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1984: At the age of 19, Michael Dell starts PC’s
Limited with $1,000 and a game-changing
vision for the technology industry.
1979: Richard J. Egan and Roger Marino form
EMC in Massachusetts – using their last initials
as the “E” and the “M” in EMC.
2005: Dell tops the list of “America’s Most
Admired Companies” in Fortune magazine.
1997: EMC ranks 16th on the first-ever Business
Week 50 list of America’s best-performing
companies, and is named worldwide open
storage market leader.
1992: Dell debuts on the Fortune 500, making
Michael Dell the youngest CEO on the list.
1994: Sales surpass $1 billion, and EMC enters
Fortune 500 list of America’s largest industrial
2011: Dell acquires Secure Works, RNA Networks
and Dell Force10 Networks – leaders in
enterprise solutions and services.
2004: EMC acquires VMware, followed in
subsequent years by Data Domain, RSA, Isilon,
Greenplum, Pivotal Labs, XtremeIO and
2012: EMC earns a spot on Thompson Reuters
Top 100 Global Innovators list and as one of the
top 50 Greenest Company’s Globally on News-
week’s Green Rankings.
2015: EMC Ranks #6 on the global Great Place to
Work survey of more than 2,800 multinational firms.
1988: Dell goes public, raising $30 million and
increasing market capitalization from $1,000
to $85 million.
1986: EMC goes public on the NASDAQ stock
exchange at a price of $16.50 per share, or $0.23
(adjusted for subsequent stock splits).
2010: Newsweek names Dell the greenest
company in America.
1999: NYSE names EMC Stock of the Decade for
best 10-year performance.
1996: Dell.com launches, generating $1 million in
sales per day just six months after site is live.
1995: EMC overtakes IBM, becoming the main-
frame storage market leader.
2012: Dell continues to invest to meet customers’
end-to-end IT needs by acquiring AppAssure,
SonicWALL, Clerity, Make Technologies, Wyse,
Quest, Gale Technologies and Credant.
2013: Michael Dell and private equity firm Silver
Lake Partners buy back Dell from public share-
holders to accelerate the company’s solutions
strategy and focus on customer value.
Dell and EMC form distribution deal to enable more
affordable enterprise- class storage area network
solutions for customers of all sizes.
Dell and EMC unite – making the combined company
a global enterprise solutions powerhouse.
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