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Founded in 1982 and acquired by Micronics Computers in 1994.
 
Founded in 1982 and acquired by Micronics Computers in 1994.
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Orchid Technology has been a leading manufacturer of hardware and peripherals for personal computers since its incorporation in 1982, and is noted for introducing a series of “firsts” to the personal computer industry:
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* 1982 - PCnet: the first personal computer Local Area Network.
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* 1984 - PCTurbo: the first Accelerator card for PC compatible computers.
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* 1985 - ECCELL: the first PC Multifunction card with error correction.
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* 1987 - RamQuest 50/60: the first EMS (Expanded Memory Specification) product for the IBM PS/2 computers.
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* 1990 - ProDesigner II: the first super VGA graphics adapter to support 1024 x 768 graphics in 256 colors.
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* 1990 - RamQuest 8/16: the first Industry Standard Architecture (ISA) card that is expandable to 32 megabytes.
  
 
=Products=
 
=Products=
 
* [[Orchid Fahrenheit 1280]]
 
* [[Orchid Fahrenheit 1280]]
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* [[Orchid Fahrenheit 1280 Plus/VLB]]
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* [[Orchid Fahrenheit VA]]
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* [[Orchid Fahrenheit VA/VLB]]
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* [[Orchid Fahrenheit VLB]]
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* [[Orchid Fahrenheit ProVideo 64 VLB]]
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* [[Orchid Kelvin 64-PCI]]
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* [[Orchid Kelvin 64-VLB]]
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* [[Orchid ProDesigner II]]
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* [[Orchid ProDesigner IIs]]
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* [[Orchid ProDesigner VGA]]
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* [[Orchid VGA]]
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* [[Orchid Kelvin Video64]]
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* [[Orchid Turbo PGA]]
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* [[Orchid Vidiola]]
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* [[Orchid Vidiola Pro]]
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* [[Orchid PCturbo 186]]
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* [[Orchid Celsius VLB]]
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* [[Orchid RamQuest 8/16]]
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* [[Orchid SoundWave 32+SCSI]]
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* [[Orchid SoundWave 32Pro SCSI]]
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* [[Orchid SoundWave 32+Studio]]
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* [[Orchid GameWave 32]]
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* [[Orchid NuSound PnP 32]]
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* [[Orchid Sound Producer Pro]]
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* [[Orchid SoundDrive 16]]
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* [[Orchid SoundWave 32]]
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* [[Orchid SoundWave 32Pro]]
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* [[Orchid GameWave 32Plus]]
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* [[Orchid WaveBooster]]
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* [[Orchid WaveBooster/4]]
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* [[Orchid WaveBooster 4FX]]
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* [[Orchid Righteous 3D]]
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* [[Orchid TinyTurbo 286]]
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* [[Orchid PCTurbo 286e]]
  
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=Documentation=
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* [[Orchid Technology SoundWave 32 SCSI Manual]]
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* [[Orchid Technology GameWave 32 Manual]]
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* [[Orchid Technology NuSound PnP 32 Manual]]
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* [[Orchid Technology SoundDrive 16 Manual]]
  
 
[[Category:Companies]]
 
[[Category:Companies]]
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[[Category:1982]]

Latest revision as of 09:36, 2 April 2021

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Founded in 1982 and acquired by Micronics Computers in 1994.

Orchid Technology has been a leading manufacturer of hardware and peripherals for personal computers since its incorporation in 1982, and is noted for introducing a series of “firsts” to the personal computer industry:

  • 1982 - PCnet: the first personal computer Local Area Network.
  • 1984 - PCTurbo: the first Accelerator card for PC compatible computers.
  • 1985 - ECCELL: the first PC Multifunction card with error correction.
  • 1987 - RamQuest 50/60: the first EMS (Expanded Memory Specification) product for the IBM PS/2 computers.
  • 1990 - ProDesigner II: the first super VGA graphics adapter to support 1024 x 768 graphics in 256 colors.
  • 1990 - RamQuest 8/16: the first Industry Standard Architecture (ISA) card that is expandable to 32 megabytes.

Products

Documentation