Fujitsu Siemens Computers
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Fujitsu Siemens Computers B.V. was a Japanese
Japan
Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south...

 and German
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...

 IT
Information technology
Information technology is the acquisition, processing, storage and dissemination of vocal, pictorial, textual and numerical information by a microelectronics-based combination of computing and telecommunications...

 vendor
Vendor (supply chain)
A vendor, or a supplier, is a supply chain management term meaning anyone who provides goods or services to a company. A vendor often manufactures inventoriable items, and sells those items to a customer.- History :...

. The company was founded in 1999 as a 50/50 joint venture
Joint venture
A joint venture is a business agreement in which parties agree to develop, for a finite time, a new entity and new assets by contributing equity. They exercise control over the enterprise and consequently share revenues, expenses and assets...

 between Fujitsu Limited
Fujitsu
is a Japanese multinational information technology equipment and services company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It is the world's third-largest IT services provider measured by revenues....

 of Japan
Japan
Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south...

 and Siemens AG
Siemens
Siemens may refer toSiemens, a German family name carried by generations of telecommunications industrialists, including:* Werner von Siemens , inventor, founder of Siemens AG...

 of 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...

. On April 1, 2009, the company became Fujitsu Technology Solutions
Fujitsu Technology Solutions
Fujitsu Technology Solutions is one of the leading European IT vendors with a presence in all key markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, plus India...

 as a result of Fujitsu buying out Siemens' share of the company
.

The offerings of Fujitsu Siemens Computers extended from handheld and notebook PCs through desktops, server and storage, to enterprise-class IT infrastructure solutions and services.

Fujitsu Siemens Computers had a presence in key markets across the EMEA
Europe, the Middle East and Africa
Europe, the Middle East and Africa, usually abbreviated to EMEA, is a regional designation used for government, marketing and business purposes...

 region (Europe, the Middle East and Africa), while products marketed elsewhere were sold under the Fujitsu brand, with the services division extending coverage up to 170 countries worldwide.

Fujitsu Siemens Computers placed a focus on "green" computers
Green computing
Green computing or green IT, refers to environmentally sustainable computing or IT. In the article Harnessing Green IT: Principles and Practices, San Murugesan defines the field of green computing as "the study and practice of designing, manufacturing, using, and disposing of computers, servers,...

 , and was considered a leader or innovator in Green IT, across a wide variety of ecological and environmental markings such as Energy Star
Energy Star
Energy Star is an international standard for energy efficient consumer products originated in the United States of America. It was first created as a United States government program during the early 1990s, but Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Taiwan and the European Union have also adopted...

 and Nordic swan
Nordic swan
The Nordic Ecolabel or Nordic swan is the official sustainability ecolabel for the Nordic countries, introduced by the Nordic Council of Ministers. This is done by a voluntary license system where the applicant agrees to follow a certain criteria set outlined by the Nordic Ecolabelling in...

 .
On the Fujitsu side, the origins of the company can be traced back to the mid-1980s merger of the PC-divisions of Finnish Nokia
Nokia
Nokia Corporation is a Finnish multinational communications corporation that is headquartered in Keilaniemi, Espoo, a city neighbouring Finland's capital Helsinki...

 and Swedish Ericsson
Ericsson
Ericsson , one of Sweden's largest companies, is a provider of telecommunication and data communication systems, and related services, covering a range of technologies, including especially mobile networks...

, when Ericsson PCs were known for their ergonomics and bright colors.
Encyclopedia
Fujitsu Siemens Computers B.V. was a Japanese
Japan
Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south...

 and German
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...

 IT
Information technology
Information technology is the acquisition, processing, storage and dissemination of vocal, pictorial, textual and numerical information by a microelectronics-based combination of computing and telecommunications...

 vendor
Vendor (supply chain)
A vendor, or a supplier, is a supply chain management term meaning anyone who provides goods or services to a company. A vendor often manufactures inventoriable items, and sells those items to a customer.- History :...

. The company was founded in 1999 as a 50/50 joint venture
Joint venture
A joint venture is a business agreement in which parties agree to develop, for a finite time, a new entity and new assets by contributing equity. They exercise control over the enterprise and consequently share revenues, expenses and assets...

 between Fujitsu Limited
Fujitsu
is a Japanese multinational information technology equipment and services company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It is the world's third-largest IT services provider measured by revenues....

 of Japan
Japan
Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south...

 and Siemens AG
Siemens
Siemens may refer toSiemens, a German family name carried by generations of telecommunications industrialists, including:* Werner von Siemens , inventor, founder of Siemens AG...

 of 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...

. On April 1, 2009, the company became Fujitsu Technology Solutions
Fujitsu Technology Solutions
Fujitsu Technology Solutions is one of the leading European IT vendors with a presence in all key markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, plus India...

 as a result of Fujitsu buying out Siemens' share of the company
.

The offerings of Fujitsu Siemens Computers extended from handheld and notebook PCs through desktops, server and storage, to enterprise-class IT infrastructure solutions and services.

Fujitsu Siemens Computers had a presence in key markets across the EMEA
Europe, the Middle East and Africa
Europe, the Middle East and Africa, usually abbreviated to EMEA, is a regional designation used for government, marketing and business purposes...

 region (Europe, the Middle East and Africa), while products marketed elsewhere were sold under the Fujitsu brand, with the services division extending coverage up to 170 countries worldwide.

Fujitsu Siemens Computers placed a focus on "green" computers
Green computing
Green computing or green IT, refers to environmentally sustainable computing or IT. In the article Harnessing Green IT: Principles and Practices, San Murugesan defines the field of green computing as "the study and practice of designing, manufacturing, using, and disposing of computers, servers,...

 , and was considered a leader or innovator in Green IT, across a wide variety of ecological and environmental markings such as Energy Star
Energy Star
Energy Star is an international standard for energy efficient consumer products originated in the United States of America. It was first created as a United States government program during the early 1990s, but Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Taiwan and the European Union have also adopted...

 and Nordic swan
Nordic swan
The Nordic Ecolabel or Nordic swan is the official sustainability ecolabel for the Nordic countries, introduced by the Nordic Council of Ministers. This is done by a voluntary license system where the applicant agrees to follow a certain criteria set outlined by the Nordic Ecolabelling in...

 .

History

On the Fujitsu side, the origins of the company can be traced back to the mid-1980s merger of the PC-divisions of Finnish Nokia
Nokia
Nokia Corporation is a Finnish multinational communications corporation that is headquartered in Keilaniemi, Espoo, a city neighbouring Finland's capital Helsinki...

 and Swedish Ericsson
Ericsson
Ericsson , one of Sweden's largest companies, is a provider of telecommunication and data communication systems, and related services, covering a range of technologies, including especially mobile networks...

, when Ericsson PCs were known for their ergonomics and bright colors. In 1991, Nokia Data was sold to the British International Computers Limited (ICL). Later ICL was absorbed by Fujitsu
Fujitsu
is a Japanese multinational information technology equipment and services company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It is the world's third-largest IT services provider measured by revenues....

. Ironically, Fujitsu was originally the data division of Fuji Electric
Fuji Electric
, operating under the brand name FE, is a Japanese holding company that retains manufacturing companies of pressure transmitters, flowmeters, gas analyzers, controllers, inverters, pumps, generators, ICs, motors, and power equipments.-History:...

, whose name was derived from its founders; "Fu" from the Furukawa Electric
Furukawa Electric
Furukawa Electric is a Japanese company. It is listed on the Nikkei 225. Its products include superconductivity cables....

 zaibatsu, and "Ji" from jiimensu, the Japanese transliteration for Siemens.

The Nokia MikroMikko
MikroMikko
MikroMikko was a Finnish line of microcomputers released by Nokia Corporation's computer division Nokia Data from 1981 through 1987. MikroMikko was Nokia Data's attempt to enter the business computer market...

 line of compact desktop computers continued to be produced at the Kilo factories in Espoo, Finland. Components, including motherboard
Motherboard
In personal computers, a motherboard is the central printed circuit board in many modern computers and holds many of the crucial components of the system, providing connectors for other peripherals. The motherboard is sometimes alternatively known as the mainboard, system board, or, on Apple...

s and Ethernet
Ethernet
Ethernet is a family of computer networking technologies for local area networks commercially introduced in 1980. Standardized in IEEE 802.3, Ethernet has largely replaced competing wired LAN technologies....

 network adapters were manufactured locally, until production was moved to Taiwan
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...

. Internationally the MikroMikko line was marketed by Fujitsu as the ErgoPro.

The German
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...

 half of the company, Siemens Nixdorf Informationssysteme
Siemens Nixdorf Informationssysteme
Siemens Nixdorf Informationssysteme, AG was formed in 1990 by the merger of Nixdorf Computer AG and the Siemens' Data Information Services division...

, was the result of the merger of Nixdorf Computer
Nixdorf Computer AG
Nixdorf Computer AG was a computer company founded by Heinz Nixdorf in 1952. Headquartered in Paderborn, Germany, it became the fourth largest computer company in Europe, and a worldwide specialist in banking and point-of-sale systems...

 with 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....

 data and information technology branch.

In 2003, the company won the Wharton Infosys Business Transformation Award for their use of information technology in an industry-transforming way.

It was announced in November 2008 that Fujitsu would buy out Siemens' stake in the joint venture for approximately EUR450m with effect from April 1, 2009 . Fujitsu Siemens was the last major European computer manufacturer.

Kai Flore

Former President & Chief Executive Officer.

Kai Flore was appointed CEO and President of Fujitsu Siemens Computers on Nov 3, 2008. He started his career at Siemens AG in 1982 and had been with Fujitsu Siemens Computers since its foundation in 1999. In 2000, Flore became Chief Information Officer, but also held the position of Chief Financial Officer since 2003 and that of Chief Strategy Officer since 2007.

On June 24, 2010, Fujitsu announced that Flore had left the company and his role was replaced by Richard Christou .

Heribert Göggerle

Executive Vice President, Supply Operations.

Heribert Göggerle was the executive responsible for supply operations, including managing the company’s manufacturing facilities, leading its Global Sourcing activities and heading up Total Quality Management. Since formation of the company in 1999, Heribert was responsible for the company’s supply operations and led the company to achieve many awards in recognition of manufacturing and process excellence. Heribert was previously a Siemens employee and had been responsible for the Augsburg manufacturing facility since 1997.

Satoru Hayashi

Executive Member of the Board.

Satoru Hayashi was appointed to the executive management team and the Board as Executive Vice Chairman in April 2004. As of November 2008, Satoru represented Fujitsu as Executive Member of the Board. Before joining Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Satoru held various positions at the Software and Services Business Group at Fujitsu Limited in both the United States and Japan. He then became Group President responsible for the Glovia Business Group; the Enterprise Resource Planning arm of Fujitsu. Satoru holds a degree in economics from the University of Tokyo.

Dieter Herzog

Executive Vice President, Technology Solutions Portfolio.

In November 2008, Dieter Herzog was appointed Executive Vice President of the Technology Solutions Portfolio organization. This organization integrated all Fujitsu Siemens Computers’ Dynamic Infrastructures portfolio activities, from infrastructure products and solutions to services offerings, into one integrated portfolio.

Joseph Reger

Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer.

As CTO, Dr. Joseph Reger was responsible for understanding and predicting IT trends that will benefit customers most, as well as implementing these trends in the company’s strategy. A renowned industry expert, Joseph was appointed CTO in 2002, and steered the company, as well as customers, in real-life implementations of Dynamic IT and Mobility topics. He joined the company as the Head of Technology Marketing in 1998.

Sabine Schweiger

Chief Financial Officer.

On January 1, 2009, Sabine Schweiger was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Fujitsu Siemens Computers, reporting directly to the CEO and forming part of the Executive Management Committee. With over 15 years experience in multinational technology companies, Sabine started her career in Finance and Treasury at Siemens AG, and joined Fujitsu Siemens Computers in 2002 from Siemens Financial Services.

Products

Brands included:
  • Media Center
    • ACTIVY
  • Notebooks
    • AMILO
    • AMILO PRO
    • CELSIUS Mobile
    • ESPRIMO Mobile
    • LIFEBOOK
      Lifebook
      LIFEBOOK is line of laptop computers made by Fujitsu.Within the LIFEBOOK family, Fujitsu offers a range of thin and light, portable, and desktop-alternative notebooks, as well as convertible and Tablet PCs.-History:...

    • Liteline
    • PCD
      PCD
      PCD may refer to:*Partido Conservador Demócrata, a political party in Nicaragua*Partnership for Child Development, seeks to improve health and nutrition in school-age children in low-income countries, formed in 1992...

    • SCENIC Mobile

  • Desktop PC
    • SCALEO
    • SCENIC
    • ESPRIMO
    • AMILO DESKTOP
  • Workstation
    • CELSIUS
  • Tablet PC
    • STYLISTIC
  • Convertible PC
    • LIFEBOOK
  • Handheld
    • Pocket LOOX
      Pocket LOOX
      Pocket LOOX was a series of Pocket PC-based personal digital assistants and navigation systems developed by Fujitsu Siemens. It was discontinued in 2007.-Fujitsu Siemens Pocket LOOX PDAs:...

  • Industry Standard Servers
    • PRIMERGY
    • PRIMERGY BladeFrame
  • Mission critical IA64 servers
    • PRIMEQUEST
  • UNIX system based servers
    • SPARC Enterprise
      SPARC Enterprise
      The SPARC Enterprise series is a range of UNIX server computers co-developed by Sun Microsystems and Fujitsu introduced in 2007. They are marketed and sold by Sun Microsystems , Fujitsu, and Fujitsu Siemens Computers under the common brand of SPARC Enterprise, superseding Sun's Sun Fire and...

       Servers
    • PRIMEPOWER 250, 450, 900, 1500, 2500
  • S/390-compatible Mainframes
    • S- series, SX- series
  • Flat panel display
    Flat panel display
    Flat panel displays encompass a growing number of electronic visual display technologies. They are far lighter and thinner than traditional television sets and video displays that use cathode ray tubes , and are usually less than thick...

    s
    • Myrica
      • Liquid crystal display television
        Liquid crystal display television
        Liquid-crystal display televisions are television sets that use LCD display technology to produce images. LCD televisions are thinner and lighter than cathode ray tube of similar display size, and are available in much larger sizes...

        s
      • Plasma display
        Plasma display
        A plasma display panel is a type of flat panel display common to large TV displays or larger. They are called "plasma" displays because the technology utilizes small cells containing electrically charged ionized gases, or what are in essence chambers more commonly known as fluorescent...

         televisions
    • SCALEOVIEW
      • Liquid crystal display
        Liquid crystal display
        A liquid crystal display is a flat panel display, electronic visual display, or video display that uses the light modulating properties of liquid crystals . LCs do not emit light directly....

         computer monitors
    • SCENICVIEW
      • Liquid crystal display
        Liquid crystal display
        A liquid crystal display is a flat panel display, electronic visual display, or video display that uses the light modulating properties of liquid crystals . LCs do not emit light directly....

         computer monitors
  • Operating systems
    • SINIX
      SINIX
      SINIX was a variant of the Unix operating system from Siemens Nixdorf Informationssysteme. Supersedes SIRM OS and Pyramid Technology's DC/OSx. Its last release under the SINIX name was version 5.43 in 1995...

       - Unix variant, later renamed Reliant UNIX, available for RISC and S/390-compatible platforms
    • BS2000
      BS2000
      BS2000 is a mainframe computer operating system developed by Fujitsu Technology Solutions.Unlike other mainframe systems, BS2000/OSD provides exactly the same user and programming interface in all operating modes and regardless of whether it is running natively or as a guest system in a virtual...

       - EBCDIC
      EBCDIC
      Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code is an 8-bit character encoding used mainly on IBM mainframe and IBM midrange computer operating systems....

      -based operating system for SPARC
      SPARC
      SPARC is a RISC instruction set architecture developed by Sun Microsystems and introduced in mid-1987....

      , x86 and S/390-compatible systems
    • VM2000
      VM2000
      VM 2000 is a hypervisor from Fujitsu Siemens Computers designed specifically for use with the BS2000 and SINIX operating systems. It is an EBCDIC-based operating system. It allows multiple images of BS2000 and/or SINIX to operate on a S- or SX-series computer, which is based on the IBM...

       - EBCDIC
      EBCDIC
      Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code is an 8-bit character encoding used mainly on IBM mainframe and IBM midrange computer operating systems....

      -based hypervisor
      Hypervisor
      In computing, a hypervisor, also called virtual machine manager , is one of many hardware virtualization techniques that allow multiple operating systems, termed guests, to run concurrently on a host computer. It is so named because it is conceptually one level higher than a supervisory program...

      for S/390-compatible platform, capable of running multiple BS2000 and SINIX virtual machines

Full acquisition by Fujitsu

The Fujitsu takeover went ahead as planned on April 1, 2009 - with the company renamed as Fujitsu Technology Solutions. The old FSC website is no longer available.

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