- Lenovo PCs, Servers Tested at Speed Skating Championship
Lenovo Group announced today that its phase-one testing of
technology for the Torino 2006 Winter Olympic Games has been
successfully completed. The company's PC and server technologies,
recently used at the European Short Track Speed Skating Championship
in Torino, Italy, have met the demanding standards of both the Torino
2006 Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (TOROC) and the
International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Lenovo Group, the worldwide computer sponsor of the International
Olympic Committee (IOC) for the Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games and
the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, installed servers and PCs for testing
by technical experts from the IOC and TOROC at the skating event.
The event provided the 30-strong team from the Lenovo Group with
the opportunity to demonstrate the strength of the company's
equipment and the professionalism of its services to the Olympic
technical experts who were observing the event.
More than 130 athletes from 30 countries competed during the
three-day event. The short-track speed skating competition tests
participants' technique, speed and perseverance. During the
competition the stability, ease-of-maintenance and powerful network
functions provided by Lenovo's servers and PCs left a lasting
impression with on-site inspectors.
Yuanqing Yang, current president and chief executive officer of
Lenovo, said, "Lenovo is delighted to be working with the
International Olympic Committee to ensure the success of the 2006
Torino Games. By exceeding the IOC's demanding technical standards,
we continue to demonstrate the leading performance and outstanding
reliability of Lenovo computers to the world. In the months and years
ahead, we look forward to supporting the IOC with computer equipment
that meets and exceeds their expectations for quality. "
Jean-Benoit Gauthier, the IOC Technology Director, commenting on
the performance of the technical sponsors said, "Technology sponsors
such as Lenovo and others have demonstrated great enthusiasm and
strength throughout the testing and the results promise a successful
Winter Games. The International Olympic Committee is very pleased
with the results."
Successful installations and support at events such as this
clearly demonstrate Lenovo's position as one of the world's leading
PC makers, particularly with regards to technology and products, and
related services and support. Lenovo Group is dedicated to ensuring
the successful launch of the Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games and the
Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
Lenovo Group Limited (HKSE: 992; ADR: LNVGY) is a leading
technology enterprise in China. The Group engages primarily in the
manufacturing and sale of desktop computers, notebook computers,
servers and peripherals in China. Lenovo brand PCs have been the best
seller in China since 1997, commanding a 26.3 percent unit share of
China's PC market in 2004. Lenovo PCs also ranked number one in the
Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) market with a 12.2 percent market
share in 2004 (source: IDC).
Lenovo was listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong in 1994 and
is currently a constituent stock of the Hang Seng Index and the MSCI
China Free Index. Lenovo shares in the US trade in the form of ADRs
(American Depositary Receipts).
In March 2004, Lenovo joined The Olympic Partner Program of the
International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the first Chinese company to
become the computer technology equipment partner of the IOC for the
period 2005 to 2008. On December 8, 2004, Lenovo and IBM announced a
definitive agreement in which Lenovo will acquire IBM's global
desktop computer and notebook computer business. The acquisition
forms a top three global PC leader with worldwide brand recognition,
leading edge technology, a balanced portfolio of products and
customers and an extensive sales network. The transaction is expected
to be completed in the second quarter of 2005.
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