Fujitsu’s PC business isn’t doing so well and rumour has it that Lenovo is looking to buy it. Today, the two companies announced that they will team up to make PCs that will be under the Fujitsu brand. An acquisition of Fujitsu’s ailing PC division may still be on the cards.
Fujitsu tossed its PC division out as a separate business in February after it continued to make a loss and rumours had been flying around that Lenovo is looking to buy it up. The pair has now come out to announce that they will be working together to design and make PCs under the Fujitsu brand.
Lenovo makes the popular ThinkPad range of PCs which originated from the PC business it bought from IBM in 2005. Fujitsu president Tatsuya Tanaka refused to commend on the details that were under discussion.
“Scale is key to cost reduction, especially when operating globally,” he said in relation to what motivated the potential for partnership with Lenovo.
According to Reuters, an insider has said it’s possible that Lenovo will gain full control of Fujitsu’s PC business, leaving the latter to focus on its profit-generating IT services division.
The global PC market has been in a decline since tablets and smartphones became increasingly popular.