Amazon Lab126

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Amazon Lab126, Inc.
Subsidiary
Industry
Founded 2004; 14 years ago (2004)
Headquarters 1100 Enterprise Way, Sunnyvale, California 94089[1], United States
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Gregg Zehr (President)
David Limp (SVP, Devices)[2]
Products
Number of employees
3,000[3]
Parent Amazon.com
Website lab126.com

Amazon Lab126[4] (sometimes known as Lab126) is an American research and development and computer hardware company owned by Amazon.com.[5]. It was founded in 2004 by Gregg Zehr, previously Vice President of Hardware Engineering at Palm, and is based in Sunnyvale, California.[6] It is widely known for developing Amazon's Kindle line of e-readers and tablets.[7][8][9]

Name[edit]

Lab126's name derives from the arrow in Amazon's logo, which points from A to Z—the 1st and 26th letters in the English language alphabet.[10]

Products[edit]

  • In 2007, after three years of research and development by Lab126, the Amazon Kindle e-reader was released. Newer models of the Kindle continue to be released, with the latest model called the Kindle Oasis in mid-2016.[11]
  • In 2016, it released the Echo Dot, which is a hockey puck sized version of the Echo and the Amazon Tap, a smaller, portable version of the Echo.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact Lab126 - Sunnyvale, CA". Lab126. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  2. ^ https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-limp-b833b36
  3. ^ Yu, Howard. "On Cyber Monday, Jeff Bezos Has Made Amazon Echo Sound Better Than Google Home".
  4. ^ "Lab126 Designs and Engineers Hand-held Consumer Electronics in Sunnyvale, CA". Amazon Lab216. Archived from the original on 2016-11-19. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Following Fire Phone Flop, Big Changes At Amazon's Lab126". Fast Company.
  6. ^ "Amazon research unit Lab 126 agrees to big lease that could bring Sunnyvale 2,600 new workers". Retrieved 2016-08-21.
  7. ^ Catherine Shu. "Amazon's R&D Group Lab126 Embarks On Hiring Spree As Kindle Business Expands". TechCrunch. AOL.
  8. ^ "Amazon Kindle Product Page". Retrieved 2008-03-22.
  9. ^ "Amazon Grows A Startup In Cupertino". Archived from the original on July 22, 2011. Retrieved 2008-03-22.
  10. ^ "Work with Us § Our Story". Amazon Lab126. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  11. ^ Amazon’s Kindle Oasis is the funkiest e-reader it’s ever made The Verge Retrieved April 13, 2016
  12. ^ Amazon preparing 'up to six' new Kindle Fire tablets 23 July 2012
  13. ^ "Amazon Fire Phone Flops". TechCrunch. AOL.

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