Technology and Talent: How UK managed to lose one of the Potential titans
It is believed worldwide that the UK lacks no idea when it comes to technology and talent. But to contradict this, there has been a list of promising firms that are ever-growing. These companies simply fail or sell out instead of growing British titans that could compete with other companies such as Apple, Microsoft, Oracle, Google, Facebook, and Intel among others.
The notable examples are briefed below:
Sometimes back in the year 1980s, most teenage coders and video gamers across the United Kingdom were more likely to get hunched over one of the computers belonging to Sir Sinclair than the alternative one made by the Asians or American.
The research that was conducted by Sinclair is believed to have only made its ZX spectrums for domestic sales, but it licensed Timex to make clones and sold them in other places within Europe, South America and the US. Some unofficial versions, dozens in number were considered to be a hit in the Soviet Union as they prove their appeal as not source of income.
When the company tried to engage itself in the business market, it got unstuck. In order to outperform the PCs from IBM Company, its Sinclair QL was designed, but the kind of the telephone support required by the corporate sector was not offered by the British company because its tape-based Microdrive storage was found to be unreliable.
Sir Clive sold the rights to his computers to Alan Sugar’s Amstrad
“Their computer designs were abominable by our standards,” said Sir Clive Sinclair, “But because… IBM had such a powerful position; I don’t think we could have challenged it.”
In the year 1986 after the failing of the electric vehicle known as C5 to catch on, Sir Clive, being a cash – strapped decided to sell his firm’s brand and assets to another domestic computer-maker known as Amstrad.