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Masayuki Uemura has passed away.

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Masayuki Uemura, Nintendo’s lead engineer that had worked on the development of both the Famicom and Super Famicom, has passed away at the age of 78. One of the more notable achievements of Uemura was his design of the modified 6502 chip, in partnership with Ricoh, which became the integrated 2a03 chip, the sound generator and CPU for the NES. Uemura, while at Nintendo, would later work on NES ports of Ice Climber, Baseball, Soccer, and Clu Clu Land. Uemura would later work with Ken Kutaragi to develop the Super Famicom in 1988.

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