Founded in 1949, Medtronic has acquired 50+ companies on its way to the top of the medical devices industry. The company generates a majority of it's sales in the US, but moved it's headquarters to the Republic of Ireland in 2007 as part of the largest tax inversion in history. Medtronic operates in 140 countries, and employees over 86,000 employees. It is now applying AI across a broad range of medical devices. Notably, Medtronic launched the first AI based Colonoscopy system in 2019.