Euro Business Machines, or EBM, was a megacorporation that generalized in the manufacture of computer products, information technology and electronics. EBM had a highly influential market presence, along with some of the largest employee and troop counts.
Formed in the 1990s, Euro Business Machines (EBM) is a corporation that was developed into the leading manufacturer of computers and high-tech equipment worldwide and ranks among the most significant corporations currently in existence.
During the late 1990's, EBM performed "the greatest free-market hostile takeover in history" under the leadership of well-known corporate raiding master, Dr. Kurt Muller. The operation forced the merging of EBM with a vast number of other prominent computer companies around the world, further reinforcing the fearsome market power EBM already held.
Muller, along with the other two members in the company's triumvirate, Ulf Grunwalder of Munich and Sir Nathaniel Poole of London, together held 52.1% of company shares and collectively contributed the majority vote in EBM's corporate interests. Their long-term objective was to "consolidate as much of the world's high-tech manufacturing as possible under their label, by any means."
At some point, EMB attempted a coup on the government of Germany and was later crushed a few months later. EBM later dropped off the market and disappeared.
Euro Business Machines owned a variety of subsidiaries, one of them being Fourth Wall; a large braindance production studio.
EBM holds many regional offices buildings worldwide. These offices can be found in Berlin, Rome, Madrid, Paris, Stockholm, Geneva, Oslo, Helsinki, London, Tokyo, Cairo, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Night City, Chicago, Dallas, New York City, and Hong Kong.
Equipment and resources
In 2020, EBM operated its own fleet of airborne craft, distributed as needed among its various global locations and detailed as follows:
- Forty-six AV-4s
- Twenty Osprey II V-TOL attack craft
- Twenty corporate jets for the use of the executive board
- Five heavy cargo planes.
In addition, each office had two helicopters, a fully staffed clinic and an infirmary.
EBM's power and stature afforded access to the highest levels of military technology, with a top secret underground medical, research and training facility hidden in the Alps. EBM also maintained a small orbital research facility with about thirty researchers and ten soldiers.
Products Line-Up 2020
|Electronics||EBM Carfaxx 2002, EBM PCX.|
|Cyberdecks||EBM PNI 210, EBM PNI 412, EBM PNI 724π.|
|Option||EBM 99080 "MUSE", EBM XR-10 Chip-Rack Deck Extension.|
Products Line-Up CyberGeneration
|Electronics||EBM Advance System Mainframe V-Term|
- EBM is said to have disappeared after the Fourth Corporate War by 2045 in Cyberpunk RED and is discussed by Maximum Mike on 107.3 Morro Rock Radio. However in Cyberpunk 2077, EBM is said to own Fourth Wall a BD studio located in Japantown, Westbrook, Night City.
- The name and logo is based on IBM (International Business Machines).
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- Maximum Mike in 107.3 Morro Rock Radio: "See, turns out that EBM had decided to back some rather unsavory sorts in an attempted coup of the government and offered these gene-freaks as part of the deal. Course it didn't work, the coup was crushed a few months later, and EBM isn't around anymore either."
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