The likes of Apple and Google purchase technology companies so they can gain access to their intellectual property all the time, while others do it just to gain a stranglehold on the market. However, there are other instances where a company buys another company just to make life hard for its competitors, and we have to wonder if this us just what Sony has done?
According to reports Sony is about to close a deal that will see them acquire the semiconductor plant that supplies the DRAM chip found in the Wii U, and would have no doubt been used in the successor to the poor-performing console.
If the report is correct, then the deal is said to be worth $68 million once converted. If the deal does go through, then the likelihood of the Nintendo Wii U successor having Sony owned hardware is very doubtful because Nintendo will shop around to find a new supplier.
Having said that, if Sony offers Nintendo a good deal, then they would be silly to turn it down. Apple and Samsung never got on that well, but they both needed each other and worked for several years, although that partnership is now coming to an end.
Once the rumored takeover is completed Sony is expected to invest more money into the operation, and will also take over the staff as well. If rumors are true then Sony could also use the semiconductors in their range of smartphones, which would make perfect sense.
This also makes is believe that Sony is about to up their game in the smartphone and tablet market considering their recent success.