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Vice-President of Development for Lenovo's Notebook division, he is popularly known as the “father” of the ThinkPad Notebook PC. While at IBM’s development facility in Yamato City, Japan, he worked on developing what would become the recognizable black Notebook. He also led the development of more than 20 different series of ThinkPad Notebooks. For his dedication and passion to the industry, he was named IBM Fellow, the highest honour awarded by the company to a technologist. An Instrument Engineer by training, he spent three decades with IBM in several high-profile technology, engineering and development positions. When China computer giant Lenovo acquired the Personal Computing division from IBM in 2005, he transferred as well to ensure that the product would be in good hands, and that the commitment to the brand concept would remain unchanged. He also wanted to be sure that they would continue to deliver value for the end user. The First ThinkPad was developed in 1992. It had a 10.4-inch color TFT display and weighed 3kg. In a tie-up with Canon, the ThinkPad 550BJ featured a built-in bubble jet printer. It was launched in 1993, and by 2006, some 30 million ThinkPads had been shipped worldwide. He released a book in 2011 in Japan titled. “The ThinkPad Was Born This Way”.