Sony said on Tuesday it was rejecting a call by Daniel Loeb's activist hedge fund Third Point to spin-off its chips business, saying that the business is "a crucial growth driver" for the Japanese company.
Prepare for the nostalgia.
Trump's trade wars would directly impact console production
It'll be in the same class as the D5.
Sony promises its upcoming console, often referred to by fans as the PS5, will share saved games, have backward compatibility and more.
Don't worry, the console wars are probably here to stay.
Sony's Interactive Entertainment arm has commented on the PlayStation's future, in that there's no chance of seeing the successor to the PlayStation 4 in stores any time between now and April 2020.
We knew 8K TVs would be expensive, but we never thought they could be this expensive.
The console will have an SSD and a graphics card that supports ray-tracing.
Sony is closing its Beijing smartphone plant, a spokesman said on Thursday, as the Japanese electronics giant cuts costs in an attempt to make the money-losing handset business profitable from next year.
Japanese electronics maker aims to limit customs complications
Nikkei Asian Review
Production is set to ramp up in late summer 2019, just in time for a deluge of new Android and Apple devices
The Japanese electronics firm raised its annual profit forecast to 870bn yen ($7.7bn), up 30% from estimates given in July.
President of Sony Kenichiro Yoshida has confirmed that the next generation of PlayStation consoles is under development.
The Tech Spot
Qualcomm's Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem family has been selected by a number of global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for standard-compliant 5G NR mobile device product launches starting in 2019. Those working with Qualcomm include OEMs such as Asus, Fujitsu Limited, Fujitsu Connected Technologies Limited, HMD Global, HTC, Inseego/Novatel Wireless, LG, NetComm Wireless, NETGEAR, OPPO, Sharp, Sierra Wireless, Sony Mobile, Telit, vivo, Wingtech, WNC, Xiaomi and ZTE.
LG Display will supply flexible organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) to Sony. They broadened the scope of cooperation from large OLED TVs to smartphones.
Sony is also confirmed to be hosting its keynote on February 26, and chances are that the company will announce the Xperia XZ and Xperia XZ Pro flagship handsets during that press conference.
For the longest time, we've been waiting for Google to bring its Assistant to devices with a screen. After all, voice assistants are great - until you need some visual information to go with their answers. To address this, Amazon launched the Echo Show and Spot last year and now it's Google's turn. But it's not launching a Google Home with a screen. Instead, the company today announced it is working with JBL, Lenovo, LG and Sony to launch new smart displays later this year.
Japan's Sony has said it expects to deliver record annual profits as sales from its gaming businesses and smartphone parts boost the firm.
Despite the rumors that Samsung was hogging all the Snapdragon 835s for itself, Sony has brought a device with Qualcomm's top-of-the-line 2017 SoC to MWC.
Samsung hopes to avoid another disastrous recall by adding a third battery supplier for its new smartphone.
Wall Street Journal
Sony has announced the development of the industry's first 3-layer stacked CMOS image sensor with DRAM for smartphones.
One year ago, Nikon announced the DL series - a new trio of cameras that looked ready to take at least a modest bite out of Sony's dominant hold over the 4K compact corner of the camera market. Unfortunately it seems we'll never get to stack Nikon's cameras against the Sony RX100s of the world, because today Nikon killed off the DL line without selling a single unit.
The US International Trade Commission began a patent infringement probe on Wednesday after ZiiLabs charged that several firms were importing products to the US in violation of its patents on graphics processors and DDR memory controllers. It identified 17 firms whose products it wanted to examine, including AMD, Lenovo, LG Electronics, MediaTek, Motorola Mobility, Qualcomm and Sony.
Sony (China) has signed a binding definitive agreement to transfer to Shen Zhen O-Film Tech all equity interest in its wholly-owned subsidiary, Sony Electronics Huanan, which manufactures camera modules. The sales price is approximately US$95 million, subject to customary post-closing adjustments.
A Canadian company is suing Sony in a Chinese court for alleged patent infringement, in a dispute that could establish the country as an important new venue for intellectual property cases.
The Financial Times
Sony and Panasonic, the Japanese electronics makers, have warned that profits would be hit by lower export income owing to the stronger yen and the retreat from lossmaking businesses.
The Financial Times
Sony is revising its business continuity plan to speed the recovery of factories after a disaster, applying lessons from the company's experience following an earthquake in southern Japan.
Nikkei Electronics Asia
A gadget that makes smartphone videos look as if they were shot on a Steadicam and a plug-in that cuts the cost of 360-degree photography are among a range of new handset-enhancing camera products.
Sony plans to raise some JPY100 billion (US$982 million) by issuing bonds to institutional investors, perhaps in September. The Japanese corporate icon wants to be ready to pounce on future acquisitions and make other growth investments.
Nikkei Electronics Asia
Murata Manufacturing and Sony have entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding that confirms their intent to negotiate the transfer of the Sony Group's battery business to the Murata Group.
The company has decided to put more focus on growth in East Asia, Europe and the Middle East, while they expect that their Latin American and Asia Pacific businesses will prevail.