Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Hitachi exits personal computers

is pulling out of the sale of personal computers, saying it
Hitachi laptop
Hitachi had been Japan's eighth-largest PC maker

wants to focus on larger network systems for businesses instead.

Analysts said the move showed Hitachi had been struggling to compete in a PC market dominated by US firms Dell and Hewlett-Packard and China's Lenovo.

Hitachi said it was now scaling back PC production at its central Japan plant.

The electronics group had been Japan's eighth-largest PC maker, with its main PC brand being Prius.

"We want to develop new computers for use in the broadcasting industry, which is becoming more digitised," said a spokesman.

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