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Lenovo Group Ltd.
Native name
IndustryComputer hardware
Founded1984 (Beijing, China)
FounderLiu Chuanzhi
HeadquartersHaidian District, Beijing, China
Morrisville, North Carolina, U.S.
Area served
Key people
Yang Yuanqing
(Chairman and CEO)
Revenue50,710,000,000 United States dollar (2020) Edit this on Wikidata
1,438,000,000 United States dollar (2020) Edit this on Wikidata
804,000,000 United States dollar (2020) Edit this on Wikidata
Number of employees
77,000 (2023) Edit this on Wikidata

Lenovo is a Chinese computer company that makes computers, laptops, tablets, and other devices.

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.[1][2]

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"Lenovo" is a portmanteau word of "Le-" (from Legend) and "novo", Latin ablative for "new". The Chinese name (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: liánxiǎng) means "association" (as in "word association") or "connected thinking".[3]

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  1. "US Moto X production plant of Motorola to be shut down by year end". Fort Worth News.Net. Archived from the original on 6 July 2014. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  2. Tom Warren. " Motorola is now part of Lenovo", The Verge, 30 October 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  3. Todd Crowell (2008). "Ever heard of Lenovo, Haier, CNOOC? You will". The Christian Science Monitor (30–JUN–2005).