6-15,TOYOSU 5-CHOME, KOTO-KU TOKYO 135-8505,JAPAN
August 11, 2020
We are issuing this statement as we came to know that there were some misleading media articles which may be interpreted as if we may withdraw from the notebook PC business market. We take this opportunity to explain the business transition of our company to reassure our status. We will continue to expand the business scale of PCs and services to contribute to society, and we ask for your continued patronage.
As an industry leader, we have launched the world’s first laptop computer under Toshiba group–T1100 in 1985 and followed it up with the world’s first notebook computer1–the Dynabook J-3100 SS001 in 1989.
Ever since, we have been delivering award winning innovative products and services that integrate the latest technology and design, whilst delivering outstanding quality and reliability.
The brand achieved top market share in notebook PC segment and continued its business under Toshiba group. We joined Sharp group when 80.1% of our issued shares were transferred to Sharp Corporation in October 2018.
August 3, 2020, 19.9% of the issued shares of Dynabook Inc. were transferred from Toshiba Corporation to Sharp Corporation, and Dynabook Inc. became a wholly owned subsidiary of Sharp Corporation.
Whilst we are not planning any changes to the company organization, system or any other related matters in line with this transfer, this marks a new beginning for Dynabook as we will aim to promote further synergy under Sharp group and will continue to commit to the needs of our customers and the market more than ever.
Through integration of products in varied business domains of the group, we will evolve into a new business that will offer our customers creative and innovative products and services with new added-value.
We look forward to future growth and success that will be delivered within a new, dynamic and fresh brand which embodies the concept of our rich heritage and a new course.
Representative Director, President ＆ CEO
(N.B.1. As A4 size notebook PC, based on research by Dynabook Inc.)