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PC builder MPC shuts down

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]



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  1. bloggerblog

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    MPC?

    Who the heck is MPC? I don't ever remember it as a competitor to Apple.

  1. testudo

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    Re: MPC

    You never heard of Micron PC? They made a good set of computers back in the day, but couldn't compete with the 'big-boys' of Dell and Gateway (who proceeded not to be able to compete with the big-boys either - Cows and Computers don't mix, after all).

    And they sold PCs. Apple sells PCs. Ergo, they were competitors. Then again, they did move away from general PCs and towards the enterprise market, so I guess it is safe they no longer became a competitor at that point.

  1. ggirton

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    you glee

    That is one ugly looking deck.

  1. Guest

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    Dell maybe next

    Watch out Dell. You may be next. This is what happens when you outsource everything and you loose control of quality, engineering and finally customer support.

    Micron and Dell were very similar of lately.
    It is indeed sad. Micron used to make some quality PC's.

  1. Guest

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    Gateway Business

    They also bought the business side of Gateway when Acer bought the consumer side. Unfortunately this means that no warranty service on Gateway business items.

  1. testudo

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    Re: Dell maybe next

    Watch out Dell. You may be next. This is what happens when you outsource everything and you loose control of quality, engineering and finally customer support.

    First, its LOSE control, not LOOSE control!

    Second, maybe you haven't noticed, but Apple has outsourced all Mac production. But this doesn't affect them. (Oh, wait, this actually might be why Mac products seem to be more shoddy than in the good ol' days.)

    Third, MPC didn't outsource customer support, and do you know that they outsourced engineering or anything else? Or are you just trying to make a parallel where one doesn't exist, just to mock Dell more?

  1. ophiochos

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    doh testudo

    I love it. "First its lose control, not LOOSE control"

    It's "IT'S" not "ITS" testudo.

    Take the soapbox back to the shop and get your money back.

  1. ophiochos

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    doh macnn

    what's with escaping quote characters when you edit then using the escape slashes as text!? I was removing them when it timed out...

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