List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1984; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
615 MusicMusic Production 615 Music is a broadcast production music company based in Nashville, Tennessee. 615 Music composes television news music packages and custom image campaigns for many television networks around ...more
A&E NetworksMass media, Broadcasting A&E Networks is an American media company that owns a group of television channels available via cable & satellite in the U.S. and abroad. A&E stands for Arts & Entertainment. ...more
AccessSoftware ACCESS CO., LTD., founded in April 1979 and incorporated in February 1984 in Tokyo, Japan, by Arakawa Toru and Kamada Tomihisa, is a company providing a variety of software for connected and ...more
AccoladeVideo game Accolade, Inc. was an American video game developer and publisher of the 1980s and 1990s. Headquartered in San Jose, California, it was founded in 1984 by Alan Miller and Bob Whitehead after ...more
ADC AirlinesAirline ADC Airlines was a Nigerian airline owned by Aviation Development Company plc and headquartered in Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria. It operated domestic scheduled services and regional charter ...more
Adder Technology Adder Technology is a manufacturer of information technology hardware based in Cambridge, England, UK. It is the largest producer of keyboard, video, mouse controllers in Europe.
Advanced American Telephones VTech Innovation, L.P., doing business as Advanced American Telephones, is a telephone manufacturing company.
AerocondorAirline Aerocondor was an airline based in Cascais, Portugal. It was a regional airline operating scheduled services in mainland Portugal and to Madeira, as well as scheduled passenger services in ...more
Aerolíneas SosaAirline Aerolíneas Sosa is an airline based in La Ceiba, Honduras. It was established in 1984 and operates domestic and international scheduled services to 10 destinations from La Ceiba, as well ...more
Air AtlantaAirline Air Atlanta was an airline based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA in the 1980s serving a dozen cities from its hub in Atlanta.
AirScan AirScan, Inc. is a private military company that specializes in airborne surveillance and security.
Airways International Cymru Airways International Cymru was an airline based in Cardiff, Wales formed by Red Dragon Travel, at the time a leading Welsh travel agency and tour operator. It commenced operations in early ...more
Aldec Aldec, Inc. is a privately owned electronic design automation company, and provides software and hardware used in creation and verification of digital designs targeting FPGA and ASIC ...more
Alias Systems Corporation Alias Systems Corporation, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, was a software company that produced high-end 3D graphics software. The company was formed in 1995 when Silicon Graphics ...more
Envoy AirAirline Envoy Air Inc. is an air carrier based in Irving, Texas. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group that, along with several carriers outside the group, feeds the American ...more
Ameritech CellularWireless Ameritech Mobile Communications, LLC was the first company in the United States to provide cellular mobile phone service to the general public. Cell service became publicly available in Chicago ...more
Ameritech Publishing YP Midwest Publishing LLC., originally Ameritech Publishing, Inc., was formed in 1983 during the Bell System Divestiture. It combined the former directory operations of Illinois Bell, Indiana ...more
Amy's Ice Creams Amy's Ice Creams is a privately owned chain of ice cream shops in Texas with headquarters in Austin. The Austin Chronicle described Amy's as a "quintessentially Austin institution" ...more
Antarctic PressPublishing Antarctic Press is a United States, San Antonio-based comic book publishing company which publishes "American Manga" style comic books. Founded by Ben Dunn in 1984, Antarctic Press has ...more
AritziaClothing, Retail Aritzia is a Canadian women’s fashion boutique that was started in Vancouver, British Columbia by CEO Brian Hill in 1984. Aritzia has locations in select cities across North America, including ...more
Arrow Comics Arrow Comics was one of the original independent publishers of black-and-white comics in the mid-1980s, starting out in Ypsilanti, Michigan by founders Ralph Griffith and Stuart Kerr.
ARTech Company Background Context The first tailor-made enterprise systems, focused on a single department within the company. These systems used to improve the productivity of the specific department ...more
Arts Vision Arts Vision Incorporated is a Japanese talent agency that employs a large number of high-profile voice actors. It was founded in 1984 by Sakumi Matsuda.
Asmidal Asmidal is a large Algerian petrochemical company based in Annaba. Asmidal is the largest exporter of ammonia in Africa and the Arab World and the seventh-largest in the world.
ASML HoldingTechnology, Semiconductor industry ASML is a Dutch company and currently the largest supplier in the world of photolithography systems for the semiconductor industry. The company manufactures machines for the production of ...more
AT&T CommunicationsTelecommunications AT&T Communications, Inc., was a division of the AT&T Corp. that, through 23 subsidiaries, provided interexchange carrier and long distance telephone services.
Atari GamesVideo game, Video game industry Atari Games Corporation was an American producer of arcade games, and originally part of Atari, Inc.
AtmelSemiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing Atmel Corporation is an American-based designer and manufacturer of semiconductors, founded in 1984. The company focuses on embedded systems built around microcontrollers. Its products include ...more
Aurora Health CareHealth Care Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit health care system headquartered in Milwaukee and serving eastern Wisconsin. The system has 15 hospitals, 185 clinics, and more than 80 community ...more
AveratecComputer Averatec was a South Korean laptop computer brand.
Avlon IndustriesHair care Avlon is an international firm whose principal activity lies in manufacturing and marketing hair care products under brands such as Affirm, FiberGuard, Ferm, KeraCare, KeraCare Natural Textures, ...more
Axis CommunicationsComputer hardware, Research and development Axis Communications AB is a Swedish manufacturer of network cameras for the physical security and video surveillance industries. It operates in the market segments transport, infrastructure, ...more
B. R. Cohn WineryWineries B.R. Cohn Winery is a midsized boutique family winery in Sonoma Valley, California.
Bain CapitalPrivate equity, Investment banking Bain Capital is a global alternative investment firm based in Boston, Massachusetts. It specializes in private equity, venture capital, credit products and absolute return investments. Bain ...more
BellSouth Advertising & Publishing YP Southeast Advertising & Publishing LLC, originally BellSouth Advertising & Publishing Corporation, or "BAPCO", publishes telephone directories for AT&T customers served ...more
AT&T Intellectual Property AT&T Intellectual Property is the name of a structural division and part of the name of several intellectual property companies that are owned by AT&T. Many of them have been acquired by ...more
BellSouth MobilityWireless BellSouth Mobility, LLC headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, was a BellSouth subsidiary. BellSouth Mobility operated wireless networks using many different wireless communication standards. The ...more
BenQElectronics industry BenQ Corporation is a Taiwanese multi-national company that sells and markets consumer electronics, computing and communications devices under the "BenQ" brand name, which stands for ...more
BezeqTelecommunications, Fixed Network Operator Bezeq is the largest telecommunications group in Israel. Bezeq and its subsidiaries offer a range of telecom services, including fixed-line, mobile, high-speed Internet, transmission, and pay
Biacore Biacore is a life science products company, based in Sweden. In June 2006 GE Healthcare acquired Biacore for $390 million. Biacore specializes in measuring protein-protein interaction and ...more
BiopureBiological Product (except Diagnostic) Manufacturing Biopure Corporation was a biopharmaceutical company that specialized in oxygen therapeutics for both human and veterinary use. The company developed, manufactured, and marketed oxygen ...more
BJ's Wholesale ClubRetail, Variety Stores BJ's Wholesale Club, commonly referred to simply as BJ's, is an American membership-only warehouse club chain operating on the United States East Coast, as well as in the state of Ohio. The ...more
Team Bbox Bouygues Telecom Team Europcar is a professional road bicycle racing team that competes as a UCI Professional Continental team in UCI Continental Circuits races, and UCI WorldTour races when invited as a wild ...more
Bresnan CommunicationsCable television Bresnan Communications was an American cable television provider formed by William Bresnan in 1984. It originally operated cable systems on Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Over the next fourteen ...more
Brick Brewing CompanyRetail, Alcoholic beverage Brick Brewing Company Limited is a brewery in Waterloo, Ontario with several divisions. Brick claims to be Ontario's largest Canadian-based brewery. Brick's most successful brand is the Laker ...more
BridgePort Brewing CompanyAlcoholic beverage BridgePort Brewing Company is a brewery in Portland, Oregon, United States.
Brio TechnologyVideo game Brio Technology was a San Francisco Bay area software company cofounded in 1984 by Yorgen Edholm and Katherine Glassey. The company is best known for their business intelligence software ...more
Brooklyn BreweryAlcoholic beverage Brooklyn Brewery is a brewery in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. It was started in 1987 by Steve Hindy and Tom Potter.