DSC industry is also blowing the whole day, and rumors Hoya Pentax, Ricoh will acquire the brand
Japanese copier / MFP giant Ricoh (Ricoh Co.) Plan today (2011) October to 10 billion yen to buy Hoya to "Pentax" brand launched a digital camera (DSC) business. Reported that Ricoh Hoya plans on July 1 officially released to the news. According to reports, Ricoh are good portable DSC Yin price competition leading to performance degradation, it is hoped by getting Ricoh Pentax monocular technologies in emerging markets to expand sales territory. According to reports, the cause of Ricoh Hoya DSC after mergers and acquisitions, in addition to the production base will undertake Hoya and staff, but also will retain the Pentax brand name. Taiwan and China Crystal Branch (3059) for the Pentax digital camera OEMs.
Reported that the major DSC manufacturers in Japan up to nine, and it is imperative for the whole road, and Ricoh merger Hoya DSC can be regarded as the cause of the whole industry and started the beginning. According to reports, Hoya last year (April 2010, March 2011) global DSC shipments decline 1 percent to 163 million units, Ricoh is about 50 million units, and half of all domestic sales to the Japanese domestic market; 2010 Hoya and Ricoh in the DSC market share in Japan were 3.6%, 2.6%, 8,9 separated first place.