Published: Thursday 15 December 1994

Intel Corp, the leading US chipmaker, has joined hands with the Beijing-based Jitong Communications Co. Together, they plan to grab lucrative offers. An exhibition will open in Beijing of Intel's networking and personal conferencing products.

"Intel and Jitong can help China's industry merge the power of the PC with the immediacy of telecommunications," says David Shrigley, vice-president of Intel Asia.It is hoped, with intel coming to China, the country's users will have more access to information.

Good news for Japanese mothers unable to nurse their babies: Snow Brand has come up with baby food that it claims contains amino acids, more than just calories and minerals found only in mother's milk. They are vital for the development of a baby's brain and eyes. But these acids are difficult to manufacture in large quantities. Snow Brand gets its supply from Scotia, a UK-based biotechnology company. However, the producers admit that the "artificial alternatives" lack infection fighting antibodies present in mother's milk.

Printing information on paper and mailing out updates is becoming increasingly expensive. GE Plastics, a US$ 5 billion subsidiary of the US-based General Electric Company, plans to keep its customers and business partners abreast of latest technical data through Internet. All it has to do is update a computer. GE Plastics set to make a whopping 1,500-page information text available on Internet's World Wide Web.

Jacobs Engineering Group of the US has submitted a proposal for the US department of Energy's Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site contract, valued at $3.5 billion over 5 years, reports Reuters.

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