6/20/2003 - Fujitsu PC Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702), announced it has formed a strategic relationship with Siemens Corporation (NYSE:SI) allowing all Siemens operating companies in North America to purchase and resell a broad range of Fujitsu PC Corporation's IT solutions, including mobile computers, desktop PCs, workstations, Intel-based servers and storage.
Fujitsu Limited and Siemens AG have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship for years. In 1999, the two technology leaders embarked on a joint venture forming Europe's leading computer company, Fujitsu Siemens Computers. The agreement signed today strengthens the relationship between the two worldwide leaders in North America. Siemens operating companies in the U.S., Canada and Mexico can now deploy Fujitsu PC Corporation's IT solutions internally or resell them under the Fujitsu-Siemens brand name.
"Fujitsu is pleased to enter into this relationship with Siemens Corporation in North America and strengthen the bond these two companies have shared for many years," said Toshio Morohoshi, president and chief executive officer for Fujitsu PC Corporation. "Siemens offers best-in-class solutions to its customers throughout the world. We are proud they have chosen our products to compliment their offerings in North America."
"This agreement reinforces what has become a productive and prosperous relationship between two global leaders in technology," said Dana Deasy, chief information officer for Siemens Corporation. "Fujitsu IT solutions possess the quality and reliability our North American operating companies and their customers expect from Siemens' product offerings. They will be a valuable addition to our existing line of products."
Siemens employs 70,000 people in the U.S. and 426,000 worldwide. The corporation has diversified operating companies in a wide range of fields, including healthcare, information and communication, energy and power, lighting, industry and automation, and transportation.
Fujitsu offers a broad range of high-performance computing solutions to enterprise customers in North America. Its award-winning family of mobile products, including LifeBook® notebooks and Stylistic® tablets, deliver the highest quality and performance with an added emphasis on usability. Its PRIMERGY servers and storage solutions provide the right computing power for all applications, enabling businesses to stay competitive and succeed in modern e-business environments.
About Fujitsu PC Corporation
Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., Fujitsu PC Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited and a leading provider of information technology solutions. Fujitsu PC Corporation offers a complete line of high-performance computing solutions to the North American market, including best-in-class LifeBook® notebooks, Stylistic® tablets, SCENIC® desktops and Intel-based PRIMERGY® servers. The company emphasizes leading-edge technology, exceptional product quality, and user comfort and productivity, as well as outstanding customer service. More information on the complete line of Fujitsu IT solutions is available at www.fujitsupc.com.
About Siemens AG
Siemens AG (NYSE: SI), headquartered in Munich, is a leading global electronics and engineering company. Siemens and its subsidiaries employ 426,000 people in 192 countries and reported worldwide sales of $77.8 billion in fiscal 2002 (10/1/01 - 9/30/02). The United States is Siemens' largest market in the world, with 11 of Siemens' worldwide businesses headquartered here and annual sales of $21.5 billion in fiscal 2002. The Siemens companies in the U.S. employ approximately 70,000 people in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Corporate headquarters for Siemens' U.S. businesses are located in New York City. For more information: www.usa.siemens.com.
Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting technologies, highly reliable computing and telecommunications platforms, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.6 trillion yen (US$38 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com
Fujitsu, the Fujitsu logo and LifeBook are registered trademarks of Fujitsu Limited. PRIMERGY is a registered trademark of Fujitsu Siemens Computers. Stylistic is a registered trademark of Fujitsu PC Corporation. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Intel, Pentium and Intel SpeedStep are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.
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