Who will follow Eckhard out of the door?
Rumours of layoffs and re-structure grow but denied
At a conference call held in the US yesterday, Compaq was at pains to insist that it was not planning a re-structuring. But our information is that a re-structure is definitely on the cards and some more redundancies are inevitable. According to a source close to Compaq in the US, there will be layoffs which will hit both DEC Classic and Compaq Classic workers alike. Last month we reported that a deep schism existed within Compaq between the original enterprise server division and the DEC enterprise server division. Meanwhile, the same sources report that a 1GHz Alpha chip will sample in the middle of the year. ®