In the late 70s Siemens licencied the Intel 8080 processor and became a 8080 chip second source European manufacturer.
After having translated the 8080 user's manual to German, they marketed the SME development system ( Siemens Microcomputer Entwicklungssystem) which was the same system as the Intel Intellec Series 2 MDS (Microcomputer Development System). The system had a 8080 processor in its first version, later an Intel P8080A-2 (an increased-speed 8080), then finally a 4 MHz. 8085.
For the major part, the SME was made by Intel in USA. The only difference between Intel and Siemens systems was the cabinet colour: grey for Siemens's, blue for Intel's.
The SME system was very popular with german 8080 /8085 hardware and firmware developers.
Thanks to Gottfried Silberhorn from Germany for information and pictures.
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