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  1. IDC sees more computer industry consolidation

    Posted Dec 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Another round of consolidation in the computer industry looms as the deepening economic malaise forces a revision of global personal computer sales projections, according to market research company International Data Corp (IDC). Personal computer shipments next year are forecast to rise 3.8 per cent to 313.9 million units, down from an earlier projected growth rate ...

  2. Lenovo chief expects turnaround for computer maker within a year

    Posted Jun 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... even. The world's fourth-largest personal computer maker last month reported a worse-than-expected net loss of US$264 million for the quarter to March, compared with a US$140 million profit ... crisis had exposed the management teams' poor performance. After the company's acquisition of IBM's personal computer operations in 2004, and with its continued expansion ...

  3. Focus swings to thin-client computing

    Posted May 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the technology survived the lean times after the internet bubble burst because thin clients continued to offer all the functionality of personal computers, 'without the cost and security headaches ... BIEN PEREZ Network-centric computing appears to be making a comeback as enterprises move to trim expenses, raise efficiency and boost security. But John Kish, president and chief executive ...

  4. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Lenovo considers buying BlackBerry maker as an option

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Davos PC maker in talks with Research In Motion and its bankers, says Lenovo's chief financial officer Lenovo considers acquisition of BlackBerry maker Lenovo Group is assessing potential acquisition targets and strategic alliances, including a deal with BlackBerry maker Research In Motion, as the second-largest producer of personal computers tries to bolster its ...

  5. Lenovo sticking to current production strategy

    Posted Aug 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... pressures from an industry-wide shortage of key components. The world's fourth-largest supplier of personal computers said last week the cost of some components, particularly liquid-crystal display screens and flash memory, had gone up while the average selling price of personal computers continued to come down. 'This creates a challenge, particularly in our premium ...

  6. Lenovo bid for IBM unit to survive red alarm

    Posted Jan 25th 2005, 12:00am by Stuart Biggs

    ... and information technology- Chinese acquisition of IBM's personal computer division is not an accident'. Mr Woll, however, said IBM's commoditised computer business should hardly raise ... Stuart Biggs Security fears raised in the United States by the sale of IBM's computer business to the mainland's Lenovo Group are inevitable but unlikely to scupper the deal, ...

  7. Business - Companies - ACQUISITIONS

    Dell buyout proposal fails to impress shareholders

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... the number-three maker of personal computers. In the largest leveraged buyout since the financial crisis, founder Michael Dell and private equity firm Silver Lake Management seek to take Dell private after ... to take on more debt since pruning more of Dell's low-margin personal computer business would crimp the cash flow needed to pay it off, said Abhey Lamba, an analyst at Mizuho Securities USA, ...

  8. Lenovo puts US$175m into NEC joint venture

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Lenovo Group has agreed to invest US$175 million of company shares with NEC Corp to create a joint venture that will serve as the biggest supplier of personal computers ... the global personal computer business of International Business Machines for US$1.75 billion in 2005. Lenovo is the world's fourth-largest supplier of personal computers and the market leader ...

  9. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Lenovo-IBM server talks reach impasse

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Lenovo, the world's second-largest personal computer supplier, is holding firm on getting "a reasonable price" after reaching an impasse in negotiations to buy part ... IBM's personal computer division for US$1.75 billion in 2005. "A quick valuation of [IBM x86 server business] sales would put the deal in the US$1.5 billion to US$2.5 billion range," ...

  10. People on the Move

    Posted Dec 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Burney, previously Corel's chief technology officer, joined the company from the software firm IMSI, where he served as vice-president and regional manager. He has a BSc in computer science ... Academy of Engineering and a professor at the Institute of Computing Technology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The advisory board is made up of 13 consumer and small business experts, ...




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