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Company Overview of Sony Electronics, Inc.

Company Overview

Sony Electronics, Inc. engages in the research and development, design, engineering, manufacture, marketing, distribution, sale, and service of audio/video electronics and information technology products for consumer and professional markets in the United States. It offers audio-visual products, such as high-definition televisions, digital cameras, camcorders, and personal stereo and flash media products; and home audio and video, digital photo frames, portable audio, and mobile entertainment products, including video MP3 players, reader digital books, speakers, and pocket video cameras. The company also provides personal computers and peripherals, notebooks, high-definition professional bro...

16530 Via Esprillo

San Diego, CA 92127

United States

Founded in 1972

Phone:

858-942-2729

Fax:

858-942-8186

Key Executives for Sony Electronics, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 67
President
Chairman of Sony Corporation
Age: 72
President of Professional Solutions of America
President of VAIO of America
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Sony Electronics, Inc. Key Developments

Sony Electronics, Inc. Launches the Smart Tennis Sensor

Sony Electronics, Inc. launching the Smart Tennis Sensor (SSE-TN1W), engineered for all levels of tennis players that want to optimize their tennis game and share their performance results. The new sensor takes control to the next level through real-time shot visualizations instantly available on a smartphone or tablet as well as simultaneous displaying of recorded video and shot metrics. The Smart Tennis Sensor will be compatible with select tennis racket models by top manufacturers such as Wilson, Prince and Yonex. The Smart Tennis Sensor features sensing technologies alongside newly developed vibration analysis mechanics that analyze a magnitude of player movements including shot count, ball impact spot, swing speed, ball speed and ball spin. Through highly sensitive wave and motion detection, the sensor can pick up multiple swing types such as topspin forehand, slice forehand, volley forehand, topspin backhand, slice backhand, volley backhand, smash, and even attack-style serves. Sony realized these cutting-edge sensor components by utilizing the knowhow from audio and sound analysis technologies achieved through the history of Sony's audio product developments. Sony partnered with top tennis manufacturer Wilson, as well as Prince and Yonex to create a compact enough body to accompany the sleek yet performance-driven rackets known to generations of players. Sony's Smart Tennis Sensor wirelessly connects with smartphones and tablets using Bluetooth technology with performance data spontaneously visualized through a complimentary iOS and Android supported application. Alongside showcasing real-time visualizations of swings including heat mapping and stats, the app can record rallies while simultaneously displaying shot metrics. Through the app's social sharing features, the Smart Tennis Sensor turns single and double player matches or practice sessions into an instant sharable experience across social media. Weighing approximately 8grams and measuring 31.3mm in diameter, the Smart Tennis Sensor is designed to minimize impact on performance while playing, yet fits securely and discretely at the bottom of the racket. The sensor's Memory Mode enables up to 12,000 shots of internal storage for quick saving or easy download to a smartphone or tablet. The sensor can be conveniently transferred any time, along with all recorded historical shots between a player's spare rackets, or to another compatible racket model or brand through a player's development in the sport. With an IP65 waterproof/dustproof rating and officially approved by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) for use during competition, Sony's Smart Tennis Sensor aligns to play of all levels and intensities. The Smart Tennis Sensor will be available at Wilson.com and through select Wilson tennis dealers, by the end of January 2015, at a MSRP of $200.

Freeny Family Files Patent Infringement Suit Against Sony in Texas

Sony Xperia M2 smartphones violated four patents owned by the sons of the now-deceased inventor, said an infringement suit filed July 9, 2014 in U.S. District Court in Marshall, Texas. The four patents (6,490,443; 6,806,977; 7,301,664 and 8,072,637) were granted between December 2002 and December 2011. All list Charles C. Freeny Jr. as the inventor, and all were assigned to Automated Business Companies of Spring, Texas, the patents show. The complaint, filed by Freeny's sons, Charles III, Bryan and James, names Sony Electronics and Sony Mobile Communications as defendants.

Sony Electronics Adds Two Portable Bluetooth(R) Wireless Speakers to its Line-Up

Sony Electronics announced the SRS-X3 and SRS-X2 portable Bluetooth(R) wireless speakers, giving music lovers more options to listen to the tunes they love anytime and anywhere. Both models offer powerful sound and easy connectivity in a sleek design. The compact SRS-X3 provides rich bass with an output power of 20 watts in a sleek "Definitive Outline" design. The geometric "Definitive Outline" design is characterized by sleek lines and smooth surfaces, allowing the wireless speakers to beautifully blend into any indoor or outdoor space while delivering high quality sound. The SRS-X3 consists of two full range speakers and two passive radiators, allowing for rich bass in a compact size. The two passive radiators are located at the front and backside. ClearAudio+(TM), a unique Sony digital signal processing technology, provides higher quality sound while Sound Mode delivers a wider sound stage. Users can wirelessly stream audio with Bluetooth, and connect to mobile devices seamlessly with easy One-Touch listening via Near Field Communications (NFC). With a built-in mic, the speaker can be used as a speakerphone for hands-free calling when paired with a mobile device. The built-in rechargeable battery offers up to 7 hours of playback. The SRS-X3 portable wireless speaker comes in black, white and red. The SRS-X2 also has an output power of 20 watts, but in a smaller design with rounded edges. With easy One-touch listening, users can pair NFC-enabled devices and connect via Bluetooth. The SRS-X2 also has speakerphone capability for hands-free calling. The built-in rechargeable battery offers up to 5 hours of playback. The SRS-X2 portable wireless speaker comes in black, white and red. Both models can charge via micro USB and include a USB AC adapter. The SRS-X3 retails for $149.99 and the SRS-X2 retails for $99.99. Both are available for pre-sale now and will be in stores in June, at Sony stores, other authorized dealers nationwide.

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