back to article Toshiba to become Threeshiba – company split to spur growth as strife persists

Japanese industrial giant Toshiba has announced it will divide into three companies, and that its governance needs a thorough overhaul. Toshiba itself will persist in the form of Toshiba Tec Corporation – a vendor of printers, barcode kit, and point of sale tech. The firm will also sell the 40 per cent stake it holds in memory …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    A worthy salute to the late Victor Borge in the headline…

  2. Terafirma-NZ

    At the risk of downvotes.

    Mergers are cost synergies and spinouts are cost focus. End of the day it s just bad management and bad leadership.

    I can only imagine (having lived through it myself) just the shear amount of middle management and paperwork to do anything never mind the very risk averse culture from Japan and their ranks of org chart structure.

    1. Charlie Clark Silver badge

      Why should you be downvoted for making good points? Some shareholders have been agitating for this for years in Japan but, as with Olympus, the companies are good at resisting

      In the end it often makes little difference, except when the reorganisation is a prelude to market concentration which means higher prices and fatter margins: the bane of our times.

  3. Insert sadsack pun here Silver badge

    This is very interesting. In the past couple of weeks, two US conglomerates decided to break themselves up: GE and Johnson & Johnson. It might be that the age of conglomerates is over.

    1. Charlie Clark Silver badge

      It's just part of the usual corporate cycle: this year conglomerates are bad, next week they'll be back in fashion.

  4. Binraider Silver badge

    …but kioxia is the best performing unit?

    Bye bye toshiba.

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