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NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation (NEC) is a multi-national information technologies company headquated in Japan. They are an internet solutions business involved in the manufacture and sales of computers, communications equipment, electron devices and software, including the Versa notebooks for the international market and the Lavie series for Japanese market. NEC is also the creator of a supercomputer known as the Earth Simulator.

In 1980 NEC created the first digital signal processor, the NEC µPD7710.

NEC was founded as a subsidiary of Western Electric in 1899. The company was formerly known as Nippon Electric Company, Limited, before it was renamed in 1983.

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