Novatech - siedziba korporacji jest w Boston, Massachussetts, UCAS. Korporacja zajmuje drugie co do wielkości miejsce wśród korporacji w UCAS. Novatech objął kontrolę nad JRJ International, które jest jednym z założycieli Corporate Court.
Novatech was a privately owned and traded corporation until its IPO in 2064. These are the principal shareholders until that time:
- Richard Villiers (65%)
- Trans-Latvia Enterprises (24%)
- Samantha Villiers (7%)
- Miles Lanier (3%)
- Darren Villiers (1%)
- Novatech CalFree - HQ: San Francisco, VP: Brian Jenkins
- Novatech Carib - HQ: Miami, VP: Maya Cruz
- Novatech CAS - HQ: Atlanta, VP: Michael Ruane
- Novatech Europe - HQ: London, VP: Nigel Winthrop
- Novatech North America - HQ: Boston, VP Lucas Don
- Novatech Seattle - HQ: Seattle, VP Samantha Villiers
- Novatech South America - HQ: Buenos Aires, VP: Antonio Ortege
Firmy, które kontroluje
- Aurora Design
- Cavalier Arms Limited
- Central Industrial
- Cyberspace Development Corp
- FTL Matrixware
- Fuchi Orbital
- JRJ International
- Matrix Systems (Boston)
- Minuteman Security
- Nightingale's, właściwie Nightingale's Body Parts (Seattle)
- Pacific Rim Computer Consultants
- Pioneer Cybernetics
- Silveril Investments
- Simplex Software
- S&S Agricorp (Ohio)
- T99 (Washington FDC/Magical Research)
- Visionary Design Works (Computers)
- Walker Aerodesign (Aerospace (technologie kosmiczne)/Boston)
- Wolfware (Personaware/Minnesota)
Novatech was founded in November 2059 by the merger of Villiers International and Cambridge Holdings, who both constituted an important pool of computer technologies and aerospace companies during the wave of streamlinings initiated by Fuchi Americas in North America in the late 2050s. Most suspect Richard Villiers, at the time president/CEO of Fuchi Industrial Electronics and head of the American Fuchi division as well as main shareholder of Villiers International, to have engineered the situation for the purpose of building Novatech.
The Novatech IPO and the Matrix Crash 2.0
The Novatech IPO on November 2, 2064 was one of the catalyst events of the Matrix Crash 2.0. In anticipation of the huge increase in traffic from the Novatech IPO, the East Coast Stock Exchange upgraded their servers. Unwittingly, they increased the processing power to the point where it could reach Ultraviolet levels, the level needed to sustain an Artificial Intelligence. Deus took advantage of this, and laid down a series of plans to invade the stock exchange during the IPO and become a virtual god of the Matrix. Deus was thwarted by its rival AIs and by actions of Ex Pacis and Winternight, and this precipitated the Matrix Crash 2.0.
Despite the destruction of the Matrix Crash, Novatech gained billions of nuyen in liquid assets, and was able to come back stronger than ever. Its increased cashflow along with its merger with Transys Neuronet and Erika to form NeoNET vaulted it to the status of the third largest megacorporation in the world.
Gathering the essential of Fuchi Americas division's assets, Novatech leads the computer industry. The merger of Villiers International and Cambridge Holdings also included business banking, technologie kosmiczne and a stretch of diversified activities. After several years of stalling, Novatech is slowly returning to a level of investments in space comparable to what Fuchi previously did. The change did came with serious revisions of the schedules' dates. After the first reactions, the final result was a rewned confidence from investors. That does only concern the publicly traded subsdiaries, as Novatech by itself is privately held by the Villiers clan.