Company potted History
Neoware was formed in 1995 as HDS Network Systems, Inc. In 1997 the name of the Company
was changed to Neoware Systems, and in December 2005 it became Neoware, Inc. In 2007 it
was sold to HP for $241 million.
From their 10-K filing in 2006:
- In November 2005, we completed the acquisition of Maxspeed, a provider of customized thin client solutions, headquartered in the United States, with research and development in China.
- In October 2005, we acquired the thin client business of TeleVideo, located in the United States, including a trademark license, product brands, customer lists, customer contracts and non-competition agreements.
- In April 2005, we acquired all of the outstanding shares of Qualystem Technology S.A.S., located in France, a provider of software that streams Windows operating systems on-demand from a server to other servers, personal computers, and thin clients.
- In March 2005, we acquired the ThinTune thin client business of eSeSIX Computer, located in Germany, which included customer lists, intellectual property and technology, and also entered into reseller, supplier and non-competition agreements, and acquired all of the outstanding shares of eSeSIX Tech, located in Austria, eSeSIX Computer's development and engineering affiliate. eSeSIX Computer together with eSeSIX Tech are collectively referred to as the ThinTune thin client business.
- In January 2005, we acquired all of the outstanding shares of Mangrove Systems S.A.S., located in France, a provider of Linux software solutions. As a result of the Mangrove acquisition, we acquired customer lists, intellectual property and technology and non-compete agreements.
- In September 2004, we acquired the thin client business of Visara International, Inc, located in the United States, including customer lists, intellectual property and technology, and also entered into reseller, supplier and non-competition agreements.
- In July 2003 we acquired the TeemTalk host access product and business which included connectivity software for PC and mobile platforms, as well as for thin clients.
- In March 2002, we acquired the thin client business of Network Computing Devices, Inc. (NCD), including the ThinSTAR product line.
- In January 2002, we entered into a worldwide alliance with IBM Corporation, under which we were designated as the preferred provider of thin client appliance products to IBM and its customers. In addition, we licensed intellectual property from IBM associated with IBM's thin client appliance products.
- In December 2001, we acquired all of the assets and assumed substantially all of the liabilities of Telcom Assistance Center Corporation, d/b/a ACTIV-e Solutions, a full service information technology consulting company in the server-based computing marketplace.
- In June 2001, we purchased the thin client business of Boundless Technologies, Inc., which included the Capio product line, associated software and intellectual property and access to the Capio distribution and customer databases.
Last update December 2011