(CA Technologies, Inc., Islandia, NY, www.ca.com) The world's largest diversified software vendor offering more than 500 applications from micro to mainframe. Founded as Computer Associates in 1976 by Charles Wang and three associates, its first product was CA-SORT, a very successful IBM mainframe utility. Its first personal computer software was SuperCalc, one of the earliest spreadsheets. CA Technologies grew via numerous acquisitions over the years, and in 1989, was the first independent software company to reach $1 billion in sales. In 2018, CA was acquired by Broadcom and operates as a Broadcom subsidiary.
Wang developed the world's largest diversified software company that covers all segments of the industry from micro to mainframe. (Image courtesy of CA Technologies, Inc., www.ca.com)