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DEC History: Year 1

Who are the founders of Digital Equiment Corporation?

Digital Equipment Corporation was founded by Ken Olsen and Harlan Anderson.

When was Digital Equiment Corporation incorporated?

Digital Equipment Corporation was incorporated in August 1957.

When did Digital Equiment Corporation launch commercially?

Digital Equipment Corporation launched commercially in May 1958.

When did Digital Equiment Corporation unveil its first product?

Digital Equipment Corporation unveiled its first product in December 1959.

How much venture capital did Digital Equiment Corporation raise?

Digital Equipment Corporation raised $370K in two rounds of funding.

When did Digital Equiment Corporation go public?

Digital Equipment Corporation went public in August 1966 on the NYSE.

Where was Digital Equiment Corporation headquartered?

Digital Equipment Corporation was headquartered in Maynard, USA.

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What happened during the year 1 of Digital Equipment Corporation?


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What was the version 1 of 'Digital Laboratory Module' like?

APR 1958

What are some of the pre-IPO stats for Digital Equipment Corporation?

1957 to 1960

1961 to 1964

1965 to 1966

What were some of the extra materials about Digital Equipment Corporation?

1957 AUG Articles of Incorporation.pdf

AUG 1957 Articles of Incorporation

1989 Interview with Ken Olsen

1992_Digital at work.pdf

1992 Digital at Work: Snapshots from the first thirty-five years

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