Mouse Systems Corporation, formerly Rodent Associates, was founded in 1982 by Steve Kirsch, inventor of the optical mouse. In addition to being a vehicle for Kirsch's invention, the company was responsible for bringing the mouse to the IBM PC for the first time. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mouse Systems Corporation"
Multiflow Computer, Inc. , founded in April, 1984 near New Haven, Connecticut, USA, was a manufacturer and seller of minisupercomputer hardware and software embodying the VLIW design style. Multiflow, incorporated in Delaware, ended operations in March, 1990, after selling about 125 VLIW minisupercomputers in the United States, Europe and Japan. ...more on Wikipedia about "Multiflow"
Netscape Communications Corporation was the publisher of the Netscape web browsers as well as many other Internet and Intranet client and server software products. It was never a very large company by revenues, but it played a significant role in the popularisation of the internet, and a central role in the Microsoft anti-trust affair. It was a classic internet bubble stock. The company only existed from 1994 to 2003, latterly as a subsidiary of AOL, but the Netscape brand is still in use. ...more on Wikipedia about "Netscape Communications Corporation"
NexGen was a private semiconductor company that designed x86 PC central processing units until it was purchased by AMD in 1996. Like competitor Cyrix, NexGen was a fabless design house that designed its chips but relied on other companies for production. NexGen's chips were produced by IBM's Microelectronics division. Its Nx586 CPU, introduced in 1994, was the first CPU to attempt to compete directly against Intel's Pentium, with its Nx586-P80 and Nx586-P90 CPUs. Unlike competing chips from AMD and Cyrix, the Nx586 was not pin-compatible with the Pentium or any other Intel chip and required its own custom motherboard and chipset. NexGen offered both a VLB and a PCI motherboard for the Nx586 chips. ...more on Wikipedia about "NexGen"
NeXT was a computer company, known to the public for its futuristic black hardware, and to programmers for its outstanding object-oriented development platform. NeXT merged with Apple Computer on December 20, 1996, and its software was the foundation for Mac OS X. NeXT was headquartered in Redwood City, California. ...more on Wikipedia about "NeXT"
(OpenMarket) Open Market was an ecommerce startup, founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts in early 1994. It went public in 1996 on the Nasdaq exchange under the symbol OMKT, as one of the first ecommerce IPOs. ...more on Wikipedia about "OpenMarket"
OPTi Inc. was a semiconductor vendor that sold chipsets for the personal computer markets. ...more on Wikipedia about "OPTi Inc." It's my www.shortopedia.com!
The Osborne Computer Corporation (OCC) was founded by Adam Osborne in 1980 based on a product of not just personal computers but portable computers. ...more on Wikipedia about "Osborne Computer Corporation"
Otrona was an early manufacturer of portable computers. ...more on Wikipedia about "Otrona"
Peter Norton Computing, Inc., was a software company founded by Peter Norton. One of the most notable programs it produced is Norton Utilities. In 1990, it was acquired by Symantec. The company's—as well as the founder's—name lives on in the various Norton products of Symantec, including Norton AntiVirus. ...more on Wikipedia about "Peter Norton Computing"
Power Computing was a short-lived manufacturer of Apple Macintosh-compatible computers. Much of its management, including president and chief operating officer Joel Kocher, had worked at Dell Computer, and, like Dell, it followed a direct, build-to-order sales model. ...more on Wikipedia about "Power Computing"
Prime Computer was a Natick, Massachusetts-based producer of minicomputers from 1972 until 1992. ...more on Wikipedia about "Prime Computer"
Pyramid Technology was a computer company that produced a number of RISC-based minicomputers at the upper-end of the performance range. They also became the second company to ship a multiprocessor Unix system in 1985, which formed the basis of their product line into the early 1990s. In 1995 Pyramid was bought by Siemens AG and merged into their Siemens Computer Systems US unit. In 1998 this unit was split, with the services side of the operation becoming Wincor Nixdorf. In 1999 Siemens and Fujitsu merged their computer operations to form Fujitsu Siemens Computers, and finally Amdahl was added to the mix in 2000. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pyramid Technology"
Remington Rand was an early American computer manufacturer, best known as the original maker of the UNIVAC I, and now part of Unisys. For a time, the word "univac" was recognized as a generic synonym for "computer". Remington Rand also made office equipment. ...more on Wikipedia about "Remington Rand"
S3 Graphics, Ltd designs graphics chipsets for PCs. ...more on Wikipedia about "S3 Graphics"
Scientific Data Systems, or SDS, was a computer company founded in September 1961 by Max Palevsky, a veteran of Packard Bell and Bendix, along with eleven other computer scientists. SDS was an early adopter of integrated circuits in computer design and the first to employ silicon transistors. The company concentrated on larger scientific workload focused machines and sold many machines to NASA during the Space Race. Most machines were both fast and relatively low priced. The company was sold to Xerox in 1969, but mismanagement and dwindling sales caused Xerox to close the division in 1975 at a loss of hundreds of millions of dollars. During the Xerox years the company was officially Xerox Data Systems, or XDS. ...more on Wikipedia about "Scientific Data Systems"
Sequent Computer Systems, or Sequent, was a computer company that designed and manufactured multiprocessing computer systems. They were among the pioneers in high-performance symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) open systems, innovating in both hardware (e.g. cache management and interrupt handling) and software (e.g. read-copy-update). ...more on Wikipedia about "Sequent Computer Systems"
Shugart Associates was a computer peripheral manufacturer, famous for introducing the floppy disk to the microcomputer market. They were later purchased by Xerox and the brand name was discontinued in the mid-1980s. ...more on Wikipedia about "Shugart Associates"
Sirius Systems Technology (not to be confused with fictional company Sirius Cybernetics Corp.) was a personal computer manufacturer in Scotts Valley, CA, USA. It was founded by Chuck Peddle and Chris Fish, formerly of MOS Technology. In 1982 Sirius bought Victor Business Systems, known for its calculators and cash registers, and changed its name to Victor Technologies. It made the Victor/Sirius series of personal computers. Victor seems to have been a subsidiary of Walter Kidde Inc., a three billion dollar conglomerate. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sirius Systems Technology"
Sperry Corporation was a major American equipment and electronics company whose existence spanned more than seven decades of the twentieth century. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sperry Corporation"
Stac Electronics was an engineering company founded in 1984 by four friends at Caltech. Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, the company developed interesting hardware and software technology, but struggled financially, until the release of Stacker disk compression software in 1990. This product was a runaway hit in the days when disk drives had small capacities (20 to 80 megabytes) and were very expensive. Stacker doubled disk capacity (on average), and usually increased disk performance by reducing the amount of data that had to be read or written. Stac sold several million units of Stacker over the product's lifetime. ...more on Wikipedia about "Stac Electronics" This article is made on http://www.shortopedia.com
Stepstone (originally Productivity Products International) was a software company founded in 1983 by Brad Cox and Tom Love, best known for releasing the original version of the Objective-C programming language. ...more on Wikipedia about "Stepstone"
The U.S. company SWTPC started in 1964 as DEMCO (Daniel E. Meyer Company). It was incorporated in 1967 as Southwest Technical Products Corporation of San Antonio, Texas. ...more on Wikipedia about "SWTPC"
Symbolics is a privately held company that acquired the assets of the now-defunct computer manufacturer Symbolics, Inc. and continues to sell and maintain the Open Genera Lisp system and the Macsyma computer algebra system. ...more on Wikipedia about "Symbolics"
SyQuest Technology, Inc., now known as SYQT, Inc., was an early entrant into the removable hard disk market for personal computers. For many years SyQuest held the market, particularly as a method of transferring large desktop publisher documents to printers. SyQuest aim their products to give personal computer users "endless" hard drive space for data-intensive applications like desktop publishing, Internet information management, pre-press, multimedia, audio, video, digital photography, fast backup, data exchange, archiving, confidential data security and easy portability for the road. ...more on Wikipedia about "SyQuest Technology"
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