RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Governor Beverly Perdue designated October 5 ThinkPad Day in North Carolina. This recognition commemorates the 20th anniversary of the iconic ThinkPad brand, the significant role Lenovo plays in supporting North Carolina’s economy, and all North Carolinians who contribute to the design and development of one of the world’s most recognized personal computers.
The designation comes just days after Lenovo announced it will start up a U.S. personal computer production line in Whitsett, N.C., near Greensboro, where workers will build Think-branded notebook and desktop PCs, tablets, engineering workstations and servers for sale to domestic businesses, government and education customers, as well as consumers. Lenovo currently employs more than 2,000 people in North Carolina, and the new initiative will add additional employees and economic return in the years to come.
“North Carolina continues to lead the world as a hub for technology innovation and entrepreneurial activity,” said Dilip Bhatia, vice president and general manager, ThinkPad Business Unit. “It’s the right place for Lenovo to guide the innovation and development of ThinkPad products in the U.S. and we’re proud to contribute to the continued economic development of our state.”
More than 75 million ThinkPads have been sold over the past 20 years. Lenovo is the No. 1 commercial notebook vendor worldwide, and has helped transform business computing by improving the personal productivity and efficiency of business professionals through its innovative products.
Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) (PINK SHEETS: LNVGY), the world’s second-largest PC vendor, is a $US30 billion personal technology company serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile Internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile Internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com.