Medion

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Medion AG
Type Aktiengesellschaft
Traded as FWBMDN
Industry Electronics
Founded 1982[1]
Headquarters Essen
Area served United States, Europe, Asia-Pacific
Products computers
televisions
refrigerators
toasters
fitness equipment
Revenue € 1,43 billion (2011) [2]
Owners Lenovo
Employees 1013 (2011)
Website Medion Global Site

Medion AG is a German consumer electronics company. It operates in Europe, the United States, and the Asia-Pacific region. The company's main products are computers and notebooks, but also digital cameras, TVs, refrigerators, toasters, and fitness equipment.

On 1 June 2011, Lenovo Group (LNVGY) announced plans to acquire Medion AG. Since August 2011 they hold the majority stake in Medion.[3]

Products[edit]

Medion products in Australia and the United States are available exclusively at Aldi and Super Billing Computers, with some products (such as DVD players) branded as Tevion. Some of their laptops are selling in North America in Best Buy stores. Also sold in Canada at Future Shop as Cicero Computers. Somerfield and Aldi supermarkets in the United Kingdom now stock 17" Medion TFT monitors, Portable Digital Audio Players, Satellite Navigation systems (uses Physical Storage Format), desktops, laptops and Personal Digital Assistants. Woolworths in the United Kingdom also stocked Medion laptops and desktop packages that included tower unit, monitor, mouse, keyboard, and printer. Woolworth stores used to stock a few of Medion's laptop range. Tesco have also been known to stock a Medion satellite navigation system as well as the Medion Quad Core computer system, though the Medion Quad Core has been discontinued in Tesco stores.

Medion also manufactures Medion Akoya Mini E1210 Netbook PC which is the OEM version of MSI Wind.

Medion Akoya E1210.

Sponsorship[edit]

Medion sponsors Sahara Force India Formula One Team driver Adrian Sutil since he arrived in Formula One in 2007. Coincidently, Adrian Sutil has not won a race since.

Medion Brands[edit]

Other brands used on Medion products:

  • Cybercom
  • Cybermaxx
  • Life
  • Lifetec
  • Micromaxx
  • Tevion
  • Traveler

These Medion products can be recognized by the serial number starting with "MD" or "LT".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Medion: the Retail "Orchestrator" in the Computer Industry" (PDF). Personal Computing Industry Center. Personal Computing Industry Center. 2006. Retrieved 2007-10-23. 
  2. ^ [1] Medion Annual Report 2011
  3. ^ China Tech News: Lenovo Completes Acquisition Of Majority Stake In Medion

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