Unit 23: Vocabulary

Please study the 16 vocabulary terms below. Then press the Mark Complete button to continue.
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Adobe
San Jose, California multimedia software company founded in 1982 by John Warnock and Charles Geschk; known for Flash, Photoshop and PDF software technologies
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Our Computer Design and Layout class professor advised us that most industry professionals use Adobe software.
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AMD (Advanced Micro Devices)
Santa Clara, California company founded in 1969 by Jerry Sanders; known as the second largest manufacturer of x86 processors and graphics processors
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AMD has a strange history of competition, cooperation, and litigation with the x86 platform creator Intel.
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Amazon
Seattle company founded by Jeff Bezos in 1994 and specializing in mail order and cloud computing
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Amazon.com started off by selling books, but now they sell everything from food to server space.
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Apple
Cupertino, California based computer company founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak
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Apple is a large consumer IT company known for its quality products with innovative design and usability concepts.
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Cisco
San Jose, California company founded by Len Bosack, Sandy Lerner, and Richard Troiano in 1984 which sells networking and telecommunications products and services
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In 2011, Cisco Systems announced it would shut down its consumer electronics devision.
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Dell
Round Rock, Texas computer manufacturer founded by "Micheal" in 1984; known for its direct-sales approach, low cost, and highly configurable product offerings
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Benjamin Curtis, the popular "Dude, you're getting a Dell" spokesperson was fired in 2003 after he was arrested on drug possession charges in New York City.
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Facebook
Menlo Park, California company founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg which calls itself a "social network" and focuses on advertising and interpersonal communication
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Over 2 billion people use Facebook to communicate with friends and family.
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Google
Mountain View, California company founded by Larry Page and Sergei Brin in 1998; known for their search technology, Android mobile OS, web-based productivity tools, and cloud hosting services
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Google's unofficial company motto is "Don't be evil", a phrase coined by engineer Paul Buchheit.
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HP (Hewlett-Packard)
Palo Alto, California startup founded in a one-car garage in 1939 by two engineering students "Bill" and "Dave"; known for producing high quality computers, printers, and other peripherals
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HP specializes in manufacturing computers, printers, networking devices, and related services.
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Intel
Santa Clara, California company founded in 1968 by Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce; known for manufacturing microprocessors and other high tech products
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Intel invented the 4004, the world's first microprocessor in 1971.
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IBM (International Business Machines)
Armonk, New York based company founded by Charles Ranlett Flint in 1911; known for building large scale business machines of nearly every type, from typewriters to mainframes to personal computers
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The man worked for IBM for so long he could remember the days when everyone wore white lab coats to work.
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Microsoft
Redmond, Washington software company founded by Bill Gates and Larry Allen in 1977; known for Windows operating system, Office productivity software, and Azure cloud computing platform
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The college student wanted to work for Microsoft because it was the biggest and richest software company in the region.
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Nvidia
Santa Clara, California company founded by Jensen Huang, Chris Malachowsky, and Curtis Priem in 1993; known for producing GPUs (graphical processing units) for gaming, cryptocurrency mining, and media creation purposes
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NVIDIA is very popular with gamers and responsible for the GeForce line of graphics cards.
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Oracle
Redwood Shores, California company founded in 1977 by Larry Ellison and known for developing database software and supply chain management software
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Oracle Corporation has the best overall reputation for scalability and reliability in the database industry.
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Symantec
Mountain View, California software company founded in 1982 by Gary Hendrix; specializing in artificial intelligence and antivirus software
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Symantec is famous for their antivirus software which protects computers from malware.
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Western Digital
San Jose, California company founded in 1970 by Alvin B. Phillips; the world's largest manufacturer of computer storage devices
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In 2017, Western Digital was the first company to ship a 14 terabyte hard drive.
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