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One of the largest networking companies in the world. The name is derived from the prefixes of three terms — computer, communication, and compatibility. The company was founded in 1979 by Dr. Robert Metcalfe, one of the co-inventors of Ethernet.

3COM offers a wide array of products, with special emphasis on hubs, switches, routers, modems, and NICs.