Rodime was an
electronicscompany specialising in hard disks, based in Glenrothes, Scotland. It was founded in 1979 by several Scottish and American former employees of Burroughs Corporationand listed on the London Stock Exchangein 1986, becoming Rodime PLC.
Rodime produced a wide range of hard disks, initially 5.25 in form-factor
ST506-compatible devices, later launching the world's first 3.5 in hard disk and also producing SCSIand ATA disks.
Due to increasing competition and delays in developing new products, Rodime became unprofitable after 1985, and a financial restructuring package was put in place in 1989. However, in 1991, Rodime ceased manufacturing and was reduced to a holding company which continued to pursue
patent litigationagainst other hard disk manufacturers such as Quantum and Seagate.
Some ex-Rodime engineering staff went on to form
Calluna Technology, which specialised in 1.8 in PC Cardform-factor hard disks.
In 2000, Rodime PLC performed a
reverse takeoverof the Littlewoodsgaming business, thus changing its principal business to gaming and betting. Soon after, it changed its name to Sportech PLC.
* cite journal
title=Venture Capital and the Computer Industry: Financing Growth Companies in the UK |journal=Business and Economic History
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title=Information Storage in the UK: a guide to research, manufacture and services
Department of Trade and Industry
*cite web |url=http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0CGN/is_/ai_21028971
title=Living By Litigation, Tiny Rodime Takes On Seagate
*cite web |url=http://www.sportechplc.com/abou_comp_hist.php |title=Sportech plc - About Us - Company History |accessdate=2008-04-09
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