Intergraph History


2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009

During this decade, Intergraph collected approximately $865 million in pre-tax earnings before expenses in settlements and judgments against major technology companies, including Intel, Hewlett-Packard, and Gateway. These intellectual property disputes stemmed from use of Intergraph's Clipper patents and its parallel instruction computing, or PIC, patents.


  • Due to Intel's actions, Intergraph was forced to exit the hardware design and manufacturing business.
  • Intergraph restructured worldwide operations around vertically focused divisions.
  • Jim Taylor is named Chief Executive Officer.
  • "From the beginning, Intergraph was strong in both hardware and software. But as the hardware industry matured, computers became a commodity. My expertise and contributions have been in software, so it's very satisfying to me that software has become the foundation of Intergraph's future."- Jim Taylor, CEO, 2000-2003.


  • In the first full year under the new model, each core business was profitable, the balance sheet was healthy, and the stock price doubled.
  • The USS Theodore Roosevelt deployed as part of Operation Enduring Freedom with a Joint Aviation Technical Data Integration system installed to allow access to current maintenance data and expertise.
  • Intergraph files suit against Intel for infringing on the company's Parallel Instruction Computing (PIC) patents.


  • Intel pays $300 million in an agreement to settle the 1997 Clipper patent case. Intel pays Intergraph $150 million to settle the 2001 PIC patent case.


  • R. Halsey Wise becomes President and Chief Executive Officer.
  • "Our world is changing rapidly, and so are we at Intergraph. While globalization has made the world smaller and flatter, it has also made the world much more dynamic and complex. Intergraph has and will continue to exhibit our commitment to technological innovation that can transform the way our customers conduct business." - R. Halsey Wise, CEO, 2003-2010.
  • Intergraph’s "Now-Next-After Next" strategic plan is introduced with its initial "Now" phase of change.
  • Intergraph introduces its leading-edge, data-centric plant modeling software solution, SmartPlant® 3D. The technology is widely implemented among some of the world’s top engineering, procurement, and construction firms and owner/operators.
  • Reid French joins Intergraph as Executive Vice President.
  • Aker Kvaerner, a world leader in the oil and gas, engineering and construction, pulp and paper, and shipbuilding industries, implements Intergraph PDS and SmartPlant suite to support the engineering, design, construction, and start-up of process plants.
  • The U.S. Air Force chooses Intergraph to update property and land records in a geospatial framework for all bases worldwide to improve property management.
  • Russia’s Federal Land Cadastre Service (FLCS) selects Intergraph technology to expand the country’s cadastral mapping system as part of the Land Reform Implementation Support (LARIS) project.


  • Hong Kong and China Gas Co. Ltd. selects Intergraph to more efficiently manage Hong Kong's extensive transmission and distribution network, which extends more than three thousand kilometers, covers 85 percent of households, and serves more than 1.5 million customers.
  • Intergraph expands its public safety software suite with the introduction of its Video Analyst® System (VAS), a state-of-the-art forensic analysis product. Video Analyst provides law enforcement and security personnel with an invaluable investigative tool that allows agencies to analyze and collect evidence on video.
  • Kommunales Rechenzentrum Niederrhein (KRZN), Germany’s data processing authority, implements Intergraph’s geospatial data management solutions to build one of the country’s largest municipal geodata warehouses. The KRZN warehouse will ultimately contain cadastral and related data on 725,000 land parcels and 770,000 buildings.
  • Intergraph Public Safety’s computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system is chosen by New Mexico’s Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to serve as the U.S.’ first multi-jurisdictional emergency operations center to combine both federal and local operations.
  • Intergraph solutions are selected by thePuerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), which serves the entire island of Puerto Rico, including close to 1.4 million customers across more than 3,400 square miles, to aid in the roll-out of its Geospatial Resource Management (GRM) system.
  • Intergraph delivers its best financial performance in more than 12 years, with a 155 percent increase in operating income.


  • Intergraph is named the leading software provider in the global process plant creation and shipbuilding software markets. For the thirteenth consecutive year, the company also led the worldwide overall plant creation market.
  • Intergraph enters the "Next" phase of the company’s strategic plan, focusing assets and resources on core industries with differentiated capabilities.
  • The U.S. Air Force selects Intergraph to deploy and manage operational excellence programs for the Air Force Materiel Command at Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.
  • The city of Zurich, Switzerland, selects Intergraph to combine its two emergency dispatching centers into one central communications center.
  • The Hungarian Border Guard deploys Intergraph’s incident management and tracking system to speed response time and improve decision-making in patrolling its national boundary.
  • *Intergraph delivers revenues of more than $576 million, and its stock price on NASDAQ almost doubles that year.


  • Intergraph is the first organization to receive the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Type Certification on a large format sensor for its state-of-the-art Z/I Imaging® Digital Mapping Camera (DMC®).
  • The Istituto Geografico Militare Italiano (IGMI), one of the national institutions providing the Italian government with digital cartography and integrated feature data, uses Intergraph software to aid in security operations at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy.
  • During the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Germany’s Rheinland-Pfalz police rely on Intergraph’s proven public safety and security solutions to protect more than three million spectators, players, and officials.
  • The Italian government selects Intergraph GIS and commercial photogrammetry solutions to safeguard Venice from the rising tides of the Adriatic Sea, which threaten to erode the city.
  • Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. (AECL) integrates SmartPlant Enterprise with AECL’s other project
    delivery application tools for development of its advanced CANDU reactors.
  • Pebble Bed Modular Reactor Ltd. (PBMR) selects SmartPlant Enterprise for the development of South Africa's first pebble bed modular nuclear reactor, an advanced reactor design that is inherently safer and more efficient to operate.
  • Odense Steel Shipyard uses Intergraph marine software to design and build the world’s largest container ship, A.P. Moller-Mærsk Group’s Emma Mærsk.
  • Intergraph more than triples operating margins since 2003. Opearating EBITDA grows to reach a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 33 percent since 2003.
  • Intergraph goes private with Hellman & Friedman LLC, Texas Pacific Group and JMI Equity.


  • Intergraph, with its partner Siemens, begins work for Oncor Electric Delivery, a large Texas utility, toward building its Smart Grid. The project sets a new standard for the integration of essential management applications throughout the energy distribution industry.
  • Ordnance Survey, Great Britain’s national mapping agency, chooses Intergraph geospatial technology to serve as the database for the country’s more than 440 million individual geographical features.
  • The 2007 Pan American Games are held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Intergraph public safety and security solutions used during the event for interagency coordination and emergency response help ensure the safety of more than 5,600 athletes from the Americas and 1.3 million spectators.
  • Intergraph introduces the world’s first airborne Solid State Disc (SSD) cartridge, an innovative new flash memory that increases aerial image storage flexibility and flight duration.
  • Intergraph launches SmartMarine® 3D, Intergraph’s next-generation, rules-driven solution for marine asset and ship design.


  • Intergraph marks the completion of its business turnaround plan and enters the "After Next" phase of its strategic plan to expand the company and its markets.
  • Barcelona joins emergency responders in other large European cities including Berlin, Geneva, Zurich, and Vienna in deploying Intergraph’s public safety solutions.
  • Intergraph, in partnership with Business Objects, unveils the Business Intelligence for Public Safety solution suite, designed to rapidly analyze and convert vast amounts of law enforcement records and data into actionable intelligence to improve the decision-making process.
  • Intergraph expands its SmartPlant Enterprise portfolio with the introduction of SmartPlant Isometrics for Piping Isometric Production and SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Operators. Both solutions enhance plant efficiency, productivity, and profitability.
  • Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC), one of the world’s 10 largest petrochemicals manufacturers, standardizes on SmartPlant Enterprise, including SmartPlant 3D and SmartPlant Foundation, as its engineering design and
    data management platform for all of its manufacturing affiliates.
  • Intergraph design and data management technologies and World Trade Center steel are used in the USS New York, the U.S. Navy’s newest landing platform dock (LPD) ship. Intergraph’s integrated data environment is expected to contribute to more than $4 billion in estimated savings throughout the life of the ship class.
  • New Jersey Transit, the nation's third largest transit system with nearly 251 million annual passenger trips, deploys a suite of Intergraph's integrated emergency incident response, planning, and reporting solutions to advance public safety and security efforts.
  • Intergraph reaches $808.4 million in revenue, representing 12 percent growth over 2007 results.


40 Years
  • 2009 marked Intergraph’s 40th anniversary of technological innovation and market leadership. Throughout the company’s proud history, Intergraph’s most notable achievement is partnering with its customers around the world to achieve great things. Intergraph is excited about the next 40 years and beyond, and looks forward to helping its customers succeed in all their endeavors.
  • Washington, D.C.’s Office of Unified Communications (OUC) relies on Intergraph’s public safety technologies to successfully process the record influx of 9-1-1 calls as well as manage emergency response during the inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama.
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