDisk closed in 1992.
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