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29/01/2014 Lenovo to Acquire Motorola Mobility from Google
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) and Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) today have entered into a definitive agreement under which Lenovo plans to acquire the Motorola Mobility smartphone business. With a strong PC business and a fast-growing smartphone business, this agreement will significantly strengthen Lenovo’s position in the smartphone market. In addition, Lenovo will gain a strong market presence in North America and Latin America, as well as a foothold in Western Europe, to complement its strong, fast-growing smartphone business in emerging markets around the world.
23/01/2014 Lenovo Plans to Acquire IBM’s x86 Server Business
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) have entered into a definitive agreement in which Lenovo plans to acquire IBM’s x86 server business. This includes System x, BladeCenter and Flex System blade servers and switches, x86-based Flex integrated systems, NeXtScale and iDataPlex servers and associated software, networking and maintenance operations. The purchase price is approximately US$2.3 billion, approximately two billion of which will be paid in cash and the balance in Lenovo stock.
23/01/2014 New ThinkPad X1 Carbon, Lightest 14 inch Ultrabook in the World
PC computing leader Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced the local availability of the third generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the world’s lightest 14”Ultrabook. Built on the foundation of its award winning predecessors, the new, third-generation X1 Carbon Touch continues to push the boundaries of design and usability.
22/01/2014 Lenovo launches tablet giveaway promotion to aid reseller sales
PC computing leader Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) has launched its new “Score A Bonus Tablet” promotion to help channel partners leverage the strength of the Lenovo ThinkPad brand and to create brand awareness for its tablets in the growing tablet category.
04/12/2013 CIOs’ Want More Access to CEO
The majority of CIOs and Heads of IT are not reporting to their CEO, hindering their ability to bring about business transformation through technology.
30/10/2013 Lenovo Unveils Its First Multimode Yoga Tablet
The game-changing Yoga Tablet features three unique modes, giving consumers a better way to use a tablet. With hold, tilt and stand modes the tablet adapts to the way people use it instead of forcing people to adapt to the technology. Additionally, the Yoga Tablet has an amazing up to 18 hours of battery life1 to truly fit user’s ultra mobile lifestyles.
29/10/2013 Lenovo Names Ashton Kutcher Its Newest Product Engineer
“This partnership with Lenovo brings together my love of technology and design that makes your life better. I can’t wait to dig in and help Lenovo develop future mobile computing products, starting with the Yoga Tablet,” said Ashton Kutcher. “Lenovo is all about innovation and strong leadership. Entrepreneurship is part of their DNA, and I couldn’t ask for a better fit.”
12/09/2013 Lenovo reveals key IT trends impacting SMBs
Research shows only 30 per cent of Australian SMBs have a BYOD policy and there is uncertainty around cloud
12/06/2013 Lenovo launches rebranded Iomega solutions across ANZ
LenovoEMC products now available through local Australian distributors
12/06/2013 Lenovo Launches Lenovo Financial Services for Channel Business Partners
Lenovo has expanded its partnership with BOQ Finance in Australia and New Zealand to deliver competitive financing options for SMB customers via Lenovo’s Business Partners.
31/07/2012 New Lenovo Workstation Infuses Solid Computing Power for Professionals on Tech Budget
ThinkStation E31 Introduces Small Form Factor to Bring Big Workstation Performance in a compact package
04/04/2012 Innovative New Lenovo ThinkStation 30 Series Workstation
Unique New Zealand compilation album released in support of World Vision New Zealand
03/11/2011 Lenovo Statement on Becoming the World’s Second Largest PC Company
Lenovo has now surpassed Dell to claim the number two position – its highest rank ever - in worldwide PC shipments, according to preliminary data released today by International Data Corporation (IDC), a leading global provider of market intelligence for the consumer technology market.
20/07/2011 Lenovo Announces Entry into the Tablet Market with Portfolio of Consumer and Business Tablet
Lenovo Delivers New Levels of Functionality and Flexibility to Consumer and Commercial Users, Delivering Enhanced Social Networking and Entertainment Capabilities as well as the Industry’s Most Advanced Business Tablet
10/05/2010 Lenovo Introduces Industry’s First Server with Intel Active Management Technology
Sydney, Australia – May 10, 2010: Lenovo today announced the local availability of the ThinkServer TS200v tower, the industry’s first server to incorporate Intel Active Management Technology (AMT). Designed for SMB customers the ThinkServer TS200v is delivers unprecedented management capabilities and solid reliability at a desktop price.
22/04/2010 New Lenovo ThinkPad L Series Helping Businesses Boost Productivity
AUSTRALIA, Sydney – 22 April, 2010: Lenovo is today introducing a new series of ThinkPad, the L Series. Designed for large businesses, government and education customers, the ThinkPad L412 and L512 are high performance laptops featuring the latest Intel processing technologies, military tough durability and strong web conferencing capabilities. The L412 and L512 are affordable and the greenest laptops on the market, integrating the highest amounts of post consumer recycled content.
26/03/2010 Lenovo Packs “More Thinking” into ThinkPad Edge Laptops
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – March 26, 2010: Lenovo today announced it is sharpening its focus on small to medium businesses (SMB) with the introduction of the new ThinkPad Edge 14 and 15 inch laptops, designed for style and sophistication.
15/08/2008 Lenovo Uses the Power of Ideas, Clouds and a Healthy Dose of Product
BEIJING, 31 July 2008 — Lenovo today unveiled a marketing program designed to introduce the company’s personal computers, people, values and involvement in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games to a global audience.
05/08/2008 Lenovo Internet Lounges Open in the Beijing Olympic Village
BEIJING, July 28 --Lenovo today officially celebrated the opening of the company's six Internet lounges in the Olympic Villages, known as i.lounges. The i.lounges provide athletes and officials with 260 computers where they can surf the Internet, blog, conduct video chats and stay in touch with friends and family.
05/08/2008 Lenovo Launches Blogger Program for Athletes on a Journey to Bejing
BEIJING, 24 July 2008 – Lenovo today launched a blogging program and website for athletes training to compete in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. The program builds on a historic shift in the Olympic movement –- these are the first Olympic Games where athletes will blog during the competition time period itself.
01/08/2008 Lenovo Launches New PC Solution for Small Businesses with New ThinkPad SL Notebooks, Software and Services
Sydney, Australia – July 16, 2008: Lenovo today unveiled a new computing solution for small-to-medium business (SMB) users that includes the new ‘SL’ series of ThinkPad notebooks, value-added software and unique new services. The duo of notebooks, the SL 400 and SL 500, feature cutting-edge technologies, such as built-in high speed mobile broadband connectivity1, excellent multimedia capabilities with an optional Blu-Ray DVD player on select models as well as a black glossy cover for a stylish design.
01/08/2008 Lenovo Brings New IdeaPads to the Australian Market
Sydney, Australia – July 16, 2008: Lenovo today introduced two new notebooks that give customers even more ways to express their ideas with expanded multimedia capabilities and additional consumer-focused features. The new notebooks include expanded facial recognition capabilities for simple and convenient log-on, One-Key Rescue System to recover your ideas with just one touch, HDMI to connect to the digital world and optional Blu-Ray DVD players on select models for enjoying high-definition content.
05/06/2008 Red is the New Black for Lenovo with the New Award Winning IdeaPad U110 notebook
Sydney, Australia – June 2, 2008 – Lenovo today announced the availability of the IdeaPad U110 consumer notebook PC, the star of Lenovo’s IdeaPad entertainment and fashion-oriented notebook collection and winner of three Best-of-Show awards at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show. The red model of the IdeaPad U110 will be on sale in Australia at Dick Smith Powerhouse and Domayne. The full Lenovo Idea range of products can be seen online at www.lenovoideas.com.nz.
18/03/2008 NEW LEADERSHIP AT LENOVO AUSTRALIA & NZ
SYDNEY, 15 March 2008– Twenty year PC industry veteran Phil Cameron has been appointed as the new Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand for Lenovo, makers of the world’s best engineered PCs. Effective immediately, Cameron succeeds Alan Munro, who has been promoted to an international role within Lenovo.
26/02/2008 Lenovo Unsheaths Kodachi - The Ultimate Tool For the Boardroom Warrior
AUCKLAND, New Zealand – February 27, 2008 – Lenovo today unveiled the ThinkPad X300 notebook, the thinnest and lightest full-featured notebook PC in its class.
05/02/2008 Lenovo Launches Global Olympic Philanthropic Campaign
BEIJING, February 6, 2008 – To mark the six-month countdown to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, PC company Lenovo, Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Torch Relay and TOP Sponsor of the Olympic Games, today announced a global online philanthropic beginning Feb. 8 in the United Kingdom. Just as the Beijing 2008 Olympic Torch Relay will travel around the world, a new Lenovo auction will begin each week in a different country counting down to the Olympic Games. The auction features limited-edition, notebook PCs inspired by the Lenovo-designed Beijing 2008 Olympic Torch.
04/02/2008 New Lenovo-Designed Beijing 2008 Olympic Torch Relay Components Unveiled
BEIJING, February 5, 2008 — In addition to designing the Beijing 2008 Olympic Torch that will travel the world on its way to herald the arrival of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Lenovo has designed new torch relay components including the Lantern and Local City Cauldrons. The lantern houses the Olympic flame once it is lit in Olympia, Greece and safely carries the "mother flame" from city to city for the duration of the relay while the Olympic cauldron will be lit by the day's last torchbearer at each end-of-day city celebration.
03/01/2008 Lenovo releases new 'Idea' consumer PCs with facial recognition software, frameless screens and Dolby® Surround Sound
SYDNEY, Australia – January 4, 2008 – Lenovo Australia today confirmed its entry into the consumer PC market with the launch of a new global line of "Idea" notebook and desktop PCs. Lenovo's new consumer-oriented IdeaPad notebooks and IdeaCentre desktops complement Lenovo's business-oriented ThinkPad notebooks and ThinkCentre desktops. The first of the new Idea products will be available in Australia from end of January 2008 through retail partners to be announced shortly.
04/12/2007 Lenovo to Conclude Olympic Sponsorship After Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
BEIJING, December 4, 2007 – Lenovo today announced that its role as worldwide partner of the Olympic Games will conclude in December 2008, four months after the closing ceremonies of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
29/11/2007 Lenovo Celebrates 15 Years of ThinkPad Innovation, Design and Durability
SYDNEY, 30 November 2007 – Lenovo this month celebrates the 15th anniversary of the iconic ThinkPad notebook PC – one of the most distinguished personal computing devices of the past two decades. Since its inception in 1992, ThinkPad has built a tradition of excellence, and is trusted by the world's most demanding professionals for its advanced capability, rugged durability and thoughtful design.
05/11/2007 Lenovo Launches ThinkStation Brand in Fast Lane with the AT&T Williams Formula One Team
GROVE, OXFORDSHIRE, UK – November 6, 2007 – Lenovo partnered with the AT&T Williams Formula One team today to launch the new ThinkStation brand – a powerful new entry inthe workstation PC marketplace and the first new Think brand introduced in five years.
14/10/2007 Lenovo Raises Energy-Efficiency Bar with Its Smallest, Quietest Desktop PC
Sydney, Australia – October 15, 2007– Lenovo reinvigorated the desktop PC space today with the ThinkCentre A61e ultra small form factor desktop. As the company's smallest, quietest and most energy-efficient desktop yet, it has a footprint the size of an average telephone book, whisper quiet performance and choices of energy-efficient, 45-watt AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual core and AMD Sempron single core processors, all at an affordable price tag starting at AUD $949¹ (incl GST).
11/10/2007 Lenovo Announces 18 Finalists in Global Search for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Torchbearers
BEIJING, October 11, 2007 – Lenovo, a worldwide leader in the PC market, announced today the 18 finalists selected to compete for the chance to participate in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Torch Relay. Lenovo launched the torchbearer search program with the help of Google to find "new thinkers" from around the world to run the torch in China. This is the longest ever Torch Relay in Olympic history with more cities visited than any past Games.
01/10/2007 Lenovo Introduces Most Complete Enterprise Manageability Platform with New ThinkCentre Desktop PCs
SYDNEY, Australia – October 2, 2007 – Expanding upon its enterprise manageability and security platform, Lenovo today introduced its latest desktop PCs, the ThinkCentre M57 and M57p in tower, small form factor (SFF) and ultra small form factor (USFF).
08/08/2007 Lenovo signs Libby Lenton and Eamon Sullivan as Athlete Ambassadors
SYDNEY, August 8, 2007 – Lenovo today announced it has signed two of Australia's fastest swimmers, Libby Lenton and Eamon Sullivan, as ambassadors for the global PC company as it marks one-year out until the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games for which it is a TOP Sponsor and Worldwide Partner for the Olympic Torch Relay.
06/08/2007 Lenovo Engineers New Brand Campaign
SYDNEY, August 6, 2007 – Lenovo is launching an innovative ‘Best Engineered PC’ global advertising campaign starting August 6 in Australia as part of an aggressive bid to grow brand awareness for the world’s third largest PC maker and number one PC vendor in Asia-Pacific.
02/08/2007 As One-Year-Countdown Approaches, Lenovo Completes Third Massive Hardware Delivery for Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
BEIJING, 2 August 2007 - With the shipment of more than 3,500 pieces of computing equipment, including servers, desktops, monitors and notebook computers, Lenovo completed its third and final hardware delivery to the Integration Test Center of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG).
01/08/2007 LENOVO REPORTS FIRST QUARTER 2007/08 RESULTS
HONG KONG, August 2, 2007– Lenovo Group today reported strong results for its first fiscal quarter of 2007/08, ended June 30, 2007. Consolidated revenue for the quarter grew 13 percent, year over year, to US$3.9 billion, driven by robust shipment growth in all geographies. Lenovo’s worldwide PC shipments grew more than 22 percent in the quarter, well ahead of the industry average growth of approximately 13 percent.
23/05/2007 Lenovo Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2006/07 Results
HONG KONG, May 23, 2007– Lenovo Group today reported results for its fourth fiscal quarter and full year ended March 31, 2007. Consolidated revenue for the quarter rose 9 percent year over year to US$3.4 billion, driven by stronger performance in all geographies and product segments.
03/04/2007 Lenovo Recognised by Greenpeace for Environmental Leadership
Lenovo today was recognised by Greenpeace for its environmental progress around the world. In its April 2007 Guide to Greener Electronics, Greenpeace ranked Lenovo as the top company out of a group of 14 leading technology companies for its green policies and practices.
06/03/2007 Lenovo Sponsors Global Webcast to Encourage More Women Engineers
Lenovo today announced its sponsorship of the "Global Marathon For, By and About Women in Engineering," a live webcast event that will be broadcast to a worldwide audience on Thursday, March 22.
01/02/2007 Lenovo Reports Third Quarter FY2006/07 Results
HONG KONG, February 1, 2007 – Lenovo Group today reported results for the third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2006. Lenovo’s consolidated revenue for the third quarter increased slightly year over year to US$4.0 billion.
30/11/2006 Lenovo is Vista Ready
Sydney, November 30, 2006 - Following today’s launch of Microsoft Vista for Australian businesses, Lenovo is pleased to confirm its most popular ThinkPad and Lenovo 3000 family of notebooks and desktops are Vista Capable.
27/11/2006 Lenovo teams with Ronaldinho to fundraise for Make-A-Wish
Sydney – November 27, 2006 - Lenovo is supporting the Make-A-Wish Foundation at the Signature of Sydney gala event silent auction on December 12 with the donation of a Lenovo 3000 series laptop that has been personally signed by international soccer legend, Ronaldinho.
09/11/2006 Lenovo Reports Second Quarter 2006/07 Results
HONG KONG, November 9, 2006 – Lenovo Group today reported results for the second fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2006. Lenovo’s consolidated revenue for the second quarter increased 1 percent year over year to US$3.7 billion.
07/11/2006 Lenovo Offers Increased Protection for its Lenovo Notebooks
SYDNEY, Australia – Lenovo today announced the availability of ThinkPad Protection (TPP) and Lenovo Care Protection Services (LCPS) to customers in Australia. Already available in North America and Europe, ThinkPad Protection and Lenovo Care Protection Services covers accidental damage not covered under the standard product warranty or Lenovo extended service plans.
22/09/2006 Lenovo Brings Stylish Design to Dual-Core with Lenovo 3000 N100 Widescreen
Sydney, September 22, 2006 - Lenovo today announced the company’s first Lenovo-branded PC to feature Intel® Core™2Duo, the Lenovo N100 widescreen notebook PC. Featuring such innovations in PC technology as next-generation WiFi connectivity, new multimedia features, the latest Intel® Core™2Duo processor, Vista-ready capabilities and industry-leading system support, the N100 is a PC engineered specifically for small business customers.
30/08/2006 Lenovo announces management changes
HONG KONG, August 31, 2006 – Lenovo Group today announced two management changes.
16/08/2006 Lenovo adds executives to drive business growth in Asia Pacific
HONG KONG, August 17, 2006 – Lenovo Group today announced the addition of two executives to Lenovo’s Asia Pacific management team.
03/08/2006 Lenovo Reports First Quarter 2006/07 Results
HONG KONG, August 3, 2006 – Lenovo Group today reported results for the first fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2006. For the first quarter, consolidated revenue increased 38 percent year over year to US$3.5 billion. The first fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2005, reflects two months’ contribution from Lenovo’s acquisition of IBM’s Personal Computing Division (PCD), which closed on April 30, 2005.
31/05/2006 Lenovo Offers Power and Portability with New Lenovo 3000 V100 12" Widescreen Notebook

24/05/2006 LENOVO REPORTS FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2005/06 RESULTS
HONG KONG, May 25, 2006 – Lenovo Group today reported results for the fiscal fourth quarter and full year ended March 31, 2006. For the fourth quarter, consolidated revenue increased 417 percent year over year to HK$24.4 billion, driven by continued strong performance in China and the May 2005 acquisition of IBM’s Personal Computing Division.
12/04/2006 Lenovo Unveils New Business Partner Program at National Roadshow
Broader Product Portfolio, Redesigned Incentives and Expanded Services Prime Partners for Emerging Opportunities in Global Small Business Market
28/03/2006 Lenovo Adds to New PC Line with First Dual-Core, Widescreen Model
Lenovo 3000 N100 Notebook Simplifies Computing for Small Businesses
19/09/2005 ThinkPad Notebooks from Lenovo Take First Place in Tech Support Scores
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Sept. 1, 2005 – Lenovo announced today that ThinkPad notebooks finished in first place and received a PC Magazine "Reader's Choice" award in the publication's 18th Annual Reader Satisfaction Survey. For the third year in a row, PC Magazine survey respondents gave ThinkPad notebooks top scores for technical support and repair.
02/09/2005 New Zealand Reseller News, Lenovo set to storm SME market
A NEW line-up of products to be announced this month will show PC giant Lenovo is ready to enter the small to medium enterprise (SME) market.
29/08/2005 New Zealand Herald, Lenovo sees itself as top PC maker in five years
Top Chinese personal computer maker Lenovo Group will start to sell its namesake personal computers outside China in the first quarter of next year as part of its long-term plan to build the world's leading PC brand, its chief executive says.
26/08/2005 Computer Reseller News, Lenovo may fly resellers to Beijing Games
Australian resellers may soon be competing for a special once-in-a-lifetime prize being considered by major Olympic Games sponsor Lenovo -- a trip to Beijing to enjoy the next summer Olympiad in 2008.
24/08/2005 Wall Street Journal - Has Lenovo Group Really Spun Gold Out of IBM's Chaff?
LENOVO GROUP LTD. appears to have turned around IBM's old PC division faster than a computer can reboot. Maybe the timing has something to do with it.
15/08/2005 China Business Post, "Ward Unveils Two Major Success Factors"
Steve Ward, who has been a CEO at new Lenovo for 100 days, has complex feelings over the Q1 financial results that have exceeded expectations. He flatly accounted that the laptop business and exploitation of emerging markets are the two major drivers behind the initial success of the new Lenovo.
07/06/2005 Lenovo Announces 2004/05 Annual Results
In the 2004/05 fiscal year, Lenovo's profit attributable to shareholders increased by 6.4 percent to HK$1.120 billion.
08/03/2005 Committee on Foreign Investment in U.S. Completes Review of Lenovo-IBM Deal
IBM and Lenovo today announced completion of the review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS), clearing the way to complete the sale of IBM's Personal Computing Division to Lenovo.
13/02/2005 New 19-Inch IBM ThinkVision Monitor Designed for New Trends in Desktop Computer Use
IBM today introduced its newest ThinkVision desktop monitor, the 19-inch Liquid Crystal Display (LCD), ThinkVision L190.
03/02/2005 Lenovo Announces 2004/05 Third Quarter Results
Lenovo Group Limited ("Lenovo")(HKSE:992; ADR: LNVGY) today announced its third quarter results for the period ended December 31, 2004.
22/12/2004 Visa, Lenovo Forge Strategic Partnership to Drive Shared Olympic Success
Visa International and Lenovo, the leading personal computer brand in China and across Asia, today announced a five-year Strategic Partnership Agreement in Beijing, China.
06/12/2004 LENOVO TO ACQUIRE IBM PERSONAL COMPUTING DIVISION
Lenovo Group Limited (HKSE: 992; ADR: LNVGY), the leading Personal Computer brand in China and across Asia, and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a definitive agreement under which Lenovo will acquire IBM's Personal Computing Division to form the world's third-largest PC business, bringing IBM's leading enterprise-class PC technologies to the consumer market and giving Lenovo global market reach beyond China and Asia.
15/11/2004 LENOVO ANNOUNCES 2004/05 INTERIM RESULTS
(Hong Kong, November 16, 2004) - Lenovo Group Limited ("Lenovo")(stock code: 992) today announced its interim results for the period ended September 30, 2004.
03/11/2004 IBM Offers Simplified Security for New ThinkPad Notebooks
IBM today announced the new ThinkPad G41, a powerful notebook that incorporates the dynamic processing power and high-precision graphics of a desktop in a mobile system
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