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Busicom Co., Ltd. (ビジコン株式会社, Bijikon Kabushiki-gaisha) was a Japanese company that manufactured and sold computer-related products headquartered in Taito, Tokyo. It owned the rights to Intel's first microprocessor, the Intel 4004, which they created in partnership with Intel in 1970.
|Founded||8 August 1944; 78 years ago (1944-08-08)|
|Fate||bought by Broughtons of Bristol|
|Headquarters||Taitō, Tokyo, Japan|
|Yoshio Kojima (President)|
|Products||Calculators and ATMs|
Busicom asked Intel to design a set of integrated circuits for a new line of programmable electronic calculators in 1969.: 261  In doing this, they spurred the invention of Intel's first microprocessor to be commercialized,: 262–263 the Intel 4004. Busicom owned the exclusive rights to the design and its components in 1970 but shared them with Intel in 1971.
Two other companies have done business as "Busicom" over the years: the Nippon Calculating Machine Corp, Ltd and subsequently Broughtons & Co. (Bristol) Ltd of the UK.