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 for Honeywell
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Honeywell
  Datamatic Corporation
  
      A US company known for its mainframes and
     operating systems.
  
     The company's history is long and tortuous, with many mergers,
     acquisitions and name changes.  A company formed on 1886-04-23
     to make furnace regulators eventually merged in 1927 with
     another company formed in 1904 by a young plumbing and heating
     engineer named Mark Honeywell who was perfecting the heat
     generator.
  
     A 1955 joint venture with Raytheon Corp., called Datamatic
     Corporation, marked Honeywell's entry into the computer
     business.  Their first computer was the D-1000.  In 1960
     Honeywell bought out Raytheon's interest and the name changed
     to Electronic Data Processing (EDP) then in 1963 it was
     officially renamed Honeywell Inc.
  
     In 1970 Honeywell merged its computer business with General
     Electric's to form Honeywell Information Systems.  In 1986 a
     joint venture with the french company Bull and japanese NEC
     Corporation created Honeywell Bull.  By 1991 Honeywell had
     withdrawn from the computer business, focussing more on
     aeropspace.
  
     CII Honeywell was an important department.  Honeywell
     operating systems included GCOS and Multics.
  
     See also: brain-damaged.
  
     History
     http://www51.honeywell.com/honeywell/about-us/our-history.html)">(http://www51.honeywell.com/honeywell/about-us/our-history.html).
  
     (2009-01-14)
  

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