Computer History - 1982
Major computer events in 1982
Compaq Computer Corp. is founded by Rod Canion and other Texas Instruments Incorporated engineers. Compaq is the first company to introduce a clone of the IBM PC (the Compaq Portable in 1983) and become IBMs biggest challenger in the corporate market.
The Intel 80286 is introduced February 1, 1982.
Other computer events in 1982
On January 18, 1982 the Time Magazine is released with its first cover dedicated to video games with the title "Video Games Are Blitzing the World."
Sony releases its first Trinitron monitor.
Jack Kilby is inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
Microsoft establishes a subsidiary in England to begin foreign sales efforts.
The HX-20 becomes the first notebook-sized portable computer is introduced by Epson.
Apple Computer is the first personal computer manufacturer to hit the $1 billion mark for annual sales.
Rich Skrenta a 15-year old high school student creates the first known computer virus known as The Elk Cloner.
The first permanent artificial heart is implanted into Barney Clark December 2, 1982.
New computer products and services introduced in 1982
WordPerfect Corporation introduces WordPerfect 1.0 a word processing program that will become one of the computer markets most popular word processing program.
The first luggable computer is introduced.
MS-DOS version 1.25 is released.
The 5ESS switch is first deployed in Seneca, Illinois on March 25, 1982.
Sony begins selling the first Audio CD players October 1, 1982.
The XT bus is introduced.
AutoCAD is introduced in December 1982.
The Vectrex is a video game console is released.
Computer companies founded in 1982
Sun is incorporated in February 1982, with four employees.
Electronic Arts (EA) is founded May 28, 1982.
Adobe is founded.
Autodesk is established.
BTC is founded.
Diamond Multimedia is founded.
ENSONIQ is founded.
Hercules is founded.
Labtec is founded.
Lotus Development Corporation is founded.
LucasArts is founded.
Maxtor is founded.
MidWest Micro is founded.
Number Nine is founded.
Orchid Technology is founded.
SGI is founded.
Sigma Designs is founded.
Signal Technology is founded.
SyQuest Technology is founded.
Symantec is founded.
Computer company events in 1982
Kyoto Ceramic Company changes its name to Kyocera.
Computer related movies released in 1982
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is released June 4, 1982.
The movie Blade Runner is released June 25, 1982.
Disney releases the movie Tron on July 9, 1982, the first movie to use computer generated special effects.
Computer pioneers born in 1982
Ben Silbermann is born in 1982
Ryan Block is born June 25, 1982
Anand Shimpi is born June 26, 1982
Veronica Belmont is born July 21, 1982.
Computer pioneer deaths in 1982
Haskell Curry passes away September 1, 1982 (Age: 81)