According to a report from BloombergBusiness, Vaio Corp. is looking to make a three way merger with Toshiba Corp. and, Fujitsu Ltd.
Vaio, in the past the PC arm of Sony, is likely to have the majority stake in the new pursuit with Toshiba and Fujitsu. By report, it may be Toshiba’s and Fujitsu’s PC divisions that converge with Vaio.
Every one of the three of the organizations have been struggling in the PC market, particularly given the rise of smart phones. Toshiba dropped off of the main five PC OEMs list in 2010 to offer rise to Asus, who still holds the number five spot.
Obviously, the point is to take on the number one PC manufacturer who resides in China, Lenovo. Lenovo, in any case, has a stronger foothold in the smart phone market with their own brand of telephones and being the owner of Motorola.
Every one of the three of the merging organizations have attempted their hand at smart phone manufacturing at some point. In fact, they’ve all given Window Phone/Mobile attempt at some point.
The most recent example is the Vaio Phone Biz, a solid mid-range contender which will never see the light of day in the United States. The Vaio Phone Biz runs Windows 10 Mobile and supports Continuum, so it is considered as a Windows 10 PC.
The three firms hope to arrive at an agreement before the end of March, according to CEO of Japan Industrial Partners Inc., Hidemi Moue.