February 3, 1996 |
Michael Spindler was supposed to be the German diesel, the efficient, hard-pushing operations man who could save an Apple Computer spoiled by a rich diet of visionary bosses from founder Steve Jobs to marketer John Sculley. When Spindler was first brought to Apple headquarters by Sculley in 1990, he seemed to be just the right man. He was the architect of Apple's successful push into low-cost computers with the Mac Classics.
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.
February 8, 1996 |
Apple Still in Merger Discussions: The troubled personal computer maker was still talking with potential buyers, including Sun Microsystems, but people familiar with the talks said price continues to be a sticking point. Apple Computer has been in on-again, off-again talks with Sun for some time and in recent weeks had sought out other suitors. Last week Apple fired Chief Executive Michael Spindler and named former National Semiconductor head Gilbert F. Amelio chairman and chief executive.
October 4, 1995 |
Rumors Abound, but Apple Mum on Board Meeting: "I wouldn't expect we'd have anything to say about it," an Apple spokeswoman said of the meeting at an Apple facility in Austin, Tex. That left analysts and others to speculate whether the directors might be putting pressure on top Apple Computer Inc. management to perform or step aside. Outside board members did not return calls seeking comment. The Cupertino, Calif.
January 9, 1991 |
Apple Computer Inc. says it can't keep up with demand for what has become its hottest-selling machines, its new low-cost models. Demand for the $1,499 Mac Classic, which the Cupertino-based personal computer maker introduced in October, has "absolutely surprised" the company, according to Michael Spindler, Apple president and chief operating officer.
April 12, 1996 |
Apple Corporate PC Sales Fall in January, February: The sales of personal computers to corporate customers fell 24%, according to market research firm Computer Intelligence InfoCorp. The decline in sales from the first two months of 1996 came as the No. 3 PC maker struggled with management turmoil, excess inventory and declining demand for its products. In February, Apple Computer Inc.