Toshiba, Vaio, Fujitsu Might Announce Merger Very Soon Now
We have got dozens of laptop manufacturing companies but not all of them are on the same level of popularity and success. Some names like Toshiba, Fujitsu and Vaio used to be very much relevant in the market once but their demand has shrunk now.
Now, rumor has it that all three of these companies are on the verge of tackling this problem together, by the only way they have i.e. merging together.
Just to give you an idea of how big this move could be, the coalition between NEC and Lenovo makes for about 29% of the Japanese laptop market, and if these companies merge they will beat that to achieve 30% market share.
The rumor (or speculation) ensued after Toshiba allegedly halted the production of around 300,000 units that Pegatron Technology was making for them. These models were supposed to be shipped soon and since Pegatron is their regular go-to spot, the halting order was evident of a major change.
Some sources at the upstream supply chain have now revealed that the previously rumored merger talks between the three companies are in full throttle right now which was the reason that they were told to stop thee production.
Now, the question at hand is which company will stand after the merger among Toshiba, Vaio and Fujitsu. The ODM choice will also depend directly on that since the latter two rely on Quanta Computer and not Pegatron Technologies.
So far that is all, but we are looking at our sources for some more intel on the alleged talks or expected announcements.