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Max Palevsky

Scientific Data Systems

1961 - 1969

Computers & Electronics

Military ServiceArmy
1960 b. 1924
UndergraduateUniversity of Chicago
BirthplaceIllinois (IL)
FatherLaborer, Skilled
Era - 1960

Palevsky was a pioneer in the burgeoning computer electronics industry. His firm was one of the first companies to create a line of compatible and modular computers using components sourced from a variety of suppliers. Scientific Data Systems experienced dramatic growth as it targeted the medical and scientific communities. Its rapid growth caught the attention of some of the larger players in the burgeoning computer marketplace, and SDS was acquired in 1969 for $920 million.