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Packard Bell NEC

(Packard Bell, The Netherlands, www.packardbell.com) A major PC manufacturer that is the consumer brand of NEC Computers International and the home computing market leader in the U.K. and much of Western Europe.

Packard Bell's history dates back to 1926 when it was founded as a consumer radio manufacturer and later entered the defense electronics industry. It was acquired by Teledyne in 1968. In 1986, Beny Alagem and a group of partners acquired the Packard Bell name from Teledyne and formed Packard Bell Electronics. This company pioneered sales into the mass-market retail chains in the late 1980s and was the first to offer toll-free support to end users. In 1995, Packard Bell acquired Zenith Data Systems and, in 1996, merged with NEC's personal computer operations to become Packard Bell NEC. NEC reorganized its PC business worldwide in 2000, with Packard Bell closing its U.S. offices and focusing exclusively on Europe's consumer market. See NEC.
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Through these shareholders and its alliance with affiliates Packard Bell NEC Europe and NEC PC in Japan, the company offers global reach and capabilities as well as leading-edge technology.
NEC said that its European business continues to be profitable and growing, while Packard Bell NEC in the Americas (PBNEC) has reduced its losses significantly while still struggling in a fiercely competitive marketplace.
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Worldwide consumer demand for Internet access continues to increase, and Packard Bell NEC now has a terrific competitive advantage as our modem solution enables faster Internet connections and downloads," states Skip Effler, vice president of sales and marketing.
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Consumers are clamoring for PCs that empower and enhance customized music creation and we're answering this demand with the introduction of the NEC Home Music Studio systems," said Mal Ransom, senior vice president, Packard Bell NEC Consumer Division.
We have been impressed with NetRadio's contribution to the growth and development of the overall market for online audio listening, and we are pleased that they are participating in the initial introduction of this unique desktop device," stated Jack Yovanovich , Director of Product Marketing for Packard Bell NEC.
We take pride in the fact that our PCs are always evolving to incorporate some of the latest technology and provide great value," said Mal Ransom, senior vice president, Packard Bell NEC Consumer Division.
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Packard Bell NEC is a leading producer and marketer of a broad range of desktop and notebook computers and network servers in the Americas.