On September 30, 2020, Olympus signed a Definitive Agreement with Japan Industrial Partners, Inc. (JIP) regarding the transfer of the Olympus Imaging business.
Under the agreement, Olympus will transfer 95% of the shares of a new imaging company to JIP on January 1, 2021. Our new company name, OM Digital Solutions Corporation, will honor the inspiring legacy of Yoshihisa Maitani and Olympus Maitani cameras.
The agreement includes all R&D and manufacturing facilities currently dedicated to the Imaging business. This includes all business operations for the manufacture and sale of digital cameras (primarily interchangeable lens cameras), interchangeable lenses, IC recorders, and other audio products. This will ensure that OM Digital Solutions will continue to provide high-quality products and cutting-edge innovations to our customers.
We understand you may have many questions, some of which may be answered here getolympus.com/jip. We are sincerely grateful for your loyalty and support of our products. As we move towards our new future, we’re excited to continue our initiatives and will launch all new products as planned.