Motorola ditches Apple clones

Motorola has confirmed it will stop making Mac OS-compatible machines this year in direct response to Apple's own announcement that it will limit the introduction of new technology and phase out licensing.The confirmation comes days after Motorola cancelled the UK launch of the Motorola StarMax Pro 600 range, based on the Macintosh CHRP standard.

Motorola has confirmed it will stop making Mac OS-compatible machines this year in direct response to Apple's own announcement that it will limit the introduction of new technology and phase out licensing.

The confirmation comes days after Motorola cancelled the UK launch of the Motorola StarMax Pro 600 range, based on the Macintosh CHRP standard. Motorola will continue to support its existing StarMax products but will not sell new systems after December 31 1997.

Joe Guglielmi, corporate vice president and general manager of Motorola's Computing Group said, "this announcement brings to an end our effort to reach agreement with Apple on terms that would have supported our continued Mac OS investments. Now that we have arrived at this juncture," he added, "we will concentrate our resources on emerging opportunities in the market and on strengthening our profitable embedded and technical systems business, where we remain market leaders."

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