Corel Corporation Wiki – Computer Software Company

Corel Corporation Wiki – Computer Software Company


Corel Corporation is a computer software company headquartered in Ontario, Canada. It is best known for producing software titles such as CorelDRAW, and for acquiring Video Studio, WordPerfect and PaintShop Pro.
Corel Corporation Wiki

Overview of Corel Corporation :

Founded : 1985

Founders : Michael Cowpland

Headquarters : Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Number of Employees : 700+

Status : Public, Independent Company

Subsidiaries : Roxio, ClearSlide, Pinnacle Systems, more.

Industry Sector : Computer Software, Digital Graphics

Corel Corporation

Trivia :

#Corel was founded by Michael Cowpland in 1985 as a research laboratory.

#In August 2016, Corel announced the acquisition of the Mindjet MindManager business from Spigit.

#In June 2018, Corel announced the acquisition of Gravit GmbH.

#The company had great success early in the 1990s and early 2000s with the product CorelDRAW, and became, for a time, the biggest software company in Canada.

Having suffered layoffs in 2003 and 2008, Corel began a near yearly culture of restructuring beginning in 2010, when in the latter part of that year the company’s finance department was restructured and moved to their Taipei office, resulting in significant layoffs at its Ottawa HQ.

Restructuring in 2012 resulted in more layoffs. In December 2013, the company’s restructuring resulted in the layoffs of the Taipei locations engineering and quality assurance team. Corel’s Taipei office was the core development centre of PaintShop Pro and VideoStudio, one of the company’s most well-known photo- and video-editing bundles. The 2013 restructuring led to a partial handover of product development to outsourced companies, resulting in more rapid, low-cost development across its product lines.

The company continued with layoffs in 2014 and once again at the beginning of 2015 with the change of the company’s CEO to Patrick Nichols, previously the head of Corel’s WinZip business unit.


Corel Corporation Wiki – Computer Software Company



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