As it became known, the Taiwanese company ASUS started negotiations with the Japanese Toshiba, regarding the acquisition of the laptop business of the latter. If this happens, then the Taiwanese manufacturer will be able to enter the top three.
Jonney Shih, head ASUS, said that he expects that such an acquisition will significantly strengthen the company's position in the global market. She currently ranks fifth. Toshiba owns about 5% percent of the market. The top three looks like this: HP, Acer и Dell.
According to many analysts, such a deal is quite possible, since for Toshibaoperating in many areas, the production of laptops is not a priority. according to plans ASUS, thanks to this acquisition, it will break into the lead by 2011.