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Sony Announces New Management Structure

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Sony Corporation ("Sony") today announced that Kenichiro Yoshida, currently Director, Representative Corporate Executive Officer, Executive Deputy President and Chief Financial Officer, has been appointed as Director, Representative Corporate Executive Officer, President and Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1, 2018. Kazuo Hirai, currently Director, Representative Corporate Executive Officer, President and Chief Executive Officer, will become Director, Chairman, also effective April 1, 2018. The above management transition was proposed ... Read More »

Fraunhofer HHI, Huawei, Media Tec, Nokia, Qualcomm Incorporated, Sumsung and Sony Corporation Celebrate the Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding 2017 Primetime Emmy® Engineering Award


Fraunhofer HHI, Huawei, MediaTek, Nokia, Qualcomm Incorporated, Samsung and Sony Corp., as members of the JCT-VC, were contributors to the development of HEVC, a standard specification that enables efficient delivery in ultra-high-definition (UHD) content over multiple distribution channels. The standard has emerged as the primary format for delivery of full 10-bit UHD video, and it also supports high-dynamic-range and wide-color gamut technology. The new HEVC compression coding format has been adopted, or selected for adoption, by essentially ... Read More »

Sony celebrates record haul of seven categories at the 2017 EISA awards


  A9 With 53 expert magazines from 25 countries across the globe, EISA represents the largest editorial collaboration in the world of consumer electronics, and has been celebrating the very best products for over 35 years. EISA CAMERA OF THE YEAR 2017-2018: Sony α9     The Sony α9 is a groundbreaking mirrorless camera that in many ways surpasses traditional DSLR rivals. Thanks to an innovative design, the 24.2 million pixel full-frame image sensor captures up to 20 frames per second in full resolution with... Read More »

Sony Corporation Executive Appointments


Members of the Board *The candidates have not changed since the announcement on April 28. Kazuo HiraiRepresentative Corporate Executive Officer, President and CEOKenichiro YoshidaRepresentative Corporate Executive Officer, Executive Deputy President and CFOOsamu Nagayama(*)Representative Director, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.Takaaki Nimura(*)Certified Public AccountantEikoh Harada(*)Former Chairman, President and CEO, Representative Director, McDonald's Holdings Company (Japan), Ltd.Tim SchaaffCh... Read More »

Sony Develops Back-Illuminated Time-of-Flight Image Sensor With the Industry’s Smallest Pixel Pitch*1


*1 Back-illuminated ToF image sensors, as of June 5, 2017, the date of this release. *2 Compared to Sony's front-illuminated ToF image sensor. With ToF technology, the distance to an object is measured by the time it takes for light from a light source to reach the object and reflect back to the sensor. ToF image sensors detect distance information for every pixel, resulting in highly accurate depth maps. Accuracy can be enhanced even further by ensuring that the reflected light is efficiently received and that the processing req... Read More »

Sony Releases a High-Speed Vision Sensor that Makes Detection and Tracking of Objects at 1,000 fps Possible


Tokyo, Japan—Sony Corporation today announced the release of the new IMX382 high-speed vision sensor, which enables detection and tracking of objects at 1,000 frames per second. Sony will begin shipping samples in October 2017.This vision sensor features a stacked configuration with a back-illuminated pixel array and signal processing circuit layer. The circuit layer is equipped with image processing circuits and a programmable column-parallel processor, delivering high-speed target detection and tracking. This configuration enables high-sensit... Read More »

Sony Lays Groundwork for Internal Startups to Expand Business Overseas: Launches Hatsuhiko™ Test Marketing Platform to Ascertain Foreign Market Needs and Open Dialogue with Customers Outside Japan


Hatsuhiko will provide business ventures incubated in SAP with opportunities to ascertain market needs outside Japan, as well as the chance to develop/improve their products through direct communication with overseas customers. Based on their business needs, participating projects will conduct test marketing in select regions (from among 130 countries/regions worldwide), for a duration of their choosing. The projects will be able to utilize the feedback from customers to inform their plans for future full-scale business expansion overseas.In co... Read More »

Reschedule of the Target Closing Date for the Transfer of Battery Business from Sony to Murata Manufacturing


While Murata and Sony are continuing the necessary procedures to complete the transfer, in light of the current review status of the required regulatory approvals, Murata and Sony today announced that they now aim to complete the transfer by early July 2017. The rescheduled target closing date remains subject to the receipt of the required regulatory approvals and other conditions. ... Read More »

Sony Develops the Industry’s First*1 3-Layer Stacked CMOS Image Sensor with DRAM for Smartphones


This newly developed sensor with DRAM delivers fast data readout speeds, making it possible to capture still images of fast-moving subjects with minimal focal plane distortion*2 as well as super slow motion movies at up to 1,000 frames per second (approximately 8x faster than conventional products*3) in full HD (1920x1080 pixels).In order to realize the high-speed readout, the circuit used to convert the analog video signal from pixels to a digital signal has been doubled from a 2-tier construction to a 4-tier construction in order to improve p... Read More »



For the next six months, Mr. Lynton will stay on as Co-CEO of Sony Entertainment, overseeing the Pictures and Music businesses, and as CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sony Corporation of America, to work with Sony Corporation's President and CEO Kazuo Hirai to find a replacement, in particular for the leadership of Sony Pictures Entertainment. During the transition, Mr. Lynton will work closely with Mr. Hirai, who will take on the additional title of Chairman and Co-CEO of Sony Entertainment. Mr. Hirai will also have a second office at S... Read More »

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