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AST

(1) (Abstract Syntax Tree) The original source code format of the low-level WebAssembly language for the Web. See WebAssembly.

(2) (AST Computer, Irvine, CA) A PC manufacturer founded in 1980 by Albert Wong, Safi Quershey and Tom Yuen (A, S and T). AST was initially known for its line of add-in PC memory boards (Rampage and SixPak Plus brands) but also offered a line of PCs sold through its dealer channel. In 1993, AST acquired Tandy Corporation's PC manufacturing facilities. In 1997, the parent company AST Research, Inc. was taken over by Samsung, which struggled to compete with 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 venture. However, within a year, 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.
We found 53 published cases of high serum AST concentrations that were due to the formation of an Ig-AST complex [12].
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.
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.
Samsung has already agreed to help AST out with its cash problems.
Separately, AST confirmed it is in discussions with certain parties, including Samsung Electronics Co.