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SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY : Alpha Microsystems of Santa Ana to Buy Culver City Computer Maker

Compiled by David Olmos, Times staff writer

Alpha Microsystems has agreed to acquire Rexon Business Machines Corp., a Culver City-based computer maker, for $2.5 million.

Alpha Micro, a Santa Ana computer maker, said the purchase would give it entree into the market for business computers that use the Pick, Xenix and Business Basic operating systems. An operating system is the software that acts as the brains of the computer, allowing it to read programs and carry out instructions.

Rexon Business Machines, a subsidiary of Rexon Inc., makes computers that use the Pick, Xenix and Business Basic systems. The company had sales of $11.5 million for the fiscal year ended Oct. 2, 1988.

Alpha Micro said the acquisition is subject to completion of a final agreement expected within 30 days.

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