|When it was created||1984 (Beijing, China)|
|People who started it||Liu Chuanzhi|
|Headquarters||Haidian District, Beijing, China|
Morrisville, North Carolina, U.S.
|Key people||Yang Yuanqing|
(Chairman and CEO)
Lenovo was founded in Beijing in 1984 as Legend and was incorporated in Hong Kong in 1988. Lenovo acquired IBM's personal computer business in 2005 and agreed to acquire its Intel-based server business in 2014. In January 2014, Lenovo agreed to acquire the mobile phone handset maker Motorola Mobility from Google, and in October 2014 the deal was finalized.
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"Lenovo" is a portmanteau word of "Le-" (from Legend) and "novo", Latin ablative for "new". The Chinese name (simplified Chinese: 联想; traditional Chinese: 聯 想; pinyin: liánxiǎng) means "association" (as in "word association") or "connected thinking".
References[change | change source]
- "US Moto X production plant of Motorola to be shut down by year end". Fort Worth News.Net. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
- Tom Warren. " Motorola is now part of Lenovo", The Verge, 30 October 2014. Retrieved on 30 October 2014.
- Todd Crowell (2008). "Ever heard of Lenovo, Haier, CNOOC? You will". Christian Science Monitor (30–JUN–2005). http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0630/p13s02-stct.html.