NEC Sells Packard Bell to eMachines Co-Founder

NEC confirmed its sale of Packard Bell to Lap Shun Hui, the co-founder of PC Maker eMachines, which was acquired by Gateway in 2004. NEC will sell Packard Bell for roughly US$87 million. Packard Bell used to be one of the main players as PC Maker in the mid 90's; its success was short-lived as it built a poor reputation of terrible technical support and product quality. Packard Bell was pulled out from the North America market but is still afloat in the European market.

NEC Confirms Packard Bell Sale [via betanews]