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Type Private
Founded 1973 (Shugart Associates)
1983 (Shugart Corporation)
1986 (Shugart Corporation [Narlinger Group])
Closed in 1991
Headquarters Sunnyvale, California, U.S.
Key people Alan Shugart, founder
Industry Computer peripherals
Products Floppy disk drives
Employees not disclosed
Website N/A

Shugart Corporation was a computer peripheral manufacturer.

It introduced the 5¼-inch minifloppy in September 1976 to replace the larger 8-inch floppy disks that were introduced by IBM nearly a decade earlier.

Shugart Associates

Shugart Associates was founded by Alan Shugart in 1973.

Acquisition by Xerox

Shugart Associates was sold to Xerox in 1977.

Shugart Corporation

It was renamed Shugart Corporation in 1983.

Majority closure and sale to the Narlinger Group

Xerox closed down most of Shugart Corporation between 1985 and 1986. However, it sold the company's floppy disk business to the a southern California investment partnership known as the Narlinger Group in March 1986.

Narlinger Group renames itself Shugart Corporation

After acquiring the company in March 1986, Narlinger renamed itself Shugart Corporation.

The company closed in 1991.