Fujitsu Siemens Computers
|Fujitsu Siemens Computers GmbH
|founding||October 1, 1999|
|resolution||April 9, 2009|
|Seat||Munich , Germany|
|management||Kai Flore, CEO|
|Number of employees||6,161 (2008)|
|sales||5.43 billion euros (2008)|
Fujitsu Siemens Computers ( FSC ) was the last major global computer manufacturer with German or European participation. The company was created on October 1, 1999 through the merger of Fujitsu Computers Europe and Siemens Computer Systems, the successor company of Siemens Nixdorf Informationssysteme (SNI).
FSC was a joint venture between the two parent companies Fujitsu and Siemens , both of which had a 50 percent stake. Siemens sold all of its shares in Fujitsu by April 2009. The successor company, which will initially continue to operate all German locations, is Fujitsu Technology Solutions .
Fujitsu Siemens Computers was founded at the end of 1999 as a joint venture between Fujitsu and Siemens . Both parent companies were each 50% involved. Siemens brought its own subsidiary Siemens Nixdorf Informationssysteme AG into the new joint venture . This in turn was created in 1990 when Siemens took over Nixdorf Computer . Siemens Nixdorf was split up into smaller companies between 1998 and 1999 and some of them were sold. The computer division was brought into Fujitsu Siemens.
During its existence, FSC was the largest European computer company and had several offices across Europe , the Middle East and Africa . FSC was not active in the Asian market, where Fujitsu acted itself. As a result, FSC had no access to this growth market. In Germany, production and development were carried out in Munich , Augsburg , Paderborn , Bad Homburg vor der Höhe and Sömmerda . A special feature were the motherboards specially developed and manufactured in Augsburg . The company was the market leader in Germany for a long time.
The product range included handheld PCs ( PDAs ), tablet PCs , computers , monitors , laptops , servers to mainframe -Computersystemen and complete IT - Infrastructure Solutions . The company also attached particular importance to the green IT concept. The company operated a global collaboration with Fujitsu . a. their UNIX server systems, which have also been offered by Sun Microsystems since 2004 .
On April 1, 2006, FSC bought the service division of Siemens Business Services with around 4500 employees. This was initially legally integrated into the group as IT Product Services, but was fully integrated into FSC by April 2007.
From July 2004 to November 2008, Bernd Bischoff was President and CEO of Fujitsu Siemens Computers. From 2005 in particular, Fujitsu Siemens' market share in Germany began to decline significantly and fell from almost 19% (2005) to 11.9% (2008) within three years. Most recently, FSC had lost its market leadership in Germany and was only in third place there, behind HP and Acer . Management mistakes in particular were blamed for the falling market share. Nevertheless, Fujitsu Siemens was able to show a profit of 105 million euros in 2008, which was almost 15% more than in the previous year. From the end of 2008 Kai Flore took over the management.
Fujitsu Siemens Computers recently employed around 10,500 people in Europe, 6,000 of them in Germany.
On November 4, 2008, Siemens AG announced that it would sell its shares in FSC to Fujitsu for EUR 450 million. The transaction was finally completed by April 1, 2009. The then Siemens boss Peter Löscher was dissatisfied with the profit of 105 million euros and around 6.6 billion euros in sales, which is why the joint venture was terminated for reasons of profitability. Fujitsu Siemens Computers was the last German and also the last European computer manufacturer with a worldwide market share worth mentioning.
After Siemens left, Fujitsu took over all of the former FSC locations (including Munich , Augsburg , Paderborn and Sömmerda ). Fujitsu Siemens Computers was transformed into the newly founded Fujitsu Technology Solutions GmbH based in Munich. Research, development and production were initially carried out in Germany. As part of a company restructuring, the Paderborn location was closed in 2016. The factory in Augsburg will close in 2020.
- PCs : Amilo Desktop, Scaleo, Scenic, Esprimo
- Workstations : Celsius
- Notebooks : Amilo Notebook, Lifebook , Esprimo Mobile, Celsius H
- Tablet PCs / PDAs : Lifebook (-P, -T), STYLISTIC, Pocket LOOX
- Thin clients : Futro
- Server : Primergy (x86), Primequest, Primepower (SPARC)
- Storage : CentricStor
- Mainframes : BS2000
- Computer monitors : Amilo, Scaleoview, Scenicview
- LCD and Plasma TV: Myrica
- Publication in the electronic Federal Gazette
- Publication in the electronic Federal Gazette
- Computerwoche .de Siemens, bankruptcies and Green IT - The story of Fujitsu
- Süddeutsche Zeitung : Profit target apparently out of reach - Siemens Business Services is being dismantled
- Computerwoche .de: From FSC only Fujitsu remains ( Memento of the original from January 17, 2012 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Computerwoche .de: Experton Group: FSC management without visions with many mistakes
- Report to Heise.de
- Siemens sells its Fujitsu share on spiegel.de
- Süddeutsche Zeitung , July 17, 2008: Radical corporate restructuring at Siemens - Fujitsu Siemens is threatened with the end
- Fujitsu in Germany
- Heise.de, Fujitsu closes Paderborn site, October 19, 2015
- Göttinger Tageblatt, Europe's last computer work, October 26, 2018