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Micropolis

A manufacturer of disk drives that was known for its high-quality products. Founded in 1976 and based in Chatsworth, CA, it produced its first floppy drive in 1977 and its first hard drive in 1981. Acquired by Singapore Technologies in 1996, Micropolis closed its doors in 1997.
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Voir le documentaire Micropolis, la citadelle assiegee (Calderon 2006).
401) See Micropolis GPL License Notice, MICROPOLIS (Feb.
Visitors to Micropolis, a theme park and museum dedicated to famous French entomologist Jean-Henri Casimir Fabre (1823--1914), can see the world through an insect's perspective, thanks to architect Bruno Decaris and cinematographer Francois Confino.
CITIES WITHIN CITIES: BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS AND THE EMERGENCE OF THE MICROPOLIS 12 (1995) [hereinafter CITIES WITHIN CITIES] (noting that "BID assessment bills are mailed annually by [the Department of Finance] to property owners").
INDUSTRIAL SALE: Industrial property specialist Northpark Industrial has acquired the former corporate headquarters building of Micropolis Corp.
The system configuration includes two Meridian CD-ROM towers with a present capacity of seventeen drives with expansion to twenty-eight drives, running Meridian CD-NET software; a hard drive system consisting of twelve Micropolis fault-tolerant hard-drive packs with a total of 20.
These independent firms, such as Maxtor and Micropolis, generally pursued technology strategies that pushed, through innovative (some would say risky) system design, what was called in the industry "the bleeding edge" of performance--a much more aggressive engineering posture than the vertically integrated manufacturers typically were inclined to adopt.
The firm's managers knew more storage would be needed, so a less expensive 320-Mb model 95 was acquired and two Micropolis 660-Mb hard drives were installed, bringing total disk storage space to 1.
Micropolis, a microencapsulation and hydrogel specialist, has been acquired by Devan Chemicals.
Before joining XIOtech in August 2001, he held engineering management and executive positions with Seagate, Western Digital, Micropolis and IBM--where he lead technology and product development of RAID systems, video servers and disc drives.