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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 complete findings of the NEC Research Institute are published in the March 2002 issue of the IEEE Computer Society's, Computer Magazine.
The NEC Research Institute study estimated that the Web contained at least 320 million documents.
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Several of our customer's Intranet experiences will be shared including Shell, United Technologies and NEC Research Institute -- highlighting a total information management system on the Intranet for business critical information such as technical reports, competitive and market intelligence, policies and procedures along with traditional library resources.
Scientists at the NEC Research Institute say that Internet games like these are strong predictors for real-life events, ranging from predicting the winners of the famed gold statuettes, to the existence of a human-operated moon base by a certain year.
In addition to NEC USA and NEC Technologies, NEC's operations in the United States include NEC America, NEC Electronics and NEC Research Institute.
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affiliates include NEC America, NEC Technologies, NEC Electronics, and the NEC Research Institute.
According to a recent survey conducted by the NEC Research Institute, there are more than 1 billion web pages online today.
Gear stated, "The NEC Research Institute provides an outstanding environment for American scientists to conduct very long-term basic research, all to be published in the open literature.
In January, Inktomi and the NEC Research Institute completed a new study that verifies the Web has grown to more than one billion unique pages.
The NEC Research Institute and Inktomi study (January 18, 2000) confirmed that the World Wide Web now has over one billion unique pages on five million sites.