Lenovo Names Ashton Kutcher Its Newest Product Engineer | Business Wire

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Multimode computing leader Lenovo

(SEHK:0992) (Pink Sheets:LNVGY) today announced a new partnership with

Ashton Kutcher at the livestream

launch event of the new Yoga

Tablet, held at the Youtube

Space LA. In his new role as a Lenovo product engineer, Kutcher will

work with the company’s engineering teams around the world to develop

and market the Yoga line of tablets by providing input and

decision-making into design, specifications, software and usage

scenarios.

“This partnership with Lenovo brings together my love of technology and

design that makes your life better. I can’t wait to dig in and help

Lenovo develop future mobile computing products, starting with the Yoga

Tablet,” said Ashton Kutcher. “Lenovo is all about innovation and strong

leadership. Entrepreneurship is part of their DNA, and I couldn’t ask

for a better fit.”

Kutcher currently stars in the CBS comedy, Two and a Half Men,

which airs worldwide. He has also gained significant recognition for his

technology investments over the past several years and is a co-founder

of A-Grade Investments, which has provided venture capital and

collaboration for multiple tech companies including Airbnb, Fab,

Foursquare, Spotify, Path and Uber.

“Ashton Kutcher’s authentic, creative appetite for technology and keen

consumer insight combined with our innovation engine make this a very

natural and powerful partnership,” said David Roman, chief marketing

officer, Lenovo. “This partnership goes beyond traditional bounds by

deeply integrating him into our organization as a product engineer as we

look at developing the next wave of products. As we continue to push

into new PC Plus product areas and lead in multimode computing, Ashton

will help us break new ground by challenging assumptions, bringing new

perspective and contributing his technical expertise to Yoga Tablet and

other devices.”

The new multimode Yoga Tablet gives people a better way to get the most

out of their tablet experience with up to 18 hours of battery life1

and with its three unique modes: hold, tilt and stand.

Recognizing that one size doesn’t fit all, Lenovo created the three

modes to solve the common challenges that tablet users face. The Yoga

Tablet’s cylindrical handle breaks the mold on “sea of sameness” tablet

design, allowing users to more easily hold the tablet to read and

browse the Internet, deploy the stand to sit it upright on a

surface to watch movies and tilt the tablet down on a surface for

a better viewing angle for touchscreen typing and reading.

Financial terms of the multi-year partnership are not being disclosed.

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About Lenovo

Lenovo (SEHK:0992) (Pink Sheets:LNVGY) is a US$34 billion personal

technology company – the largest PC maker worldwide and an emerging PC

Plus leader – serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to

exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s

business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global

supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group’s

acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the Company

develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and

easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include

legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as

well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices,

including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo, a global Fortune 500

company, has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai

and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information

see www.lenovo.com.

About Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher is an actor, entrepreneur, tech investor, producer and

philanthropist. Kutcher can currently be seen weekly on the CBS comedy, Two

and a Half Men. In 2011, Kutcher co-created a venture fund, A-Grade

Investments, with Ron Burkle and Guy Oseary. To date, A-Grade has

invested in multiple tech companies including Airbnb, Flipboard,

Foursquare, Path, Quora, Shazam, SoundCloud, Spotify, The Fancy, and Uber.

As a philanthropist, Kutcher co-created Thorn: Digital Defenders of

Children (www.wearethorn.org).

Thorn invests in, builds and deploys the latest technology as part of

the ongoing fight to end child sexual exploitation. In 2010, Kutcher was

named one of Time Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential People. In

that same year, his company, Katalyst, was named one of the year’s Top

50 Most Inspiring Innovators by Ad Age and one of Fast

Company Magazine’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies. In 2011, Vanity

Fair named Kutcher to their 2011 New Establishment List, which

identifies the top 50 of an innovative new breed of buccaneering

visionaries, engineering prodigies and entrepreneurs.

1Actual battery life may vary based on many factors including

screen brightness, active applications, features, power management

settings, battery age and conditioning, and other customer preferences.

Testing consisted of full battery discharge while performing each of the

following tasks: two hours of video playback plus two hours of mp3 audio

playback in Stand-by Mode plus two hours of Internet browsing using

Wi-Fi in Tilt Mode plus twelve hours of reading in Hold Mode.