During the 1990s, Compaq was a driving force in the PC industry. Founded in 1982, the company quickly made a name for itself by offering a wide range of high-quality PCs and servers at competitive prices. Its aggressive marketing strategy helped establish the Compaq brand as a household name. In the decade, the company continued to expand its product offerings by acquiring other technology companies, such as Tandem Computers and Digital Equipment Corporation, allowing it to offer a diverse range of enterprise-level products. Their legendary Presario line was introduced in 1993.