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July 6, 1991 | From Reuters
Philips of Holland, Europe's biggest consumer electronics conglomerate, said Friday that it will join forces with Matsushita of Japan to launch an audiocassette with the sound quality of a compact disc. In a widely expected move, Philips Electronics NV said it will jointly license the technology for its Digital Compact Cassette to record companies, blank-tape makers and hardware manufacturers with Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., the world's biggest consumer electronics company.
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November 30, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Siemens Offers to Share Chip Expertise: German electronics group Siemens has offered to share its expertise in semiconductors with Europe's struggling computer chip industry. In a recent letter from Siemens' chairman, Karlheinz Kaske, to the European Community's Executive Commission, Siemens offered Europe's other two chip producers--SGS-Thomson Microelectronics and Philips Electronics--access to technical know-how acquired in cooperation with International Business Machines Corp.
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BUSINESS
August 5, 1990 | JAMES FLANIGAN
Like clouds on the horizon, events in the global computer industry are sending warnings to the United States--which means a warning to you in an age when computers influence all industry and walks of life. Fujitsu Ltd. of Japan last week bought control of ICL, Britain's only computer manufacturer. The deal made Fujitsu, at $16 billion in sales, the world's second-largest computer company--after International Business Machines--and threw Europe into despair.
BUSINESS
July 6, 1991 | From Reuters
Philips of Holland, Europe's biggest consumer electronics conglomerate, said Friday that it will join forces with Matsushita of Japan to launch an audiocassette with the sound quality of a compact disc. In a widely expected move, Philips Electronics NV said it will jointly license the technology for its Digital Compact Cassette to record companies, blank-tape makers and hardware manufacturers with Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., the world's biggest consumer electronics company.
BUSINESS
January 24, 1990 | From Associated Press
The European Community Commission and Japan have settled a three-year inquiry into the dumping of Japanese computer chips at unusually low prices in the European market, the commission said Tuesday. In a statement, the commission said that 11 Japanese companies agreed to set a minimum price for their chips, amounting to the average production cost plus a 9.5% profit margin. The agreement was a "sufficient guarantee against price competition from Japan," the commission said.
BUSINESS
November 30, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Siemens Offers to Share Chip Expertise: German electronics group Siemens has offered to share its expertise in semiconductors with Europe's struggling computer chip industry. In a recent letter from Siemens' chairman, Karlheinz Kaske, to the European Community's Executive Commission, Siemens offered Europe's other two chip producers--SGS-Thomson Microelectronics and Philips Electronics--access to technical know-how acquired in cooperation with International Business Machines Corp.
BUSINESS
January 13, 1989 | From Reuters
Britain and the European Community launched separate monopoly inquiries Thursday into a hostile Anglo-German takeover bid for leading British electronics firm Plessey Co. The bid, made in November by Siemens AG of West Germany and Britain's General Electric Co. (GEC), is worth $3 billion (1.7 billion pounds) and, if successful, would create one of Europe's biggest electronics concerns. Industry analysts said the investigations would give Lazard Bros.
BUSINESS
January 26, 1990 | From Associated Press
The competition to develop high-definition television revved up on Thursday with the announcement that the U.S. divisions of two European electronics giants have joined NBC-TV to research advanced TV systems. Philips Consumer Electronics Co. said it will join an existing research venture of Thomson Consumer Electronics Inc. and NBC. Philips is part of NV Philips of the Netherlands, while Thomson is the U.S. division of Thomson SA of France.
BUSINESS
July 12, 1990 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A European consortium of high-definition television companies was launched Wednesday in a bid to make its version of razor-sharp pictures, wrapped in digital sound, acceptable throughout the world. The consortium, called "Vision 1250" because European HDTV screens will feature 1,250 horizontal lines instead of the 625 on conventional sets there, is a multinational group that will make HDTV production facilities available to film and TV professionals.
BUSINESS
August 5, 1990 | JAMES FLANIGAN
Like clouds on the horizon, events in the global computer industry are sending warnings to the United States--which means a warning to you in an age when computers influence all industry and walks of life. Fujitsu Ltd. of Japan last week bought control of ICL, Britain's only computer manufacturer. The deal made Fujitsu, at $16 billion in sales, the world's second-largest computer company--after International Business Machines--and threw Europe into despair.
BUSINESS
July 12, 1990 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A European consortium of high-definition television companies was launched Wednesday in a bid to make its version of razor-sharp pictures, wrapped in digital sound, acceptable throughout the world. The consortium, called "Vision 1250" because European HDTV screens will feature 1,250 horizontal lines instead of the 625 on conventional sets there, is a multinational group that will make HDTV production facilities available to film and TV professionals.
BUSINESS
January 26, 1990 | From Associated Press
The competition to develop high-definition television revved up on Thursday with the announcement that the U.S. divisions of two European electronics giants have joined NBC-TV to research advanced TV systems. Philips Consumer Electronics Co. said it will join an existing research venture of Thomson Consumer Electronics Inc. and NBC. Philips is part of NV Philips of the Netherlands, while Thomson is the U.S. division of Thomson SA of France.
BUSINESS
January 24, 1990 | From Associated Press
The European Community Commission and Japan have settled a three-year inquiry into the dumping of Japanese computer chips at unusually low prices in the European market, the commission said Tuesday. In a statement, the commission said that 11 Japanese companies agreed to set a minimum price for their chips, amounting to the average production cost plus a 9.5% profit margin. The agreement was a "sufficient guarantee against price competition from Japan," the commission said.
BUSINESS
January 13, 1989 | From Reuters
Britain and the European Community launched separate monopoly inquiries Thursday into a hostile Anglo-German takeover bid for leading British electronics firm Plessey Co. The bid, made in November by Siemens AG of West Germany and Britain's General Electric Co. (GEC), is worth $3 billion (1.7 billion pounds) and, if successful, would create one of Europe's biggest electronics concerns. Industry analysts said the investigations would give Lazard Bros.
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