MPC Expands Beyond The Desktop
PC maker readies a full court press with servers, laptops and storage for mid-size business and government agencies.LAS VEGASFor MPC Computers LLC, the story line is rapidly becoming more than simply computers. Less than two years ago, the companyformerly MicronPCwas bleeding money. But it recently wrapped up its sixth consecutive profitable quarter since being acquired by the Gores Technology Group, and is using the money its earning to quickly expand its product offerings beyond the desktop. Most significantly, the Nampa, Idaho, company will have a complete line of storage products by the end of the current quarter, and this month a laptop offering based on Intel Corp.s recently released Centrino mobile computing package.
In an interview at the Networld+Interop conference here this week, MPC officials also said they will continue to expand their rejuvenated server offerings as that product line comes in sync with Intels upgrade cycle.