Back in December, a report from Japan claimed that Toshiba, VAIO and Fujitsu are planning to merge into a new company. Today, Bloomberg Report confirmed the report, stating that VAIO is teaming up with Fujitsu and Toshiba to form a new “Japan PC Giant”. The new company will rival Lenovo, which is currently Japan’s biggest PC maker. The merger is expected to get announced in March.
Vaio expects to strike an agreement to combine with Toshiba Corp.’s and Fujitsu Ltd.’s PC divisions by the end of March, said Hidemi Moue, chief executive officer of Japan Industrial Partners Inc., the buyout fund that now controls the former arm of Sony. Vaio expects to own the biggest stake in the merged company, which can help the trio save on research and development and scale production, he said.
It will be interesting to see what these three companies do with the upcoming company. It isn’t clear if we will see a new device from the merged company in March – however, don’t be surprsied if they reveal a plethora of new devices.