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

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  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

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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

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*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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

MICHAEL LYNTON TO STEP DOWN AS CORPORATE EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF SONY CORPORATION AND CEO OF SONY ENTERTAINMENT

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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 »

2017 Sony Open in Hawaii

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The event is the largest charity golf event in Hawaii and every year all proceeds from this event are channeled back into the Hawaiian community since 1999. In just eighteen years, the Sony Open has emerged as a leader in charitable giving in the state. With a significant start of generating $256,000 for 43 charities in 1999, tournament charity proceeds now surpass the $1 million mark annually benefiting more than 150 not-for-profit organizations. Tournament:Sony Open in Hawaii ("Sony Open")Schedule: Thursday, January 12th, 20... Read More »

Bosch Security Systems and Sony establish partnership for their video security business

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Bosch Security Systems and Sony Corporation signed a contract to establish a business partnership to collaborate in the development of innovative products and solutions in the field of video security applications. Effective from the beginning of 2017, the two companies aim to combine their technological expertise to set new standards in high-resolution and low light video imaging. As part of the agreed partnership, Sony`s video security customers in all markets except Japan will be served and supported by the sales and marketing organization of... Read More »

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