Correction: NOT WSJ but Yahoo Finance: Olympus one of 10 brands to disappear in 2014

Started May 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
KenBalbari
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Re: About the last paragraph...
In reply to Corkcampbell, May 27, 2013

Agree.  Actually, maybe Sony could have refused to sell sensors to Olympus, or charged a very high price, but I don't think they can do so now, as this is apparently covered in those agreements they made to share technology.

In short, the medical imaging business is more profitable and more important to them.  So it's not in their interest to compete too agressively against m4/3.  With some degree of co-operation there with both Panasonic and Sony, the other two biggest players in mirrorless so far, I think Olympus's m4/3 cameras will be profitable enough to survive.

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