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Gateway History
Founded in 1985 in an Iowa farmhouse, Gateway quickly grew into a multibillion-dollar Fortune 500 company. With a $10,000 loan from his grandmother, a rented computer and a three-page business plan, Ted Waitt turned Gateway into a revolutionary company whose innovations helped shape the technology industry.

Gateway received national acclaim in 1991 when it introduced its distinctive cow-spotted boxes. In 1993, Gateway ended the year on a high note by cracking the Fortune 500 list and going public, trading on the NASDAQ. Gateway moved its stock to the NYSE in 1997 where it remains, trading under the symbol GTW. Today, the company ships roughly 10,000 cow-spotted boxes daily and boasts one of the most recognized brands in the country. Gateway now ranks number one in repurchase brand loyalty for PCs¹.

Throughout its history, Gateway has led the way with a number of firsts in the technology industry:

"   1989, Gateway starts selling computers online.
" 1992, Gateway offers customers a choice of software at no extra charge.
" 1996, Gateway introduces a nationwide network of retail stores where customers can test-drive products, get advice from tech experts, and learn more about technology in innovative, high-tech classrooms.

Gateway has become a leading provider of personalized technology solutions. With a vision of improving people's lives through technology, Gateway is pursuing high-growth technology segments such as digital music, photography and video, as well as services including high-speed Internet connections and networking for homes and business.

Our goal is to deliver the best products, service and value in the industry. Whether you're a consumer, small- or medium-sized business, school or government agency, we promise to treat you the way we expect to be treated. From the time we began, Gateway is all about satisfying our customers, one at a time.

1 - Source: MetaFacts Technology User Profile, 2001 Annual Edition. Based on a survey of 6,799 home PC owners.
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