Digital Equipment Corporation

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Digital Equipment Corporation
Type Public
Founded 1957 (closed in 1998)
Headquarters Maynard, Massachusetts, U.S.
Key people Ken Olsen, founder
Harlan Anderson, founder
Industry Electronics
Products Electronics
Employees over 140,000
Website N/A

Digital Equipment Corporation was a computer company.

Formation

Digital Equipment Corporation was founded by Ken Olsen and Harlan Anderson in 1957.

Acquisition and closure

Compaq acquired DEC in June 1998, and the DEC name was retired. Compaq merged with Hewlett Packard in May 2002.

Clones of computers by Digital Equipment Corporation owned by WEC Museum

Name Released Added to Museum Notes
Elektronika BK-0010.01 1983 November 30, 2019 16-bit computer that was compatible with the DEC PDP-11/03.