BenQ-Siemens
Overview
 
BenQ-Siemens was the mobile communications subsidiary of Taiwanese
Taiwan
Taiwan , also known, especially in the past, as Formosa , is the largest island of the same-named island group of East Asia in the western Pacific Ocean and located off the southeastern coast of mainland China. The island forms over 99% of the current territory of the Republic of China following...

 BenQ Corp
BenQ
BenQ Corporation is a Taiwanese multi-national company that sells and markets consumer electronics, computing and communications devices under the "BenQ" brand name, which stands for the company slogan Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to life .- Company :BenQ sells and markets technology products,...

. The division was formed out of BenQ's acquisition of the then struggling Siemens
Siemens AG
Siemens AG is a German multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Munich, Germany. It is the largest Europe-based electronics and electrical engineering company....

 mobile group in 2005. The stated goal of the company was to pull together BenQ's lifestyle experience, their design team and Siemens' engineering capabilities to create a new leader in the mobile communications arena. The newly formed company won the most iF product design award
IF product design award
The iF Product Design Award was introduced in 1954 and is annually conferred by the iF International Forum Design. Every year the iF attracts more than 2,000 product entries from around 37 nations, which are judged by renowned experts, with the best of them receiving an iF seal of outstanding...

s in 2006 and also won many design awards in Germany
Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

's red dot competition.

Unfortunately, because of BenQ stopping to pay for the German division of the company it filed for bankruptcy in a Munich
Munich
Munich The city's motto is "" . Before 2006, it was "Weltstadt mit Herz" . Its native name, , is derived from the Old High German Munichen, meaning "by the monks' place". The city's name derives from the monks of the Benedictine order who founded the city; hence the monk depicted on the city's coat...

 court in 2006.
Encyclopedia
BenQ-Siemens was the mobile communications subsidiary of Taiwanese
Taiwan
Taiwan , also known, especially in the past, as Formosa , is the largest island of the same-named island group of East Asia in the western Pacific Ocean and located off the southeastern coast of mainland China. The island forms over 99% of the current territory of the Republic of China following...

 BenQ Corp
BenQ
BenQ Corporation is a Taiwanese multi-national company that sells and markets consumer electronics, computing and communications devices under the "BenQ" brand name, which stands for the company slogan Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to life .- Company :BenQ sells and markets technology products,...

. The division was formed out of BenQ's acquisition of the then struggling Siemens
Siemens AG
Siemens AG is a German multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Munich, Germany. It is the largest Europe-based electronics and electrical engineering company....

 mobile group in 2005. The stated goal of the company was to pull together BenQ's lifestyle experience, their design team and Siemens' engineering capabilities to create a new leader in the mobile communications arena. The newly formed company won the most iF product design award
IF product design award
The iF Product Design Award was introduced in 1954 and is annually conferred by the iF International Forum Design. Every year the iF attracts more than 2,000 product entries from around 37 nations, which are judged by renowned experts, with the best of them receiving an iF seal of outstanding...

s in 2006 and also won many design awards in Germany
Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

's red dot competition.

Unfortunately, because of BenQ stopping to pay for the German division of the company it filed for bankruptcy in a Munich
Munich
Munich The city's motto is "" . Before 2006, it was "Weltstadt mit Herz" . Its native name, , is derived from the Old High German Munichen, meaning "by the monks' place". The city's name derives from the monks of the Benedictine order who founded the city; hence the monk depicted on the city's coat...

 court in 2006. This sparked a big debate in Germany over whether BenQ only acquired the Siemens mobile division for all its patents and IP, and that it didn't intend to continue manufacturing mobile phones in Germany. BenQ has stated that it intends to continue its mobile business from Asia.

On January 30, 2007, the BenQ Mobile factory in Kamp-Lintfort
Kamp-Lintfort
Kamp-Lintfort is a town in Wesel District, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located 8 km north-west of Moers.- Twin towns :Kamp-Linfort is twinned with the town of Chester-le-Street in the North East of England....

 finally closed its doors, after no suitable investors for the German division had been found. Representatives of the labor union IG Metall
IG Metall
IG Metall is the dominant metalworkers' union in Germany. Analysts of German labor relations consider it a major trend-setter in national bargaining. As a metalworkers' union, it represents workers in the motor vehicle industry...

 bid farewell to the last 165 workers with flowers.

Facilities

BenQ currently manufactures mobile phones in China (Shanghai). A sale of the Brazilian facilities (Manaus) is pending. It also has R&D facilities in Taiwan (Taipei
Taipei
Taipei City is the capital of the Republic of China and the central city of the largest metropolitan area of Taiwan. Situated at the northern tip of the island, Taipei is located on the Tamsui River, and is about 25 km southwest of Keelung, its port on the Pacific Ocean...

) and China (Suzhou
Suzhou
Suzhou , previously transliterated as Su-chou, Suchow, and Soochow, is a major city located in the southeast of Jiangsu Province in Eastern China, located adjacent to Shanghai Municipality. The city is situated on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River and on the shores of Taihu Lake and is a part...

).

BenQ-Siemens Mobile Phones

  • BenQ-Siemens A38
  • BenQ-Siemens A58 (cancelled)
  • BenQ-Siemens AL26
  • BenQ-Siemens C26 (not presented)
  • BenQ-Siemens C52 (not presented)
  • BenQ-Siemens C81
  • BenQ-Siemens CF61
  • BenQ-Siemens CL61 (not presented)
  • BenQ-Siemens CL71
  • BenQ-Siemens E52
  • BenQ-Siemens E61
  • BenQ-Siemens E71
  • BenQ-Siemens EL71
    BenQ-Siemens EL71
    The BenQ-Siemens EL71 is a slider-type GSM triband mobile phone. Its name came about because of BenQ's acquisition of Siemens' mobile communication division at the end of 2005; the Benq-Siemens brand is meant to be transitory, before all phones are produced under the BenQ brand.The phone supports...

  • BenQ-Siemens EF71
  • BenQ-Siemens EF51
  • BenQ-Siemens E81
  • BenQ-Siemens EF81
    BenQ-Siemens EF81
    The BenQ-Siemens EF81 is s silver fliptop mobile phone released by BenQ-Siemens. The device has a depth of 15.9 mm and is a third generation mobile phone...

  • BenQ-Siemens EF82 (not presented)
  • BenQ-Siemens EF91
  • BenQ-Siemens M81
  • BenQ-Siemens P51
    BenQ-Siemens P51
    BenQ-Siemens P51 is a PDA phone produced by BenQ-Siemens. It comes with an array of wireless connectivity including built-in GPS receiver, bluetooth and WiFi.- Specification sheet :- References :*...

  • BenQ-Siemens S65-DVBH (not presented)
  • BenQ-Siemens S68
  • BenQ-Siemens S81
  • BenQ-Siemens S88
  • BenQ-Siemens SF71 (not presented in Europe)
  • BenQ-Siemens SL80
  • BenQ-Siemens SL91
    BenQ-Siemens SL91
    The BenQ-Siemens SL91 is a slider-type GSM 3G mobile phone. Its name came about because of BenQ's acquisition of Siemens' mobile communication division at the end of 2005; the Benq-Siemens brand is meant to be transitory, before all phones are produced under the BenQ brand.The phone supports GPRS...

     (cancelled)
  • BenQ-Siemens SL98 (not presented)
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