The NPL Organization
Honeywell decided not to break out its own and ex-GE
organizations, at the exception of its own minicomputer
organization -- coming from the CCC acquisition that
produced a line of 16-bit minicomputers, the best known is
the H-316- in FRAMINGHAM,Mass which was disbanded
end of 1970. People had to move to BILLERICA Mass. to be
incorporated in NPL development teams.
However, for NPL,
some Phoenix engineers and noticeably Charlie BACHMAN,
Pete DRESSEN, Bill FRINK and Ross PARK moved to
Boston to work on NPL, in relation with the French.
The following decisions were taken by RF
ANDERSON under the authority of Clancy SPANGLE, at that
time Honeywell CEO:
The NPL had also important consequences in Japan
- HONEYWELL Information Systems Italia was given the charge of developing the "Level 1" of NPL,
- HONEYWELL-BULL of France was given in conjunction with HONEYWELL Boston the responsibility of developing a "Level 2",
- Some future work was expected to be given to the Phoenix operation to develop a "Level 3", if and when the H6000 line had taken off successfully.
- Honeywell units in UK were to participate to some work as a subcontractor essentially on Level1.