Packard Bell is a Dutch computer manufacturer and a subsidiary of Acer. The name had been used by Herbert A. Bell and Leon S. Packard for the American radio manufacturer Packard Bell, as founded in 1933. Some websites use 1926 as the founding date. This was when founder Herbert A. Bell was an executive with Jackson Bell Company, Los Angeles, CA. In 1986, Israeli investors bought the name for a newly formed personal computer manufacturer.