updated 12:05 pm EST, Fri January 2, 2009
MPC Shuts Down
MPC Corp has quietly revealed that it plans to shut down its operations permanently. The long-time PC maker says an attempt to save itself during Chapter 11 bankruptcy has failed and that it will drop 147 jobs immediately. The firm likewise plans to keep a core of just 51 staffers for an unspecified number of months until it can completely wind down its operations. A tough economic climate gives the company no other choice, an official claims.
The news also comes shortly after a mass resignation of sales staff in early December that is said to have accelerated the drop.
MPC is best known as the renamed version of Micron's PC division, which was one of the largest Windows system manufacturers and a competitor to American firms such as Apple, Dell and Gateway primarily through the 1990s. Lately, the company has turned its focus to all-in-one business PCs and to rebadged, home versions of Intel's Classmate PCs, such as the TXTbook. [via Idaho Business Review]