Has it been 25 years already? Apparently it has, or so NEC tells us that's how long its MultiSync brand has been kicking. That's an eternity in tech years, and exactly how long the ATI brand was kept alive until AMD recently announced plans to kill it off.
"People forget that in 1985, the same year that Microsoft released Windows 1.0 and Intel introduced a 16 MHz processor, NEC unveiled a monitor brand that has enriched the computing experience of millions and millions of people around the globe," said Pierre Richer, President and C.O.O. of NEC Display Solutions. "Of particular significance are the breadth of performance and innovation that NEC has contributed through the brand for more than a generation. For example, MultiSync was one of the first future-ready computer peripherals in history. It didn’t force users to change monitors when they upgraded their computers."
In addition to celebrating 25 years, NEC has another reason to gloat. The display maker has shipped 40 million Multisync branded monitors to date, an impressive milestone in its own right.
As a way of saying "Thank You," NEC said it's offering to extend its desktop monitor warranties to five years for $25 for 17- to 30-inch panels purchased between December 1, 2010 and March 31, 2011.