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Definition: Northgate

(Northgate Computers, Inc., Eden Prairie, MN) A PC manufacturer founded in 1987 by Arthur Lazere that was known for its quality systems and keyboards. Its PCs were sold through direct marketing, and its highly praised line of OmniKey keyboards was also sold through dealers. Northgate closed its doors 10 years after it began, but its keyboards were available from different sources for a while, and with some enhancements, later offered by a different company. See Avant Stellar keyboard.