LENOVO EXPANDS PARTNERSHIP WITH SYNNEX CANADA, TARGETS CANADIAN CONSUMER CHANNEL
Channel Partner Agreement with SYNNEX Canada
Expands Retail Presence for Lenovo IdeaPad
TORONTO, Ontario, – September 3, 2009: Lenovo is pleased to announce that SYNNEX Canada Limited, a subsidiary of SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), has been authorized to begin selling the Lenovo IdeaPad products immediately through its retail partners, including TigerDirect and Canada Computers.
“We are excited to see IdeaPad gaining appeal and presence in the Canadian market through SYNNEX Canada and its retail partners,” said Steven di Franco, Lenovo Vice President of the Transactional Market. Canadians across the country will now have broader access to some of the best notebook computing products from Lenovo specifically designed to meet the needs of today’s retail customers.”
SYNNEX Canada is a leading distributor of Consumer Electronic and Consumer IT products. The company has a strong warehouse and distribution network presence throughout Canada and is one of the preferred partners to a number of leading “big box” Canadian retailers including TigerDirect. The addition of the Lenovo IdeaPad line of consumer PC products is part of the company’s ongoing strategy to broaden the SYNNEX Canada portfolio of IT products and to expand on the company’s existing relationship with Lenovo’s ThinkPad and ThinkServer product lines.
“Lenovo’s new IdeaPads are perfectly suited for the communities we support such as the small to medium business, Independent and Major Retail and the consumer market place. The award winning IdeaPad product line comes standard with best of breed technologies and many built in features that are very cost-effective for its target demographic," said Mitchell Martin, President of SYNNEX Canada. "We are delighted to be expanding our partnership with Lenovo and are very pleased that our track record for strong execution has been rewarded with the addition of the Lenovo IdeaPad product line."
Lenovo’s IdeaPad notebooks equip consumers with a high element of style and design with their distinctive textured covers and frameless screens, along with consumer-friendly innovations such as VeriFace™ facial recognition for simple and convenient log-in, Dolby® Home Theatre sound and touch-sensitive multimedia controls.
Available immediately from the company’s acclaimed portfolio of consumer IdeaPad notebooks are:
Designed for users seeking a versatile, all-in-one notebook for a variety of computing tasks, from Internet shopping to financial planning to photo editing, Lenovo's IdeaPad Y430 and Y530 notebooks provide an excellent all-around computing experience.
Ideal for highly mobile users, Lenovo's thin and light IdeaPad U110 notebook PC blends style and durability, weighs only 2.4 pounds and features a distinctive textured design embedded in its red or black aluminum alloy top cover.
Lenovo S10 & S12
Slim, light, easy to use and very budget friendly, the Lenovo S10 & S12 area laptops are a perfect choice for first time netbook shoppers and families needing an additional PC for “on-the-go” web surfing. Personal productivity applications come standard on a highly portable notebook that weighs less than 3 lbs. and is the perfect netbook for anyone looking for a great value.
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building the world’s most innovative personal computers. Lenovo’s business model is built on innovation, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction as well as a focus on investment in emerging markets. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services worldwide. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com.
About SYNNEX Canada Limited
SYNNEX Canada Limited, a subsidiary of SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), is a leading distributor of technology products to resellers and system builders across Canada. Committed to driving growth and profitability for its resellers and vendor partners, SYNNEX Canada offers great product selection at competitive prices and supports customers with dedicated sales resources, unique financial services, expert technical support, progressive e-business tools and fast and accurate delivery with warehouses in key cities. For more information, visit http://www.synnex.ca
SYNNEX Corporation, a Fortune 500 corporation, is a leading business process services company, servicing resellers and original equipment manufacturers in multiple regions around the world. The Company provides services in IT distribution, supply chain management, contract assembly and global business services. Founded in 1980, SYNNEX employs over 7,000 associates worldwide and operates in the United States, Canada, China, Japan, Mexico, the Philippines and the United Kingdom. Additional information about SYNNEX may be found online at www.synnex.com.
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