Lap Shun Hui

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Lap Shun Hui, also known as John Hui, (born 1955) is a Chinese American tech entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of PC manufacturing companies Everex and eMachines. He is also the current owner of LCD manufacturer InFocus and the former owner of PC manufacturer Packard Bell.

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Hui was born in South China but was raised in Hong Kong. He moved to the United States in 1973[1] to attend college at University at Buffalo, and later received his MBA from McMaster University in Canada.[2]

Hui's first involvement in the tech industry began when he helped found computer manufacturer Everex in 1983.[3] Several years later, in 1995, Hui founded monitor manufacturer Korea Data Systems, which he used to help form tech start-up eMachines in 1998.[4] In 2004, Hui sold eMachines to computer hardware giant Gateway, Inc. for $266 million in cash and stock.[5] In the process, he became Gateway's second-largest shareholder.[6] In 2006, after becoming dissatisfied with Gateway's leadership, he offered to purchase the firm for $450 million but was rebuffed.[7] That same year, Hui purchased Packard Bell, later selling it to Acer in 2008. He then purchased Oregon-based LCD manufacturer InFocus in 2009.[8]

Hui and his wife Pauline Wong, a former Hong Kong film actress, have one son and reside in Bradbury, California.[9]

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