History of the Osborne Computer Corporation
- 1971: In November, Intel released the 4004, the first microprocessor chip. Documentation manuals
were written by Adam Osborne who later founded the Osborne Computer Company.
- 1980: March - At the West Coast Computer Faire, Adam Osborne approaches Les Felsenstein with the idea
of starting a computer company.
- 1981: January - Osborne Computer Corporation is incorporated
- 1981: April - Adam Osborne, of Osborne Computer Corporation, introduces the Osborne 1 Personal Business
Computer at the West Coast Computer Faire
- 1981: September - Osborne Computer Company has its first US$1 million sales month.
- 1982: August - Microsoft releases Multiplan for the Apple II and the Osborne I.
- 1982: In the first 8 months since its introduction, 11,000 Osborne 1 computers ship.
- 1983: March - Osborne Computer introduces The Osborne Executive and the Executive II portable computers.
- 1983: September - Osborne Computer Corp. files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
Chronology of Events in the History of Microcomputers