There were rumours aplenty last year that IBM was getting out of making desktop PCs and now they've come true, like every story almost inevitably does...
Recessions hit IT big bruisers
IBM said yesterday it was to sell its PC manufacturing business in Europe and US to Sanmina although it will still make StinkPads(thinkPads) and still design and sell the desktop machines.
It's just over twenty years since IBM intro'd its PC and set most of the world to using its architecture, turning Dell, Intel and Microsoft into X86 Great Satans while ultimately Big Blue didn't do as well as it hoped to out of the box.
There may well be layoffs because of the move but they won't happen for a while, as Samina said it will keep on a heap of staff.
News source: The Inquirer