Vector Graphic

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Vector Graphic was an early microcomputer company founded in 1976, the same year as Apple Computer, during the pre-IBM PC era, along with the NorthStar Horizon, IMSAI, and MITS Altair.wikipedia
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S-100 bus

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The first product was a memory card for the S-100 bus.
Cromemco was the largest of the S-100 manufacturers, followed by Vector Graphic and North Star Computers.

IBM Personal Computer

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The introduction of the IBM PC in August 1981 shifted the market and smaller players lost momentum.
Successful microcomputer company Vector Graphic's fiscal 1980 revenue was $12 million.

Micropolis (company)

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Early Vector Graphic models used the Micropolis floppy disk controller and Micropolis floppy disk drives.
Such drives were used in a number of computers like in a Vector Graphic S-100 bus computer, the Durango F-85 and in a few Commodore disk drives (8050, 8250, 8250LP and SFD-1001).

Corona Data Systems

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* Corona Data Systems - founded in 1982 by Robert Harp
Founded in 1982 by Robert Harp, who previously helped found Vector Graphic.

Lore Harp McGovern

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She was a co-founder of Vector Graphic, one of the earliest PC companies, and was president and CEO of the educational publishing company Good Morning Teacher!

Apple Inc.

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Vector Graphic was an early microcomputer company founded in 1976, the same year as Apple Computer, during the pre-IBM PC era, along with the NorthStar Horizon, IMSAI, and MITS Altair.

IBM

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Vector Graphic was an early microcomputer company founded in 1976, the same year as Apple Computer, during the pre-IBM PC era, along with the NorthStar Horizon, IMSAI, and MITS Altair.

Personal computer

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Vector Graphic was an early microcomputer company founded in 1976, the same year as Apple Computer, during the pre-IBM PC era, along with the NorthStar Horizon, IMSAI, and MITS Altair.

North Star Horizon

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Vector Graphic was an early microcomputer company founded in 1976, the same year as Apple Computer, during the pre-IBM PC era, along with the NorthStar Horizon, IMSAI, and MITS Altair.

IMS Associates, Inc.

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Vector Graphic was an early microcomputer company founded in 1976, the same year as Apple Computer, during the pre-IBM PC era, along with the NorthStar Horizon, IMSAI, and MITS Altair.

Altair 8800

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Vector Graphic was an early microcomputer company founded in 1976, the same year as Apple Computer, during the pre-IBM PC era, along with the NorthStar Horizon, IMSAI, and MITS Altair.

Zilog Z80

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A full microcomputer using the Z80 microprocessor, the Vector 1, was introduced in 1977.

Microprocessor

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A full microcomputer using the Z80 microprocessor, the Vector 1, was introduced in 1977.

16-bit

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The Vector Graphic 4 was a transitional 8-bit and 16-bit hybrid model.

CP/M

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Although primarily used with the CP/M operating system, the Vector 3 ran several others including OASIS, Micropolis Disk Operating System (MDOS), and Micropolis Z80 Operating System (MZOS).

THEOS

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Although primarily used with the CP/M operating system, the Vector 3 ran several others including OASIS, Micropolis Disk Operating System (MDOS), and Micropolis Z80 Operating System (MZOS).

Tandon Corporation

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Later models were designed with the integrated floppy drive-hard drive controller and used Tandon floppy drives.

Floppy disk

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The Vector 1+ had a floppy disk drive. Almost all used unusual 100-track per inch 5 ¼-inch floppy drives and 16-sector hard sector media. Some models included 8-inch floppy drives and hard disk drives.

Hard disk drive

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Almost all used unusual 100-track per inch 5 ¼-inch floppy drives and 16-sector hard sector media. Some models included 8-inch floppy drives and hard disk drives.

Venture capital

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The gamble did not pay off, and by the end of 1984 Lore Harp was gone and venture capital investors took over.

Chapter 11, Title 11, United States Code

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Chapter 11 bankruptcy followed in December 1985.

Chapter 7, Title 11, United States Code

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A sought-for merger partner was not found and chapter 7 liquidation of remaining assets resulted in October 1987.

Word processor

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Vector Graphic was known for their Memorite word processing application.