Company Overview of Sony Electronics, Inc.
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...
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San Diego, CA 92127
Founded in 1972
Key Executives for Sony Electronics, Inc.
President and Chief Operating Officer
Chairman of Sony Corporation
President of Professional Solutions of America
President of VAIO of America
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.
Sony Electronics, Inc. Key Developments
Research Frontiers Amends its Complaint and Asserted an Additional Claim of United States No. 6,271,956
Dec 3 13
On July 12, 2013, Research Frontiers Inc. filed a lawsuit against E Ink Corporation; E Ink Holdings, Inc. (f/k/a Prime View International Co. Ltd.); Amazon.com, Inc.; Sony Electronics Inc.; Sony Corporation; Barnes & Noble, Inc.; and Barnesandnoble.com LLC in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware for patent infringement of two of its patents. On December 2, 2013 Research Frontiers amended its complaint and asserted an additional claim of United States No. 6,271,956. Research Frontiers asserts infringement by the named defendants of United States Patent No. 6,606,185, entitled SPD Films and Light Valves Comprising Liquid Suspensions of Heat-Reflective Particles of Mixed Metal Oxides and Methods of Making Such Particles, United States Patent No. 5,463,491 entitled Light Valve Employing a Film Comprising an Encapsulated Liquid Suspension, and Method of Making Such Film, and United States Patent No. 6,271,956, entitled Method and Materials for Enhancing the Adhesion of SPD Films, and Light Valves Comprising Same.
Sony Electronics Introduces New Portable DAC/Amplifier and ES Series Integrated Stereo Amplifier
Oct 11 13
Sony Electronics extended its new line of High Resolution Audio products by introducing the PHA-2 portable headphone DAC/amplifier and TA-A1ES integrated stereo amplifier. Both products offer superior sound reproduction and have been specifically designed to support the latest high-resolution music sources. The new PHA-2 portable headphone amplifier was conceived to deliver superior sound reproduction from a variety of audio sources and is the first portable DAC/amplifier to be compatible with virtually every high-resolution digital file format, including up to 192 kHz/24-bit PCM and both DSD (2.8MHz) and Double DSD (5.6MHz). It features a variety of advanced technologies, including such refinements as an Asynchronous Transport Mode which utilizes a dedicated signal generator to reduce timing errors for more accurate, jitter-free converter performance. It also incorporates a high precision D/A converter, along with such devices as a custom headphone amplifier IC with high slew rate, ultra-low distortion operation; OCL (output capacitor-less) current feedback architecture; plus a dual power supply operation for more stable and accurate reproduction. All of these select components are enclosed in a durable aluminum chassis which is fully protected from external interference. The PHA-2 headphone amplifier also has a variable gain headphone input that supports a wide range of impedances; as well as Zinc die-cast bumpers to protect the volume control and headphone connector from external shock and vibration. The PHA-2 can be easily connected to both PC and Mac computers via its USB 2.0 interface, and also includes a dedicated digital input for iPod, iPhone and iPad products. Other portable audio sources such as Android smartphones and digital music players can be connected via the analog audio input. The PHA-2 comes with a built-in Lithium-ion battery which runs up to 6.5 hours with a digital connection and up to 17 hours with an analog connection on a single charge. The TA-A1ES integrated stereo amplifier is the latest offering in Sony's Elevated Standard Series and has been specifically designed to complement the company's new HAP-Z1ES reference standard Hi-Res Music Player. The TA-A1ES has a power amp stage featuring Smart Bias Control for Class-A operation and Single Push-Pull Hi-Current Amplifier. It is designed with a single pair of transistors to eliminate variations in each channel at the source, as well as variation controlling emitter resistance, allowing the transistors to drive the speakers directly, for a more character-free sound quality. Sony's proprietary toroidal transformer packs a 300VA rating, the higher in its class, as well as a capacitor delivering 24000uF per channel. The PHA-2 portable headphones amplifier will be available next March for $599 at Sony Stores and other national electronics retailers. The TA-A1ES stereo amplifier will be available in November at select Sony Stores and authorized ES dealers nationwide for $1,999. Sony PHA-2 Portable High Resolution DAC/Amplifier: Full Hi-Res audio: PCM 192kHz/24 bit, DSD 2.8/5.6MHz; Direct Digital Connection for PC and Apple devices; Enhances non hi-res music sources (via analog input); Asynchronous, precision USB clock for superior sound; Premium DAC with separate operational and headphone amps; Durable aluminum enclosure with protective alloy bumper; Selectable gain supports impedances from 8 to 600 Ohm; Lithium-ion battery for up to 17 hours battery life; Line-out to connect external amp or active speaker; Mounting straps, protection sheet and cables included; Available in March 2014 for $599.99 Sony TA-A1ES Integrated Stereo Amplifier; Integrated stereo amplifier (80 Watts x 2); Class-A operation with Smart Bias Control; Single Push-Pull Hi-Current Amplifier; Inputs include balanced (XLR x 1), unbalanced (RCA x 4), and (IR x 1); Outputs include SP (IMP4, 8) and Headphone (High, Mid and Low
Impedance); Available in October 2013 for $1,999, in silver.
Sony Electronics, Inc. Portable, Wireless Head Mounted Display
Oct 7 13
Sony Electronics introduced its next-generation Personal 3D Viewer (model HMZ-T3W), the world's premier wearable high definition visual display featuring twin OLED screens. Available for pre-sale in the U.S. now at Sony Stores and select retailers nationwide for $999, the Sony HMZ-T3W allows consumers a unique ability to sit back, relax and immerse themselves in a new world of portable entertainment with awesome, super-sized HD images and realistic sound reproduction - all with wireless freedom. The third generation personal 3D viewer from Sony is lighter than its predecessors, easy-to-wear and loaded with simple connections for gaming consoles, PCs, home theater components, tablets and smartphones to enjoy a jaw-dropping view of movies, games and apps with a massive virtual screen size that brings a cinematic, home theater viewing experience into a portable, wearable device. From lengthy gaming sessions to movie marathons, consumers will be absorbed in immersive entertainment with supreme comfort. The ergonomically-styled head mounted unit features flexible headbands that quickly adjust to fit almost everyone. There's a large, cushioned head pad to reduce wear pressure, plus easy lens adjustment for relaxed, fatigue-free viewing. Head-mounted HMZ-T3W viewers are no longer tethered to an AC power socket. The handy, compact battery box keeps the HMZ-T3W powered for hours to enjoy videos or games on the move. Additionally, when connected via MHL, the device will also charge the battery of mobile devices like smartphones and tablets while being watched and played. In addition, the HMZ-T3W also connects via HDMI(R). New WirelessHD(TM) lets consumers enjoy entertainment anywhere in the room with uncompressed, lag-free HD video and crisp digital sound, all without cords. The Sony HMZ-T3W portable 3D viewer keeps serious gamers in the game with speedy responses from its twin OLED screens and no annoying on-screen image lag. A one-touch button instantly boosts contrast and enhances shape details (game-mode), allowing gamers to relish the competitive edge in dimly-lit scenes where danger's always lurking. It's the perfect way to enjoy favorite titles, from fast paced shoot-'em-ups to tire-burning car rallies. Plus, there is no fumbling for the right keys in mid-game - the ergonomic visor-style headset gives an unobstructed 'look-down' view of PC's keyboard and mouse while play. Thrilling 7.1 channel virtual sound adds an extra dimension of realism to movies and games on the HMZ-T3W. Consumers can listen through either the supplied 16mm driver in-ear phones or pair the HMZ-T3W with their own favorite headphones. Whichever option chosen, Sony's Virtual Surround Technology creates an impressive 360 degree soundstage with dialogue, music and effects placed accurately around the viewer.
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