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Sony CEO aims to build on recovery with Toshiba sensor deal

Oct 26, 2015

Sony CEO aims to build on recovery with Toshiba sensor deal

Sony Corp. is looking to expand on its dominant position in making the chips used to capture smartphone pictures, as President Kazuo Hirai makes progress in his turnaround effort at the struggling consumer electronics maker. The company is in talks with Toshiba Corp. to ...

Sony developing 1,000-pictures-a-second sensor

Sep 7, 2015

Sony developing 1,000-pictures-a-second sensor

Sony Corp. built a dominant position in image sensors by helping people take high-quality photos with smartphones. Now, the company is focusing on sensors that take photos at least 10 times faster than the human eye can see. The company is working with Nissan ...

Jul 30, 2015

Sharp's quarterly smartphone stumble seen paring annual outlook

Sharp Corp.’s expected first-quarter loss may deepen skepticism that demand for smartphone displays will fuel a recovery strong enough to meet its full-year profit target. The company on Friday will probably post an operating loss of ¥19.4 billion for the three months ended June ...

Sony CEO Hirai's strategy questioned by former executive Iba

Jun 1, 2015

Sony CEO Hirai's strategy questioned by former executive Iba

Kazuo Hirai is being criticized by a former Sony Corp. director who says the company’s chief executive officer is abandoning its traditional engineering focus. Sony’s electronics business is central to its long-term success, Tamotsu Iba, 79, a former chief financial officer and vice chairman, ...

Meet the man who helped Sony get its game back

Feb 23, 2015

Meet the man who helped Sony get its game back

“How many people came for video games?” asks a keynote presenter at Sony Corp.’s PlayStation bash in Las Vegas last December. The crowd roars. “And how many came to give Shu Yoshida a hug?” The roar gets even louder. The man in question is ...

Paper watch to test Sony's innovation revamp

| Nov 27, 2014

Paper watch to test Sony's innovation revamp

Sony Corp. is developing a watch made out of electronic paper for release as soon as next year in a trial of the company’s new venture-style approach to creating products, according to people familiar with the matter. The watch’s face and wrist band will ...