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Lenovo Extends Mobile Thin Client Portfolio with Wyse Technology

   

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK and SAN JOSE, CA – September 17, 2009: Lenovo today announced an agreement with Wyse to extend both companies’ product portfolios to reach customers in the thin mobile client market worldwide. Beginning next quarter, Wyse will add its expertise in thin client operating system optimization, management and virtualization software to select models of high performance Lenovo mobile clients. The companies will jointly market the products to meet a growing demand for powerful mobile thin clients, leveraging Wyse’s sales channels.

The new mobile thin client products are based on select Lenovo ThinkPad laptops, which provide a small footprint, extra long battery life, extreme durability and docking station capability. Wyse Technology’s thin computing software includes Wyse Device Manager, an asset, configuration management, diagnostics and firmware update solution for thin clients. Wyse TCX virtualization software delivers an excellent user experience for clients connected to Microsoft Windows Terminal Services, Citrix Application Delivery and VMware VDI.

"Adding Lenovo ThinkPad laptops to Wyse's thin computing portfolio gives customers a complete technology solution all in one place," said Peter Schrady, vice president, Enterprise, Software and Peripherals, Lenovo. "Customers in large organizations will benefit from combining Wyse thin computing software expertise with Lenovo's expertise in providing high levels of computing performance while lowering the total cost of ownership."

“Together Lenovo and Wyse are strengthening our partnership and making it easier for customers to have the most complete, reliable and secure solutions for today’s demanding computing requirements,” said Maryam Alexandrian, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales and Channels, Wyse. “Wyse sees this as a major step toward delivering solutions tailored to the needs of our customers.”

The agreement extends Lenovo’s alternative client computing portfolio which includes the Lenovo Secure Managed Client and thin client solutions from Wyse, to offer customers a wide range of solutions to fit their business needs.

About Lenovo
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building exceptionally engineered personal computers. Lenovo’s business model is built on innovation, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction as well as a focus on investment in emerging markets. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services worldwide. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com. For more information, visit the Wyse website at http://www.wyse.com or call 1-800-GET-WYSE. All brands and names mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective holders.

About Wyse Technology
Wyse Technology is the global leader in thin computing-based virtualization software and hardware solutions. Wyse and its strategic partners, including Citrix, IBM, Microsoft, Novell, VMware, and others deliver the innovative hardware, infrastructure software, and services that formulate the benefits of cloud computing, virtualization and Green IT. These thin computing solutions allow consumers, public and private enterprises to access the application information they need, but with better security, manageability, and at a much lower total cost of ownership than a PC. Wyse is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices worldwide. For more information, visit the Wyse website at http://www.wyse.com or call 1-800-GET-WYSE. * All brands and names mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective holders.