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In this review, we shall briefly talk about one of the great achievement by Lenovo.— CASF (@CASF8) February 15, 2018
Two-Year “Overnight Success:” How Lenovo Engineers Plan to Cut Our Carbon Emissions.
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In this review, we shall briefly talk about one of the great achievement by Lenovo.
Two-Year “Overnight Success:” How Lenovo Engineers Plan to Cut Our Carbon EmissionsA quick look-up of the definition of breakthrough describes it as “a sudden, dramatic, and important discovery or development.” Breakthroughs are certainly dramatic and important. However, they are rarely sudden. Rather, they’re the result of years or even decades of incremental improvements, so much so that when they reach the tipping point they appear to have happened instantaneously. To think this about the new Low Temperature Solder process here would do a disservice to the dozens of Lenovo engineers who tirelessly searched for two years for a better way to manufacture PCs.
The problem and how to solve it gnawed at Tadashi Kosuga, senior engineering staff member and director of ECAT (Electronic Card Assembly and Test), for more than a decade. When lead-based solder was phased out from the industry and new environmental regulations like ROHS came into place in the early 2000s, Lenovo and other manufacturers switched to a tin-based solder process. While friendlier to the environment, the tin-based solder had some drawbacks: it required more heat during manufacturing, so it consumes energy while increasing the amount of heat in a plant and creating more carbon emissions. The high temperature also exposes the components in laptops and other devices to greater wear and tear, which could potentially affect reliability.
Reliability is a hallmark of ThinkPad laptops, and as Kosuga-san watched consumers demand thinner and lighter devices, he knew his team had to find a solution. This challenge had become personal. He approached his boss, Akira Fukushima, executive director of sub-system development center, and together they dedicated an incredible amount of time and put in place a cross-functional team of more than 20 engineers and resources to solve this nagging industry problem. The search began to find the recipe, or “secret sauce” for a low temperature solder process that could apply to all devices using printed circuit boards.
Tadashi Kosuga and Nobutuki Kamei, memory and component, ECAT and Components, Platform Subsystem Development, showing off a motherboard using the low temperature solder process.
Finding the Secret Sauce
The recipe consists of only four ingredients – solder type, “flux,” (an additive to help flow of the solder), time in the oven and temperature. While this sounds simple, getting the proportion of each and combination of all of these factors right stumped some of the industry’s brightest minds for years. For some engineering problems, our engineers could turn to complex mathematical models to help solve a design problem. However, in the world of solder and metallurgy, life is not that easy. Instead, they had to use classical experimentation and empirically observe, catalog and accept or reject each result. The team tried thousands of recipes, running experiments on more than 3,000 boards – each run of 30 boards took two to three weeks. The weeks added up to months.
Kosuga-san still remembers his disbelief the day around the six month mark where he thought they might be on to something. He determined that the solder joint using the LTS process met the same strength as the current process. Despite this discovery, he tempered his excitement. As an engineer with nearly 30 years of experience, he knew even though it was promising, the team would have many months of quality and durability testing and fine tuning to do.
Using surface mount technology (SMT), the solder and flux mixture is printed on the face of the circuit board. Then components are added and heat applied to melt the solder mixture, securing and connecting the components to the board used in the ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th generation.
Just because they found a recipe that worked repeatedly didn’t mean that it would meet Lenovo’s rigorous testing standards. And even then, would it meet Kosuga-san’s expectation for excellence? A man of precision and exacting standards, he set the bar for the process at 2Xs Lenovo’s normal testing standards. The low temperature solder process had to create products that were flexible but that resisted changes in heat exposure. And remember, every product is different, so the process had to be a “one size fits all” approach.
The new process applies soldering heat at a max temp of 180 degrees Celcius from the previous of 250 degrees. By using existing materials for the solder paste and equipment, the new process doesn’t add cost. And with its lower temperature generating less heat, this process is already lowering carbon emissions; we’re using it on ThinkPad E Series, our largest volume commercial laptop, and on ThinkPad X1 Carbon, our premium commercial laptop.
Click here to see a breakout of potential carbon emissions saved in 2018.
But the story doesn’t end here. The typical course after discovering a new innovation is to seek patent protection for it. The team is pursuing this, but after investing so much of themselves in finding the solution, Kosuga-san and his team knew they needed to do more. They didn’t want to keep the new manufacturing process a secret. They wanted to do something uncommon in the industry – something different. They wanted to make the industry and world better by sharing their knowledge and solution. So after the patents are granted this year, they will proudly share this process technology via technical papers and consortiums with other electronics manufacturers – partners and competitors alike. So even if you’re not using a Lenovo device, Lenovo engineering and innovation may likely be inside.
Lenovo Shows How “Different Innovates Better” at CES 2017
- Premium work and play experience with latest ThinkPad X1 family and Miix 720 detachable
- New gaming sub-brand Lenovo Legion and two laptops: Lenovo Legion Y720 Laptop and Lenovo Legion Y520 Laptop
- Living smarter with Lenovo Smart Assistant with Amazon® Alexa®, Lenovo Smart Storage and Lenovo 500 Multimedia Controller
- Unlocking Smartphone AR/VR experiences with Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Apps
LAS VEGAS - Jan 3, 2017: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today kicked off the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show with a full range of exciting products to show how “different innovates better.” Today’s consumers expect their devices to be tailor-made to meet their needs and fit their usage habits, whether at home, in the office or on the go. Today’s announcement solidifies Lenovo’s continued dedication to innovation through the lens of every individual and the demand of their distinct life.
Blending Work and Entertainment as One
A premium PC experience with the ThinkPad X1 family
The next generation of ThinkPad X1 products are committed to uncompromised innovation and embracing the needs of the evolving consumer, who now blurs the line between work and personal PC use. Customer feedback, insight and experience has pushed Lenovo to truly understand what matters most to users and match those wants with its products.
The 2017 ThinkPad X1 Carbon, available in classic ThinkPad Black and a new silver color, is the lightest 14-inch business notebook1, weighing just 2.5 pounds and packs a 14-inch IPS display into a new sleek 13-inch form factor. Now offering up to 15 hours* of battery life for extended time away, the X1 Carbon has been redesigned to include ThunderboltTM 3 ports, super-fast LTE-A Wireless WAN and WIFI CERTIFIED WiGigTM options that deliver superlative performance and connectivity. Feel protected from cybercrime threats with enhanced security features. A fingerprint sensor with a dedicated chip that handles biometric processing helps secure and simplify the Windows Hello logon experience with a new face recognition Infrared camera.
Also available in the new metallic silver, the updated ThinkPad X1 Yoga is flawlessly flexible and adapts to its users’ needs offering true multi-mode capability and can deliver stunning colors and absolute blacks on the only 14-inch notebook with an OLED screen. A redesigned rechargeable pen and improved ‘rise and fall” keyboard complete the improved experience. Alongside it is the ThinkPad X1 Tablet, continuing to impress with its lightweight, modularity and serviceability. The device has unique modules that offer port expansion and up to 5 hours* of additional battery life, and an integrated projector option making it easier to go from creation to presentation.
Work-life integration with the Miix 720
The ultra-chic Miix 720 Windows® detachable includes the features needed to work smarter, combining an ultra-crisp 12-inch QHD+ display and precision touchpad-enabled keyboard with up to 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor and Thunderbolt™ 3, the fastest port available on a PC today.2 When it’s time to hit the road—or your next meeting—you can simply remove the keyboard to instantly transform the Miix 720 into a feature-rich touchscreen tablet. Paired with a multifaceted Lenovo Active Pen 2,3 the Miix 720 is ideal for effortless note taking or bringing creative concepts to life.
When it’s time to relax, the integrated infrared camera with Windows Hello™ facial recognition allows you to settle in for an evening binge-watch session of your favorite show—all without the hassle of having to recall or re-type your password. The up to 150-degree tablet kickstand easily adjusts to your preferred viewing angle so you can ensure an evening of comfort and entertainment.
1Based on an Internet search of all released products as of time of creating the release
2Thunderbolt FAQs: https://thunderbolttechnology.net/tech/faq
3Lenovo Active Pen 2 is sold separately and may be hard bundled or optional depending on the geography.
Game Better with Lenovo Legion
Lenovo has steadily built a community of gamers that help the company better understand which features gamers value most. To meet the evolving needs of the gaming community, we’re launching a new gaming sub-brand, Lenovo Legion, to provide our customers the products, community engagement, and immersive experience that drive their passion for PC gaming. As part of the new Lenovo Legion brand, we are unveiling our first offerings that embody the modern gaming experience: the new Lenovo Legion Y720 Laptop and Lenovo Legion Y520 Laptop.
Two powerful gaming laptops designed for mainstream and enthusiast players, the Lenovo Legion Y720 and Y520 laptops offer gamers state-of-the-art technology to allow them to fully immerse in the game. The new PCs allow for a greater gaming experience in every sense—powering VR through the latest NVIDIA® graphics, better sound with Dolby Atmos®, and increased performance with the latest 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor. Lenovo’s new gaming line is about addressing our gaming community’s demand for a superior gaming experience with a premium, next-generation PC gaming products inspired by gamers’ needs.
Different Enables a Smarter Connected Home Experience
Making Smart Technologies Accessible
Bringing great smart home experience to more households and making the technologies more accessible is one of our big goals in the connected world. After conducting a series of studies on consumers’ pain points and needs, Lenovo designed the Lenovo Smart Assistant, a new mainstream digital personal assistant, with Amazon Alexa cloud-based voice services. Built in collaboration with Amazon, the elegantly designed Lenovo Smart Assistant recognizes users’ voice commands to conduct web searches, play music, create lists, calendar reminders and much more. And because Alexa’s brains are in the cloud, it means she’s always getting smarter. The Lenovo Smart Assistant is also designed to run Lenovo smart home devices, as well as scores of existing third-party products to expand user options.
Lenovo Smart Storage, rounding out our mainstream smart home offerings, is a secure digital storage solution with massive—6TB1—capacity, dual-band wireless access and multi-device auto-sync capabilities. Designed for security and P2P (peer-to-peer) access to stored media like photos, music and documents, Lenovo Smart Storage offers users quick control of data and files. Its integrated facial recognition software can organize an entire photo library based on faces with high accuracy.
Taking Control with the Lenovo 500 Multimedia Controller
With the explosive growth of internet-enabled smart TV, we built Lenovo 500 Multimedia Controller, a state-of-the-art wireless keyboard and mouse that fits in the palm of your hand and dramatically improves not just the way homeowners connect to their PCs, the web and displays, but re-defines the very notion of how a compact, Human Interface Device (HID) should look, feel and function. The keyboard area doubles as a Windows 10 gesture-supported, multi-touch capacitive touchpad—meaning that users can type like a normal keypad with their thumbs or glide their fingers across the surface like a touchpad.
1Actual available capacity is less and varies due to many factors, including formatting, partitioning and operating system, etc. which utilize part of this capacity. The available capacity may change with software updates.
Unlocking AR/VR Experiences with Phab 2 Pro Apps
The world’s first Tango™ enabled smartphone, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is now available online and on shelves, unlocking unique mobile AR experiences for smartphone users all over the world. As the consumer smartphone device for all Tango app developers, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro offers the optimal Tango experience for a wave of new apps. To enable Tango, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is equipped with a set of sensors that capture 250,000 measurements a second, processing information through motion tracking, area learning and depth sensing. The apps that use this technology are now opening up a wave of new AR and VR experiences in the areas of shopping, games, interior design and education. These include apps such as iStaging, Matterport and Hot Wheels Track Builder. Decorate and map your own interiors, film yourself with holograms or transform your home into a virtual playground—learn more about Tango’s new app experiences here.
Lenovo is dedicated in the Android and Chrome space, with the successful launch of the Lenovo Yoga Book and Lenovo Phab 2 Pro in 2016. Lenovo will continue focusing on products such as the Yoga Book; Chromebooks; and on the Tango technology with AR/VR devices.
Pricing and Availability1
Click each of the products below for detailed blog posts to learn more about the product insights. All Lenovo products are available on www.lenovo.com.
- ThinkPad X1 Carbon starts at $1,349, available beginning in February 2017.
- ThinkPad X1 Yoga starts at $1,499, available beginning in February 2017.
- ThinkPad X1 Tablet starts at $949, available beginning in March 2017.
- Miix 720 (keyboard included) starts at $999.99, available in two color options Champagne and Iron Gray beginning in April 2017.
- Lenovo Active Pen 2 starts at $59.99, available beginning in February 2017.
- Lenovo Legion Y720 Laptop starts at $1,399.99, available beginning in April 2017.
- Lenovo Legion Y520 Laptop starts at $899.99, available beginning in February 2017.
- Lenovo Smart Assistant starts at $129.99, available in Light Gray, Green and Orange beginning in May 2017. Lenovo Smart Assistant Infinity® Edition starts at $179.99, available beginning in June 2017.
- Lenovo Smart Storage starts at $139.99, available beginning in May 2017.
- Lenovo 500 Multimedia Controller starts at $54.99, available beginning in March 2017.
- Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is now available at: http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/tango/
Full 2017 CES press kit at http://news.lenovo.com/presskits/ces2017.htm.
Watch how customer insights inspired Lenovo’s latest innovations at CES 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIoPzpwS4uM.
Discover more at www.lenovo.com/ces.
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1Color options will vary by geography and are subject to change without notice. Prices do not include tax or shipping or options and are subject to change without notice; additional terms and conditions apply. Reseller prices may vary. On-shelf dates may vary by geography and products may only be available in selected markets. All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings, features and specifications at any time without notice.
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $45 billion global Fortune 500 company and a leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial, and enterprise technology. Our portfolio of high-quality, secure products and services covers PCs (including the legendary Think and multimode Yoga brands), workstations, servers, storage, smart TVs and a family of mobile products like smartphones (including the Moto brand), tablets and apps. Join us on LinkedIn, follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@Lenovo) or visit us at www.lenovo.com.
LENOVO is a trademark of Lenovo. WINDOWS and WINDOWS HELLO are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Intel, Intel Core and Thunderbolt are trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and/or other countries. DOLBY ATMOS is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. AMAZON and ALEXA are trademarks of Amazon Technologies, Inc. INFINITY is a trademark of Harman International Industries, Inc. NVIDIA is a trademark of NVIDIA Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©2016, Lenovo Group Limited.
* All battery life claims are approximate. Actual battery performance will vary and depends on many factors including usage pattern, features selected, device settings, age of battery, and operating temperature.
Lenovo Sets Stage for New Mobility with Smart, Connected Devices & Services
- Detachable Miix 320 blends affordability with connectivity on-the-go
- Yoga 720 and 520 convertibles are multimode mobile powerhouses
- Tab 4 Series offers something for everyone in the family
- Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus break the mold, not the bank
Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus: Captivating Design, Unlimited Performance.
The Moto G heritage is one of premium features without a premium price tag, and the all-new Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus remain true to this legacy, delivering what people want most without a premium price tag.
The newest members of the Moto G family bring together an unexpected combination of beauty and power. Both devices feature precision crafted metal design – a first for Moto G - and powerful octa-core processors that enable exceptional performance. Long lasting, all-day batteries mean less plugging in and more getting done, fingerprint readers keep user information safe and secure and advanced camera capabilities allow for the capture of stunning photos with faster focus. Unexpected is now extraordinary.
Lenovo Tab 4 Series Tablets for Kids and the Family
The Lenovo Tab 4 tablet family builds on the foundation of its mainstream tablets by making them even better: delivering four beautifully designed, powerfully built devices crafted for every member of the family. High on the multimedia experience, the Lenovo Tab 4 8 and Lenovo Tab 4 10 models have dual speakers and Dolby Atmos®. The Lenovo Tab 4 family also introduces an all-new premium line for media buffs: the Lenovo Tab 4 8 Plus and Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus, sporting a standout dual-glass design with full HD displays, powerful processors and up to 12 hours of battery life.
We take the tablet concept ever further with optional packs that transform the Lenovo Tab 4 series into dedicated kid’s tablets or productivity tablets. The Kid’s Pack comes with a shock-resistant bumper, a blue-light filter and a pair of colorful, scratch resistant 3M stickers, augmented by an optimized kid’s experience from the Lenovo Kid’s Account, which features up-to-date and curated kid’s content, a browser with whitelisted websites and scheduling tools for parents. The tablets can also transform into a 2-in-1 Android workhorse with the addition of the optional Productivity Pack with Bluetooth keyboard, which complements the experience of the Lenovo Tab 4’s productivity interface. This interface incorporates a taskbar for quick switching between apps, multi-window support, support for common keyboard shortcuts, and optimization for mouse and keyboard operations. (Read more about the Lenovo Tab 4 Series here.)
Miix 320 Detachable with Lightning-Fast LTE Option*
The Miix 320 combines the productivity of Windows 10 with full keyboard in a lightweight, affordable detachable. Use it as a laptop with its up to FHD 10.1-inch display for work or detach and use it as a portable tablet on the go weighing only 550g. 1 With up to 10 hours of battery life, you can catch up on a full season of Game of Thrones® without a charge. 2 Connect nearly anywhere with its optional LTE.* The mobile multitasking generation will find its balance of size and weight particularly useful with its detachable screen to watch videos, its stable docking keyboard and full PC performance when needed to create content. (Read more about the Miix 320 here.)
Keeping Connected Anywhere with Lenovo Connect e-SIM
Lenovo Connect e-SIM enhancement makes it easy to connect anywhere in the world – no more swapping out SIM cards. Lenovo Connect gives users a seamless connection and local wireless pricing even when they are abroad by taking advantage of local Telco contract for data. Users can even share the same plan across devices when those devices are enabled with Lenovo Connect.
Yoga Convertibles Balance Design, Performance and Mobility
There are times when mobile users want the full power and productivity of a PC in a thin and light machine. As these multitaskers constantly flip between work and play, we built the Yoga 720 and 520 for them, available in 13, 14 and 15-inch models. The 15-inch Yoga 720 is the most powerful convertible in its class3 and comes with up to the latest 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processors, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 discrete graphics, blazing-fast Thunderbolt™ 3 and up to 10 hours of battery life.2 For those looking for a wafer thin device, we designed the 13-inch Yoga 720 that’s 17 percent thinner than before at just 14.3mm.4 All the convertibles give users the most freedom and flexibility to use Yoga the way that fits their on-the-go lifestyles best through multiple modes. (Read more about the Yoga 720 and Yoga 520 here.)
Pricing and Availability
Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus will be available beginning in March in various countries across Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and North America. Find Moto G5 starting at €199 with 2GB RAM/16GB storage. Moto G5 Plus starts at $229 USD with 2GB RAM/32GB storage and €279 for 3GB RAM/32GB storage.
The Tab 4 8 and Tab 4 10 start at €169 and €179, respectively. The Tab 4 8 Plus retails at €259 and the Tab 4 10 Plus at €299. They’re available at Lenovo retail partners and www.lenovo.com. Tab 4 Series tablets will be available in EMEA beginning late May.
The Miix 320 (keyboard included, Wi-Fi only without LTE) starts at €269, and the Miix 320 (keyboard included, with LTE) starts at €399 and are available beginning in April 2017. The Miix 320 with Active Pen support and Microsoft Office 365 (for 12 months) will be available in select markets starting in July 2017 on www.lenovo.com.*
The Yoga 720 (13-inch) will be available starting at €999 in April 2017. Yoga 720 (15-inch) will be available starting at €1099 in April 2017. Yoga 520 (14-inch) will be available starting at €599 in July 2017.*
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $45 billion global Fortune 500 company and a leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial, and enterprise technology. Our portfolio of high-quality, secure products and services covers PCs (including the legendary Think and multimode Yoga brands), workstations, servers, storage, smart TVs and a family of mobile products like smartphones (including the Moto brand), tablets and apps. Join us on LinkedIn, follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@Lenovo) or visit us at http://www.lenovo.com/sg/en.
Full 2017 MWC press kit at http://lnv.gy/2mhh0SF.
Discover more at www.lenovo.com/mwc.
*Lenovo Yoga 520 is marketed as Lenovo Flex 5 in North America. The 15-inch Flex 5 model is available only in North America. LTE not available on Yoga 720 or 520. Lenovo Miix 320 with LTE is not available in North American markets. Prices do not include tax or shipping or options and are subject to change without notice; additional terms and conditions apply. Reseller prices may vary. On-shelf dates and colors may vary by geography and products may only be available in selected markets. All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings, features and specifications at any time without notice.
1 Lenovo Miix 320 (with Wi-Fi only) weighs 1.02kg with keyboard and 550g without keyboard. Lenovo Miix 320 (with LTE) weighs 1.03kg with keyboard and 560g without keyboard.
2 The 13-inch Yoga 720 has up to 10.5 hours of battery life in FHD and up to 9.5 hours of battery life in UHD. The 15-inch Yoga 720 has up to 10 hours of battery life in FHD and up to 8 hours of battery life in UHD. The 14-inch Yoga 520 has up to 10.4 hours of battery life in FHD. All battery life claims are approximate and based on test results using the MobileMark® 2014 ver 1.5 battery life benchmark test. Actual results will vary, and depend on numerous factors including product configuration and usage, software, operating conditions, wireless functionality, power management settings, screen brightness and other factors. The maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and usage. See https://bapco.com/products/mobilemark-2014/ for additional details.
3 Based on Lenovo’s internal analysis as of February 14, 2017 of 15-inch 2-in-1 convertible laptops using Windows sold by major competitors shipping > 1 million units worldwide annually.
4 The 13-inch Lenovo Yoga 720 is 14.3mm and 17 percent thinner than its previous generation, the 14-inch Yoga 710 that’s 17.3mm thin.
Prices do not include tax or shipping or options and are subject to change without notice; additional terms and conditions apply. Reseller prices may vary. On-shelf dates may vary by geography and products may only be available in selected markets. All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings, features and specifications at any time without notice.
LENOVO and YOGA are trademarks of Lenovo. DOLBY ATMOS is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories. GAME OF THRONES is a trademark of Home Box Office, Inc. INTEL, INTEL CORE and THUNDERBOLT are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. NVIDIA and GEFORCE are trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation. MOBILEMARK is a trademark of Mobile Mark, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©2017, Lenovo Group Limited.
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- Lenovo stocks are traded on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Lenovo's initial public offering was on February 14, 1994 at HK$1.33 per share, and then in 2000, there was a 4-to-1 stock split. Lenovo is currently a constituent stock of the MSCI China Free Index, MSCI Information Technology Index, Hang Seng Index, Hang Seng Composite Index, Hang Seng Mainland Comp Index, Hang Seng Freefloat Comp Index, Hang Seng China-Aff Corp Index, Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index.
Lenovo Group(HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) announced results for its third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2017. Revenue was US$12.9 billion, a 6.3 percent increase year-over-year, and 10 percent increase over the second fiscal quarter of FY2017/18. Lenovo continued to enjoy significant revenue gains in PCs and smart devices (PCSD) and the Data Center Group (DCG). Lenovo’s Mobile Business Group (MBG) performed as expected for the quarter. Lenovo showed strong pre-tax income growth in the quarter, up sharply to US$150 million, a four-fold increase from last quarter, and nearly a 50 percent jump from the same period a year earlier.
- Lenovo is a US$43 billion global Fortune 500 company and a leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial, and enterprise technology. We have four business groups, namely the PC and Smart Devices Business Group (PCSD), which includes PCs, tablets and smart devices, the Mobile Business Group (MBG), which includes Moto and Lenovo-branded smartphones, the Data Center Business Group (DCG), which includes servers, storage, software and services, and the Lenovo Capital and Incubator Group (LCIG) and Others, which drive innovation through investment in startups and exploring new technologies.
At Lenovo, our vision is that Lenovo will create personal devices more people are inspired to own, a culture more people aspire to join and an enduring, trusted business that is well respected around the world. This vision guides us in pursuit of our mission to become one of the world's great personal technology companies.
We will accomplish this through:
- Personal Computers: Lead in PCs and be respected for our product innovation and quality.
- Convergence: Lead the industry with an ecosystem of devices, services, applications and content for people to seamlessly connect to people and web content.
- Culture: Become recognised as one of the best, most trusted and most well-respected companies to work for and do business with.
At Lenovo, our people share a common aspiration to be the very best. Whether serving our customers, working together as a team or contributing to the community, we are working to build a unique company delivering unparalleled products created and supported by people who represent a wealth of cultures and experiences. Our strength lies in this diversity. And every day, on every project, we are creating a new language for inclusion and respect for others. We are dedicated to fostering an environment that encourages entrepreneurism and ownership. A workplace where people's talents can be challenged and their efforts recognised and rewarded.
- IBM PCD introduces its first personal computer, the IBM PC
- With an initial capital outlay of only RMB200,000, (US$25,000) Lenovo's founding chairman Liu Chuanzhi, together with 10 like-minded colleagues, launches the New Technology Developer Inc. (the predecessor of the Legend Group) funded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
- IBM PCD announces its first laptop computer, the PC Convertible, weighing 12 pounds.
- Legend's Chinese-character card receives the highest National Science-Technology Progress Award in China.
- Legend Hong Kong is established.
- The very first Legend PC is launched in the market as the company shifts to a producer and seller of its own branded computer products.
- IBM PCD introduces ThinkPad, the industry's first notebook with a 10.4 inch color Thin Film Transistor (TFT) display and a TrackPoint (red ball) pointing device.
- Legend enters the Pentium era, producing China's first "586" PC.
- IBM PCD introduces the industry's first notebook with integrated CD-ROM, the ThinkPad 755CD.
- Legend introduces the first Legend-brand server.
- Legend becomes the market share leader in China for the first time.
- Legend introduces the first Legend brand laptop.
- IBM PCD introduces the industry's first notebook equipped with a DVD-ROM, the ThinkPad 770.
- The millionth Legend PC comes off the production line. Intel Chairman Andy Grove attends the ceremony, and takes the PC for Intel's museum collection.
- Legend becomes the top PC vendor in the Asia-Pacific region.
- IBM PCD ships its 10-millionth ThinkPad notebook PC.
- Legend becomes a constituent stock of the Hang Seng Index - HK.
- An IBM notebook with an embedded security chip becomes the first notebook certified by the Trusted Computing Platform Alliance, an industry body setting data security standards.
- Legend appoints Yuanqing Yang President and CEO.
- Legend's supercomputer, the DeepComp 1800 makes its debut. It is China's first computer with 1,000 GFLOP (floating point operations per second) and China's fastest computer for civilian use, ranked 43rd in the Top 500 list of the world's fastest computers.
- Legend announces the birth of its new "Lenovo" logo to prepare for its expansion into the overseas market.
- IBM PCD introduces the first notebook with an integrated fingerprint reader.
- IBM PCD ships its 100-millionth PC (counting both desktop and notebook computers).
- Lenovo becomes an Olympic worldwide partner. It is the first Chinese company to become a computer technology equipment partner of the IOC.
- Lenovo and IBM announce an agreement by which Lenovo will acquire IBM's Personal Computing Division.
- Lenovo completes the acquisition of IBM's Personal Computing Division, making it a new international IT competitor and the third-largest personal computer company in the world.
- William J. Amelio is appointed as CEO and President of Lenovo, and Yuanqing Yang is appointed Chairman of the Board.
- Lenovo technology flawlessly supports the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy, supplying 5,000 desktop PCs, 350 servers and 1,000 notebook computers.
- The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games selects a Lenovo-designed Olympic Torch as the winning design from among 300 entries.
- Lenovo enters the worldwide consumer PC market with new Idea brand.
- Lenovo's ThinkPad X300 is called "the best laptop ever" by BusinessWeek magazine.
- Lenovo provides a smooth, error-free performance at the Beijing Olympic Games, the largest sporting event in history.
- Lenovo becomes senior technology sponsor for the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai.
- Lenovo sells its 1 millionth Idea Product.
- Lenovo introduces LePhone, its first smartphone
- Lenovo sells its 60 millionth ThinkPad
- Lenovo forms Mobile Internet Digital Home (MIDH) business unit to attack growing opportunity in consumer devices such as smartphones, tablets and smart TV
- Lenovo forms a joint venture with NEC, creating the largest PC company in Japan.
- Lenovo acquires Medion, a PC and consumer electronics company based in Germany, substantially increasing presence in consumer market in Western Europe.
- Lenovo forms a joint venture with EMC to sell servers in China and develop storage solutions
- Lenovo acquires Stoneware, a software firm focused on cloud computing
- Lenovo sells its 75 millionth ThinkPad
- Lenovo becomes the world's #1 PC company
- Lenovo reaches #329 in the Fortune 500 list of the world's largest companies
- Lenovo acquires CCE, a leading consumer electronic company in Brazil
- Lenovo becomes the world's #3 smartphone company
- Lenovo announces it will acquire the System x server business from IBM and, eight days later, announces it will acquire Motorola Mobility from Google.