History of Intel Denmark ApS

Cray Communications Olicom GIGA

Intel Denmark ApS (DATACO at that time) started in 1985 as a Danish private company within the high technology area. After having spent the first two years product developing with an initial investment of DKK 20 mio. DATACO launched its ScaNet product line with great success in 1986. The local net CASE LAN (ScaNet) distinguishes itself by being able to connect computer equipment from various producers as e.g. IBM and DEC.

Two years in a row (1989 and 1990) the dynamic and export oriented company received the prize as Denmark’s fastest growing company.

In July 1990 DATACO was bought by the English concern, Dowty Group PLC which consisted of a number of high technological companies with innovative systems and products within the electronic business as well as the machine and plastic industry. The concern primarily sold their products to the IT-market, aviation and defense industry as well as the naval industry.

In April 1991 DATACO changed its name to Dowty Network Systems A/S.

In September 1992 Dowty Network Systems (and all of Dowty’s Information technology Division) was bought by the English concern Cray Electronics and subsequently changed its name to Cray Networks A/S which later on (1 May 1993) was changed to Cray Communications A/S.

1st October 1996 Cray Electronics Holdings changed its name to Anite Group and the groups companies were split into two fundamental business areas: network integration named Anite Networks and network production named Case Technology Ltd. & Case Technology A/S returning to the original trademark "CASE".

In February 1997 Case Technology A/S was acquired by Intel Corporation and became Intel Denmark ApS.

Olicom was founded in 1985 and was among the first vendors to bring local area network products to market. Renowned for its engineering excellence, Olicom won numerous product awards and leading market positions:
  • 1991 and 1992: second largest market share in Token Ring LAN adapters (trailing IBM as number one)
  • 1997 and 1998: largest Token Ring LAN switch market share (followed by Cisco, IBM and Nortel)
  • 1998: first to market with High Speed Token Ring technology
  • 1999: introduction of leading edge Ethernet switches
Olicom products have been sold in Olicom's brand name as well as branded by other data communication vendors.

Following an adverse market development for Olicom's main Token Ring product line, most of the development activities, an intact development team of over 100 engineers plus support staff , was acquired by Intel in the fall of 1999.

GIGA ApS was formed in 1988 from a design group under NKT Holding working with IC designs for high speed applications. During the last 12 years GIGA has positioned itself among the world's leading IC suppliers by supplying 2.5 Gbit/s and 10 Gbit/s products to customers all over the world.

As one of its fundamental business ideas is to work closely together with its customers, GIGA has established three subsidiaries: GIGA North America Inc. in California, GIGA Hellas S.A. in Greece, GIGA GmbH in Germany and a sales office in UK. In addition, a number of local representatives around the world help GIGA to achieve a close cooperation with its customers.

Apart from IC test and assembly facilities GIGA has in-house wafer manufacturing facilities for high speed lasers.

On March 21, 2000, Intel Corporation announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of GIGA.