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June 20, 1994 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rose Hwang learned survival skills when she became a leader among refugees fleeing Vietnam. "Just by the escape, I learned tremendous lessons that will stay with me for life," said Hwang, now in her mid-30s and chief executive officer of Alpha Systems Lab, an Irvine company that designs components for multimedia computers. "It took determination, faith, planning and guts."
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June 20, 1994 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rose Hwang learned survival skills when she became a leader among refugees fleeing Vietnam. "Just by the escape, I learned tremendous lessons that will stay with me for life," said Hwang, now in her mid-30s and chief executive officer of Alpha Systems Lab, an Irvine company that designs components for multimedia computers. "It took determination, faith, planning and guts."
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June 16, 1994 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rose Hwang learned her survival skills when she became a leader among refugees fleeing Communist-held Vietnam. "Just by the escape, I learned tremendous lessons that will stay with me for life," said Hwang, now in her mid-30s and chief executive officer of Alpha Systems Lab, an Irvine company that designs computer components for multimedia computers. "It took determination, faith, planning and guts. We had unity. While there were heroes and cowards, that unity mattered the most."
BUSINESS
June 16, 1994 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rose Hwang learned her survival skills when she became a leader among refugees fleeing Communist-held Vietnam. "Just by the escape, I learned tremendous lessons that will stay with me for life," said Hwang, now in her mid-30s and chief executive officer of Alpha Systems Lab, an Irvine company that designs computer components for multimedia computers. "It took determination, faith, planning and guts. We had unity. While there were heroes and cowards, that unity mattered the most."
BUSINESS
March 20, 1997 | (John O'Dell)
Five pioneering women are to be honored tonight by the Orange County chapter of the National Assn. of Women Business Owners at its inaugural awards banquet. The honorees, said chapter President Karen Herb, are being cited for "breaking barriers and blazing trails that have allowed other women to achieve more in their businesses and communities." They are: * Linda Dempsay.
BUSINESS
December 23, 1991 | CRISTINA LEE
Not all computer companies are suffering these days. Rose Hwang and her husband, Mitchell Phan, who own Alpha Systems Lab Inc. in Irvine, have seen their small company's sales triple in the past year and are pursuing their biggest contract to date--a deal valued at more than $20 million. Four years ago, Phan was a design engineer at Triconex Corp., an Irvine manufacturer of computerized control systems. Tired of working for someone else, he decided to start his own business.
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