Palm Inc. formerly known as PalmOne, was founded in 1992 and acquired by U.S. Robotics Corp. in 1995. In 1996, Palm introduced the Pilot 1000 and Pilot 5000 products that led the resurgence of handheld computing. In June 1997, Palm became a subsidiary of 3Com Corp. when U.S. Robotics was acquired by 3Com. With its acquisition of Smartcode Technologie in February 1999, Palm added advanced wireless communications capabilities to the Palm OS® platform to address the market for mobile information appliances, such as cellular telephones, messaging devices, data communicators and smart phones. In September 1999, 3Com announced plans to make the Palm subsidiary an independent, publicly traded company. The company became independent on March 2, 2000, and was traded on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol PALM.