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Following hard and fast on deals struck between Acer and IBM, Taiwanese firm First International Computer (FIC) has won a deal to supply NEC with notebook computers. According to the Taiwanese report, the deal is worth $NT15 billion ($464,396,000) and extends for one year. The deal will up FIC's turnover by around 30 per cent, with shipments starting at the end of October, according to the reports. Of course, all of these deals may be set to naught if Mainland China stops rattling its sabres and actually crosses the 60 miles between it and Taiwan. In the last four days, it has been making increasingly bellicose noises. ®

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