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(NEC Corporation, Tokyo,, An electronics conglomerate known in the U.S. for its monitors. In Japan, it had the lion's share of the PC market until the late 1990s (see PC 98).

NEC was founded in Tokyo in 1899 as Nippon Electric Company, Ltd. and was the first Japanese company to joint venture with a foreign enterprise, which was Western Electric Company, then part of AT&T. NEC has been involved with electrical, communications, electronics and computer products worldwide. In 1983, it was renamed NEC Corporation.

In 1985, as part of NEC Technologies (NECT), the North American subsidiary that specialized in peripherals, NEC introduced its MultiSync line, the first multifrequency monitors, which became very popular. In 1996, the CromaClear line combined the aperture grille and shadow mask into a new CRT technology for improved resolution. In 2000, a joint venture was formed with Mitsubishi to market LCD and CRT monitors. In 2005, this NEC-Mitsubishi business unit was renamed NEC Display Solutions (

In 2002, NEC restructured many of its disparate parts into NEC Solutions, which concentrated on communications. The semiconductor and system LSI business was separated into a new company, NEC Electronics Corporation ( In 2006, operations of NEC solutions were further combined, and NEC Corporation of America was formed. For more information, visit See Packard Bell NEC.
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NEC Research Institute, founded in 1988 and based in Princeton, conducts basic research in the areas of computer and physical sciences.
NEC Labs), will be created by merging the research operations of Princeton, NJ-based NEC Research Institute (NECI) and the research operations of NEC USA's Computer and Communications Research Laboratory (CCRL) of Princeton, NJ and Cupertino, Calif.
And this past summer, researchers at the NEC Research Center in Princeton, New Jersey, published a study in the journal Nature citing Northern Light as the world's most comprehensive search engine.
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Adler noted that, according to a study by the NEC Research Institute, as of October, 1999, there were some 800 million Web pages on the Internet, up from 320 million two years before.
NEC Research Institute Algorithm Also Has Potential for Development of Advanced Search Engines and Filtering Technologies
In a recent study, published in the Nature journal, Steve Lawrence of the NEC Research Institute said, "What's declining is the volume of information you can efficiently search related to the volume of information on the Web.
Porter was a technology business development consultant for NEC Research Institute where he was responsible for developing strategies to facilitate technology transfers for the Institute.
David Waltz, President of the NEC Research Institute, Inc.
According to the most recent NEC Research Institute study, consumers are challenged with finding fast, relevant answers from a sea of Internet data that now exceeds 320 million documents.
NEC USA subsidiaries, in addition to NEC FiberOptech, include: NEC America, NEC Electronics, NEC Technologies, NEC Systems, NEC Research Institute, NEC Eluminant Technologies, NEC Financial Services, and Permeo Technologies.