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General Electric (GE) is an American corporation that is headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut and was founded in 1892. GE specializes in appliances, medical devices, and software development, among other things. In 2011, GE ranked as the sixth largest firm in the U.S. by gross revenue. Over the course of its history, two GE employees have won the Nobel Prize: Irving Langmuir in 1932 and Ivar Giaever in 1973.