Rumors are flying around that Toshiba, Fujitsu and Sony spin-off VAIO are in merger talks. Japanese business newspaper Nikkei claims the three firms will soon begin negotiating the specifics, a deal may be reached later this month and that would open the way to launch the combined firm in April 2016.
Reuters picked up the story but heard from a VAIO spokeswoman that the company is not in talks with anyone about its PC operations:
The merged company would have just over 30 percent of the Japanese market, overtaking the current top-ranked NEC Lenovo Japan Group, which controls 26.3 percent, the Nikkei said without citing any source for its information.
A Vaio spokeswoman dismissed the Nikkei report as speculation, adding that the company was not in talks with anyone about its PC operations.