Engineering Research Associates

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Engineering Research Associates (often given as the acronym, ERA), an early computer company, stated from a team set up the U.S. Navy early in World War II to build devices to help in cryptanalysis of both Japanese and German ciphers. After the war, ERA was set up to keep the team together, and operating. ERA was sold to Remington Rand in 1952.

Among their products were the famous ERA 1103.

Further reading

  • Arthur L. Norberg, Computers and Commerce: A Study of Technology and Management at Eckert-Mauchly Computer Company, Engineering Research Associates, and Remington Rand, 1946-1957, MIT Press, Cambridge, 2005
  • Charles J. Murray, The Supermen: The Story of Seymour Cray and the Technical Wizards Behind the Supercomputer, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1997 - the first several chapters cover ERA
  • The Staff of Engineering Research Associates, Inc., High Speed Computing Devices, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1950

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