Founded in 1979 by Robert Metcalfe, 3COM was a manufacturer of computer modems, network cards, PC cards, servers, hubs, PalmPilots, and other computer components. The company also purchased U.S. Robotics another popular manufacturer of modems at the time and owner of Palm. Later the company was purchased by Hewlett Packard, who now owns and handles all the companies products.
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April 12, 2010 - Hewlett Packard completes its acquisition of 3Com.
March 07, 2001 - Palm Inc. continued its push into the mobile enterprise space by announcing Tuesday the acquisition of Extended Systems, a developer of data management and synchronization products for the enterprise. Palm said it is paying $22 per share of Extended stock, with the full transaction valued at about $264 million.
February 22, 2001 - UsRobotics completes Testing of 56k V.92 standard.
1997 - 3COM purchases UsRobotics for $6.6 Billion U.S. dollars
1979 - 3COM is founded by Robert Metcalfe.