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Marconi-Elliott Computer Systems

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1969 Formed after the merger of GEC and English Electric Co. Marconi-Elliott Computer Systems incorporated parts of Elliott Space and Weapons Automation and Marconi and GEC-Elliott Automation[1]. It was to be a company outside the divisional structure, responsible for development of computers for non-data processing applications, including the existing Elliott 900 and Marconi Myriad computers; the English Electric 2140 and AEI Com-Pac computers would remain in production by the appropriate GEC-Elliott Automation businesses[2]

The company was created to handle the 4 computer designs that were not part of the portfolio transferred to ICL on its formation[3]

1971 Introduced the MECS 2050 computer system[4]

Presumably by 1973 had been renamed GEC Computers

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 9 May 1969
  2. The Times, May 9, 1969
  3. The Times Mar. 22, 1983
  4. The Times Mar. 25, 1971