NEC has decided to quit the PC business – outside of Japan, that is. This shocking decision will take effect from July onwards in order to consolidate its operations that have hit a snafu of losing a predicted $2.96 billion for the past fiscal year, in addition to cutting 20,000 jobs worldwide that have failed to balance its books. The Japan market is an extremely important one for NEC, as they are still the best-selling PC manufacturer in that part of the world by shipping a whopping 2.5 million PCs, although the company has somehow failed to translate that success into other countries around the globe. Hopefully they’ll still provide the relevant tech support for folks outside of Japan who recently picked up an NEC machine?
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