Computer Companies

  • Hewlett-Packard

    Hewlett-Packard is founded. David Packard and Bill Hewlett founded HP in a garage in Palo Alto, California.
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  • Eckert-Mauchly

    Eckert-Mauchly computer corp. is founded and constructs machines based on their experience with ENIAC and EDVAC.
  • Nixdorf Computer corp.

    Heinz Nixdorf founded the Nixdorf Computer Corp. It remains an independent company in Germany until the company joined Siemens in 1990.
  • Electrodata

    The calculator company Burroughs buys Electrodata. Combined, it creates a giant calculating firm.
  • Xerox

    Xerox opens Palo Alto Research Centre. This research centre attracted many of the US’s top computer Scientists-This lead to some ground-breaking inventions that changed the computer world.
  • Xerox

    Xerox closes its computer division. Most of it is sold to Honeywell.
  • Broderbund

    Broderbund is founded by brothers Doug and Gary Carlston. Doug created games for the company. One of their first games was Galactic Revolution.
  • Thinking Machines

    Thinking Machines is founded. The founder Danny Hills and his friends wanted a super computer.
  • Netscape

    Netscape Communications is founded. The company delivered its first browser in October of 1994.
  • Yahoo!

    Yahoo! Is founded by Stanford graduates Jerry Yang and David Filo. Little did they know that their website would become one of the most popular search engines in history.