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16-Jan-1974 Cal Quate invention disclosure and subsequnet Yamaha correspondence
19-Mar-1975 FM license agreement between Stanford and Yamaha
15-Mar-1978 Yamaha progress report for FM instrument
1-Apr-1978 Cover letter from Yamaha to accompany FM MOS chips
18-Apr-1978 Letter from Chowning to Yasunori Mochida (Yamaha) re: planned visit to Japan
1979 Notes from Hiro Kato (Yamaha) on TRX development
12 par 1979 Letter from Hiro Kato (Yamaha) to John Chowning re: FM product development
20-May-1982 Budget proposal for SDF
8-Apr-1983 Budget proposal and funding request to SDF
26-May-1983 MIT, Stanford, and UCSD joint proposal for computer music research
26-Aug-1983 Telex from Yamaha patent chief to Niels Reimers re: FM uses and royalties
12-Oct-1983 Royalty chart for FM license
19-Oct-1983 Telex from Yamaha patent chief to Niels Reimers re: FM LSI sales and apparatuses
2-Nov-1983 Telex from Niels Reimers to Yamaha patent chief re: LSI markeging and trademark
2-Dec-1983 Notes from David Lovejoy telecon re: FM royalties
Nov-1985 Aftertouch Magazine interview of John Chowning
12-Nov-1985 Email from Chowning to Yamaha re: "X" series impact and planned composition
31-Jan-1986 Telex from Yamaha patent chief to Nies Reimers re: changed fiscal period and payment schedule
12-Feb-1986 Telex from Niels Reimers to Yamaha re: shifted payment schedule and extension of exclusivity
4-Nov-1986 Notes for use in FM license negotiation
14-Nov-1986 Letter to Yamaha regarding LSI negotiation and chip availability
26-Nov-1986 Letter to Hiro Kato regarding LSI negotiation
3-Mar-1987 Amendment to Stanford/Yamaha license agreement
26-Feb-1988 Letter to Yamaha regarding FM chip availability for Marquis Music
15-May-1989 Letter from Gordon Bell to John Chowning regarding Titan
23-Jan-1991 Letter from Media Vision regarding FM chip availability
6-Feb-1991 Letter to Yamaha regarding FM chip availability for Media Vision
12-Mar-1992 Meeting notes
29-Oct-1993 Music department vision statement
8-May-1995 News article about Yamaha/ESS patent dispute (FM)
2005 Excerpt from Stanford OTL 2004-2005 annual report
no date MISSING
no date FM royalty chart, forecasts, and Yamaha market data
no date Notes re: FM royalty rates
This archive is maintained by Andrew Nelson. Please email updates and corrections to aj (at) Please note that archival materials are intended for non-commercial purposes and may be protected by copyright laws that prohibit further duplication or distribution.

These documents stem largely from the personal collections of various CCRMA-lites. The Special Collections at the Stanford University Libraries (SUL) contain 40 linear feet of additional archival materials. For contents and access, please see the SUL catalog entry and the Online Archive of California collection guide.