|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|
|Products||Floppy disk drives|
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 was founded by Alan Shugart in 1973.
Acquisition by Xerox
Shugart Associates was sold to Xerox in 1977.
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.