Thomas Yuen, the former president of computer maker AST Research Inc., has created three new companies under his Atlantis holding company, which will shortly move its headquarters from Newport Beach to Santa Ana.
Yuen announced a few weeks ago that his NuReality subsidiary would market a video game product that boosts the sound capabilities of game systems using a patented sound technology originally developed by Hughes Aircraft.
The $79 Vivid 3D game component is expected to begin shipments in May and it will be followed by another system for multimedia computer users in the summer, Yuen said. The company may have as many as 20 employees by summer, though its manufacturing will be subcontracted.
His second subsidiary, MPC Group, is expected to open for business in a couple of weeks. The company will sell, via direct mail, a Taiwanese-made line of computer notebooks under MPC's label. It will employ about 25 people.