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The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States approved the $2.3 billion sale of IBM's x86 server business to Chinese PC maker Lenovo.
The applications, announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, could wind up being the glue that connects Lenovo's post-PC devices.
While the Chinese PC giant may face its own unique challenges, it possesses an intangible asset that its competitors lack: Business sex appeal.
Easily swappable components could make building your own PC a breeze. The company's CEO said the self-contained parts could potentially be sold on a subscription basis.
Mobile phone supply-chain goes truly global, as a US semiconductor company provides components for Korean handsets to use Chinese global positioning satellites.
The Chinese PC maker saw a 36 percent rise in its net profit to US$219.7 million, as it powers ahead despite an industry slump by expanding in mobile devices and better cost controls.
This isn't the first time that the Chinese PC maker has been in the mix as a potential buyer for the beleaguered Canadian phone maker.
PC shipments were flat for the Chinese hardware giant, but sales of mobile devices doubled.
Not content with posting record PC sales amid a slump in the market, the company is continuing its efforts to steamroll its local Chinese competition.
The PC is, at its heart, a gestalt of components that come together to serve a purpose. Lose the ability to choose what goes into a PC, then a PC becomes nothing more than a black box, like a DVD player or a games console. And that's not a PC.
Chinese PC maker wants to sell about triple the number of smartphones it sold last year as it competes with Samsung and Apple for global market share.
Citrix is merging its Branch Repeater, which delivers PC applications to virtual desktops with CloudBridge, which connects to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and data centers.
The Chinese government has named Apple among 198 sites required to remove obscene content accessible through its online applications store.
Plans to grow its mobile chip design team exponentially will help the Chinese PC maker gain better insight into optimizing its future devices, but it will not transform into a "chip giant" any time soon.
IDC predicts that worldwide PC shipments could fall by "double digits" — more than previously expected — as a result of a weak Chinese market.
Jerry Yang will share his advice on the Internet space and technology with the Chinese PC maker, which picked him for his "perspective, experience and proven entrepreneurial spirit".
Indian telco inks exclusive partnership with Chinese PC giant to sell dual-band smartphones across the country as they both target the sub-US$150 consumer segment.
Chinese PC giant posts record profit and sales for its third quarter, with China continuing to be the main contributor of overall sales at 43 percent aided by a smartphone business turning profits for the first time.
PC making giant Lenovo may be mulling a bid to acquire the BlackBerry maker. But the Canadian government would likely have to approve any sale of the company--especially if it's being sold to the Chinese, considering recent US worries.
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