Digital Equipment Corporation was founded by Kenneth Olsen in 1958
IBM markets the first dot matrix printer.
The first optical scanner is created by engineer Russell Kirsch at the United States National Bureau of Standards.
IBM announces it will no longer be using vacuum tubes and releases its first computer that had 2000 transistors.
Fairchild Semiconductor was founded by Andy Grove, Eugene Kleiner, Gordon Moore, Jerry Sanders, Robert Noyce in 1957.
Russia launched the first artificial satellite, named Sputnik, on October 4, 1958. It ran out of battery on October 26.