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The German IBM laboratory in Boeblingen, founded in 1953, was initially oriented toward research and exploratory development. It turned to full product development capabilities between 1960 and 1964. This article touches on the interactive driving forces of evolving technologies, market opportunities, company policies, and the vision and creativity of many(More)
Informatik_Spektrum_4_August_2003 274 Einleitung „Machen Sie Physik für IBM!“, so lautete der Auftrag am ersten Arbeitstag des Autors, am 16. Juni 1952. Die ersten elektronischen Rechenmaschinen und die Erfindung des Transistors hatten die amerikanische Konzernführung bewogen, ihren europäischen Tochtergesellschaften 1951 zu empfehlen, Kompetenzen in(More)
The IBM Boeblingen Laboratory's mission was to develop small data processing systems, semiconductor components, printers, and respective software. In fulfilling this mission as a contributor to IBM's worldwide product line, this meant not only to grow a multitude of expertise functions, but it also involved sensitive leadership operating within a(More)
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