Originally Posted by EugeneNine
Remember they bought MOS early on when they had lots of profit from the early sales of the PET, VIC20, etc. After a few years yes their profit margins were less but they had already made the outlay for the purchase so it didn't really cost them as much to create new chipsets in the later years.
They did not buy mos from profits of sales from pet or Vic 20. Tramiel needed a chip for their calculators. It was after the acquisition when Chuck Peddle talked Tramiel into doing the Pet. Or so I've read in the on the edge book.
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