Marconi Company

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Group.png Marconi Company  Rdf-icon.png
Formation1897
Type• commercial
• military

The Marconi Company was founded by Guglielmo Marconi in 1897 as the Wireless Telegraph & Signal Company (sometimes presented as the Wireless Telegraph Trading Signal Company). It was renamed the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company in 1900 and the Marconi Company in 1963.[1]

As the defence division of the General Electric Company (GEC) since 1968, it was renamed GEC-Marconi in 1987 and Marconi Electronic Systems (MES) in 1998. Marconi Electronic Systems became part of BAE Systems in 1999.

The Marconi Company is historically linked to but is not the same as the Marconi Corporation. The Marconi Corporation was created in 1999 by the renaming of the General Electric Company (GEC), minus the Marconi Electronic Systems business. The business arm of Marconi Corporation was renamed Telent in 2006.[2] Telent is a communications and security systems corporation.[3]

History

1897: the Marconi Company was founded by Guglielmo Marconi as the Wireless Telegraph & Signal Company (sometimes presented as the Wireless Telegraph Trading Signal Company).[4]

1900: the Wireless Telegraph & Signal Company was renamed the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company.[5]

1946: the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company became a wholly owned subsidiary of the English Electric Company.[6]

1963: the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company's name was changed to the Marconi Company Ltd.[7]

1968: the subsidiaries of the Marconi Company, Marconi Space & Defence Systems (MSDS) and Marconi Underwater Systems Ltd., were formed.[8]

1969: the subsidiaries Marconi-Elliott Avionics Systems Ltd. and Marconi-Elliott Computer Systems Ltd. were formed.[9]

1990: the Marconi Company's name was changed to GEC-Marconi Ltd.[10]

1998: GEC-Marconi was renamed Marconi Electronic Systems (MES).[11]

1999: Marconi Electronic Systems was sold to British Aerospace to form BAE Systems.[12]


References

  1. The Marconi Company, accessed 24 Nov 2009
  2. Who We Are, Telent website, accessed 23 Nov 2009
  3. Our Services, Telent website, accessed 23 Nov 2009
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  10. The Marconi Company, accessed 24 Nov 2009
  11. The Marconi Company, accessed 24 Nov 2009
  12. The Marconi Company, accessed 24 Nov 2009