Search Help

Basic Search Procedures

  • In the Search box, type a keyword related to the desired information, then click the search button.
  • When performing a search using multiple keywords, be sure to leave a space between them. A search will then be conducted based on the keywords entered ("AND" search).
  • To set the scope of the search, click and hold on the arrows to the right of the pulldown menu, then select "NEC Corporation Website" or "Press Releases". The default setting is "NEC Corporation Website".

Advanced Search Procedures

"OR" search
To retrieve documents that contain either of two keywords, type "OR" in capital letters between the keywords. Be sure to leave a space before and after "OR".
"-" search
To retrieve documents that contain either of two keywords, type "OR" in capital letters between the keywords. Be sure to leave a space before and after "OR".
Phrase search
To search for documents containing a particular phrase, type double quotes immediately before the first word and after the last word of the phrase. Also, phrase search can easily be selected at the Advanced Search page.
Link search
To search for documents which contain a link to a common document, type "link:" immediately before the URL of the link.
e.g "link:www.nec.com"
Site search
To search for documents located on a particular website, type "site:" immediately before the URL of that site.
e.g "site:nec.com printer"
Displaying results
At Advanced Search or on the page displaying search results, you can select the number of results to appear on one page, You can display 10, 20, 30, 50 or 100 results per page. The default setting is 10.

Search Tips

When typing keywords

  • You may type keywords in lower-case letters as the search engine is not case-sensitive (with the exception of operators such as "OR"). Typing "nec" and "NEC", for example, will fetch the same results.
  • You cannot perform a "wildcard" (*) search on this engine.
  • When searching for a phrase, the search engine will recognize the spaces between the words as parts of the phrase.
  • Search service is provided for searches within NEC Corporation Website.

When a search produces very few or no hits

  • Remember that when using multiple keywords, you should separate them with a space. If you performed a search with no space between the words, insert a space and try again.
  • If you know the actual name of the product or service that is the subject of your search, please use it as the keyword (s). (For example, instead of typing "notebook computer", try "versa").
  • If you spell the keyword (s) incorrectly, the search cannot be properly executed. Please confirm the spelling of your keyword (s) and try again.
  • The more keywords you use in your search, the better your chances are of retrieving a high volume of relevant documents.

Viewing Results

  • The results are documents that contain the specified keyword (s).
  • The documents are displayed in the order in which they are ranked by Google's PageRank technology. For more information on PageRank, please visit the Google website.
  • In the PageRank icon to the left of each result's title, there is a horizontal scale. The color blue represents the relevancy of the document. The bluer the scale is, the more relevant the item is to the subject of your search.
  • If there are more than two results from the same site, the remaining results can be accessed by clicking on "More results from..." link.