Japanese industry observers are insistent that AT&T Co and Fujitsu Ltd are putting finishing touches to an agreement under which the two companies would develop, manufacture and market a common line of computers that would liberate Fujitsu from its dependence on IBM compatibility and give Unix its biggest boost yet. According to the Asahi Shimbun, the presidents of the two companies have met twice since May, and a committee of senior representatives of the two companies has been formed to hammer out the details of the joint venture. Any agreement is also expected to involve Fujitsu selling AT&T communications kit in Japan (CI No 576).
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