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Harris Corporation

Harris Corporation was an aerospace and defense technology company, headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, United States. It operates through the following business sectors: Defense, Commercial and Civil.



   Haris was established in 1895, as the Harris Automatic Press Company.

   In 1946, the company changed its name to Harris-Seybold Company.

  In 1955, the company was listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

   In 1957, Harris merged with Intertype Corporation, and changed its name from Harris-Seybold Company to Harris Intertype.

   In 1974, the company changed its name from Harris-Intertype to Harris Corporation.

   In 2015, Exelis Inc was acquired.

   In 2019, Harris Corporation merged with L3 Technologies to form L3Harris Technologies.


  • Space;
  • Air;
  • Land;
  • Sea;
  • Cyber;
  • Multi-Domain.

   With more than 45,000 employees in over 100 countries, Harris Corporation is considered one of the Largest Public Companies in the World, according to Forbes.

List of Harris acquisitions

  • Farinon (1980)
  • Datacraft Corporation (1974)
  • T.W. & C.B. Sheridan Company (1964)
  • PRD Electronics (1959)
  • Gates Radio (1957)
  • Intertype Corporation (1957) which led to the change of name from Harris-Seybold to Harris-Intertype Corporation.
  • Lanier Business Products, Inc. (1983) 
  • Exelis Inc. (2015)
  • Carefx (2011)
  • Schlumberger Global Communications Services (GCS) Division (2011)
  • CapRock Communications (2010
  • SignaCert (2010)*
  • SolaCom ATC Solutions (2009)
  • Tyco Electronics (MA-COM) Wireless Systems (2009)
  • Crucial Security, Inc. (2009)
  • Zandar Technologies Ltd. (2007)
  • Multimax (2007)
  • Aastra Digital Video (2006)
  • Optimal Solutions, Inc. (2006)
  • Leitch Technology (2005)
  • Orkand Corporation (2004 – Now Harris IT Services)
  • Encoda Systems (2004)
  • ImageLinks, Inc. (2004)
  • Hirschmann Multimedia Communications Network (2001)
  • Exigent International, Inc. (2001)
  • Wavtrace, Inc. (2000)
  • Lucent Technologies’ Point-to-Point Microwave Business (2000)
  • Louth Automation (2000)
  • Audio Broadcast Group, Inc. (1999)
  • Pacific Research & Engineering Corporation (1999)
  • CHOICE Microsystems (1999)
  • Intraplex, Inc. (1999)
  • Agfa Copying Systems, Inc. (1998)
  • Trans-Comp, Inc. (1998 – Spun off with Lanier Worldwide)
  • Northeast Broadcast Lab (1997)
  • NovAtel Communications (1995)
  • Triplett Corporation’s Cellular and Telecommunications Business (1995)

*Information from Forbes.com, Wikipedia.org, and www.l3harris.com.

**Video published on YouTube by “HarrisCorporation

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