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.


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 has been president of the monitor manufacturer Korea Data Systems USA, Inc., 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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