Amazon Lab126 (sometimes known as Lab126) is an American research and development and computer hardware company owned by Amazon.com. It was founded in 2004 by Gregg Zehr, previously Vice President of Hardware Engineering at Palm, and is based in Sunnyvale, California. It is widely known for developing Amazon's Kindle line of e-readers and tablets.
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|Gregg Zehr (President)|
David Limp (SVP, Devices)
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- 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.
- In 2011, Lab126 released the Kindle Fire tablet and in 2012 released two new models of the Fire tablet called the Kindle Fire HD. In 2013, it released the Fire HDX, a high-end tablet.
- In 2014, Lab126 released the Amazon Fire TV digital media player and in late 2014 released the smaller Fire TV Stick.
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