History

Stories about the history of Heurikon

Old marketing posters from late 80's

A friend of mine returned to me some old Heurikon posters I had given him a long time ago, for my birthday recently.
Apparently, he had them all these years from when I worked there from 1987-1990, saved them, and just gave them to me now.
They can be seen here: http://www.briandonahoe.com/PhotoAlbum/Heurikon/index.html
Back in the day when Heurikon was big on real actors, elaborate setups, and super-heros; for their marketing.

More videos of 8310 renovation

This was from Sean via the admin contact form:

Hello, someone posted 3 Youtube videos of 8310 Excelsior Drive. The vides show the de-construction of the location. I'm not an exployee of Heurikon nor a customer. I was a college student back in the mid 1980's when I requested literature from Heurikon about their Multibus products. I learned alot from the information. You can say that it helped get me started in the computer business. I was always curious about what happened to the company.

Video One:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n12tG9i8SAs

Video Two:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VZYwexJ_kI

Video Three:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC6YO2K0W9M

Final Days and Farewell

One week to go and the building is nearly empty.  The material things such as cubicles, chairs, and people are obviously missing.  There is dead silence under the air handling system.  The sound of ringing phones, printers, rolling carts, the "chip shooter", hallway gatherings, and filled conference rooms are all but gone.   But even with the remaining skeleton crew helping to close this final phase of Artesyn/Heurikon, the sounds of camaraderie and friendship still speak loudly within. Respect, cooperation, and a strong sense of family still remain, and one can still feel that good things were housed under this roof.  Each one of us shares those feelings, which makes this chapter the hardest to finish.  Artesyn/Heurikon as a business will soon be forgotten, but all that has been shared and accomplished will forever be remembered.

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In The Spotlight - Dennis Paton

From the Heurikon Horizon, February 1992

Dennis Paton

Employee List - October 1987

Employee List 1987

I oughta be able to find an older one if I keep digging...

Heurikon Historical Highlights – Introduction

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 Heurikon Historical Highlights

 

Between October 1991 and September 1992, I wrote a series of articles for the Heurikon Horizon, our in-house newsletter.  Over the next several months I'll be posting those articles to exHeurikon.com (hopefully, a bit more frequently than when they originally appeared).

 

  • Our Beginnings (original publish date: Oct 1991)
  • Arrow Sign Company, Inc. (Nov 91)
  • Oscar Mayer & Company (Dec 91)
  • Cue-Nique Micro-Logic Manufacturing, Ltd. (Jan 92)
  • Sonic Boom Lines (Feb 1992)
  • How Programs Were Made in the Old Days (March 92)
  • The General Electric Company (April 92)
  • The MLZ-DAQ – Madison Water Utility (May 92)
  • EEKK and Del-Monte Corporations (June 92)
  • NIKA Corporation (July 92)
  • Our Domiciles (Aug 92)

 

One of them describes the world's first portable computer.  Yes, Heurikon built it.  Stay tuned.

 

Oh, when you see "today" in the articles, that means circia 1992.  Enjoy,

 

Jeff.

Optimism

optimism.jpg This from an ex-Heurikon engineer who sent me this image:

 

The image speaks for itself.

 

I had a paper version posted in my office, back in the days when it all seemed possible. :-)

 

Christmas at Heurikon

A little history.  These were sent out to the whole company back in 1994 and 1995.  They mention some of the old boards we sold back in those days.

 

 

Chistmas at Heurikon (or the Nightmare before Christmas)

'Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the place
all the people were hustling at a remarkable pace;
The boards were stacked-up in shipping with care
In hopes that Fed Ex soon would be there.

The Engineers were nestled all snug in their cubes
while visions of Laguna danced on their tubes
And all the VP's, having just finished eating
Had just settled down for a long budget meeting.

When over in sales there arose such a clatter
I ran down the hall to see what was the matter
Right past purchasing I flew like a flash
noticed the fish bowl and grabbed a fist full of cash.

The glow of the lights on the big shiny bell
which foretold of an order like a bat out'a hell
When in front of my face I saw Cindy C
Holding an order for Nitro-LC -
An order so large, she shouted with glee,
I knew in a moment it must be B.E.

And then Tom out of breath, a runnin' he came,
and he whistled and shouted and called them by name:
"Now Vortex! Now Nitro! Phase I, II, & III
On Malibu, Laguna, and V960D.
To the top of the charts, right off the board
Now, Sell 'em, Go Sell 'em, Now Sell 'em, he roared.

Then Cheryl and Sandra and wee little Phylis
reminded us all that soon it'd be Christmas
and with so many reasons, we should all have a party
with food and with prizes, we can all eat up hearty.
We'll have 7 main courses and 30 desserts
we'll all gorge ourselves, we can eat till it hurts.

Our glorious leader, merry old Bob
conferred his approval with an all knowing nod
then he sprang to his desk, to his team gave a whistle
and away they all flew, with the speed of a missle
And we heard him exclaim as he faded from sight
"Make the shipments for the month, or I'll be back tonight."

But ignoring his warning, we broke out the beer,
Singing "Merry Christmas to all, and a Happy New Year."

A. Byron, S. Raasch, P. Roberts;  1994

 

 

Chistmas at Heurikon (or the Nightmare before Christmas)

'Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the place
All the people were hustling at a remarkable pace;
The boards were stacked-up in shipping with care
In hopes that Fed Ex soon would be there.

The Engineers were nestled all snug in their cubes
While visions of Ciena danced on their tubes
And all the VP's, having just finished eating
Had just settled down for a long budget meeting.

When over in sales there arose such a clatter
I ran down the hall to see what was the matter.
I flew like the wind,  as fast as I could,
Lest Adriane catch me and make me give blood!

The glow of the lights on the big shiny bell,
Which foretold of an order like a bat out'a hell
When in front of my face I saw Melanie R.
Holding an order for Nitro-QR.
An order so large, she shouted with glee,
I knew in a moment it must be B.E.

And then Tom out of breath, a runnin' he came,
And he whistled and shouted and called them by name:
"Now Baja, now Greyhound, now Nitro NP!
"On Command Video and HDLC!
"To the top of the charts, right off the board
"Now sell 'em, go sell 'em, now sell 'em," he roared.

Then Tammy and Karen and wee little Phylis
Reminded us all that soon it'd be Christmas
And with so many reasons, we should all have a party
With food and with prizes, we can all eat up hearty.
We'll have 7 main courses and 30 desserts
We'll all gorge ourselves, we can eat till it hurts.

Our glorious leader, merry old Bob
Conferred his approval with an all knowing nod
Then he sprang to his desk, to his team gave a whistle
And away they all flew, with the speed of a missle
And we heard him exclaim as he faded from sight
"Make the shipments for the month, or I'll be back tonight."

But ignoring his warning, we broke out the beer,
Singing "Merry Christmas to all, and a Happy New Year."

A. Byron, S. Raasch, P. Roberts;  1995

 

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