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Lenovo Marks Milestone: Decade of Success since Acquisition of IBM PC Business

Lenovo celebrated today the 10-year anniversary of its acquisition of IBM’s PC business, bringing it from a China-only PC maker to its 2015 rank as No. 1 PC maker worldwide.  Lenovo For Those Who Do

In 2005, Lenovo ranked No. 9 in the global PC industry with an annual revenue of $3 billion and a 2.3 percent market share, and today, it controls a 20 percent market share and earns a $39 billion annual revenue.

“The acquisition of IBM’s PC business transformed Lenovo overnight into a truly global company, changing not only Lenovo but our industry,” said Yang Yuanqing, Chairman and CEO, Lenovo. “Since then, we have overcome many challenges – and many doubters – to become the world’s leading PC company and one of the world’s most innovative personal technology companies.  Even more, this acquisition built the foundation for our expansion to new products like smartphones, tablets, servers and now our ecosystem, growth engines fueled by the success of our first big deal.”

More statistics and stories from Lenovo’s decade of success are available here.

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Kagan Says: Microsoft Windows 8 Failing to Rescue PC Sales

Earlier today we posted a report by analyst firm IDC stating that PC sales experienced the steepest declines in the last quarter. IDC stated that shipments fell 14 percent—the sharpest drop since they began tracking this data almost 20 years ago; even more, the analyst firm added that this is the fourth straight quarter of decline.

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IDC: Poor Holiday Sales, Cold Reception to Windows 8 Contributing to PC Market Decline

Despite intense industry efforts to overcome market inertia, 2012 nonetheless ended on a sour note with global PC shipment volume shrinking 3.7% on the year. With limited initial traction from Windows 8 in the holiday season, and continued pressure from tablets, IDC now expects 2013 PC shipments to decline by 1.3% in 2013, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker.

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