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AST

(AST Computer, Irvine, CA) A PC manufacturer founded in 1980 by Albert Wong, Safi Quershey and Tom Yuen (A, S and T). It offered a complete line of PCs that sold through its dealer channel. AST was initially known for its line of add-in memory boards for the PC, including the Rampage and SixPak Plus boards. In 1993, AST acquired Tandy Corporation's PC manufacturing facilities. In 1997, the parent company AST Research, Inc. was taken over by Samsung Electronics who struggled to revive sales and compete with known brands such as Gateway, Dell and Compaq. In January 1999, Beny Alagem, co-founder of Packard Bell, purchased the AST name and intellectual property rights for a new PC hardware venture. However, before the year was over, the once-illustrious brand ceased production altogether.
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AST started this fall a project it calls the Best Practices Institute, a new way of offering continuing education.
It is undisputed that T received stock directly from AST and that the transaction was structured so that he received no distributions from MSSTA.
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The acquisition would give AST, based here, access to Samsung's resources, which it needs to turn its business around and become profitable, said Samsung in a letter addressed to the independent directors of AST.
making AST susceptible to losses when prices were cut.
I have always been impressed by the teamwork and expertise of my colleagues at AST Phoenix Advisors.
Three years ago AST began selling through retail, a channel that now represents 43 percent of its business, the fastest growth segment of its business.
AST and its partner, Canadian Stock Transfer Company (CST), form the North American division of the Link Group.
Samsung has already agreed to help AST out with its cash problems.
AST and its partner, Canadian Stock Transfer (CST), form the North American division of the Link Group.
Separately, AST confirmed it is in discussions with certain parties, including Samsung Electronics Co.
The launch of the AST Fund Solutions brand is yet another way we're redefining ourselves and ultimately shaping the industry," said Mark C.