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PostSubject: Any on history of Compaq (Now HPCOMPAQ).   Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:10 pm

This content is about the history of a computer manufacturer company COMPAQ,
Compaq Computer Corporation was an American personal pc company founded in 1982. Once the largest dealer of personal computing systems worldwide, Compaq existed as an unbiased corporation until 2002, anytime it merged with Hewlett-Packard.
The provider was formed by Rod Canion, Jim Harris along with Bill Murto former Texas Instruments senior managers. The name "COMPAQ" was made from "Compatibility and Quality", as at its formation Compaq produced most of the first IBM PC compatible computers.
Prior to its takeover the corporation was headquartered in northwest unincorporated Harris County, Texas, United States.
Compaq was initially founded in February 1982 by Rod Canion, Jim Harris along with Bill Murto, three elderly managers from semiconductor manufacturer Texas Instruments. Each expended $1, 000 to form the corporation. Their first venture capital originated in Ben Rosen and Sevin Rosen Funds. The original Compaq PC was first sketched out on a placemat by the founders while dining from a local Houston restaurant, Place of Pies.
Two essential marketing executives in Compaq's premature years, Jim D'Arezzo along with Sparky Sparks, had derive from IBM's PC Group. Other key executives the reason for the company's meteoric growth on the late 80s and quick 90s were Ross An important. Cooley, another former IBMer, who served for a few years as SVP of GM United states; Michael Swavely, who was the business's chief marketing officer on the early years, and eventually ran the United states organization, later passing along the length of that responsibility to Mr. Cooley, anytime Swavely retired. In the us, Brendan A. "Mac" McLoughlin (another quite a while IBM executive) led the business's field sales organization after running the Western U. Verts. Area of Operations. Those gifted executives, along by means of other key contributors, together with Kevin Ellington, Douglas Johns, Steven Flannigan, together with Gary Stimac, helped the provider with the IBM Corporation in every one personal computer sales areas, after many predicted that none could smart phone market the behemoth.
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