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Lenovo Group is a Chinese technology group whose products include PCs, tablet computers, mobile phones, servers, computers, tablet computers, mobile phones, workstations, servers, electronic storage devices, IT management software and smart TVs. Lenovo is the world’s largest PC maker, and markets the ThinkPad line of notebook computers. Originally known as “Legend”, it changed its name to help international development. Lenovo bought IBM’s personal computer business in 2005 and has maintained a substantial research and development presence in North Carolina.

Chinese tech firms more confident in facing US national security review

The US Treasury building, which houses the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. Photo: AFP

Mainland Chinese companies have again set the pace for the most deals placed under national security review by the United States government as many of them, especially technology firms, are now more confident to submit voluntarily amid growing confidence in the US legal p

Tuesday, 3 March, 2015, 11:05am

WTO rules make it difficult for Cisco and Apple to challenge Chinese government 'black list'

A woman speaks on her iPhone in Beijing. China has removed Apple from its list of approved state procurement vendors. Photo: EPA

Complex World Trade Organisation (WTO) regulations will make it very difficult for the US government and major technology companies to take legal action against Beijing's decision to drop Apple and Cisco from its approved state procurement lists. 

27 Feb 2015 - 12:10pm 1 comment

Chinese tech giants Lenovo, Alibaba become hot targets of US class-action lawsuits

Lenovo and Alibaba are two of China’s largest and most globally influential technology companies. Photos: Agencies

Capital-rich Chinese technology firms such as top PC maker Lenovo and e-commerce giant Alibaba have apparently become hot targets for class-action lawsuits in the United States.

26 Feb 2015 - 4:02pm 2 comments

Lenovo vows laptop security overhaul amid Superfish adware controversy

Lenovo's ThinkPads did not come with the Superfish adware. Photo: Nora Tam

Lenovo Group plans to unveil a sweeping initiative to bolster security on its products, following the controversy over an adware that was preloaded on millions of its laptops in the fourth quarter.

25 Feb 2015 - 2:45am 1 comment

Lenovo stops sales of laptops with pre-installed ‘Superfish’ adware after customer uproar

Lenovo has stopped selling products with pre-installed adware. Photo: Reuters

Mainland computer giant Lenovo has moved to quash a growing controversy over adware pre-installed on millions of its laptops after experts declared it a serious security threat.

21 Feb 2015 - 1:18pm 19 comments

Motorola marks return to China with new smartphone models

Motorola president Rick Osterloh, promoting the new handsets in Beijing, has to contend with a fiercely Chinese competitive market led by homegrown Xiaomi. Photo: EPA

Motorola unveiled three smartphone models on its return to China following a two-year absence from the most populous mobile phone market.

Motorola was a mobile phone pioneer in China but pulled out in 2013 after its acquisition by Google.

28 Jan 2015 - 10:12am 2 comments

Lenovo forms cloud research centre in Hong Kong’s Cyberport

Lenovo's flagship store in Beijing. The computer giant will set up a cloud research centre in Hong Kong's Cyberport. Photo: Bloomberg

Lenovo, the world’s largest supplier of personal computers, has tapped Cyberport in Hong Kong to serve as its research and development base for new “cloud computing” products and services.

21 Jan 2015 - 1:49pm

Lenovo ships record global shipment of 16 million units in 4th quarter of 2014

A Chinese customer looks over smartphones at Lenovo's flagship store in Beijing as the company reported record global shipments in the fourth quarter of 2014. Photo: Bloomberg

Lenovo capped a strong year as the world’s largest supplier of personal computers with a record global shipment of 16 million units in the fourth quarter, boosted by solid demand in the United States and its Europe-Middle East-Africa geographic market.

14 Jan 2015 - 7:08am

China 4G services expansion intensifies Xiaomi-Lenovo rivalry

The Mi4 is one of the low-cost 4G models launched by Xiaomi.

Xiaomi could see Lenovo Group chip away at its strong lead on the mainland from next year as the computer giant drives 4G handset sales with its recently acquired Motorola brand.

26 Nov 2014 - 8:49am

Lenovo sees scale helping turn around former Motorola, IBM server businesses

Lenovo Group is expected to exploit its manufacturing supply chain and vast sales and marketing network to improve the fortunes of its new corporate acquisitions. Photo: AFP

In its most extensive corporate restructuring since 2005, Lenovo Group plans to speed up the integration of its two biggest-ever acquisitions - Motorola Mobility and IBM's former x86 server business - and transform them into profitable operations.

7 Nov 2014 - 9:30am

PC kingpin Lenovo eyes smartphone, server crowns

Lenovo has advanced its position in smartphones after completing the acquisition of Motorola Mobility.

Unfazed by near-term challenges, computer giant Lenovo Group is looking to unseat the global market leaders in smartphones and low-end servers as the company taps more growth outside the mainland.

7 Nov 2014 - 5:18am

Lenovo set to outline aggressive business plan

Lenovo is expected to post solid results for the fiscal second quarter on the back of continued strength in personal computer sales. Photo: AFP

Lenovo Group appears poised for an ambitious global expansion drive after the computer kingpin signed, sealed and delivered its two biggest corporate acquisitions in the past 10 months.

6 Nov 2014 - 10:03am

Lenovo looking smart for buying out IBM’s PC business

Lenovo’s shares initially suffered after it took over the Thinkpad brand, in part because integration with IBM’s business got off to a rocky start. Photo: AFP

Nearly a decade ago, Lenovo Group bought IBM Corp's personal computer business, and was thought a chump for doing so.

28 Oct 2014 - 11:58am

Back-to-school buying buoys PC sales in Asia Pacific

Lenovo saw its market share increase 0.9 percentage point to 17.4 per cent in the quarter. Photo: AP

The Asia Pacific personal computer market fared better than expected in the three months to September thanks to demand from China and India, says research firm IDC.

21 Oct 2014 - 8:12pm

Lenovo buoyed in hunt for new growth engines after PC milestone

Lenovo posted a record-high 20 per cent global market share in personal computers last quarter. Photo: AP

Lenovo Group is looking to accelerate growth in two other major business segments after posting a record-high 20 per cent global market share in personal computers last quarter.

10 Oct 2014 - 5:40am