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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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The remainder, around 800, either left NEC Home Electronics after receiving retirement packages or moved to other NEC group companies, according to NEC.
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The gmB120 chip family provides us with the best monitor interface electronics value in the industry," said Hidetoshi Usui, Senior Manager of the LCD Monitor Division, NEC Home Electronics.
Keating has expertise in trade show and sales conference planning for current and past clients that include Ameritech Cellular Services, FMC Corporation, Motorola and NEC Home Electronics.
This fall in net income is accounted for by extraordinary income from the sales of marketable securities and land seen in the previous fiscal year, and the tax effects caused by the devaluation of NEC's holdings in NEC Home Electronics, Ltd.
The PowerVR 3D graphics accelerator is available in the United States through PowerVR-enhanced systems, including Compaq Presario 8000, and add-in graphics cards from companies including Matrox Graphics, VideoLogic Multimedia Systems, NEC Home Electronics (Japan), Melco and I-O Data and through retailers including Electronics Boutique.
Formed by NEC Home Electronics, the PDN provides such services as: API development support for the PowerVR proprietary SGL and Microsoft's Direct3D; access to the PowerVR testing and evaluation labs where members will receive feedback on compatibility issues at any point in the development cycle; and other related technical support issues.