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NEC Corporation


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A large multinational electronics and IT company, based in Japan. It is a major producer of semiconductor products and of network equipment; it also produces advanced systems for such applications as fingerprint identification, as well as consumer electronics. The company was founded in 1899, under the name of the Nippon Electric Company, as a joint venture with the Western Electric Company of the United States. For many years it was primarily a supplier of telephone equipment and services.

Subjects: Computing.


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