Monday, June 18, 2007

Lexmark Buy-out Drumbeat

At least here in my blog, I missed the flurry of rumors about Lenovo buying Lexmark last month as I dared to go on vacation for a few days. Now the rumors are swirling again, and the Lexington Courier-Journal carries a snippet in its Sunday edition.

Interesting to think -- who might be a buyer? Especially in light of my oft-covered tales of 2007, which include Silverbrook and Memjet, and Zink too, offering potentially brand new printer industry players new off-the-shelf technology paths into the business. And then there's Dell, a big Lexmark OEM buyer but maybe just maybe hitting the exit doors of the printer business? Times they are a-changin', with the chance of a radically different crop of competitors chasing industry leader HP (NYSE HPQ) by a year from now...

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