The Birth of an ERA: Engineering Associates, Inc. 1946-1955

@article{Tomash1979TheBO,
  title={The Birth of an ERA: Engineering Associates, Inc. 1946-1955},
  author={Erwin Tomash and Arnold A. Cohen},
  journal={Annals of the History of Computing},
  year={1979},
  volume={1},
  pages={83-97}
}
An account is presented of the early years of a pioneering computer company, Engineering Research Associates, Inc. (ERA), which was formed in 1946 at St. Paul, Minnesota, with Navy encouragement. This company was merged into Remington Rand Inc., in 1952, as was Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation two years earlier. These mergers created the basis for what later became the Univac division of Sperry Rand Corporation, or Sperry Univac. ERA's technological contributions are discussed, along with… 
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