"We Know That Scale Is Everything"

That's why Micron Electronics' Joel Kocher is turning the second-tier PC maker into a Net-services company and planning to double its size

With demand slowing, midsize PC makers are facing especially tough times. Large PC manufacturers such as Dell Computer have the brand-name recognition to pull themselves through. Small, local PC companies offer personal service. But companies like Micron Electronics (MUEI ) are struggling in the middle.

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