Amazon Lab126, Inc.
Subsidiary
Industry
Founded 2004; 13 years ago (2004)
Headquarters 1100 Enterprise Way, Sunnyvale, California 94089[1], United States
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Gregg Zehr President
Products
Number of employees
3,000[2]
Parent Amazon.com
Website lab126.com

Amazon Lab126[3] (sometimes known as Lab126) is a research and development and computer hardware company founded in 2004 by Gregg Zehr, based in Sunnyvale, California,[4] and is owned by Amazon.com.[5] It is widely known for developing Amazon's Kindle line of e-readers and tablets.[6][7][8] It is based in Sunnyvale, California and is headed by Gregg Zehr. Zehr was previously the Vice President of Hardware Engineering at Palm.

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Lab126's name derives from the arrow in Amazon's logo, which points from A to Z—the 1st and 26th letters in the English language alphabet.[9]

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In 2011, Lab126 released the Kindle Fire tablet and in 2012 released two new models of the Fire tablet called the Kindle Fire HD.[10] In 2013, it released the Fire HDX.

In 2014, Lab126 released the Amazon Fire TV digital media player and in late 2014 released the Fire TV Stick.

In June 2014, Lab126 announced the Fire Phone that had cameras to track the user's eyes to give the impression of 3D and it was released in July.[5][11]

In 2015, Lab126 released the Amazon Echo, a voice command device. In 2016, it released the Echo Dot, which is hockey puck sized version of the Echo and the Amazon Tap, a smaller, portable version of the Echo.

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