After being sold to Japan Industrial Partners Inc. (JIP) back in February, Sony’s former PC brand, VAIO, is now returning to the PC business not just as a brand but as a corporation as well.
Now known as the VAIO Corporation, it will start selling its own VAIO computers, sans the Sony branding, beginning August. Its first offerings are the new models of the VAIO Pro (11.6-inch / 13.3-inch) and VAIO Fit (15.5-inch) notebooks. No word yet on when they’ll make these models available internationally.
The VAIO Corporation is headquartered at Azumino City, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. It currently has 240 employees with an investment ratio of 95% JIP, 5% Sony.