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NEC Awarded Order for Digital TV Transmitters from Major Korean Broadcasting Stations.

Tokyo, Japan, July 27, 2005 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701/NASDAQ: NIPNY/FTSE: 6701q.l) today announced that it has been awarded orders for the supply of digital terrestrial TV transmitters from Korean Broadcasting Systems ("KBS") and 5 private broadcasting stations. The total order amounts to 62 digital terrestrial TV transmitters that will cover 17 major cities in Korea. Incorporating these new wins; NEC has now achieved supply of its system to all of the broadcasting stations in Korea, KBS and 13 private stations.

The order consists of 62 (31 pairs of main and backup systems) digital terrestrial television transmitter systems ranging in output from 1.0 to 2.5kW, which are equipped with the latest state-of?the-art digital exciter, "DM-3000C."

In October 2001, Korea broke ground by establishing the first digital broadcasting service in Asia. Since then it has striven to expand the service environment and expects to realize full switch over from analog to digital in 2010.

NEC considers this win to be the fruit of its long-standing business reputation and technological competence in the area of broadcasting systems, which it has supplied not only to Korea, but also to 103 countries worldwide. Through deployment of these systems, NEC intends to contribute significantly to the full digitalization of TV in Korea, and establish itself there as a leading vendor in this field.

About NEC's Broadcasting Business

NEC is a highly accomplished total solution provider of broadcasting systems, having supplied transmitters and studio equipment to customers in 103 countries worldwide over the past eight decades. On the strength of extensive business inroads made with broadcasting stations, NEC has built up the know-how and experience needed to supply and support customers with the most advanced and reliable systems available. This expertise stands out in the digital TV transmitter field in particular. In 1998, NEC supplied transmitters to the U.K. for start up of the world's first commercial terrestrial digital broadcasting commercial service. Over the years since, NEC has delivered digital terrestrial systems to more than 20 countries including Sweden, Finland, Spain, Australia, South Africa, South Korea, Singapore, India, Brazil, Mexico, and Japan, emerging as the leading vendor of digital TV transmitter equipment worldwide. NEC has supplied the world with a running total of more than 600 digital TV transmitter systems to date.

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