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NIC

(networking)

NIC

(hardware)

NIC

Abbr. for “not in the contract.”

noise isolation class (NIC)

A single-number rating derived from measured values of noise reduction between two enclosed spaces that are connected by one or more paths.

NIC

(1) (Network Interface Card) See network adapter. See also InterNIC.

(2) (New Internet Computer) An earlier Linux-based computer from The New Internet Computer Company (NICC), Palo Alto, CA. The NIC was a pure Web appliance without disk drives, and the OS, Java Virtual Machine and browser all resided on a CD-ROM. An Internet storage service was required to save files, but bookmarks were saved in flash memory. For email, a Web-based service was required. Co-founded in 2000 by Oracle magnate Larry Ellison, the NIC was a new incarnation of the network computer, but it never caught on. See network computer and Internet appliance.


The NIC
The Linux-based New Internet Computer was a pure Web appliance introduced in 2000 at USD $199 sans monitor. Without drives, files had to be stored on an Internet storage service. (Image courtesy of The New Internet Computer Company.)
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These nations' currencies were tied to the dollar during 1986, so that when the value of the dollar fell, the newly industrialized countries did not lose the cost advantage they enjoyed.
By area, exports to Japan and to the newly industrialized countries in Asia increased substantially, and exports to Canada and to Western Europe rose by smaller amounts.
Sales of high-technology products, such as computers and semiconductors, bolstered exports, especially to Latin America, China, and the newly industrialized countries in Asia.
The planned increases are largely traceable to rapid economic growth in several newly industrialized countries, which has generated favorable markets for affiliates in all industries.
The dollar was little changed during the quarter against the currencies of the newly industrialized countries in the Far East.
From the end of March to the end of June, the dollar depreciated 5 percent on a trade-weighted basis against the currencies of 10 industrial countries and 4 percent against the combined currencies of 22 OECD countries and 4 newly industrialized countries in the Far East, returning to the same levels as at the end of December against most currencies (table B, chart 1).
Dollar assets of OPEC members decreased $1.4 billion, and dollar assets of other countries, including the newly industrialized countries in the Far East, decreased $3.4 billion (table B).
The dollar was unchanged on a trade-weighted quarterly average basis against the currencies of 10 industrial countries, and it depreciated 1 percent against the currencies of 22 OECD countries and 4 newly industrialized countries in the Far East (table C, chart 1).