Nippon Electric Company, Limited (NEC) 1969

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Beautifully engraved certificate from the Nippon Electric Company, Limited issued in 1969. This historic document was printed by the American Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of a factory building. This item has the printed signatures of the company's representative director, Koji Kobayashi and is over 32 years old. NEC was founded in 1899 and has headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. They are one of the world's oldest and largest designers and manufacturers of supercomputers, computers, electron devices, and communications equipment. Their worldwide organizations employ approximately 150,000 people generating gross revenues of approximately $US 40 Billion annually (at Y124 = $US 1). They have 89 consolidated subsidiaries, 53 manufacturing plants and 440 sales offices in Japan. Worldwide we have another 39 consolidated subsidiaries and 49 majority owned subsidiaries having an additional 52 plants. In North America, their high performance products are represented by HNSX Supercomputers Inc., which was founded in 1986 and is a wholly owned subsidiary. HNSX supports a growing number of customers in North America including weather forecasting/climate modeling, seismic processing, product engineering, university, and basic and applied research applications. Their strong commitment to North America is visible through a network of operations located coast to coast that employ 8,000 people. These operations include 8 manufacturing plants, and research and development activities in core technologies, as well as sales and support facilities for our diverse product range. In Europe their high performance products are represented by the NEC European Supercomputer Systems Operation (ESS). ESS maintains sales and support offices in Denmark, France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. They have 4 major manufacturing facilities in Europe, research and development facilities, and numerous sales and support offices employing about 4,000 people. In addition to NEC ESS, HNSX, and NEC Australia offices, specialist high performance computing representation is available at NEC offices in Singapore and Sao Paulo, Brasil; as well as throughout Japan. Their unique multinational operating model allows them to provide industry-leading response to their customers needs throughout the world. Their sales, support, and business operations are global in scope and provide unsurpassed opportunities to continue serving satisfied customers. NEC was at the forefront of the computer revolution when the late Koji Kobayashi, then chairman of NEC, first advocated the integration of computers and communications in 1977 when he coined the phrase "C&C". Since then, by providing a balanced combination of three major operations - computers, communications, and electron devices, they have the technical and corporate expertise to lead in the continuing development and integration of state of the art products in each of the three areas.