The company was founded in 1982 by Ulrich Paul, while being a student at the
Technical University in Munich, with the purpose to supply special services
and custom made electronics for researchers (then mainly at the same
university). The full name of the company still reflects this intention:
Ulrich Paul Elektronik für Forschung und Entwicklung (electronics
for research and development). Later the focus broadened when we
started to work in the telecommunications and the industrial sector. Training
and consulting services were added, too.
The computer played a major role
from the beginning and so it is no miracle that we have aggregated a lot of
knowledge here. In recent years a slight shift occurred and now software
makes about half of our business, compared to ca. 20% in 1982. Some projects
now have a hardware content of less than 20%. Of course, training and
consulting never had a hardware content, so these are excluded in the above
The combined skills of our subcontractors and us ranges from basic research
over product development to high tech assembly and test. From Java, C, C++
over Basic down to various Assemblers. From DOS to Unix and VMS and AS400.
Everything we need to do our business effectively is there. If something in
addition is needed we create it. So we have very powerful tools to get
When you browse our site you will see mainly the hardware aspects. There are
so few nice pictures of software ;-) and so many of hardware. This is
perhaps misleading and we should compensate for that with a glossy graphic.
Currently (spring 2002) we are building up knowledge in the bioinformatics
sector. Two themes will dominate our efforts: phylogenetics & phylogenomics
and lab equipment/software. We are underway to install web pages for both of
them. The phylo... stuff will go to
www.phylogen.de, while the
other stuff will be
placed at www.info-gen.de.
As can be seen from our address the company is located in Stadtbergen, a
community with app. 15000 inhabitants, which lies at the south-west rim of
Augsburg (app. 300000 inhabitants). Augsburg is the third biggest city in
Bavaria. They have a nice
homepage, but only in German.
If you are interested in some more info about
Germany you should visit www.entry.de.
© Paul Elektronik, 1995-2002