‘Vaio, Toshiba and Fujitsu close to merger’

Feb

17

2016

Toshiba, Fujitsu and Vaio appear to be close to a proposed merger. The merger between the three competing companies shrinking PC market should be able to cope. It also becomes the largest computer manufacturer in Japan.

vaio Fujitsu Toshiba Vaio thinks an agreement with the PC division of Toshiba and Fujitsu to reach the end of March. That report Hidemi Moue Japan Industrial Partners, the fund now Vaio, former PC arm of Sony, manages. VAIO expect to manage the largest part of the merged company.

In early December it was rumored all around. When Vaio took it off as “speculation”. If Vaio indeed gets the largest share in the company, then the rumors are true. After the report of shots Toshiba shares by 8.2 percent. Fujitsu also did better after the report and closed 2.5 percent higher.

The presumed successor companies will continue to focus on the domestic market in Japan and not deviate from making PCs and related items. Exports to other areas with other types of hardware remains a possibility, Moue reported on Bloomberg. This should be seen in light of the recently released Windows 10 smartphone Vaio and future plans for a comrade in the robot sphere.

Within Japan can indeed make sense such a merger, says an analyst. Outside Japan, the chances of success remain small with majors like Dell and Lenovo, especially with a shrinking PC market. The combined market in Japan will meet about one-third of domestic demand. At present, the Lenovo-NEC combination still number one in the country.

Toshiba is struggling with losses since the accounting scandal in April last year. Despite let Toshiba know that it does not plan to stop PC production and that it wants to sell its factory in Hangzhou in China. Toshiba’s PC division is as of April split . Fujitsu has been around since February 1 split into two companies.

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