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This article is part of the November 2013 issue of MicroScope: November 2013
Long-standing British PC manufacturer RM has announced that following a review of its Education Technology division – the focus of a major rescue plan at the education services provider – it will cease production of PCs. Its exit from the market brings to an end more than 35 years of PC building by RM, and will see around 300 people, including some temporary staff, lose their jobs in the coming 12 months. Founded as a mail order components supplier in the early ‘70s, RM expanded into the personal computing market in 1977. In the 1980s – along with rival Acorn – it became a key player in the government’s Microelectronics Education Programme, with models such as the 380Z helping to establish PCs in the nation’s classrooms. However the business ran into trouble following the 2008 recession and was hit hard by Coalition spending cuts three years ago, especially by the closure of the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) project, and has struggled to regain its footing in leaner times. In a statement today, RM said that the declining and low margin sale of PC ... Access >>>
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