(Eric) White & Allcock founded CXG in approx. 1981.  The name was later changed to CXG Newcrest Technology Limited.  There is very little written about the history of CXG.

Based on packaging and computer labeling, Newcrest Technology LTD. seems to be the predominant name of the manufacturing company who produced electronic chess computers for CXG White & Allcock in Hong Kong.

It is possible that Newcrest Technology Ltd. was a subdivision of the Australian electronic corporation Newcrest Mining Limited.  The ROM chips inside all the CXG computers were marked with the name NEWCREST.

CXG Newcrest Technology also sold their chess computers to many other leading suppliers of electronic chess computers.  Systema, Radio Shack and Schneider are just a few examples of the many companies who sold CXG chess computers under their own Brand Names.

In 1988 CXG began introducing the Sphinx brand to their range.  The last few models were manufactured by National Telecommunications in 1992.

CXG for a brief period of time developed and produced chess computers for Fidelity Electronics Inc.

Excalibur Electronics began their operations by selling CXG, shortly followed by Krypton chess computers either under the Excalibur Brand and in some cases co-branded.

CXG ceased selling new computers themselves in 1992.  The only computers originating from CXG during 1993 were sold through Excalibur Electronics Inc. of Miami, Florida.

In 1994 Eric White began selling a new  range of computers under the Krypton brand, initially manufactured by Timorite Limited of Hong Kong.

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CC 64 - 1992

CXG 211 - 1985

CXG 202 - 1983

CXG 3000 - 1986

CXG 3008 - 1987

ADDEX DESIGN Stratege

Advanced Star Chess I

Chess Voyager

Chess 3000

Chess 3008

CXG Model CC 64 ADDEX DESIGN Stratege (1992) Electronic Chess Computer
CXG Model 211 Advanced Star Chess I (1985) Electronic Travel Chess Computer
CXG Model 202 Chess Voyager (1983) Electronic Travel Chess Computer
CXG Model 3000 Chess (1986) Electronic Chess Computer
CXG Model 3008 Chess (1987) Electronic Chess Computer

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CXG 268 - 1989

Chess Scholar

CXG Model 268 Chess Scholar (1989) Electronic Chess Computer

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CXG 002 - 1982

CXG 008 - 1985

Computachess II

Computachess III

CXG Model 002 Computachess II (1982) Electronic Chess Computer
CXG Model 008 Computachess III (1985) Electronic Chess Computer

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CXG 228 - 1987

Crown

CXG Model 228 Crown (1987) Electronic Chess Computer

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CXG 202 - 1983

Portachess

CXG Model 202 Portachess (1983) Electronic Travel Chess Computer

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1987

CXG 241 - 1989

CXG 902 - 1992

CXG 3018 - 1989

Sphinx 40

Sphinx Chess Card

Sphinx Comet

Sphinx Commander

CXG Sphinx 40 (1987) Electronic Chess Computer
CXG Model 241 Sphinx Chess Card (1989) Electronic Travel Chess Computer
CXG Model 902 Sphinx Comet (1992) Electronic Chess Computer
CXG Model 3018 Sphinx Commander (1989) Electronic Chess Computer

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CXG 223 - 1984

Portachess II

CXG Model 223 Portachess II (1984) Electronic Travel Chess Computer

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CXG 603 - 1992

Sphinx Concerto

CXG Model 603 Sphinx Concerto (1992) Electronic Chess Computer

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CXG 301 - 1992

CXG 807 - 1992

Sphinx Legend

Sphinx Seville I

CXG Model 301 Sphinx Legend (1992) Electronic Chess Computer
CXG Model 807 Sphinx Seville I (1992) Electronic Chess Computer

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CXG 647W - 1992

Sphinx Sierra

CXG Model 647W Sphinx Sierra (1992) Electronic Chess Computer

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CXG 209 - 1985

CXG 218 - 1986

Star Chess I

Super Crown Version I

CXG Model 209 Star Chess II (1985) Electronic Travel Chess Computer
CXG Model 218 Super Crown Version I (1986) Electronic Chess Computer

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Sphinx Dominator 2.00

CXG Model 239 Sphinx Dominator 2.00 (1989) Electronic Chess Computer

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CXG 237 - 1998

Sphinx Junior

CXG Model 237 Sphinx Junior (1988) Electronic Chess Computer

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CXG 239 - 1989

Sensor Computachess Gold

CXG Model 001 Sphinx Sensor Computachess Gold (1981) Electronic Travel Chess Computer

CXG 208 - 1985

Enterprise S

CXG Model 208 Enterprise S (1985) Electronic Chess Computer

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CXG 270 - 1989

Sphinx Titan

CXG Model 270 Sphinx Titan (1989) Electronic Chess Computer

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CXG 209 - 1985

Star Chess II

CXG Model 209 Star Chess II (1985) Electronic Travel Chess Computer

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CXG 347 - 1992

Sphinx Granada

CXG Model 347 Sphinx Granada (1992) Electronic Chess Computer

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Sphinx Dominator 2.05

CXG Model 239 Sphinx Dominator 2.05 (1989) Electronic Chess Computer

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CXG 239 - 1989

CXG 247 - 1992

Sphinx Granada

CXG Model 247 Sphinx Granada (1992) Electronic Chess Computer

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Sensor Computachess Silver

CXG Model 001 Sphinx Sensor Computachess Silver (1981) Electronic Travel Chess Computer

CXG 219 - 1986

Pocket Chess

CXG Model 219 Pocket Chess (1986) Electronic Travel Chess Computer

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CXG 211 - 1985

Advanced Star Chess II

CXG Model 211 Advanced Star Chess II (1985) Electronic Travel Chess Computer

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CXG 807 - 1992

Sphinx Seville II

CXG Model 807 Sphinx Seville II (1992) Electronic Chess Computer

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CXG 218WG - 1988

Super Crown Version II

CXG Model 218WG Super Crown Version II (1988) Electronic Chess Computer

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CXG 001 - 1981

CXG 001 - 1981

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CXG 022 - 1984

Computachess I

CXG Model 022 Computachess I (1984) Electronic Chess Computer

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