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The two companies will form a joint venture to make endoscopes and other medical devices, according to finance ministry filings yesterday. Olympus is the world’s largest endoscope maker with a 70 percent market share.
Sony, the maker of PlayStation game consoles and Cyber-shot cameras, wants to speed up a move into health equipment by using the edge its image sensors have over rivals, Hirai said in April. Sony’s medical business has the potential to be one of its main sources of profit in the future, he said.