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June 17, 2007 |
Army Spc. Doonewey White of Milpitas, Calif., and his fiancee were expecting their first child in October. Their wedding was planned for January, after his tour in Iraq was scheduled to end. But on May 28, a roadside bomb exploded near White's vehicle in Baghdad. White, 26, died of his injuries a day later in Balad, north of the capital. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division at Ft. Hood, Texas.
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August 6, 2003 |
A 20-year-old man drowned in the Merced River while swimming with friends at Emerald Pool, Yosemite National Park officials said Tuesday. Melvin L. Paballa, of Milpitas, tried to swim across the river at Emerald Pool when he went under Monday. Bystanders and park rangers performed CPR, but he died at the scene.
May 20, 1998 |
Reacting to more demands to preserve computer data, disk-drive powerhouse Quantum Corp. said Tuesday that it will buy Irvine-based ATL Products Inc. for about $300 million in stock. ATL makes automated tape libraries, or systems used for archival and backup storage of network computer data. "It's a very fast-moving industry, and it makes a lot of sense for these two companies to get together," said Neil Cooper, an analyst with Cruttenden Roth Inc.
April 26, 1994 |
How could a domestic manufacturer with just $140 million in sales in 1989 turn itself into a multinational player with more than $1 billion in revenue in five short years? "By delivering products faster, better and cheaper," said Koichi Nishimura, chief executive of Solectron Corp., a computer circuit board manufacturer based in Milpitas. It sounds simple, but the company's recipe for success includes painstaking attention to product quality, the manufacturing process and customer satisfaction.
June 23, 1992 |
Emulex Corp. said Monday that it has agreed to sell its line of storage products compatible with Digital Equipment Corp. computers. The buyer is System Industries Inc. in Milpitas, a competitor that sells a variety of computer storage products. System Industries said it will pay $1.875 million in cash, plus a secured note for $625,000 and about 929,000 shares of common stock. A company official valued the purchase at about $5 million.
April 28, 1992 |
Stephen Berkley likes to talk about how fast his business is. A deadline every minute, he says. Still, Quantum Corp., the Milpitas-based disk-drive maker, insists on speeding things up. Not long ago, for instance, the company succeeded in reducing how long it takes to turn an idea into a product on the shelf. In the past, it took 18 to 30 months, said Berkley, Quantum's chairman. Now the company is working in the 12- to 14-month range.