In North America and Japan, Sony's best-selling regions in global terms, the company has as of now ceased to market monitors.
As Heise.de reports, at the end of the year the Japanese group will also terminate its monitor business in Europe ? which at 30 percent is also an important market for the company. A spokesman of the company told heise online that the last devices would be shipped to specialized dealers in December. For how long they would continue to be available thereafter would depend on the sales figures, he added. Before then, however, a number of new models from the G-series would be launched, he stated. Anzeige
The decision to abandon the monitor business had been made in Japan, the group's European headquarters had itself been surprised by the move, the spokesman said. Sony would however continue to manufacture displays for the professional domain. These include displays for broadcasting, medical-technology and video-surveillance systems. The so-called Public Displays will also remain part of the company's portfolio.