Our History

historySince the birth of computing, CHI Corporation has been providing access, protection and security for our customers’ data. What today is known as CHI Corporation was first known as Project X. Founded in the 1960s out of Case Institute of Technology, Project X was commissioned by Case to determine how to fund the purchase of the university’s first large-scale mainframe computer.

CHI, which is Greek for the letter X, was formed from Project X as a for-profit organization. CHI has developed unique secure networking and storage technologies, including one of the first data sharing applications. Case sold Chi in the mid-1970s to a group of investors that included one of CHI Corporation’s current owners.