3Com is a manufacturer of local area network equipment, founded in 1979. Palm, Inc, which manufactured the Palm Pilot, used to be a subsidiary of 3Com.

They acquired:

  • BICC Data Networks in 1992
  • Star-Tek in 1993
  • Synernetics in 1993
  • Centrum in 1994
  • NiceCom in 1994
  • AccessWorks, Sonix Communications, Primary Access and Chipcom in 1995
  • Axon and OnStream Networks in 1996.

They merged with U.S. Robotics in 1997.

See also: 3Station

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Based on material from FOLDOC, used with permission.