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Where Does the Name DEVONtechnologies Come From?

May 3, 2012 — Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann

No, we don’t have a founder named Devon. And we’re not from Devon, United Kingdom, Europe. The name actually comes from the Devonian period:

“Devonian (after Devon County, England), the geologic period from 410 to 360 million years ago. Also called the Reptile Age or Age of Fishes. First amphibians appeared on the land, that until then was only inhabited by trees and other plants — it was the departure into a new age.”

So the Devonian was the time the animals crawled into their future on dry land. We named our artificial intelligence technology after it because for us it marks the departure into a new age of computing. You can read more about our company, the technology, and the people behind it on our About Us page.