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Terry Shannon is reporting in his admirable CPQ-DEC newsletter Shannon knows Compaq that Mr Pfeiffer's organisation is set to spend millions of dollars on a plant in Taiwan. The move will help Mr Pfeiffer keep costs down in order to compete with his favourite bete noir, the hardware Dell from Hell. Late last year, we reported such plans. (Story: Compaq, IBM dump on Taiwanese PC manufacturers) But while it may spell good news for the big Q, Taiwanese assemblers with contracts with Compaq are likely to be less pleased. Compaq's UK PR office was unavailable for comment when we tried them this morning. ®

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