Old Computer Companies

From: Hans B Pufal <hansp_at_aconit.org>
Date: Sun Feb 2 04:13:01 2003

vance_at_neurotica.com wrote:
> I'm trying to think of all the really old computer companies that are
> still in business. GE and Honeywell no longer make computers. DEC and DG
> are gone. So there's HP, IBM, Bull... are there any others left from
> way-back-when? Oh yeah, there's Siemens. And Amdahl's part of Fujitsu
> now. Do they still count? I guess Fujitsu probably counts on its own
> merits. Hitachi and Toshiba left the industry recently, after many years.
> And then there's Unisys, with their recent turn to weird hybrid systems.
> Did I miss anyone?

Fujitsu certainly counts, the earliest Fujitsu computer on my CCC list
is the FACOM-100 dated 1954

NEC has been around since the early days, the NEAC 1101 dates from 1958
and the currently most powerful machine is the NEC Earth Simulator.

By comparison, HP is a mere stripling, I list its first computer as the
2116-A in 1966.

Then there is Cray, recently revived but still in business.

   -- hbp
Received on Sun Feb 02 2003 - 04:13:01 GMT

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