Posts tagged “PC industry”

Updated October 23, 2009

Premium Lock Dell agrees to repay more than $26M in local tax incentives

Dell's W-S plant City of Winston-Salem, Forsyth County and two economic development funds are to regain funds that helped lure PC plant to N.C. in 2004. Dell is closing facility, offshoring more than 900 jobs.

Updated October 16, 2009

Premium Lock Dell is off-shoring jobs being lost as Winston-Salem plant is shut down

Dell plant in Winston-Salem World’s No. 3 PC manufacturer is closing $100 million plant and terminating more than 900 jobs. Work is being sent to Mexico and elsewhere, document says.

Updated October 15, 2009

Premium Lock Why shut Winston-Salem plant? Stats don’t lie – Dell losing in PC war

Dell's soon-to-be-closed W-S 1 The Skinny: As PC industry shows new life in third quarter, Dell falls to third globally behind HP and new No. 2 Acer. In U.S., HP is now number one. Plus, the world is buying laptops and netbooks while W-S made the PC industry version of clunkers – desktops. It’s no mystery why Dell chairman is diversifying the company.

Updated October 15, 2009

Premium Lock Global PC sales grow in third quarter – Better days ahead?

PC shipments rebound Analysis firms IDC, Gartner both report a rebound from slumping shipments over past year.

Updated October 15, 2009

Premium Lock Lenovo’s rebound: World’s No. 4 PC maker is surging except in U.S.

Lenovo's 'nettop' The Skinny: In a year of management turmoil and layoffs, Lenovo is shipping more computers and increasing global market share. As Dell falls, Lenovo climbs.

October 14, 2009

Premium Lock Tech rebound? Intel tops Street expectations in first crucial earnings report

Intel Chip giant also ups its financial guidance for fall quarter by $800 million to $10.5 billion in sales.

October 14, 2009

Premium Lock Nokia to launch first laptop – a netbook - in deal with AT&T

Nokia's netbook In other news, AT&T moves closer to approval for acquisition of Centennial Communications

October 13, 2009

Premium Lock Sustainability in Crisis: Is your company prepared?

 Registration is open for next LTW Executive Exchange event. Should you attend? Well, ask yourself: After IBM, T-Mobile incidents over the weekend, is your company prepared to deal with a crisis? Quintiles CMO and expert panel will offer insight on how to prepare.

Updated October 12, 2009

Premium Lock Tax incentives and Dell – A 'roll of the dice' that ended up snake eyes

Dell's decision to close its massive computer manufacturing plant in Winston-Salem reignites debate about government tax incentives for jobs. "I think it should lead to more scrutiny, more legislative scrutiny," says Rep. Paul Luebke. "But the deals are unavoidable because companies can play one state against another."

Dell's plant soon to be abandoned Dell's plant soon to be abandoned

October 7, 2009

Premium Lock Losing ‘WS 1’ – Dell’s mammoth Triad plant – is a huge blow for N.C.

Michael Dell during visit to WS 1 Workers at the $100 million plant in Winston-Salem could churn out a new desktop PC every 2.5 seconds. They also built servers. Now they are headed for the unemployment lines, and the state will lose one of its highest profile tech giants. As for the future, look for tax incentives to be harder to get.

Updated October 3, 2009

Premium Lock Lenovo unveils ‘Lost & Found` service for laptops

Lenovo offers 'Lost & Found' for laptops World’s No. 4 PC maker teams with Absolute Software to help losers of laptops to find their machines – and for Good Samaritans who find them to return each to owners.

September 23, 2009

Premium Lock IBM launches Linux-based netbook effort in Africa

Seeking to capitalize on a rapidly growing market segment, Big Blue teams with U.K.-based Canonical for software designed to run on slimmed-down laptops. Solution also will operate in ‘cloud’ computing environment for collaboration.

A businessman in Africa runs new IBM solution on his netbook A businessman in Africa runs new IBM solution on his netbook

Updated September 22, 2009

Premium Lock PC market is ‘poised for resurgence,’ says Intel CEO

Intel While analysis firms Gartner and IDC forecast first drop in PC sales since 2001, Intel’s Paul Otellini sees ‘flat to slightly up’ market.

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