Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Power surge

The computer industry's growth has slowed and prices have fallen faster than anticipated. Computer manufacturers such as Compaq, Hewlett- Packard and IBM are all reporting falling sales resulting in either losses or sharp falls in profit. Immediate measures range from salary cuts to job losses. For chip manufacturers the situation is even more serious and the measures taken more drastic.

Subscribe for full online access and get...

  • Full, instant access to all stories
  • Customised email alerts straight to your inbox
  • Monthly print magazine

Register for guest access to keep reading and get..

  • A free taste of other selected news stories
  • Daily email newsletters

Already have a subscription or ICE membership? or