Toshiba Merging PC, Entertainment Divisions
Toshiba announced Thursday that its laptop division (Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.) and home entertainment arm (Toshiba America Consumer Products) will combine into a single operating company, to be located in Irvine, Calif.
TAIS had been in Irvine, while TACP was based in Wayne, N.J. The change will commence July 1.
“This integration of our PC and TV business makes us the strongest player in the combined category in the U.S. and allows us to be a leader in providing synergies between the products and in offering innovative solutions for the connected home,” Mark Simons, president of Toshiba America Information Systems, said as part of the announcement. “We will also achieve efficiencies of operation that further enhance our competitiveness.”
Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. (TABS), Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) and Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. (TAMS) are also based at the Irvine location.