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March 27, 2000 | KAREN KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James Chu looked at the personal computer business a decade ago and predicted that consumers would be more interested in the visual part of the PC than in the silicon innards tucked inside beige plastic boxes. He bet his company on that vision, and today ViewSonic Corp. is the fifth-largest seller of computer monitors in the country. After moving nearly 2.5 million display devices last year, Walnut-based ViewSonic ranks behind only Dell Computer Corp., Compaq Computer Corp., Gateway Inc.
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March 27, 2000 | KAREN KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James Chu looked at the personal computer business a decade ago and predicted that consumers would be more interested in the visual part of the PC than in the silicon innards tucked inside beige plastic boxes. He bet his company on that vision, and today ViewSonic Corp. is the fifth-largest seller of computer monitors in the country. After moving nearly 2.5 million display devices last year, Walnut-based ViewSonic ranks behind only Dell Computer Corp., Compaq Computer Corp., Gateway Inc.
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BUSINESS
January 19, 2000 | Karen Kaplan
Computer monitor manufacturer ViewSonic Corp. of Walnut tentatively agreed to buy the monitor-making division of Nokia, the Finnish maker of cellular phones. The companies said they have a letter of intent and hope to complete the deal by the end of January. Terms weren't disclosed.
BUSINESS
November 12, 2002 | From Reuters
Microsoft Corp. said Monday that display maker ViewSonic Corp. will start selling a portable flat-panel screen that can be taken off the desk and used to operate a computer via a wireless link. The Smart Display is Microsoft's latest bid to let people access their computers without being tied to a desk, following the release last week of the Tablet PC.
BUSINESS
July 31, 2000 | Karen Kaplan
ViewSonic Corp., the Walnut-based firm that made its name in the computer monitor business, will unveil its first crop of Internet appliances this week in New York. The company, whose annual monitor sales are topped only by PC makers Dell Computer Corp., Compaq Computer Corp., Gateway Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co., will introduce five classes of devices Tuesday in conjunction with a major Internet service provider.
BUSINESS
May 14, 2003 | Alex Pham, Times Staff Writer
Eight years after entering, and then quickly dominating, the intensely competitive video game console market, consumer electronics giant Sony Corp. announced plans Tuesday to challenge rival Nintendo Co.'s control of the multibillion-dollar hand-held games business. With the PSP, set to hit store shelves in late 2004, Sony will enter a field ruled by Nintendo, whose 14-year-old Game Boy has cornered more than 90% of the global market for hand-held games.
BUSINESS
August 16, 2010 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles, Los Angeles Times
1080p, the maximum image resolution for high-definition television, used to be found only on big-screen models with price tags in the thousands. But 1080p resolution has become so commonplace that it's being offered on models in the low 20-inch range, with prices down to $300. "It has been a big trend over the last year," said Paul Gagnon, an analyst with Display Search. "You used to not see any sub-32-inch sets offered with 1080p resolution. Now about a third of them are. " That sounds great for TV watchers on a budget or with limited space for a set. But there's a catch: On a relatively small screen, the benefits of this resolution level -- which crams 1,080 lines of digital information onto the display -- are minuscule.
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October 25, 2001 | MARK A. KELLNER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
ViewSonic Corp. has just introduced what has to be the mother of all PDAs--the magazine-size ViewPad 100. With a 10-inch LCD screen, the device makes Palms and PocketPCs look like toys. The ViewPad is actually just a variation on the old idea of the tablet PC or the Web pad, but ViewSonic has taken a fresh approach by focusing the device on PDA functions. Weighing 2.5 pounds, the $1,240 ViewPad 100 is much more than a Pocket PC or a Palm.
BUSINESS
May 16, 1999
Kent Cope has been named to the new position of senior vice president and chief administrative officer for New Century Financial Corp. in Irvine. Cope joined New Century in 1997 as vice president in charge of business development, and in 1998 was appointed vice president and director of national operations for the wholesale division. In his new position, Cope will oversee the corporate services, purchasing, policy & procedure and training departments.
BUSINESS
March 10, 2003 | Terril Yue Jones, Times Staff Writer
Hewlett-Packard Co.'s most modern line of personal computers, which can record and make copies of television shows, hit the market a month late and 35% over its intended price. Andy Dietler couldn't care less. The 22-year-old Web site developer lives in an one-bedroom apartment in downtown San Francisco, and when he's there, he uses the HP Media Center PC to listen to his music collection and to mix and burn CDs of bands such as Postal Service, Coldplay and the Flaming Lips.
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