Sony denies it’s in talks to sell its overseas Vaio PC business to Lenovo

Sony denies it’s in talks to sell its overseas Vaio PC business to Lenovo

JAPAN-SONYLenovo’s spate of new business deals will not include a PC venture with Sony, that’s according to a statement from Sony in response to speculation.

Reuters was among the media to suggest that Lenovo — which recently announced deals to buy Motorola from Google and acquire IBM’s low-end server business — was in talks with Sony with a view to “taking over” the overseas branch of its Vaio PC business.

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The statement from the Japanese company does, however, confirm that it is exploring a range of possibilities for its PC business in the future:

A press report on February 1, 2014 stated that Sony Corporation (“Sony”) is discussing with Lenovo Group (“Lenovo”) the possible establishment of a joint venture for the PC business. As Sony has announced previously, Sony continues to address various options for the PC business, but the press report on a possible PC business alliance between Sony and Lenovo is inaccurate.

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