Layoffs and equity problems

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Layoffs and equity problems
Jun 1, 2012

Seems Oly will have a hard time recovering from their scandal.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/30/us-olympus-alliance-restructuring-idUSBRE84T04Z20120530?type=companyNews

Wonder what part of the camera business this will hit? Competition in the low end segment is very tough and prices are very low, so my first guess would be that the consumer segment is the first to go?

Interesting to see that Pana and Sony are seen as possible investors. I can see why Panny is looked upon as a possible investor as they do have some interest to maintain Oly as a customer for their sensor business (was there any confirmation about who has manufactured the E-M5 sensor).

Anybody know what the interest of Sony would be? If investments by these companies is really crucial, that is bad news for Oly as both Panny and especially Sony are themselves doing so badly.

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