The PC is one of the more deaths expected from the technology sector. But it resists. Their lack of innovations and remarkable impact on all of the mobile phones but also tablets has become a sector in slow decline in the last decade. But its deterioration is not definitive: “it is Still an industry very decent,” says Yang Yuanqing, chairman and ceo of Lenovo, in a question and answer session with european journalists at the new company headquarters in Beijing (China). “It is stable by volume and grows something for income [in the last quarter]. It is an industry of 200,000 million and it is not easy to find an equal,” he adds.

The utility of desktop computers and laptops makes its extinction be lengthened for quite different purposes. The renewal of the operating system will lengthen this cycle. The upgrade of enterprise Microsoft 10 maintain the good health “a few years”, according to Yang.

Lenovo was the world leader in the sector in the last quarter, followed by their common competitors, HP and Dell. The China-based company prepares for years has been the diversification of its main pillar. “We are primarily a device company,” explained Yang, but “we want to strengthen our service capabilities”. The company concentrates on all the areas that now offer various options for the future: his branch of Motorola mobile, versions own of tablets, data centers, artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality or the internet of things are just some of the many arms of Lenovo today.

The questions today for the future of a chinese company global does not reduce its ability to compete with its rivals, but the international political climate: “We have benefited from the globalization. We hope that the globalization of China to continue and I think that is going to do”, says Yang about the commercial conflict between the government of Donald Trump in the united States and Xi Jinping in China.

it Is an industry of 200,000 million and it is not easy to find an equal”

The suspicions are not only among presidents. Lenovo bought in 2004, the branch of the IBM PC. At the time, was a bomb. It was on the one hand the confirmation that China consolidated its growth and globalization allowed a company in an emerging country, is made with one of the great american. Would it be possible in the current climate a purchase similar? “I can not say it, but that would be my desire”, according to Yang.

Jestbahis The battle commercial

The battle of business is only one of the fronts that affects the Lenovo. As a company based in the capital of China, suspicions of their agreements and technology serve in the background the chinese Government is something accepted today. A Russian company’s cyber security or a chinese company infrastructure, such as Huawei see prohibited their activity in strategic sectors for their possible relationships with the governments of their countries.

Lenovo is not affected by the accusation launched by a long article from Bloomberg about an alleged chip of espionage placed on hardware meant for companies like Amazon and Apple -that refused flatly any type of filtration. Yang remains at the margin of any comments about the chinese Government. Asked by THE COUNTRY for his stance against the growing accusations against the chinese leaders for their use of technology for allegedly better oversee the citizenship, Yang would only say that Lenovo’s “do everything you can to abide by all the laws of the countries in which it works”.

Yang claims that Lenovo is a global company and proof of this are the foreigners who make up teams of managers, but the new headquarters, inaugurated in October 2018, they are next to giants of the chinese internet as Baidu, Tencent, Sina or Netease.

The image of the barracks has a air modern technology in Silicon Valley but you have left something of seriousness typical of a manufacturer of devices and lacks a bit of his apparent freedom and unconcern.

An example of the effort of the Lenovo innovation in new markets is the technology for the supermarkets without cashiers. Unlike stores that Amazon has opened in Seattle and where the app detects the input of the client and cameras in the hallways are scoring as he collects and there is no kind of check out to departure, Lenovo has opted for a different model: the input is with to easy recognition through the local app WeChat and the exit is through the entrance in a booth where a sensor detects some labels huge that employees have because of placed in each product.