Olympus signs $640million deal with Sony -

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Re: Correct. Sony didn't "rescue" Minolta...in fact, there was no Minolta.
In reply to Corkcampbell, Dec 3, 2012

Corkcampbell wrote:

They just bought the dSLR business that Konica Minolta didn't want, as it was not their core business and it wasn't going anywhere. If Sony wanted another money-losing camera division, it could just try to buy Oly's division, although that would probably create a shareholder revolt. As stated, Sony (like other electronic giants) is trying to expand into other, more profitable areas. In this case, it's the medical sensor and related businesses.

Correct. Minolta's troubles began with an expensive court decision against them. Just as in Olympus' case, they were the victims of thjeir own mis-management. And just as with Konica-Minolta, Sony will surely regain their investment in the event that Olympus fails.

Konica Minolta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konica_Minolta

Timeline, Sony-Konica-Minolta                                                                            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Konica_Minolta/Sony_DSLR_cameras

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