Alienware, a subsidiary of Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) since 2006, manufactures high-performance gaming laptop and desktop computers. Its systems, which emphasize graphics performance, are well known for their radical science-fiction-themed designs, mood lighting, and alien-head logos. The systems’ names also often reflect
the theme: Area-51, Hangar 18. Alienware also sells matching peripherals.
Alienware was founded in 1996 by Nelson Gonzalez and Alex Aguila. The corporate headquarters is located near Miami, in The Hammocks, Fla. The company has approximately 490 employees.