August 30, 1993 |
While trade to China continues to be a source of debate in Washington, U.S. computer and telecommunications companies are cutting deals and setting up factories, trying to grab some of the billions of dollars in business the Chinese are offering. Just this summer, AT&T said it would build a miniature version of itself in China, and AST Research Inc. and Compaq Computer Corp. announced plans for factories to make personal computers there. "I regard China as the No.
September 10, 1988 |
AST Research Inc., an Irvine personal computer maker that has been trying to establish a major presence in the Chinese market, may finally have achieved its breakthrough. The company said Friday that it has finalized a $10-million deal with the Chinese government to export more than 3,000 personal computers to China. The deal is believed to be the largest single computer sale to China by an Orange County company.
May 19, 1992 |
When Mayor Chen Xitong of Beijing delivered a harsh report in the summer of 1989 vilifying participants in that spring's pro-democracy protests in Tian An Men Square, one of his prime targets was China's top computer firm. Chen accused the Beijing Stone Group Co. of contributing supplies worth tens of thousands of dollars to the demonstrators. He noted that Wan Runnan, Stone's founder and president at the time, gave political support to the protests.
August 28, 2008 |
Dell Inc. plans to sell four new personal computers in China and 20 other emerging markets, its biggest push so far to tap growth that's four times faster than in the U.S. The two laptops and two desktops, called Vostro and priced between $400 and $500 in China, will begin shipping in August and will be available in Europe, Asia, South America and the Middle East by November, the Round Rock, Texas, company said.
December 16, 2003 |
Sun Microsystems Inc. and its units are paying $291,000 in fines to settle allegations that the computer giant exported computers to China that were used for military purposes, the Commerce Department said. Santa Clara, Calif.-based Sun is one of the best-known technology firms to be fined in a Commerce Department crackdown on illegal exports. The agency's Bureau of Industry and Security is conducting about 1,500 investigations into illegal exports.
October 8, 2002
* Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. agreed to develop plans for classroom computers in China. Terms were not disclosed. * AOL Time Warner's Time Inc. unit named new publishers at People, Money and Teen People. Kathleen Kayse was named publisher of People. Michael Dukmejian was named as Kayse's replacement as publisher of Money. Paul Caine, formerly associate publisher of People, was named publisher of Teen People. * Catellus Development Corp.