NEC Corp’s 9800 Series personal computers dominated the Japanese domestic market for around 15 years, boasting far more Japanese language applications than the Microsoft standard systems that the rest of the world – including NEC itself -was using. But now NEC looks set to move away from its proprietary system at last, and says that 70% of its sales are likely to conform to the Microsoft PC 98 standard by the second half of 1997/98, during which time it should ship around 1.7 million PCs. It’s the key to our worldwide strategy, NEC president Hisashi Kaneko said.
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