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PC clone

A PC that is not made by one of the major PC vendors. Years ago, it meant any PC not made by IBM. See white box and PC compatible.
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A few companies market clones of some, but not all, Apple computers; a huge number market IBM PC clones.
Herman has over 25 years of experience creating, enabling, and outsourcing high tech manufacturing and operations infrastructure with Xircom, SourceCom, and PC Clone manufacturers.
market where the top vendors count for a much smaller portion of the market with 2nd tier vendors and PC Clone, or "white box" vendors playing a much bigger part then their counterparts in Latin America.
Before that, Osborn was the Executive Vice President of Sales for Power Computing, an Apple PC clone manufacturer.
We believe the softness in the audio marketplace is caused by excess inventory in the channels due to a general softening in PC demand, compounded by a transition of market share from PC clone manufacturers, who purchase OEM add on card audio, to tier one PC manufacturers who utilize motherboard-based solutions.
His innovative design of the best-selling Leading Edge Model D computer helped launch the PC clone industry as did his work as senior vice president and general manager of Chips and Technologies Design Services Group.
The company's President and CEO, Stephen Kahng, is a noted figure in the PC Clone industry.