October 3, 1991 |
International Business Machines and Apple Computer on Wednesday signed their wide-ranging cooperation agreement, a landmark accord that includes the establishment of two joint venture companies and extensive sharing of technologies. The two computer firms, once bitter rivals, stunned the industry when they announced the outlines of the agreement in July.
June 9, 1999 |
Microsoft Corp. said it is working with No. 3 U.S. long-distance phone company Sprint Corp. to combine phone and data services, and wants to set standards for unified messaging that combines voicemail, e-mail and pages in one in-box. Microsoft and Sprint plan this summer to begin selling systems that manage phone services such as local, wireless and Internet access and also include voicemail and e-mail on a single computer.
November 7, 1997 |
Fluor Corp. said Thursday that its Fluor Daniel unit has formed a joint venture with Boston-based engineering services firm Stone & Webster to pursue petrochemical industry construction project jobs. The joint venture, to be headquartered in Houston, will concentrate on the ethylene industry. Ethylene is a major petrochemical feedstock used to manufacture a variety of derivatives, including plastics and solvents.
August 29, 1997 |
L.L. Knickerbocker Co. said it has formed a 50-50 joint venture with Arkenol Holdings L.L.C. to use Arkenol's technology to make chemicals, biomass solids and liquid fuels to sell in some Asian markets. L.L. Knickerbocker said the joint venture will acquire licenses for Arkenol's technology to convert plant materials into ethanol and other chemicals. The joint venture, which is called Arkenol Asia, will sell the chemicals in Thailand, Cambodia, Burma, Vietnam, Laos and India.
May 16, 2003 |
Eastman Kodak Co. and Hewlett-Packard Co. dissolved a 3-year-old joint venture to manufacture digital picture-developing machines that the companies had said would generate as much as $1 billion in revenue by 2005. The companies developed the machines to offer retailers the ability to process small, specialized orders of photographs as a complement to the larger mini-lab machines that handle the bulk of orders in drugstores and supermarkets. Lehman Bros.
March 29, 2000 |
Broadcom Corp. today will announce a multiyear joint venture with a Rohnert Park, Calif., company to transform copper telephone wires into a powerful weapon that telephone companies can wield against cable television operators. The Irvine chip maker and Next Level Communications Inc., which have worked together for the last several years, plan to co-develop chips for set-top boxes that work with very high-speed digital subscriber line, or VDSL, technology.