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(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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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.
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With this expansion, AST is recruiting speech and language pathologists and occupational therapists, and is currently accepting employment applications on the employment opportunities page on the AST website.
Samsung has already agreed to help AST out with its cash problems.
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Founded in 1963, AST Bearings, LLC is an ISO 9001:2008 certified corporation and a value-added supplier of a wide selection of miniature bearings and precision ball bearing products.
AST said in its suit that it acquired the option to pay reduced patent royalty rates to Texas Instruments.
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