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Sony Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electronic equipment, instruments, and devices for consumer, professional, and industrial markets worldwide. It offers LCD televisions; home audio, Blu-ray disc players and recorders, and memory-based audio devices; compact digital, home-use video, and interchangeable single-lens cameras; and personal computers. The company also develops, produces, markets, and distributes PlayStation4, PlayStation3, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation Portable, and PlayStation 2 hardware and related software. In addition, it provides professional solutions, such as broadcast- and professional-use products; CMOS image sensors, CCDs, system LSIs, small- and medium-sized LCD panels, and other semiconductors; batteries, audio/video/data recording media, storage media, optical pickups, chemical products, and optical disk drives; and materials and components for electronic devices, such as anisotropic conductive films. Further, the company is engaged in the acquisition, production, and distribution of television programs, animated motion pictures, and video content; operation of television networks and studios; and recorded music distribution, as well as music publishing businesses. Additionally, it provides various financial services, including life and non-life insurance, savings products, and loans; is involved in the research, development, design, production, marketing, sale, distribution, and servicing of mobile phones, tablets, accessories, and applications; offers Blu-ray disc, DVD, and CD media replication services, as well as digital and physical supply chain solutions to business customers in the entertainment, education, and information industries; and provides Internet broadband network services to subscribers. The company was formerly known as Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha and changed its name to Sony Corporation in January 1958. Sony Corporation was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Founded in 1946

sony corp-sponsored adr (SONA) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President, Represent...
Total Annual Compensation: ¥184.0M
Corporate Executive Officer and President for...
Total Annual Compensation: ¥156.0M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

sony corp-sponsored adr (SONA) Key Developments

Sony Plans to Invest JPY 35 Billion to Increase Image Sensor Output

Sony has announced plans to invest JPY 35 billion to increase production of stacked CMOS image sensors for smartphones and tablets at its Nagasaki and Kumamoto Technology Centres. The investment is primarily intended to reinforce Nagasaki TEC's layering process production capacity and Kumamoto TEC's mastering process facilities but will also be used to convert another factory, Yamagata TEC, into a facility for conducting the mastering process. Sony said the total investment will allow it to raise production by 13% to 68,000 wafers a month by August 2015. The company has a mid to long-term plan to increase its total production capacity for image sensors to approximately 75,000 wafers per month. Around JPY 9 billion will be invested in 2014, coming out of the JPY 65 billion capex budget for semiconductors, with the remaining JPY 26 billion to be invested in the 2015 fiscal year.

Sony Corporation to Close Lithium-Ion Battery Base in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan

Sony Corporation plans to close its designing and development base for lithium-ion batteries in Shimotsuke in Tochigi Prefecture, eastern Japan, by the end of September 2014. Sony plans to transfer some 40 engineers at the Tochigi plant to a plant in Koriyama in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan. By consolidating lithium-ion battery plants and improving efficiency, Sony aims to better compete with foreign rivals.

Sony Recalls VAIO Flip PC Laptops

Sony recalls VAIO Flip PC Laptops due to fire and burn hazards. Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of product: personal computers; hazard: the computers' lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards. Remedy: consumers should immediately stop using the recalled personal computers, shut it down and unplug it; and contact Sony for instructions on how to arrange for an inspection free of charge to the consumer and a free repair or full refund of the computer's purchase price. Recall details: units: about 680. Description: this recall includes Sony's VAIO Flip PC laptops with model number (product name) SVF11N13CXS. The computers were sold in three colors silver, black and pink. They have a Panasonic-manufactured lithium-ion battery and a folding touch screen that measures about 11.6 inches diagonally and a backlit keyboard. The VAIO logo is etched on the outer top of the computer, near the hinge. The model and serial numbers are printed on a black label with white lettering on the underside of the screen. To locate the label, consumers should open the computer, move the switch from the lock to the release position and flip the display. Incidents/Injuries: Sony is aware of four incidents, which occurred in Asia, of computers overheating, resulting in units smoking, catching on fire and melting. No injuries have been reported. Sold at: Sony retail stores nationwide and online at from February 2014 to April 2014 for about $800. Importer: Sony Electronics Inc. of San Diego, Calif. Manufactured in: China.


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