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Fast facts on Sega Electronics
Founded: 1973
Defunct: 1984
Merged into: Sega (1979)
Headquarters: San Diego, California, USA

Gremlin Industries was an American arcade game developer and manufacturer who manufactured wall games in the early 1970s before switching to video games starting 1976. In 1979, they were purchased by Sega, and started releasing games with joint branding, first as Gremlin/Sega, then as Sega/Gremlin.

December 1981 saw Sega's US arm moved from Gulf+Western's manufacturing division into the hands of subsiduary Paramount Pictures, and in to avoid confusion, Gremlin changed their name to Sega Electronics in 1982. Around which time they also started producing games for home systems, attempting to bring Paramount brands to home consoles (Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator and Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom being the two surviving examples, though many more were planned).

Thanks in part to the North American video game crash, Sega Electronics was shut down in early 1984 and its manufacturing assets transferred to Paramount Studios.

Softography

Discrete Logic

Blockade hardware

Should this section and its respective games be removed? It's unclear if Sega was involved during this time.

VIC Dual

G80

Zaxxon hardware

Apple II

Atari 2600

Atari 5200

Atari 8-bit

Commodore 64

MSX

VIC-20

Arcade games distributed by Gremlin

Sega Development Studios
Japan Production and Engineering Department 1965-1984
Japan R&D; 1984-1990
Team Shinobi, Sega AM2
Japan, 1990 - 1998
Amusement Machine R&D Consumer R&D
Sega AM1 | Sega AM2 | Sega AM3 | Sega AM4 | Sega AM5 | Sega AM5 | AM Annex formed in 1996 Sega CS1 (Team Andromeda | Team Aquila) | Sega CS2 | Sega CS3 (Sonic Team) | Mega CD Software R&D formed 1991 | 32X Software R&D formed in 1994 | PC Software R&D formed in 1995
Japan; 1998-2004
R&D1 (WOW Entertainment) | R&D2 (Sega AM2) | R&D3 (Hitmaker) | R&D4 (Sega Mechatronics) | R&D5 (Mushiking Team) formed 2001 | R&D6 (Smilebit) | R&D7 (Overworks) | R&D8 (Sonic Team) | R&D9 (United Game Artists) | R&D 10 (Wave Master) | R&D11 (Amusement Vision) | R&D 12 (Sega Rosso)
Japan, 2004 - 2008
Amusement Machine R&D Consumer R&D
Sega AM1 | Sega AM2 | Sega AM3 | Sega AM Product | Sega AM Plus | Family Entertainment R&D Sega GE1 (Sonic Team) | Sega GE2 | Sega NE (Ryu ga Gotoku Studio) | Mobile R&D
Japan, 2008 - current
Amusement Machine R&D Consumer R&D
Sega AM1 | Sega AM2 | Sega AM Product | Mobile R&D formed 2010 (Sega Networks)| New Professional R&D Dept. formed 2013 Sega CS1 (Ryu ga Gotoku Studio | Sega CS2 (Sonic Team)| Sega CS3 | Mobile R&D formed 2010 (Sega Networks)
North America
Three Rings Design | Relic Entertainment | Demiurge Studios

Defunct: Gremlin Industries/Sega Electronics | Sega Technical Institute | Sega Midwest Studio | Sega Interactive | SegaSoft | Sonic Team USA/Sega Studios USA

Europe
The Creative Assembly | Sports Interactive | Hardlight

Defunct: No Cliché | Sega Racing Studio

Asia
Sega Studios China