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Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Inc.
Type Joint venture
Founded 1999
Headquarters Munich, Germany
Key people Kai Flore, President & CEO
Industry Computer hardware
Products Infrastructure Products, Infrastructure Solutions, Managed Infrastructure Services, Infrastructure as a Service
Employees ~10,700 (as of March 2009)

Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Inc. was a Japanese and German IT vendor. The company was founded in 1999 as a 50/50 joint venture between Fujitsu Limited of Japan and Siemens AG of Germany.

On April 1, 2009, the company became Fujitsu Technology Solutions as a result of Fujitsu buying out Siemens' share of the company.[1]

The offerings of Fujitsu Siemens Computers extended from handhelds, through desktops, to enterprise-class IT infrastructure solutions and services.

Fujitsu Siemens Computers had a presence in key markets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (products marketed elsewhere were sold under the Fujitsu brand), with the services division extending coverage up to 170 countries worldwide.

Fujitsu Siemens Computers specialised in "green" computers, making sure the whole range confirms or exceeds requirements for a wide variety of ecological and environmental markings.[2]



The origins of the company can be traced back to the merger of the PC-divisions of the Finnish Nokia and the Swedish Ericsson in the mid 1980s 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.

The Nokia MikroMikko line of compact desktop computers continued to be produced at the Kilo factories in Espoo, Finland. Components, including motherboards and Ethernet network adapters were manufactured locally, until production was moved to Taiwan. Internationally the MikroMikko line was marketed by Fujitsu as the ErgoPro.

The German half of the company, Siemens Nixdorf Informationssysteme, was the result of the merger of Nixdorf Computer with Siemens.

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 1 April 2009.[3]

Members of the Executive Management Committee


Kai Flore

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, Kai became Chief Information Officer, but also held the position of Chief Financial Officer since 2003 and that of Chief Strategy Officer since 2007.

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.


Brands include:

  • Media Center
    • ACTIVY
  • Notebooks
    • AMILO
    • ESPRIMO Mobile
    • Liteline
    • Mobile
    • PCD
    • Fujitsu Siemens Scenic

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