June 2, 1987 |
There is a Japanese supercomputer performing more than 1 billion mathematical calculations per second in Houston these days, and it represents a significant challenge to U.S. dominance of one of the highest peaks in high technology. To get the order, NEC Corp. (formerly Nippon Electric Co.), a formidably competitive manufacturer of computers, telephone equipment and semiconductors, made a very attractive lease deal to the customer, the Houston Area Research Center.
April 23, 1987 |
Two leading Japanese manufacturers of portable, laptop computers are actively considering transfering production of the machines to the United States to reduce trade tensions and circumvent the tariffs imposed last week on Japanese consumer goods by the Reagan Administration. Among the locations that might be used for the newly transferred manufacturing is the Irvine plant of Toshiba America.
October 7, 1988 |
On the eve of a trial that might have aired the growing resentment of some American workers toward their Japanese bosses, two Americans who ran a Silicon Valley electronics firm agreed Thursday to settle a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against their Japanese former employers. Thomas McDannold and Edward A. Neubauer had charged that NEC Electronics, a Mountain View, Calif.
January 15, 1990 |
U.S. authorities are investigating a second bid-rigging case at a military base in Japan on the heels of a major victory that has increased pressure to open the Japanese construction market to U.S. firms. Stuart M. Gerson, assistant attorney general in charge of the civil division, confirmed that the second inquiry involves contracts at another U.S. base in Japan, but he declined to disclose any details. "There is at least one other case," Gerson said in an interview.
August 29, 1997 |
NEC Corp.'s NEC Electronics Inc. said it will invest $120 million in its California facility to support a new technology. The money will go for new equipment that will enable the plant to build products previously only manufactured at its plants in Japan. NEC makes microprocessors, 3-D graphics accelerators and components including flat-panel displays. The Roseville-based plant makes microprocessor and memory devices. The new equipment will be installed in the fourth quarter.
May 3, 1985
Five Mountain View electronics firms have been given strict deadlines to clean up their toxic wastes, and their names were submitted by water quality offficial to the environmental Protection Agency's Superfund program. Environmentalists hailed the deadlines as "precedent-setting" and a "message to industry that foot-dragging. . . will not be tolerated."