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January 7, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Next Computer Negotiating With Hewlett-Packard: Next Computer Inc. is holding talks with Hewlett-Packard Corp. to allow its basic operating software to run on H-P workstations, industry sources said. Next, a private company founded by Apple Computer Inc. co-founder Steven Jobs, is trying to focus more on software because its computers are failing to gain a strong hold in the market, analysts said. H-P and Next declined comment.
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January 7, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Next Computer Negotiating With Hewlett-Packard: Next Computer Inc. is holding talks with Hewlett-Packard Corp. to allow its basic operating software to run on H-P workstations, industry sources said. Next, a private company founded by Apple Computer Inc. co-founder Steven Jobs, is trying to focus more on software because its computers are failing to gain a strong hold in the market, analysts said. H-P and Next declined comment.
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BUSINESS
July 22, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Firms Agree to Cut Emissions: William K. Reilly, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, said 236 of 600 companies contacted have agreed to reduce plant emissions of 17 toxic chemicals an average of 50% by 1995. The steps, he said, would cut by 200 million pounds such toxic substances as lead, mercury and cadmium. The commitments were made under a voluntary EPA program. Among California-based participants are Arco Products Co., Los Angeles; Chevron Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1988
More than $750,000 worth of specialized computer equipment has been given UC San Diego by the Hewlett Packard Corp., school administrators announced Wednesday. The company gave the Department of Computer Science and Engineering $555,000 worth of hardware and software intended to help undergraduates learn more about building and designing sophisticated computer chips.
BUSINESS
February 26, 1987
Shareholders voting at Hewlett-Packard Corp.'s annual meeting rejected a proposal by a margin of more than 8-1 that the high-technology company withdraw from the racially divided country, where it employs 260 and generates $37 million in annual sales. It was the fourth such vote in six years. The meeting also marked the retirement of co-founder William R. Hewlett as vice chairman of the Palo Alto firm's board.
BUSINESS
August 11, 1998 | BARBARA MURPHY
Hauser Inc. in Westlake Village won three awards in the 1998 Industrial Design Excellence Awards program sponsored by the Industrial Designers Society of America. The design company was awarded a gold, silver and bronze medal in three categories of the IDEA annual awards, which are co-sponsored by Business Week and I.D. magazines. The gold medal in the Consumer Products category was awarded to Hauser for the OfficeJet Series developed for Hewlett-Packard Corp.
BUSINESS
July 26, 1994
Losses continued to mount last quarter for Micropolis Corp., a Chatsworth company that makes computer disk drives. The company reported a $14.7-million loss for the second quarter ended July 1, almost six times larger than the $2.52-million loss the company reported for the same quarter a year ago. Sales in the latest quarter were $75.8 million, down 30% from sales of $108 million for the same three-month period in 1993. For its six-month period, Micropolis had a loss of $24.
NEWS
December 22, 1988
Caltech scientists Geoffrey Blake and Leroy Hood have received awards for research that total $1 million. Blake, assistant professor of cosmochemistry, is among 20 in the nation to receive a David and Lucile Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering. Blake will receive $90,000 a year for five years, and Caltech will receive an additional $10,000 a year for five years. Blake's work involves the study of the early evolution of stars and planetary systems.
NEWS
April 29, 1988 | Times Wire Services
Hewlett-Packard founder David Packard plans to bequeath his $2-billion fortune to the foundation created by him and his late wife, making the charity one of the nation's 10 wealthiest, its director said. The Los Altos-based David and Lucile Packard Foundation would rank with others such as the Ford Foundation, which is valued at $4.7 billion, Executive Director Cole Wilbur said Thursday. Currently the foundation has $145 million in assets and last year it gave away $15 million.
BUSINESS
October 27, 1997 | From Associated Press
Personal computer sales grew strongly in the third quarter, and Compaq Computer Corp. and Dell Computer Corp. were the big winners in a price war that left rival vendors smarting, two business research firms reported Sunday. Overall industry sales in the U.S. grew at least 20% in the third quarter, buoyed by the top two PC sellers, Dataquest Inc. and International Data Corp. said in separate reports. Global sales rose only 16% partly due to weakness in Japan's economy. But IBM Corp.
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