The two companies are expected to announce the agreement today in Singapore, according to the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Japan's largest business daily.
NEC is targeting IBM and Compaq Computer, two of the leading computer manufacturers in the region, according to the report.
NEC will market its Express Server line configured with Windows NT and Oracle database applications, aiming at financial institutions, large manufacturers, and retailers, the report said. The two companies are targeting China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia.
In related news, Network Computer Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oracle, yesterday announced plans to work with NEC to certify NCI's NC Server software on NEC's Express Server platform.
NEC will offer the systems as a solution for small to medium-sized organizations. NCI's NC Server is a turnkey package that runs on NCOS, NCI's low-cost operating system. It includes all server software components, including data and application management, and security and authentication, the company said.
NEC's Express Servers range from low-end Pentium processor models to high-end multiprocessor machines with eight Pentium Pros.