will start selling a new line of desktop computers manufactured by Packard Bell
as NEC attempts to leverage its 20 percent stake in the U.S. PC vendor,
according to a report in Japan's largest economic daily, the Nihon Keizai
The NEC PCs made in Packard Bell factories will go on sale in the United States in
July. Initially, Packard Bell will manufacture between 20,000 and 30,000
a month. If these units meet NEC's quality standards, high-volume
production will start in the fall, according
to the report.
NEC acquired a $450 million equity stake in Packard Bell last summer. Packard Bell officials would not comment on the report.
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