Competition in PC industry is making some laptop makers seek the consolidation path. According to a Japanese financial resource “Nikkei” Toshiba is planning to merge its laptop business with other two big giants –Sony’s Vaio and Fujitsu. The first move of the merger is said to take place in April 2016 and the ownership is said to remain almost equal thereafter.
It is a known fact that the demand for PCs is decreasing among home consumers located around the world, as price and competition from tablets & smart phones has picked up immensely in the past 4 years.
Dell, Lenovo, HP and Apple are leading the PC industry in the enterprise segment, while Lenovo has succeeded in impressing users in home consumer segment in the past two years.
Under these circumstances, Fujitsu- well known for its server hardware business and Toshiba – an electronics giant has planned for the merger along with Sony Vaio Pc business in early next year.
More details are awaited and a confirmation is pending on this news from Sony and Fujitsu.