The Wall Street Journal reports from Beijing, where Apple CEO Tim Cook and China Mobile chairman...
Jan 14, 2013
The Economist details the rise of Chinese computer giant Lenovo, from its humble start in a guard shack to the growing pains that followed its 2005 acquisition of IBM’s corporate PC division: Given all this, its recent...
Aug 26, 2012
Reuters reported Friday that Apple’s share of China’s smartphone market almost halved in the second quarter: For the first time, smartphone shipments in China overtook feature phones in the second quarter, with local...
Aug 22, 2011
The PC turned 30 on August 12th, the anniversary of the IBM 5150’s launch in 1981. For the first time since, the US has been displaced as the PC’s largest market, as declining American sales met surging demand from...
Jan 27, 2011
Last summer, Lenovo founder Liu Chuanzhi told the Financial Times that Apple was losing out in China, and that—luckily for him—founder and CEO Steve Jobs “doesn’t care about China.” Apple’s most recent...
Jan 7, 2009
The Chinese PC manufacturing company, Lenovo, has announced workforce cuts of 11% due to the pressures of the global financial crisis. From BBC: One of the world’s largest computer manufacturers, Chinese-based Lenovo, says...
Jun 23, 2008
Big international brands like Adidas, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Kodak and VW are looking to the Beijing Olympics for gold and recognition. Chinese PC maker Lenovo is hopeful that the Olympics will help catapult their products...
Dec 7, 2007
From The Financial Times: Acer , the world’s third-largest personal computer vendor, has beaten its close rival Lenovo to become a global sponsor of the Olympic Games. Acer will become one of 11 global sponsors for the...
Dec 7, 2007
From The Financial Times: Acer , the world’s third-largest personal computer vendor, has beaten its close rival Lenovo to become a global sponsor of the Olympic Games. Acer will become one of 11 global sponsors for the Olympics from January 2009 to 2012. It will supply notebook and desktop computers and monitors to the 2010 […]
Aug 27, 2007
The Times looks at the recent deal by Taiwan’s Acer to buy U.S.-based Gateway through the lens of cross-straits relations: The deal represents a double setback to Lenovo and to China, which has a bitter and longstanding dispute with Taiwan over the island’s independence. Roger Kay, the president of Endpoint Technologies, an American consultancy, said: […]
Jul 27, 2007
Chinese computer giant is really thinking, and acting global. From Forbes.com: Chinese computer maker Lenovo on Thursday announced that it would build new plants in Mexico and India at a cost of $31 million to ramp up production. The world’s third-biggest producer of computers plans to build its largest factory outside China in Monterrey, Mexico. […]
Apr 4, 2007
From UPI: China may not be at the forefront of environmental protection, but one of its private companies is seen by some as the greenest business in the world. Computer maker Lenovo ranked in at the top spot of environmental group Greenpeace’s latest quarterly ranking of global electronics manufacturers. Once at the bottom of the […]
Jul 29, 2006
Interview excerpts from the New York Times with William Amelio, Lenovo’s chief executive on the Chinese company’s global vision and PR: Q. How did the State Department decision play out? A. It’s dying down dramatically. I personally spent time in Washington, along with other key executives, to help educate a lot of the lawmakers. The […]
Jun 1, 2006
From Reuters via the Washington Post (link) China’s Commerce Ministry struck a more conciliatory note on Wednesday after saying a State Department decision to restrict the use of computers made by PC firm Lenovo Group Ltd. smacked of a Cold War mentality. Assistant Commerce Minister Huang Hai said that although China understood the right of […]
May 26, 2006
From China Economic Review (link) Lenovo reported a net loss of US$116.4 million for the quarter ended March 2006, compared with a $21.4 million profit a year earlier, the last full period before its purchase of IBM’s personal computer division. Company officials said restructuring contributed to the loss, but would reduce costs by US$100 million, […]
May 19, 2006
From Reuters via CNet News (link): The State Department, reacting to security concerns after its purchase of computers from a Chinese company, will not use the equipment for classified information, an aide to Virginia Republican Rep. Frank Wolf said on Thursday. In March, the State Department said it had purchased a batch of computers from […]
May 4, 2006
From the Los Angeles Times (link), with Q&A transcript: Yang Yuanqing heads the world’s third-largest maker of personal computers. But few in the United States have ever heard of him – or his company, for that matter. Lenovo Group aims to change that. Since the Chinese company bought IBM Corp.’s PC business last year for […]
Apr 28, 2006
From Shanghai Daily (link): AS part of its global branding strategy, Lenovo, the world’s No. 3 personal computer maker, will use world renowned football player Ronaldinho as its global brand representative. Lenovo announced in Barcelona that it has signed a one-year deal with FC Barcelona football club to use Ronaldinho’s image to promote the Chinese […]
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