Embattled workstation company Intergraph is pulling out of manufacturing and is outsourcing production to specialist SCI.
The 300 Intergraph employees involved in building workstations will be offered jobs at SCI.
SCI will take on the Intergraph inhouse manufacturing business, and inherit the company's own outsourcing manufacturing contracts. Intergraph can concentrate on design, while SCI, which is a very large manufacturing outfit, will pick up the workstation expertise.
Intergraph's core competences are in workstation design, but it is threatened by Intel's move into the workstation market and by the number of broad range PC manufacturers charging into the field.
Intergraph has an antitrust suit against Intel outstanding, claiming Intel tried to blackmail key workstation technologies out of it.
But whatever the outcome of that suit, Intergraph is still going to face a combination of commodity workstation designs and mass manufacturing - all of the big PC companies are going to be coming for it.
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