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(1) (AOL Instant Messenger) America Online's instant messaging service, which supports text chat, photo sharing, online gaming and PC to PC voice. An AIM list of Instant Messenger contacts is called a "Buddy List." See instant messaging.

(2) (Application Integration Middleware) An umbrella term for middleware software that ties applications together. See application integration, middleware and PPMW.

(3) (Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility, Warrendale, PA, The trade association for the automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) industry. Established in 1982 as a product division of the Material Handling Institute (MHI), AIM is involved in setting standards for barcodes, magnetic stripes and RFID technology. See also AIIM.

(4) (Apple IBM Motorola) The alliance of Apple, IBM and Motorola that developed the PowerPC chip. See PowerPC and Apple-IBM alliance.
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According to AIM co-founder and board member Ron Wright, "Our members will have the exclusive rights to distribute a unique product that has been grown, tested, packaged, and otherwise controlled by AIM at every stage of development.
For more information on AIM Technology or its services, call AIM at 800/848-8649 or 408/748-8649, send a fax to 408/748-0161, send e-mail to benchinfo@aim.
It is proposed that the take-over bid by AIM of the PLM Shares will commence in mid to late April, 1995, with such take-over bid expiring 30 days after the date of the mailing of the take-over bid circular, subject to the right of AIM at its option to extend the take-over bid in accordance with applicable laws.