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February 10, 1995 | JULIE PITTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
AST Research Inc., a pioneer in the personal computer industry and a centerpiece of Southern California's high-tech sector, may not be an independent company much longer. After weeks of rumors, Irvine-based AST, which sold nearly $2.5 billion worth of PCs last year, acknowledged that it is talking to South Korean giant Samsung Electronics Co. regarding a "significant minority investment." And some analysts are convinced that such an investment would be a prelude to a takeover.
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February 10, 1995 | JULIE PITTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
AST Research Inc., a pioneer in the personal computer industry and a centerpiece of Southern California's high-tech sector, may not be an independent company much longer. After weeks of rumors, Irvine-based AST, which sold nearly $2.5 billion worth of PCs last year, acknowledged that it is talking to South Korean giant Samsung Electronics Co. regarding a "significant minority investment." And some analysts are convinced that such an investment would be a prelude to a takeover.
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