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Jabra Corporation has among its roots Norcom Electronics Corporation, a Utah corporation founded in 1983 by inventor/entrepreneur Elwood "Woody" Norris. From its inception, Norcom was engaged in the development of ear-radio and ear-microphone technologies.
In March 1988, ATC sold Norcom Electronics to Norris Communications, Inc. (NCI), another publicly traded corporation founded by Norris, in return for 700,000 shares of NCI common stock and a 1% royalty on gross sales of its EarPHONE product.
NCI spun off the assets of Norcom earphone to Randy Granovetter who with Brean Murray founded Jabra Corporation on January 3, 1993. Jabra developed the first in-ear integrated microphone and speaker, invented and patented EarGels ©, developed DSP based echo and noise cancellation technologies, became the first company to tune a headset over-the-air, and created the market segment category for mobile headsets with its Motorola StarTac product. In 1996 the company acquired operations in Scotland to lead its push into Bluetooth technology. In September 2000, Jabra Corporation was acquired by GN Netcom, a division of the Danish company GN Great Nordic, the latter having been founded in 1869 as the Great Northern Telegraph Company
In 2006, GN Netcom consolidated its Contact Centre and Office (CC&O) headset division under the Jabra brand. This was followed by a restructuring in 2008, which established two distinct divisions within Jabra; CC&O and Mobile. This restructuring thus facilitated a greater focus on business to business and consumer markets respectively.
- Utah Business Entity Search, entity # 839976-014
- American Technology Corporation Annual Report (10-K), 12/13/1996
- GN Great Nordic Annual Report 2008