Packard Bell - computer manufacturer. Despite the similarity of names, is not related to Hewlett-Packard, Packard, Pacific Bell, Bell Laboratories, or Dell.
The original company was founded in the USA in 1926 and is a manufacturer of radios. During World War II, the United States supplied military electronics. Later, Packard Bell has entered the market of TVs, and began producing computers.
In 1986, a group of Israeli investors bought the Packard Bell brand to create a new company that produces IBM PC-compatible computers. At the end of the 90 acquired by NEC.
In 2008, Packard Bell was acquired by Acer Inc.