Just received this link from one of the breaking news sites - interesting. Panasonic latest suitor for Olympus? | The Japan Times Online LONDON — Panasonic Corp. is in talks with Olympus Corp. over a capital and business tieup, sources claimed Wednesday. Panasonic is looking to strengthen its medical equipment business through the alliance, and could become the largest shareholder in the scandal-hit camera and medical equipment maker, they said. No immediate mention of camera business.