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Lenovo in talks to buy Fujitsu's PC business

Fujitsu could be in talks with China’s Lenovo Group to take over the running of Fujitsu’s computer business.

According to reports, the two companies are hoping to reach a deal this month, with around 2,000 employees moving from Fujitsu to Lenovo.

If it goes through, the deal will allow the Japanese company to focus more on IT services and other aspects of the business and will also make Fujitsu the second Japanese PC assembler after NEC Corp to seek the help of the world's largest PC maker - Lenovo.  

While there hasn’t yet been any official statements made in regards to the deal, Fujitsu did respond to speculation.  

“In February of this year, Fujitsu split off its PC business and is currently considering various possibilities, including what is being reported, but a decision has not yet been made,” a company statement read.

“Fujitsu will promptly announce matters that require disclosure as they arise.”

Recently, IDC released its quarterly worldwide PC monitor tracker results.

The firm found that as the adoption of cheaper mobile devices continues, worldwide shipments of PC monitors will be less than 100 million units by 2020.

Lenovo made the top five,  HP saw 4 million units shipped, resulting in 13% share with a year-over-year increase of 51.1%,  and Dell remains top of the leader board with its worldwide market share of 17.0%.

Fujitsu shipped 4 million units in the year ended in March, mostly for the Japanese market and didn’t make the cut for top five.

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