DapDesign BV was founded in the year 1998 by Jan de Vries and Cor Jansen with administrative offices in Oldenzaal & engineering offices in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. With only a handful of employees, the company developed and released to the market their first product, the FireSpy® 400 Analyzer, in the year 2000.
In an attempt to reach out to the IEEE-1394 community which was still maturing and evolving, DapDesign decided to join the 1394 Trade Association and do their first exhibition at DevCon 2001. The DevCon event provided significant exposure to the company, not only in the consumer electronics market, but also the automotive, industrial and aerospace markets. With some large aerospace programs adopting the IEEE-1394 technology, namely F-35 JSF, DapDesign secured their first order in the aerospace market in 2002. This was the beginning of the company’s exponential growth cycle.
With the introduction of the world’s first IEEE-1394b FireSpy® Analyzer in March 2003, and strong growth fueled by orders from the F-35 JSF Program, DapDesign made it’s mark in the aerospace & defense sector, and worldwide, as the leading IEEE-1394 Analyzer company.
In order to offer local product and sales support as well as local service to its growing US customer base DapDesign decided to branch out and form DapUSA, Inc. in January 2005. Also, in 2005, the company changed is name from DapDesign to DapTechnology.