CTL (company)

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HeadquartersBeaverton, Oregon

CTL is an Oregon-based computer manufacturer that produces Chromebooks and Chromeboxes.


CTL was founded as Computer Technology Link Corp[1] in 1989[2] and is based in Beaverton, Oregon.[3] In 2015 it opened offices in Vigo, Spain as well.[4] The CEO of the company is David Kim and the President is Erik Stromquist.[5]


In 1999, CTL began providing computers and technical support to the government of Malaysia and its education system.[1] CTL began manufacturing all-in-one PCs again in the early 2010s.[6] In 2014 CTL partnered with CryptoRig in order to produce currency-mining computer systems.[7] In 2016 CTL Chromebooks were provided to teachers and students in Nevada education system via a legislative appropriation of $20 million passed through the Nevada State House.[8][9]

In 2018 CTL partnered with Google and Sprint in order to develop a Chromebook with access to LTE mobile service, creating the Chromebook NL7 LTE.[10] It also released the Core i7 version.[11] In 2019 the company released the CTL Chromebook Tab Tx1, with two Cortex-A72 cores and four further Cortex-A53, and 4GB of memory and 32GB of storage.[12] That year CTL also released the Chromebox CBx1-7 for mounting to visual displays.[13]


  1. ^ a b https://www.bizjournals.com/portland/stories/1999/03/01/daily3.html
  2. ^ "Computer Technology Link". Inc.com.
  3. ^ Team, O. B. M. "Oregon Business - Beaverton manufacturer tapped to make new Chromebooks". www.oregonbusiness.com.
  4. ^ "Beaverton's CTL opens first overseas office". Portland Business Journal.
  5. ^ "CTL Spain Brings The Chromebox CBX1 To Greater Europe". chromeunboxed.com.
  6. ^ "Are all-in-one PCs making a comeback?". CRN Australia.
  7. ^ https://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/2014/02/beavertons-ctl-dives-into-digital.html
  8. ^ Bolkan, By Joshua; 01/14/16. "Nevada Taps Private Partner for 1:1 Initiative -". THE Journal.
  9. ^ https://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/techflash/2016/01/beaverton-computer-maker-expands-to-nevada-after.html
  10. ^ Schaffhauser, By Dian; 12/04/18. "New Chromebook Bundles LTE -". Campus Technology.
  11. ^ "CTL Launches Core i7 Chromebox With a Competition Crushing Pricetag". chromeunboxed.com.
  12. ^ Ramstad, Jordan (18 January 2019). "CTL Pits Itself Against ASUS In Education With New Chrome OS Tab". Android Headlines.
  13. ^ "CTL develops 2 Chromeboxes for digital signage". www.digitalsignagetoday.com. 3 January 2019.