11101-A Trade Center Drive  95670-6119 Rancho Cordova USA

937-372-7579

www.barco.com

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops visualization products for a variety of selected professional markets.

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LOCATION AND FACILITY INFORMATION

Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.

SIZE OF COMPANY

As of January 2011, Barco has 3,300 employees.

COMPANY HISTORY

Acquisitions

In 1997, Barco acquired EIS (Electronic Image Systems), a world leader in high brightness, high resolution calligraphic CRT projectors for the flight simulation market.

Barco Graphics was the graphics division of the Belgian Barco Group. It was the result of the 1989 merger of Digitised Information Systems Corporation (D.I.S.C.), Aesthedes and Barco’s own “Creative Group”.

In 2004, Barco acquired Voxar, a leading 3D medical imaging software company, based in Edinburgh, Scotland. The same year, it also acquired Folsom Research, Inc, based in Rancho Cordova, California. Folsom’s product lines cover solutions for image processing, image communication and image functionality & interactivity.

In 2008, Barco acquired High End Systems, an automated luminaires, digital lighting and lighting controls company, based in Austin, Texas.

In 2010, Barco acquired Fimi, a world leading company specialised in medical imaging. Fimi is based in Italy, Saronno. Also in 2010, Barco acquired all intellectual property of Element Labs, a manufacturer of LED equipment based in Santa Clara, California.

In 2010, Barco acquired dZine, a Belgium based company specialized in Digital Signage solutions.

Divestments

In the early 2000s, Barco Graphics was acquired by Belgian Purup-Eskofot, and renamed Esko-Graphics, which was again renamed Esko in 2006.

In 2007, BarcoVision was acquired by Itema Group from Bergamo, Italy.

In 2008, Barco sold its Advanced Visualisation (AVIS) group (the previously acquired Voxar) to Toshiba Medical (TMSC).