Iomega

Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope
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Founded in 1980, Iomega was one of the largest manufactures of backup media storage solutions and has manufactured such products as the Iomega Zip, Jaz, and Ditto drives.

On April 8, 2008, EMC announced it would acquire Iomega for approximately $213 million.

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April 8, 2008 - EMC announces it will acquire Iomega.

2002
- Iomega discontinues the Jaz drive.

June 23, 2001 - Iomega, slashes 800 to 1,100 jobs worldwide, and announces plans to relocate its headquarters to the West Coast.

May 25, 2001 - Iomega announces the Peerless drive, a removable external drive connected by USB, SCSI, or FireWire, with a capacity of 20 GB.

April 14, 2001 - Iomega settles a class action lawsuit about defective Zip drives. It states that some or all Zip drives sold to U.S. customers between January 1, 1995, and March 19, 2001, were defective.

1995 - Iomega introduces the Jaz drive.

1994 - Iomega releases its Zip disk drive and diskettes.