After the math department at the University of Texas noticed some of its Dell computers failing, Dell examined the machines. The company came up with an unusual reason for the computers’ demise: the school had overtaxed the machines by making them perform difficult math calculations.
Looks like you can add Dell (NSDQ:Dell) to the list of PC makers that are talking with Google (NSDQ:GOOG) about bringing Chrome OS-powered PCs to market.
Amit Midha, Dell's president for Greater China and South Asia, told Reuters Monday that Dell wants to be a leader in the "unique innovations" that are coming to market in the next two to three years. Dell is working with Google to see where Chrome and Android fit with the "new form of computing," he said.
Dell Inc. denied an Indian government release that Chief Executive Officer Michael Dell discussed shifting procurement from China to a “safer environment” with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
“There was no discussion concerning any change in how or from where Dell will source component parts for the computers it manufactures in Asia,” Minari Shah, a Dell spokeswoman, said in a e-mailed statement today.
India’s Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, told the Indian press that Dell chairman Michael Dell assured him that Dell was moving $25 billion in factories from China to India. Dell is the second company to flee China this week, joining Google. Although it might appear that the two are leaving for different reasons, they may not be.
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Dell filed the suit at a U.S. district court in San Francisco on Friday against the group of five firms, which also includes Japan's Seiko Epson and Taiwan's HannStar, a spokesman at Dell's Japan unit said on Monday.
Dell has not decided the level of damages it will seek in the lawsuit, the spokesman said.
Sharp and Hitachi said that they were aware of the suit filed by Dell but declined to comment further. Toshiba and Seiko Epson said they were still making checks on the issue, while no one at HannStar was immediately available for comment.
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