IBM is the number one manufacturer of computer hardware. IBM began in 1911 as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company and changed its name to International Business Machines in 1924. It has branches in computer hardware, software, service, and business consulting. From human genome research to large data outsourcing contracts, IBM is expanding into new fields and applying its traditional research operations to help make other businesses more efficient. IBM also designs and manufactures the custom processors used on the Nintendo Wii and the Microsoft Xbox 360 video game consoles.