Earlier this month, there was a report that stated Fujitsu, Toshiba, and VAIO are working to combine their PC division in order to deliver better competitive edge against their rivals. The move does sounds rather interesting but a rather interesting development has happened within Fujitsu that might have effect on the move as the company’s board of directors has recently approved the notion to split the company’s PC and mobile phone divisions into two separate companies.
As part of the split, Fujitsu’s PC division will be moved into a new company called Fujitsu Client Computing Limited. The responsibilities of the company will include research, development, design, manufacturing, sales, planning, maintenance and repair support for both notebook and desktop PCs.
As for Fujitsu’s mobile phone division, it will also soon be under another new company called Fujitsu Connected Technologies Limited with responsibilities that are tied to mobile phones but similar in nature as per Fujitsu Client Computing Limited. Both of these companies will remain as wholly owned subsidiaries of the main company, Fujitsu Limited.
Fujitsu cited intensive competitions as well as streamlining business decisions and efficiency as among the reasons for the split which are rather expected. The move is scheduled to be completed by 1 February 2016 although its effect on Fujitsu’s business in Malaysia is not yet known at the moment.