Lenovo does not intend to develop its own OS nor chips
May 24, 2019 (China Knowledge) - CEO of Lenovo Group, the world’s largest PC maker Yang Yuanqing has said that the company is not intending to develop its own operating system and chips even despite growing concerns that other Chinese companies may find themselves in Huawei’s shoes – having their access to US technologies cut off.
According to CEO Yang, the reason behind this is that the company views globalization as in inevitable trend and thus the company does not need to specialize in everything but will instead cooperate with trusted partners to continue providing its users with the best products.
The comments by the company’s CEO come after Huawei was added to a US blacklist last week that prevents it from being able to purchase US technology with several other Chinese companies such as Hikvision, Dahua Technology and Megvii also rumored to be added to the list.
This stance by Lenovo comes in stark contrast to that of Huawei which responded to the recent events by stating that it had started developing its own alternative hardware and technologies years ago in preparation of an eventuality of being cut off by the US from its technologies.
Similarly, drone manufacturer DJI has also replied saying that it had been developing proprietary technologies as a backup.
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