June 24, 1987 |
NCR Corp., the computer and business machines firm, introduced Tuesday the first commercial product based on technology developed by a research consortium founded five years ago to compete with Japan. NCR said that the new product, a computer software program that assists engineers in the design of computer chips, is proof that research done by the consortium, Austin, Tex.-based Microelectronics & Computer Technology Corp., will help U.S. companies remain competitive against Japan.
October 7, 1992 |
Twelve of the nation's leading technology companies said Tuesday that they have joined forces to help bring "multimedia" services, such as picture phones and computerized movie libraries, to American households by 1995. The venture, dubbed First Cities, includes such prominent companies as Apple Computer, Eastman Kodak Co., North American Philips, Corning Inc., Southwestern Bell Corp. and US West Inc.
July 10, 1990 |
Once again, Microelectronics & Computer Technology Corp., the high-technology research consortium better known as MCC, is in the spotlight. This time, it's because of Craig Fields, who on Monday joined MCC as its president and heir-in-waiting to Chief Executive Grant Dove. Fields is the former head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency whose dismissal from that Pentagon post in April has become a symbol of the Bush Administration's antipathy for a national industrial policy.
December 10, 1992 |
From Silicon Valley to Boston's Route 128 to the Pentagon, the country's most discriminating computer cognoscenti look at Craig Fields and wonder: "Is this guy going to return to power and influence in Washington? Or might he be just as effective remaining as chief executive of one of the country's weirdest technology organizations?"
July 6, 1987 |
Grant Dove is officially moving into his new office today--the roomy digs set aside for the chairman of Microelectronics & Computer Technology Corp. But before he can really settle in, there's a picture he'll need hung. The photograph, which for years startled visitors to this soft-spoken man's office at Texas Instruments in Dallas, shows a hawk perched upon a prickly cactus. To Dove, who assumes his new position at the Austin, Tex.