Computer history - 1987
Major computer events in 1987
Development of ImageMagick began in 1987.
Other computer events in 1987
Robert Noyce was awarded the National Medal of Technology.
The first SXSW festival was held in March.
The first ARM processor computer, the Acorn Archimedes was released.
The first e-mail from China was sent to its connection in Germany on September 20, 1987.
On November 22, 1987, a Chicago PBS affiliate WTTW-11 TV broadcast got hacked by a person wearing a Max Headroom mask.
The Oberon System multitasking operating system was released in 1987.
Trident Microsystems was founded in 1987.
New computer products and services introduced in 1987
Microsoft released Word 3 for Mac in 1987.
The ISO 9000 set of standards was first introduced in 1987.
Dolby AC-1 was introduced in 1987.
The Mac SE was introduced at $2,900 in 1987.
MS-DOS 3.3 was released in April 1987.
Leisure Suit Larry was released for the PC on July 5, 1987. The game was geared towards a more mature audience, being that it centers around a character that attempts to seduce attractive women. The game's popularity and success results in a total of seven games being released between 1987 and 1996, despite its questionable content and objectives.
OLED is introduced.
Microsoft introduced Windows 2.0 on December 9, 1987.
The first Final Fantasy role playing video game was released on December 18, 1987 by Square Enix. Originally released for the Nintendo gaming console, a sequel was later released for the PC and PlayStation 2 in 2002. The Final Fantasy game franchise became very successful and popular, selling over 100 million copies between the original and all sequels. Its success earned it seven records in the Guinness world records Gamer's Edition 2008.
Internet domains that came online in 1987
The domain apple.com came online on February 19, 1987.
The domain cisco.com came online on May 14, 1987.
Computer companies founded in 1987
Realtek was founded in October 1987.
A4Tech was founded in 1987.
ALi was founded in 1987.
Avid was established in 1987.
Brodxent was founded in 1987.
CMD Technology was founded in 1987.
CNetUSA was founded in 1987.
Elitegroup Computer Systems was established in 1987.
Huawei was founded in 1987.
Kingston was founded in 1987.
Konexx was founded in 1987.
Maxdata was founded in 1987.
Mecer was founded in 1987.
Minicom Advanced Systems was founded in 1987.
Oak Technology was founded in 1987.
Right Hemisphere was formed in 1987 in Auckland New Zealand.
The company Serif was founded in 1987.
Silicom was founded in 1987 by Avi Eizenman.
Silicon Integrated Systems was founded in 1987.
SiS was founded in 1987.
Sonic Solutions was founded in 1987.
STMicroelectronics was founded in 1987.
Techsmith was founded in 1987,
TSMC was founded in 1987.
VIA Technologies was founded in 1987.
ViewSonic was founded in 1987.
Computer company events in 1987
AMD and Monolithic Memories Inc. agree to merge in April 1987.
IBM sends clone manufacturers letters demanding retroactive licensing fees.
Microsoft shares hit $100 per share in 1987.
Novell acquired Softcraft Inc. the developers of Btrieve in 1987.
Computer-related movies and TV shows released in 1987
Star Trek: The Next Generation TV show premiers for the first time on September 28, 1987.
Computer pioneers born in 1987
Alan Schaaf was born on October 21, 1987.
Computer pioneer deaths in 1987
Russel Ohl passed away in March 1987 (Age: 89).
Walter Brattain passed away on October 13, 1987 (Age: 85).