• Thursday1st January 1970

    Kenbak Corporation


    Kenbak-1 is considered by the Computer History Museum and the American Computer Museum to be the worlds first "personal computer". Only 40 machines were ever built and sold. It was designed and invented by John Blankenbaker of Kenbak Corporation in 1970, and was first sold in early 1971. The sy... see all details

  • Friday12th December 1969

    Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems


    Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems (MITS) was an American electronics company founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico that began manufacturing electronic calculators in 1971 and personal computers in 1975. Ed Roberts and Forrest Mims founded MITS in December 1969 to produce miniaturized telemetr... see all details

  • Tuesday15th July 1969

    MOS Technology


    MOS Technology, Inc. ("MOS" being short for Metal Oxide Semiconductor), also known as CSG (Commodore Semiconductor Group), was a semiconductor design and fabrication company based in Norristown, Pennsylvania, in the United States. It is most famous for its 6502 microprocessor, and various designs fo... see all details

  • Thursday1st May 1969

    Advanced Micro Devices


    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. or AMD is an American multinational semiconductor company based in Sunnyvale, California, that develops computer processors and related technologies for commercial and consumer markets. Its main products include microprocessors, motherboard chipsets, embedded processors ... see all details

  • Thursday18th July 1968



    Intel Corporation is an American multinational semiconductor chip maker corporation headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Intel is the world's largest and highest valued semiconductor chip maker, based on revenue. It is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors, the processors found in m... see all details

  • Wednesday15th January 1964



    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. They produced a wide variety of electronics kits, and later complete computer systems. In the 1960s, many hobbyist electronics mag... see all details

  • Wednesday1st January 1958

    LG Electronics


    LG Electronics (Korean: LG전자) is a South Korean multinational electronics company headquartered in Yeouido-dong, Seoul, and a member of the LG Group chaebol. The company operates its business through five divisions: Mobile Communications, Home Entertainment, Home Appliances, Air Conditioning, an... see all details

  • Friday1st January 1954

    Commodore International


    Commodore International (or Commodore International Limited) was an American home computer and electronics manufacturer. Commodore International (CI) along with its subsidiary Commodore Business Machines (CBM) participated in the development of the home–personal computer industry in the 1... see all details

  • Thursday15th March 1951

    Wang Laboratories


    Wang Laboratories was a computer company founded in 1951 by Dr. An Wang and Dr. G. Y. Chu. The company was successively headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts (1954–1963), Tewksbury, Massachusetts (1963–1976), and finally in Lowell, Massachusetts (1976–1997). At its peak in the ... see all details

  • Monday1st January 1951

    Texas Instruments


    Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) is an American company that designs and makes semiconductors, which it sells to electronics designers and manufacturers globally. Headquartered at Dallas, Texas, United States, TI is the third largest manufacturer of semiconductors worldwide after Intel and Samsung, the ... see all details

  • Sunday1st January 1939



    The Hewlett-Packard Company or HP is an American multinational information technology corporation headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States. It provides products, technologies, software, solutions and services to consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and large enterprises,... see all details

  • Sunday4th September 1932

    Joseph A. Weisbecker


    Joseph Weisbecker was born September 4, 1932 in New Jersey and obtained his BSEE from Drexel University in 1956. His career included over 20 years of experience in advanced computer and systems R&D, and more than 10 years of experience in consumer toy and game product development. A skilled engi... see all details

  • Tuesday25th September 1928



    Motorola, Inc. was a multinational telecommunications company based in Schaumburg, Illinois. After having lost $4.3 billion from 2007 to 2009, the company was divided into two independent public companies, Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions on January 4, 2011. Motorola Solutions is genera... see all details

  • Tuesday15th July 1919



    RCA Corporation, founded as the Radio Corporation of America, was an American electronics company in existence from 1919 to 1986.The RCA trademark is used by Sony Music Entertainment and Technicolor, which licenses the name to other companies such as Audiovox and TCL Corporation for products descend... see all details

  • Wednesday1st January 1919

    Tandy Corporation (RadioShack)


    The Tandy Corporation was a family-owned leather goods company based in Fort Worth, Texas. Tandy was founded in 1919 as a leather supply store, and acquired RadioShack in 1963. The Tandy name was dropped in May 2000, when RadioShack Corporation was made the official name. Tandy began in 1919 wh... see all details

  • Monday1st January 1917



    Magnavox (Latin for "great voice") is a US electronics company founded by Edwin Pridham and Peter L. Jensen, who invented the moving-coil loudspeaker in 1915 at their lab in Napa, California. They formed Magnavox in 1917 in order to market their inventions. Magnavox is also known for creating the Od... see all details

  • Monday1st January 1912

    Heath Company


    The Heath Company was originally founded as an aircraft company in 1912 by Edward Bayard Heath with the purchase of Bates Aeroplane Co, soon renamed to the E.B. Heath Aerial Vehicle Co. Starting in 1926 it sold a light aircraft, the Heath Parasol, in kit form. Heath died during a 1931 test flight.Th... see all details

  • Friday16th June 1911

    IBM (International Business Machines Corporation)


    International Business Machines Corporation, or IBM, is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation, with headquarters in Armonk, New York, United States. IBM manufactures and markets computer hardware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in ar... see all details

  • Thursday9th June 1898



    Alcatel-Lucent (French pronunciation: [alkatɛl lysɛnt]) is a French global mobile phone manufacturer and telecommunications equipment company, headquartered in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, France. The company focuses on fixed, mobile, and converged networking hardware, IP technologies, softwar... see all details

  • Friday9th July 1875



    Toshiba Corporation is a Japanese multinational engineering and electronics conglomerate corporation headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Its products and services include information technology and communications equipment and systems, electronic components and materials, power systems, industrial and so... see all details