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NEC Corporation
Native name
Nippon Denki kabushiki gaisha
Public KK
Traded as TYO: 6701
Founded July 17, 1899; 122 years ago (1899-07-17)
Tokyo, Japan
5-7-2, Shiba, Minato, Tokyo
Area served
Key people
  • Nobuhiro Endo (Chairman)
  • Takashi Niino (President)
Revenue ¥2.91 trillion (2019)
Operating income
¥58.5 billion (2019)
¥40.2 billion (2019)
Total assets ¥2.95 trillion (2019)
Total equity ¥1.06 trillion (2019)
Number of employees
109,390 (2019)
Subsidiaries NEC Corporation of America, NEC Europe

NEC Corporation (日本電気株式会社 , Nippon Denki Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese multinational provider of information technology (IT) services and products. It is headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. It provides IT and network solutions to businesses, communications services providers and to government agencies. It has also been the biggest PC seller in Japan since the 1980s. The company was known as the Nippon Electric Company, Limited, before rebranding in 1983 as NEC.

NEC was the world's fourth biggest PC manufacturer by 1990. Its NEC Semiconductors business unit was the global semiconductor sales leader between 1985 and 1990, the second largest in 1995, one of the top three in 2000, and one of the top 10 in 2006. It was still one of the top 20 semiconductor sales leaders before merging with Renesas Electronics. NEC is a member of the Sumitomo Group.

NEC was #463 on the 2017 Fortune 500 list.

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