History of Kaypro Computers
- 1952: Andrew Kay founds Non-Linear systems,
the first manufacturer of digital voltmeters.
- 1982: March - Non-Linear Systems introduces the Kaypro II for US$1795.
- 1982: Non-Linear Systems shows the prototype Kaypro 5, with 5 MB hard drive.
- 1982: Computer sales quickly $120 million.
- 1983: June - Non-Linear Systems introduces the Kaypro 4, like the Kaypro II but with
380KB double-sided disk drives. Price is US$1995.
- 1983: June - Non-Linear Systems introduces the Kaypro 10, like the Kaypro 4 but with
one 380KB double-sided disk drive and a 10-MB internal hard drive. Price is US$2795. Weight is 31 pounds.
- 1983: July - Non-Linear Systems changes its company name to Kaypro Corporation.
- 1983: Kaypro was rated the 5th largest personal computer manufacturer in the world.
- 1990: March - Kaypro Corporation files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
- 1992: June - Kaypro Corporation files for Chapter 7 liquidation to satisfy some $20 million in claims.
- 1995: Kaypro property sold for $2.7 million.
Chronology of Events in the History of Microcomputers