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$500,000 GIFT FROM NCR CORP. ENDOWS COMPUTER CHAIR AT USC

 COLUMBIA, S.C., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- NCR Corporation today donated $500,000 to create the NCR Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of South Carolina. This endowment will be utilized to further the research and teaching capabilities of the University of South Carolina in the development of advanced multiprocessor computer architecture. This research area is critical to NCR's future success and is a key area of current joint research between USC and NCR.
 "Our success at NCR, in a fiercely competitive computer industry, rests largely on our ability to staff and develop our capabilities with world class people," said Tom Mays, senior vice president, NCR General Purpose Products Group. Mays added that USC's "initiatives to attract and engage faculty of high distinction represents an invaluable opportunity for NCR to achieve it objectives."
 Dr. John Palms, president of the University of South Carolina said that the university "is eager to establish this chair to advance one of our fundamental roles of discovering and disseminating basic knowledge. We appreciate NCR's commitment and look forward to using these resources to develop this key area of technology for the State of South Carolina. This is the future of computer technology."
 The NCR Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering was jointly sponsored and presented by Mays and Lee Hoevel, vice president, NCR Technology and Development. Palms, Dr. Ken Humphries, Dean of Engineering and Dr. Bob Pettus, Electrical and Computer Engineering, accepted the chair.
 NCR has enjoyed and benefited substantially from a close, cooperative relationship with the University of South Carolina over the past 17 years. USC graduates have played a prominent role in NCR's success today, and USC/NCR joint research projects set the stage for NCR's future technology direction.
 NCR's Columbia operations are the center of development of multiprocessor computing architecture and software systems that optimize the commercial benefit of this architecture. This architecture allows multiple microprocessors to be applied in parallel to larger data processing tasks in delivering NCR's open cooperative computing systems. The related research activities of the University of South Carolina have been key to achieving NCR's objectives in this area.
 NCR Midrange Computer Products Division employs 1,000 people in Columbia in the development and manufacturing of computing systems that are marketed world wide. NCR Cooperative Computing Systems Division is also located here and employees 150 software developers, product managers and support personnel. In total, NCR employs in excess of 2,500 people in the state of South Carolina.
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