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Companies in the history of computing

This index is a reflection of the companies that are mentioned in the timeline and is under construction please mail suggestions or material to the editors


Company name and specialty
3M United Kingdom Ltd
Aardvark Business Computers Ltd
Action Communication Systems Inc.
ActiVision - developer/publisher of entertainment software
Amdahl Corporation
Advanced Micro Devices (UK) Ltd
Adobe Systems, Inc - software developer, co-creator of desktop publishing
Apple - Apple Computer Inc. first company to offer a gui interface to the general public
Apricot Computers plc (UK)
Aston Electronic Developments Ltd
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Atari - game consoles
ATT - company that invented the transistor
BCI - telecommunications provider
Benson Electronics Ltd
Broderbund - producer of entertainment and education software
Centronics Data Computer (UK) Ltd
Cherry Electrical Products Corp
Coleco - toy maker and video game producer
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Commodore International - manufacturer of electronic products and the C64!
Compaq Computer Corporation - manufacturer of personal computers.
Control Data Corporation,
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Cray, manufacturer of super computers
Data General Corporation - manufacturer of the first mini in 1968
Digital Equipment Corporation - computer manufacturer
Disney Interactive - educational/entertainment software designer and distributer
Electronic Arts -  publisher/distributor of entertainment software
Epson - manufacturer of many innovations on computing peripherals and computers
Evans & Sutherland - computer graphics
Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation; manufacturer of first mass produced chip
Halcyon International
Hewlett Packard, now incorporates former Compaq and Digital
IBM - one of the first companies to produce the PC in mass
Industrial Light and Magic - developer of cinematic special effects
Interplay - publisher of entertainment, educational, and game software
LucasArts - designs and distributes computer video games and educational software
Maxis, Inc. - developer of entertainment software

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MITS - one of the first companies to offer personal computer kits
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Monroe Calculator Company, electrical calculators
Motorola Semiconductor Products
Nashua Corporation
NCR - manufacturer of digital equipment , national cash registers
Netscape - developer internet browser
Nixdorf Computers
Novell inc., as the company that developed PC-networks. It also is the company that developed the first common-used Directorysystem for PC-networks and is working on connectivity for several computerstandards.
Olympia International
PowersSamas Accounting
Prime Computers
Quantum Corp - manufacturer of digital storage products
Quark - developer of communication and publishing software
Rank Xerox - computer research and development center P.A.R.C.; manufacturer of copier machines
Rockwell International
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RoInfo, a software house and main sponsor of this site
Scientific Micro Systems
Silicon Graphics - manufacturer of high-end computers
Sony - manufacturer of electronic products
Sperry Rand (UNIVAC)

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Sun Microsystems, manufacturer of high performance workstations and servers
Tektronix UK Ltd
Texas Instruments
Timex/Sinclair - manufacturer of watches and miniature computers
Underwood Corporation
Univac ( later Sperry Rand )
Virgin Interactive Entertainment - designs, publishes, and distributes video games and multi-media software
Xerox - see Rank Xerox
Zilog Ltd


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Last Updated on 17 September, 2004 For suggestions please mail the editors 

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