Dell plans to spend more than US$100 billion over 10 years to broaden operations in China and increase sales. Dell will open a second China operations center next year in Chengdu, adding production, sales and support in the southwestern part of the country. The world’s third-biggest maker of personal computers will also add an office and as many as 500 workers at its existing Xiamen site. According to research company IDC, Dell overtook Hewlett-Packard, the world’s biggest PC maker, to rank second in computer shipments in China last quarter. BusinessWeek quoted Steven Zhang, an analyst at DBS Vickers (Hong Kong), as saying, "It makes perfect sense to set up a regional center in the hinterland city of Chengdu."