Packard Bell schopt een groot deel van de bureau hengsten de deur uit. Dit omdat NEC op het punt staat heel Packard Bell de grond in te schoppen.
The move comes as PB's parent, NEC, is increasingly concerned over its subsidiary's poor financial performance, a concern that recently culminated in a statement by NEC president Kouji Nishigaki that PB would be sold off or shut down if it didn't start showing an improvement, pronto. PB VP of corporate communications Ron Fuchs told US newswires that the company was on track to cut its losses to $100 million this year, down from around $500 million, after hacking costs by 42 per cent last year. The company has lost money for the last three years running, largely as budget-priced PCs have badly eroded its marketshare, particularly in the US -- all very ironic, given PB achieved its initial success undercutting the likes of Compaq, Hewlett-Packard and IBM.
Ik kan bijna niet wachten tot we hier kunnen posten dat NEC Packard Bell failliet heeft laten verklaren.
Nu de FiF computer rommel nog weg...