De La Rue
Fredrik Rosing Bull
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Groupe Bull

Knowledge Identifier: &Groupe_Bull


Groupe Bull

French-owned computer company headquartered in Les Clayes-sous-Bois, in the western suburbs of Paris add

Category: Business (10)

Founded in 1931.

Countries: United States (39%), (33%), Norway (6%)

Main connections: Honeywell, De La Rue, Fredrik Rosing Bull

Linked to: Public company, Honeywell, Motorola, NEC




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After a reorganization in 1933, with new owners coming in, the name was changed to "'Compagnie des Machines Bull"' add something


Fredrik Rosing Bull - Two years later, in 1933, the company underwent a reorganization and suffered a name change, Compagnie des Machines Bull, the current Groupe Bull


In particular, it has had various ownership relations with General Electric, Honeywell, and NEC from the 1960s to the 1980s; and with Motorola, Debeka, and France Télécom more recently add something


Zenith Electronics - In 1979, they entered the home computer market with the purchase of Heath Company and their H-8 computer kit; Zenith renamed Heath's computer division "'Zenith Data Systems"', and eventually sold ZDS and Heath to Groupe Bull in 1989 to raise money for HDTV research efforts


It acquired Honeywell Information Systems in the late 1980s, and later had a share of Zenith Data Systems and Packard Bell add something


Bull was nationalised in 1982 and was merged with most of the rest of the French computer industry add something


Industrial espionage - Between 1987 and 1989, IBM and Texas Instruments were thought to have been targeted by French spies with the intention of helping France's Groupe Bull


Silicon Graphics - SGI was part of the Advanced Computing Environment initiative, formed in the early 1990s with 20 other companies, including Compaq, Digital Equipment Corporation, MIPS Computer Systems, Groupe Bull, Siemens, &NEC (NEC_Corporation), NeTpower, Microsoft and Santa Cruz Operation


Honeywell - In 1991 Honeywell's computer division was sold to Groupe Bull


In 1994 the company was re-privatised add something


Tony Mary - Tony Mary was Senior Executive Vice President of Groupe Bull from January 1999 until December 1999


Credit card terminal - They acquired French based Bull and UK based De La Rue payment terminal activity as well as German Epos in 2001


Payment terminal - They acquired French based Bull and UK based De La Rue payment terminal activity as well as German Epos in 2001


As of June 2012 Bull has 16 machines at the TOP500 supercomputer list add something


On 12 March 2013 Reporters Without Borders named Amesys, a subsidiary of Groupe Bull, as one of five "Corporate Enemies of the Internet" and digital era mercenaries for selling products that have been or are being used by governments to violate human rights and freedom of information add something


Bull launches the first integrally secured European smartphone, the Hoox which will be available in January 2014 add something


Bull launched the Hoox m2, the first integrally secured European smartphone, which in June 2014 was approved for use with data classified as 'Restricted Information' by the National Information Systems Security Agency add something