We're celebrating our history by acknowledging each person who has sat at the helm of Ericsson since 1876. During this time, they guided the business through stock market crashes, world wars, and rapidly changing markets and technology. Each of them has played a unique part in driving innovation and successfully shaping the company we see today.
We hope you enjoy this walk through Ericsson's history, as told through the experiences of our former CEOs starting with Lars Magnus Ericsson himself.
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For 140 years, our ideas, technology and people have created monumental impact: real turning points that have transformed lives, industries and society as a whole.
Ericsson: 140 years of innovating ahead
Erlang is a programming language designed by Ericsson and used by a number of companies such as WhatsApp, Amazon and Facebook. Watch its creator Joe Armstrong speak about its development and enduring popularity.
Inside Erlang – creator Joe Armstrong tells his story
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Åke Lundqvist passed away, but his legacy lives on. Indeed, Ericsson’s industry-leadership position owes as much to Lundqvist as to company founder Lars Magnus Ericsson.
Åke Lundqvist - a legend in mobile telephony