IBM Selling Its PC Division To Chinese Firm?
from the bye-bye-thinkpad dept
This is definitely not the first time this has been rumored — as similar rumors seem to appear every few years — but the NY Times suggests that this time, IBM is serious about selling off its PC division. The most likely buyer is Lenovo, the huge Chinese computer maker, until very recently known as Legend. The company hasn’t been that well known in the US, though they’ve been making an effort over the past few months to change that — so this purchase would certainly be a high profile way to make themselves known. The real trick, especially with the Thinkpad laptop line, is whether or not any new owner would be able to keep up the level of innovation and quality that IBM has been recognized for in the space.