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TRW Inc. was an American corporation involved in a variety of businesses, mainly aerospace, automotive, and credit reporting. It was a pioneer in multiple fields including electronic components, integrated circuits, computers, software and systems engineering. TRW built many spacecraft, including Pioneer 1, Pioneer 10, and several space-based observatories. It was #57 on the Fortune 500 list, and had 122,258 employees.
TRW’s roots were founded in 1901, and it lasted more than a century until being acquired by Northrop Grumman in 2002. It helped create a variety of corporations, including Pacific Semiconductors, Aerospace Corporation, Bunker-Ramo, Experian, and TRW Automotive which is now #159 on the Fortune 500.
In 1953, the company was recruited to lead the development of America’s...