Resellers will be interested in the reports emerging this morning that Lenovo is considering buying a controlling stake in NEC's PC business....if they live in Japan.
The channel and end-users have a lnog memory and though Lenovo's star is shining brighter than it has since it bought IBM's PC division, NEC pulled out of the client market in Europe a couple of years ago.
According to the reports, Lenovo is eyeing up NEC's technology for development - which admittedly may have relevance for the European channels - and boost its share in the Japanese PC market.
Last year, Lenovo revealed it was no the lookout for acquisitions after losing out to Acer on deals to acquire Packard Bell, which also included the Gateway and eMachines brands which formed part of Acer's multi-brand strategy.
I thought Lenovo would have aimed a bit higher.
This was first published in January 2011