Gateway is a United States computer hardware company offering their products & services across the world. Main headquarters of company is situated in Irvine, California, United States. On September 5, 1985, the company was founded as Gateway 2000 in Sioux City, Iowa, United States by Ted Waitt & Mike Hammond whereas on 31 October, 1998, company changed their name to Gateway. As of October 2007 records, the revenue of the Gateway was US$ 3.980 billion. Company manufactures, develops & markets an extensive range of products such as personal computers, servers, computer monitors & computer accessories. In October 2007, the company was acquired by Acer, a Taiwanese multinational hardware &Electronics Corporation based in Xizhi, New Taipei City, Taiwan for US$ 710 million. Company sells their products directly & indirectly to educational institutions, third party retailers, government agencies, businesses & consumers. They work in three segments known as Direct, Professional & Retail. Through direct segment, company sells their products to consumers & small business customers by using
their call centers & internet whereas by retail segment, company mainly sells their products directly to retailers which include warehouse clubs, computer superstores & many others. The company their products to many countries across the globe such as Canada, Singapore, India, Mexico, Japan, New Zealand, Vietnam & many more.