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The co-founders of the best computer companies in the world

November 26, 2011

I Just found this list of people who made histories in the computer industry. Their innovations has changed the world into today, Computerized.

They’re co-founders of the best computer companies in the world.

Here they are,

Michael Dell, Co-founder of Dell Inc.

Dell Inc. seems more focused on efforts in cost efficiency rather than making too many innovations in their products. This has been the same thing they do until now, To have a minimum cost through direct sales to their customers. In an interview with Business Week, Mr. Dell said, “This company knows how to do something successfully done before.”

Stan Shih, Co-founder of ACER

First established under the name : Multitech, founded in 1976, which was later renamed Acer in 1987. Pan Acer Group employs 39,000 people in more than 100 countries. His income in 2002 was U.S. $ 12.9 billion. Its headquarter is located in Sijhih City, Taipei County, Taiwan.
Although Acer’s market in North America has declined more rising sales in recent years, The European market still continues to rise.  His success in Europe partly because the sponsorship of the Ferrari Formula 1 Team and the former F1 team, Prost Grand Prix.

Ichisuke Fujioka and Hisashige Tanaka, Co-founders of Toshiba

Toshiba is a company with high-tech electronics headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. But Toshiba products today are mostly manufactured in China.
Toshiba-made Semiconductor is one of the 20 best selling semiconductors in the world.  In 2009, Toshiba is the fifth largest computer company in the world, under the Hewlett-Packard of the U.S., Dell of the U.S., Acer of Taiwan and Lenovo of China.

Jonney Shih and Jerry Shen, Co-founders of ASUS

Asustek Computer, Inc., Often called ASUS is a Taiwan based company that manufactures computer components like mother boards, graphic cards, and notebooks.  Asus recently began producing PDAs, Mobile phones, LCD monitors, and other computer products. Its main competitors includes MSI, and Gigabyte.

Bill Hewlett dan David Packard, Co-founders of Hewlett-Packard

When it comes to naming his company, Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard did a coin toss to determine the name of their company. Whether Hewlett-Packard or Packard-Hewlett. After seeing the name now is Hewlett-Packard, Nobody knows the one who won the coin toss was NOT Bill Hewlett, But Dave Packard.

Rod Canion, Co-founder of Compaq

Compaq Computer Corporation was  an United States’ personal computer company founded in 1982, and now is one brand from Hewlett-Packard company.  The company was founded by Rod Canion, Jim Harris and Bill Murto – A former senior manager from Texas Instruments .  The name “COMPAQ” stands for “Compatibility and Quality”. At the time of its first establishment, Compaq produced a number of IBM PC compatible computers.
Compaq was the largest supplier of personal computer systems in the world, Compaq became an independent company until 2002 when they joined Hewlett-Packard.

Liu Chuanzhi, Co-founder of Lenovo

Lenovo Group Limited, formerly known as Legend Group, is the largest PC manufacturer in the People’s Republic of China. In 2004, Lenovo is the 8th largest PC manufacturer in the world.
In December 2004, Lenovo announced its intention to take over IBM’s PC division, A company who once had a monopoly in American PC market. Takeover is expected to make Lenovo able to develop wings in the West in order to become the third largest PC manufacturer in the world.  On May 1, 2005, Lenovo officially took over the IBM PC division.

Akio Morita, Co-founder of Sony

Sony was founded on May 7, 1946 under the name of Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering with about 20 employees. Their first consumer product is a rice cooker in the late 1940s. Along with the development of Sony as a large international company, he bought another company that has a longer history, Columbia Records (The oldest existing recording company in the world, founded in 1888).
The name “Sony” was chosen as a joint sonus Latin word, which is the root of sonic and sound, and the English word sonny (“child”) that after the combination means a small group of young people who have energy and willingness to create and innovate with unlimited ideas.  At that time, it was very unusual for a Japanese company to use Roman letters to spell its name.  In 1958, The company began to formally adopt the name “Sony Corporation” as the name of the company. Easy to use and easily pronounced in all languages ​​of the world.  Sony’s name echoes the spirit of freedom and openness in innovation.

Steve Jobs, Co-founder of APPLE Inc.

Apple, Inc. (formerly Apple Computer, Inc.) is a company located in Silicon Valley, Cupertino, California, that is engaged in computer technology. Apple helped the beginning of the personal computer revolution in 1970s with Apple II and have been promoting these products since 1980’s until now with Macintosh.  Apple is known for its hardwares, like iMac, Macbook, the iPod music player and iPhone mobile phone.  Some of  the inventions have capability in a creative field such as Final Cut video editing, sound editing and iTunes music player that also functions as an online music store.

David Kartono, Co-founder of AXIOO

Indonesia should be proud that Axioo, A local computer product broke through the ranks of the world and become one of the products that adopt the second generation of Intel Core processor. Axioo Neon HNM, A 14-inch notebook has become the world’s first notebook with its processor technology previously known as Sandy Bridge.


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