Lenovo is reportedly interested in buying MSI's gaming notebookbusiness unit, according to sources from supply chain makers in Taiwan. However, MSI has denied the report, which surfaced on Digitimes.com. The report claimed that Lenovo was looking to raise its competitiveness in the gaming notebook industry and acquiring MSI would be the fastest way to achieve the purpose.
Lenovo is a major client of MSI's ODM/OEM business.
MSI is competing with Dell, Acer and Asustek in the gaming notebook industry.
Lenovo has acquired IBM's global PC business, Japan-based NEC's PC business, Germany-based Medion and Brazil's largest consumer electronics maker CCE. Lenovo has also acquired Motorola Mobility from Google and IBM's x86 server business to enhance its smartphone and server businesses.