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Inspur Group Co., Ltd.
IndustryServer, computer, storage, special computer, information security products, network, ERP, software
Founded1945; 76 years ago (1945)
HeadquartersJinan, Shandong, China
Key people
Sun Pishu (Chairman & CEO)
ProductsCloud Computing, Big Data, Key Application Host, Server, Storage, Artificial Intelligence, ERP, etc.
Revenue63.2 billion yuan (2015)[1]
SubsidiariesVenezolana de Industria Tecnológica, C.A.

Inspur, whose full name is Inspur Group, is an information technology enterprise in mainland China focusing on cloud computing, big data, key application hosts, servers, storage, artificial intelligence and ERP. On April 18, 2006, Inspur changed its English name from Langchao to Inspur, in a move intended to open up the international markets. The company is listed on the SSE, SZSE, and SEHK. Inspur Group owns four listed companies,[clarify] including Inspur Information, Inspur Software, Inspur International and Huaguang Optoelectronics, as well as VIT, C.A.. It provides IT products and services to more than 80 countries and regions around the world.[citation needed]

Inspur started as a local company based in Shandong, with its business activities spanning North China. In the early 2000s the company moved its marketing center to Beijing, and expanded its operations to the national level.

In 2005, Microsoft invested US$20 million in the company.[2]

Inspur announced several agreements with virtualization software developer VMware on research and development of cloud computing technologies and related products.[3][4]

In 2009, Inspur acquired the Xi'an-based research and development facilities of Qimonda AG for 30 million Chinese yuan (around US$4 million).[5][6] The centre had been responsible for design and development of Qimonda's DRAM products.[6]

In 2011, Shandong Inspur Software Co., Ltd., Inspur Electronic Information Co., Ltd. and Inspur (Shandong) Electronic Information Company, established a cloud computing joint venture, with each holding a third.[7]


Inspur Servers is a series of server computers introduced to China market in 1993 by Inspur., an information technology company, and later expanded to the international markets.[8][9] The servers were likely among the first originally manufactured by a Chinese company.[10][11] It is currently developed by Inspur Information and Inspur Systems, its subsidiary company founded in the US with the headquarters in San Francisco, California.[12] The product line includes GPU Servers,[13] Rack-mounted servers,[14] Open Computing Servers and Multi-node Servers.


In June 2020, the United States Department of Defense published a list of Chinese companies operating in the U.S. that have ties to the People's Liberation Army, which included Inspur.[15] In November 2020, Donald Trump issued an executive order prohibiting any American company or individual from owning shares in companies that the U.S. Department of Defense has listed as having links to the People's Liberation Army.[16][17]


  1. ^ "Inspur Group Profile Profile". Inspur Group. Archived from the original on 6 August 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Microsoft Invests Even More in China". SCI-Tech China Daily. 27 September 2005. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  3. ^ Tuo Yannan (23 May 2012). "Vmware joins with China's Inspur". China Daily. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  4. ^ "VMware and Inspur Announce OEM Agreement to Further Accelerate Adoption of Virtualization in China". Press release. VMware. 25 June 2008. Archived from the original on 18 January 2014. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Inspur completes takeover of Qimonda's Chinese research center". EE Times. 19 August 2009. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  6. ^ a b "Inspur Group struggles to compete with foreign technology powerhouses". Alibaba. 23 August 2009. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Shandong Inspur Software Co., Ltd. to Set up JV". Reuters. 25 November 2011. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  8. ^ The Register: How back of server pack rat Inspur has sailed into the top-three slot
  9. ^ Electronics Weekly: Inspur extends China server market lead
  10. ^ China Daily: Inspur servers form foundation of computing industries' growth
  11. ^ HPC: AI Is Boosting Server Sales in China
  12. ^ SDXCentral: Inspur brings AI tech into OCP servers
  13. ^ DCN: Inspur’s server delivery to Baidu claims new record
  14. ^ Allen-Ebrahimian, Bethany (June 24, 2020). "Defense Department produces list of Chinese military-linked companies". Axios. Retrieved June 24, 2020.
  15. ^ Chen, Shawna (November 12, 2020). "Trump bans Americans from investing in 31 companies with links to Chinese military". Axios. Retrieved November 12, 2020.
  16. ^ Pamuk, Humeyra; Alper, Alexandra; Ali, Idrees (2020-11-12). "Trump bans U.S. investments in firms linked to Chinese military". Reuters. Retrieved 2020-11-12.