CPQ took DEC a few years ago, and now it is taken by HP, what a sadness to
these fine Corp disappear one by one.
Karsten M. Self wrote in message <20010903215538.A28821@navel.introspect>...
For those who haven't seen this yet, and likely to effect a few of you.
September 4, 2001
Hewlett-Packard to Acquire Compaq in $25 Billion Deal
By ANDREW ROSS SORKIN and FLOYD NORRIS
Hewlett-Packard will announce today that it is acquiring Compaq
Computer for $25 billion in stock in a bold move to grow as the
computer business struggles with shrinking sales, executives close
to the negotiations said last night.
The merger, if completed, would produce a company with total revenue
only slightly less than that of I.B.M., the largest computer
company. But both Hewlett-Packard and Compaq have recently seen
revenue slide and profit plunge because of a computer industry
slowdown, and both have announced job cuts.
The merger of the two computer giants could create a stronger
competitor for Sun Microsystems and I.B.M. in the server computer
market while putting pressure on I.B.M., Dell and Gateway in the
personal computer business. The executives said the merged company
would be in a position to compete with I.B.M. across virtually its
entire product line.
This does have the interesting side effect of making GNU/Linux the
common server OS thread between the merged companies.
Karsten M. Self <email@example.com>
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