IT Unit 23: Vocabulary

To pass this unit, please study the 15 vocabulary words below.
Adobe
San Jose, California multimedia software company founded in 1982 by John Warnock and Charles Geschk; known for Flash, Photoshop and PDF software technologies
Our Computer Design and Layout class professor advised us that most industry professionals use Adobe software.
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
AMD has a strange history of competition, cooperation, and litigation with the x86 platform creator Intel.
Amazon
Seattle company founded by Jeff Bezos in 1994 and specializing in mail order and and cloud computing
Amazon.com started off by selling books, but now they sell everything from food to server space.
Apple
Cupertino, California based computer company founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak
Apple is a large consumer IT company known for its quality products with innovative design and usability concepts.
Cisco
San Jose, California company founded by Len Bosack, Sandy Lerner, and Richard Troiano in 1984 which sells networking and telecommunications products and services
In 2011, Cisco Systems announced it would shut down its consumer electronics devision.
Dell
Round Rock, Texas computer manufacturer founded by "Micheal" in 1984; known for its direct-sales approach, low cost, and highly configurable product offerings
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.
Facebook
Menlo Park, California company founded in 1994 by Mark Zuckerberg which calls itself a "social network" and focuses on advertising and interpersonal communication
Over 2 billion people use facebook to communicate with friends and family.
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
Google's unofficial company motto is "Don't be evil", a phrase coined by engineer Paul Buchheit.
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
HP specializes in manufacturing computers, printers, networking devices, and related services.
Intel
Santa Clara, California company founded in 1968 by Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce; known for manufacturing microprocessors and other high tech products
Intel invented the 4004, the world's first microprocessor in 1971.
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
The man worked for IBM for so long he could remember the days when everyone wore white lab coats to work.
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
The college student wanted to work for Microsoft because it was the biggest and richest software company in the region.
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
NVIDIA is very popular with gamers and responsible for the Geforce line of graphics cards.
Oracle
Redwood Shores, California company founded in 1977 by Larry Ellison and known for developing database software and supply chain management software
Oracle Corporation has the best overall reputation for scalability and reliability in the database industry.
Western Digital
San Jose, California company founded in 1970 by Alvin B. Phillips; the world's largest manufacturer of computer storage devices
In 2017, Western Digital was the first company to ship a 14 terabyte hard drive.
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