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March 7, 1989 | David Olmos and Kimberly Jackson, Times staff writers
Products of two county computer firms were named best in their categories in a recent trade magazine survey. AST Research Inc. of Irvine was honored twice in the annual InfoWorld Magazine personal computer buyer poll, which asked readers to pick from a list of nominees "superior achievers" in 36 product categories.
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March 7, 1989 | David Olmos and Kimberly Jackson, Times staff writers
Products of two county computer firms were named best in their categories in a recent trade magazine survey. AST Research Inc. of Irvine was honored twice in the annual InfoWorld Magazine personal computer buyer poll, which asked readers to pick from a list of nominees "superior achievers" in 36 product categories.
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July 27, 1994
* Herbert W. Boyer has been appointed to the board of Allergan Inc., an Irvine health care company, increasing the number of directors to 13. Boyer is a professor emeritus in the department of biochemistry and biophysics at UC San Francisco. He co-founded and is a director of the biotech firm Genentech Inc. in San Francisco. * J. Fernando Niebla has been elected to the boards of directors of both The Bank of California and BanCal Tri-State Corp. in San Francisco.
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December 9, 1996
Larry L. Elchesen has been appointed to the newly created position of president of Ingram Micro Asia-Pacific, part of Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro Inc., a wholesale distributor of technology products and services. He will relocate to Hong Kong in David W. Rutledge January. Elchesen was previously president of Ingram Micro Canada. In addition, David W. Rutledge was named president of Ingram Micro Latin America, with continuing responsibilities over the company's export division.
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November 17, 1988 | DAVID OLMOS, Times Staff Writer
Prime Computer Inc. asked its stockholders Wednesday to not participate in a $970-million tender offer launched by MAI Basic Four Inc. of Tustin, and Prime's president said he is stepping down earlier than planned because of MAI's takeover bid. Meanwhile, Prime's stock price dipped to $17 a share as Wall Street traders remained unconvinced that MAI will be able to pull off the proposed $20-a-share purchase of its much larger Massachusetts rival.
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December 4, 1988 | DAVID OLMOS, Times Staff Writer
With all due respect to your previously expressed desire not to pursue a business combination with MAI Basic Four, we are convinced that a business combination of MAI Basic Four and Prime Computer is so compelling that we must pursue it. MAI Chairman Bennett S. LeBow, in a Nov. 15 letter to Joe M. Henson, then president of Prime. There was a familiar ring to the opening sentence of the letter Bennett S. LeBow sent to former Prime Computer President Joe M.
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