With more than 200 patents covering current and future computer systems and related technologies, Dell has been a major force in the industry. In 2015, Dell announced the largest tech acquisition in history by acquiring storage vendor EMC for USD 67 billion.
(Dell Inc., Round Rock, TX, m) A leading PC manufacturer, founded in 1984 by Michael Dell. Originally selling under the "PCs Limited" brand, Dell was the first to legitimize direct sales of PCs by mail order and to provide quality telephone support.
He started the company in 1984 with 1,000. (Image courtesy of Dell Inc.).
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The company's rise was extraordinary. In 1991, after only seven years in business, it made the Fortune 500, ranking 490, with sales of USD 546 million. In 2007, Dell ranked 34 on the list with revenues of 61 billion.
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