IBM announces the 7094 II, the most powerful computer in the product line to date; an electronic filing system composed of new IBM 1302 disk storage files; the 1460, which processes information nearly twice as fast as the 1401; and the 1240 banking system.
The company names the first eight IBM Fellows in a new Fellowship Program that recognizes senior IBM scientists, engineers and other professionals for outstanding technical achievements.
IBM forms three new divisions: Industrial Products; Real Estate and Construction; and Research.
IBM introduces several different kinds of teleprocessing systems, including the 1030 and the 1050 data collection system, and the 7740 communication control unit.
IBM employees and computers help NASA track the orbital flight of the Mercury astronauts.
New facilities are completed in East Fishkill, New York; Lexington Kentucky; Rochester, Minnesota; and Bombay, India.
New laboratories are established in Zurich, Switzerland; La Gaude, France; and Vienna, Austria.