- Apr 20, 2020
- Beaumaris, Melbourne, Australia
Oh? Well good.This self-confidence is underpinned by the success of the PC “VAIO” business. It returned to profitability in the fiscal year ended May 2016, and has continued to increase profits every fiscal year.
Oh? Well good.Unlike the “VAIO”, there is no plan to withdraw from the overseas market, and they will continue to sell overseas such as in Europe, which is their “main market”. They also plan to keep using the new fab in Vietnam.
It's a calculated risk for any third party manufacturer of any third party accessory. If you make something to interact with someone else's product, you have no control over whether or not they continue with their item.One thing that concerns me a bit is not what we think but what do third part manufacturers like Godox and lens manufacturers think? Will it be worth it to them to risk continued manufacturing for an uncertain market segment.
Because R&D costs are only a small portion. You don't get to manufacture, market, and sell a product for free just because you invested R&D dollars in it. Many products are killed after investing R&D dollars because that is what R&D is about, researching and developing to see if you might have something worthwhile to invest future money in to actually produce and sell. Many R&D products do not make it much further than R&D.There will be still a market for m43 even if both Olympus and Panasonic would not launch any new camera bodies and/or lenses. So why not still sell products as the R&D is already payed for?
Always true... But while we can only wait and see whether this is truth or lies, it still beats hearing some coffin-nailing bad news...The new owners can and will say anything but the future will show what really happens. I like what they said in the interview but in the end it's just words. If they can improve in the video field Oly might have a chance of gaining market ground.
Since JIP wanted to mention VAIO, let's do so. Even today there's a big separate box in VAIO website for pre-2014 laptops when you select support tab. This link points directly to Sony support website because Sony still provides service for their own VAIO products which are totally separate from whatever JIP has been selling under VAIO logo since spin-off.Finally no mention was made with regards to distribution, other than they plan on continuing to sell in markets other than Japan.