Samsung's putting the rumors to rest with an official statement that it does not plan to take over HP's PC business.
And that's that. Contrary to earlier rumors, Samsung has just said that it has no plans to take over HP's PC business. Official statement below.
Samsung Electronics said Wednesday that it has no intention of taking over Hewlett-Packard's HPQ -0.08% personal computer business.
The comment came amid market speculation that the South Korean electronics giant may buy H-P's PC business after the U.S. firm last week unveiled plans to sell or spin off its personal-computer business.
On the heels of the announcement that HP is considering spinning off and selling its PSG (personal systems group) or PC division, rumors are unsurprisingly swirling about who may be putting a bid in. And according to Digitimes' sources, Samsung Electronics is interested in making the snatch. However, the rumor is based on very loose information.
Word is that Samsung's been approaching Taiwanese ODMs, including Compal, Quanta, etc., which happen to be HP hardware manufacturers. Sure,...