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February 9, 1989


By CBR Staff Writer

A new technology consultancy, Mackintosh Generics Ltd, is being established in Cambridge as a sister company to Scientific Generics, also of Cambridge. The founding members of the new company are Ian Mackintosh, an electronic engineer, who is bringing his consultancy Mackintosh Consultants into the new firm, and Gordon Edge who is chief executive of Scientific Generics Ltd, and a refugee from the PA International consultancy group. Scientific Generics has 140 employees, and advises companies such as Imperial Chemical Industries, Pilkington, Saab and Ericsson on technology policy. Mackintosh Generics intends to have 10 employees by the end of the year, and has already appointed its first member of staff Rob Morland, who ran a semiconductor research programme at the Department of Trade & Industry’s Alvey computing technology directorate prior to this appointment. The company will operate initially from Cambridge, but will also use Scientific Generic’s offices in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Tokyo, and Boston. It will mainly promote its expertise among major continental companies, advising them of the opportunities and threats which the 1992 Single European Market opens up, as well as offering insights into long term information technology developments. In particular, Mackintosh Generics will focus on electronics and telecommunications, analysing strategic-based services within these fields, as well as the impact of these technologies on businesses. According to Morland, there is also the possibility that some government organisations on the continent may be interested in its expertise.

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