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Gateway Computer

(Gateway, Inc., Irvine, CA, A PC manufacturer founded in 1985 by Ted Waitt and Mike Hammond. Originally located in Sioux City, South Dakota, Gateway first sold peripherals to owners of Texas Instrument computers. In 1987, it began to offer complete systems, significantly driving down the cost of quality PCs by mail. Gateway computers were packaged in distinctive cow-spotted boxes, a nod to its farmland roots.

In 1997, Gateway acquired ALR (Advanced Logic Research), a PC company founded in 1984 and noted for its high-end machines. For a couple years at the turn of the century, the company was named Gateway 2000; later Gateway Computer and then Gateway, Inc.

In 2004, Gateway acquired privately held eMachines of Irvine, CA, a leading brand in retail stores. Gateway's own brand remained directly marketed to the customer, but was expanded to a presence at select retailers as well. For a while, plasma TVs and other consumer electronics were also added to the product line. In 2007, Gateway was acquired by Taiwan-based Acer, Inc., the second largest PC maker in the world.
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OfficeMax said that Gateway acquired the Series A Preference Shares for $30 million as part of an overall strategic alliance which called for Gateway to install Gateway computer store-within-a-stores inside OfficeMax locations across the country.
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OfficeMax said it was encouraged by the results of the inventory-less, licensed Gateway computer department model operated in its stores and is currently exploring alternatives to feature another manufacturer's computer brand.
However, the full-sized, staffed, Gateway computer departments in approximately half of OfficeMax's almost 1,000 stores are, to varying degrees, no longer producing the customer traffic and interest in proportion to the space occupied.
Consumers who buy a Dell or Gateway computer that is Windows 95-based between now and then will get free upgrades from the computer makers.
It once allowed Gateway computer to haul a cow onto the trading floor as part of a publicity stunt.
Milestone customers Gerry & Arlene Balot of Pinole had AT&T@Home service installed recently and Don Schena, senior vice president of AT&T Broadband, thanked them by giving them a year of the service free, a new Gateway computer and a high-speed cable modem.
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Vitech has an exclusive marketing contract with Gateway Computer and should benefit from increased brand awareness especially in the server market.

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