ATI celebrated their 20th anniversary yesterday. The Canadian company started from a group of 3 Hong Kong immigrants and has grown to a company of over 2700. The company was founded on August 20th 1985 and was initially called Array Technology Inc., it then changed to Array Technologies Inc., and then finally ATI Technologies Inc. Here are some corporate milestones: August 20, 1985 – ATI – or Array Technology Inc. as it was first known – is incorporated. Over the next five months, the name is changed twice more: first to Array Technologies Inc. and then to its current name of ATI Technologies Inc. on December 18, 1985. July 1987 – ATI releases EGA Wonder™ and VGA Wonder™, a single card that worked with every graphics interface, software and monitor on the market April 1989 – ATI contributes to establishing the VESA standard in the graphics industry November 1993 – ATI becomes a public company, trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange August 1994 – ATI introduces the Mach64 chip and a new set of graphics boards, which are the first to accelerate motion video January 1996 – ATI releases the first 3D chip in the graphics industry February 1997 – ATI introduces 3D RAGE™ II+DVD chip, the first graphic accelerator with motion compensation DVD software April 1998 – ATI is ranked as the market share leader in the graphics industry by International Data Corporation (IDC) August 1998 – ATI, ships its ten millionth AGP chip November 1998 – K.Y. Ho, ATI’s President and CEO, is selected as Canada’s Entrepreneur of the Year January 1999 – K.Y. Ho is selected as one of the top 25 leaders in the world by Business Week Magazine February 1999 – ATI’s RAGE 128™ is the first chip to break the 3DWinBench 99 700 barrier. July 1999 – ATI tops (US) $1 billion mark in annual sales April 2000 – ATI launches RADEON™, the world’s most powerful graphics processor March 2001 – ATI acquires FireGL Graphics January 2002 – ATI enters the wireless market with IMAGEON™100 July 2002 – ATI and Massive render The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring™ August 2003 – ATI announces agreement with Microsoft Corp. to develop custom graphics technology for future Xbox® products and services September 2003 – ATI is named as preferred graphics card partner for Half-Life® 2 September 2003 – ATI demonstrates the first PCI-Express GPU in the world December 2003 – ATI is added to the NASDAQ-100 Index® Happy 20th Anniversary and hopefully we'll see you in another 20 years!