Company: Data General Corporation
Based: Westborough, MA.
Founded: 1968, Acquired by EMC in 1999.
Founders: Edson de Castro, Henry Burkhardt III, and Richard Sogge of Digital Equipment (DEC), and Herbert Richman of Fairchild Semiconductor.
Specialty: One of the first Minicomputer companies in the 1960's. Produced the NOVA, microNOVA, SuperNOVA, Eclipse, and microEclipse models of 16-bit & 32-bit minicomputers, Data General-one portable computers, and "Desktop Generation" line of PC's. Competed with DEC, HP & IBM.