October 25, 2001 |
Compaq Computer Corp. and Japan's NEC Corp., two of the largest makers of notebook computers, introduced new models with power-saving "mobile" microprocessors from Intel Corp. Compaq, which is being acquired by rival Hewlett-Packard Co., said the 2.5-pound Evo N200, aimed at business executives, can operate more than six hours on two battery packs. It starts at $1,799 and has Intel's Ultra Low Voltage Mobile Pentium III 700-megahertz processor. The Evo N160, which starts at $1,399, weighs 5.
May 23, 1990 |
AST Research Inc., the Irvine-based maker of personal computers, is revealing more details about its plans for future computer products. AST plans to introduce its first notebook computer at the Comdex computer show in Las Vegas this November. Safi Qureshey, AST president and chief executive, said the high-end computer will fit in a briefcase and have features such as extended battery-power life and the latest in display technology.
October 3, 1989 |
Honeywell Inc. said Monday that it is selling its 50% stake in HNSX Supercomputers Inc. to its joint venture partner, NEC Corp. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. A spokesman for NEC, the Japanese computer giant, said the venture, which has been only marginally successful in the United States, would continue with its existing staff and business plan.
September 29, 1999 |
NEC Corp., Japan's largest maker of personal computers and microchips, said it will strengthen its Internet service business and reorganize operations in a bid to recover from a record loss of $1.5 billion in its last fiscal year ended March 31.
July 10, 1991 |
Japan's NEC Corp. will take a 4.7% stake in the parent of France's troubled government-controlled computer maker Groupe Bull SA, which has extensive U.S. operations, Bull said Tuesday. NEC will trade its 15% ownership of Bull's main U.S. subsidiary, Bull HN Information Systems Inc., for the stake in Compagnie des Machines Bull, the group said.
November 25, 1989 |
Japan's Fair Trade Commission on Friday issued stern warnings to two Japanese computer manufacturers that may have engaged in unfair trade practices by bidding one yen on local government projects. After several weeks' investigation, the commission decided that the bids of one yen, the equivalent of 0.7 cent, made by Fujitsu Ltd. and NEC Corp. required "stern warnings," said Takashi Yamamoto of the FTC's trade practices division.
September 12, 2003 |
NEC Corp., Japan's biggest maker of personal computers, said Thursday that two of its U.S. units received subpoenas as part of a Justice Department antitrust investigation of memory chip companies. The units, Elpida Memory and NEC Electronics America, got grand jury subpoenas from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on June 19, 2002, and May 30, 2003, respectively, Tokyo-based NEC said in a regulatory filing. Both units are based in Santa Clara, Calif.
December 25, 1997 |
Packard Bell NEC Inc. said it expects to receive $300 million in additional financing from two of its largest shareholders, NEC Corp. of Japan and Groupe Bull of France. The Sacramento-based computer maker will use the money to help pay for its push into commercial markets, said Mal Ransom, senior vice president of marketing. After the investment, NEC's share of voting stock in the company would climb to 49%, up from 20%, reflecting the conversion of nonvoting shares.
May 28, 1990 |
National Semiconductor Corp. says it has signed a pact with NEC Corp. to sell one of the Japanese company's leading-edge computer memory chips and to explore deals in marketing, manufacturing and technology. The initial agreement between the two electronic giants covers Tokyo-based NEC's high-volume SRAM chips--a static random access memory device with 256,000 bytes of memory.