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Sony Mobile to adopt metal-alloy chassis for smartphones to be launched in 2015, say Taiwan makers

Aug 29, 14:29

Sony Mobile Communications are developing smartphones to be launched in 2015 and will adopt metal-alloy chassis for high-end models, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Sony Mobile to roll out more waterproof smartphones, say sources

Aug 25, 11:53

Sony Mobile Communications is enhancing the competitiveness of its the mid-range smartphones by rolling-out more water-resistant models and is likely to make waterproof a standard...

AUO, Innolux continue to see curved TV orders from Sony and Samsung

Aug 18, 16:14

Taiwan panel makers AU Optronics (AUO) and Innolux are continuing to see orders from Samsung Electronics and Sony for curved Full HD and Ultra HD TVs, according to industry sources...

Taiwan panel makers see steady orders for curved TV panels

Samsung, Sony Mobile, Huawei, Microsoft to unveil smartphones at 2014 IFA

Aug 15, 11:45

Samsung Electronics is expected to unveil the new Galaxy Note 4, Sony Mobile Communications the 5.2-inch Xperia Z3, Huawei Device the Ascend Mate 7 or Ascend D7, and Microsoft the...

INCJ, JDI, Sony and Panasonic announce establishment of JOLED

Aug 4, 10:35

Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), Japan Display (JDI), Sony, and Panasonic have announced that they have executed a definitive agreement to establish a new company,...

Sony increases production capacity for stacked CMOS image sensors

Jul 24, 11:47

Sony has announced that it plans to invest in Sony Semiconductor Corporation's Nagasaki Technology Center (Nagasaki TEC) and Kumamoto Technology Center (Kumamoto TEC) from the second...

China market: White-box makers to roll out Xperia T3-like models

Jul 17, 12:15

China-based white-box handset makers are ready to roll out Xperia T3-like models in September-October as they believe that the forthcoming new 4G-enabled Xperia T3 from Sony Mobile...

Sony Mobile to adopt MediaTek 64-bit quad-core 4G LTE solutions

Jul 1, 12:03

Sony Mobile Communications will adopt MediaTek's 64-bit quad-core solution, the MT6732, for production of entry-level and mid-range 4G LTE smartphones for delivering in 2015, according...

Sony has 3-pronged strategy for China, says report

Jun 26, 12:34

After announcing the sale of its Vaio PC business and plans to restructure its LCD TV operations, Sony has turned its focus to smartphones and tablets. For the China market, the company...

Taiwan market: Sony Mobile to begin marketing Xperia Z2a, Xperia T3 4G smartphones in July

Jun 11, 15:10

Sony Mobile Communications has unveiled its latest 4G smartphones, the Xperia Z2a and Xperia T3, in the Taiwan market, aiming to catch up with rival vendors Samsung Electronics and...

Sony Mobile Xperia Z2a

Vendors to launch large-size tablets priced below US$300 in 2H14

Jun 3, 19:44

Competition in the large-size tablet segment is heating up as more and more vendors roll out devices with bigger screens in hopes to drive growth for the tablet market.

Large-size tablets to become a new target for vendors

Touch panel makers see increased orders from Sony

May 27, 20:51

Touch panel makers such as O Film, GIS, EELY and Truly Optoelectronics are seeing increased orders from Sony Mobile Communications as the company attempts to further compete in the...

Sony shifts LCD TV ODM orders back to Taiwan makers

May 23, 15:55

Amid limited profits from the LCD TV business in 2013, Sony transferred LCD TV ODM orders back to in-house production, causing LCD TV makers to see major order declines, with Foxconn...

Sony shifts some LCD TV ODM orders back to Taiwan makers

Foxconn Japan RD seeks talent from major technology firms

May 21, 15:19

Foxconn Japan RD, a R&D center established by Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) in the second half of 2013, is continuing to expand facilities in Japan and is taking...

Sony to expand datacenters; outsource orders to Taiwan ODMs

May 19, 21:40

Sony is reportedly considering to expand its data centers to strengthen its cloud computing services, as well as explore and develop applications for big data business opportunities,...

Sony Mobile may release ODM orders for 20-25 million smartphones to Taiwan makers

May 19, 21:18

Japan-based vendor Sony Mobile Communications has set target shipments of 50 million smartphones for fiscal year 2014 (April 2014-March 2015) and the vendor is likely to release orders...

Asustek, Acer, Lenovo snatching notebook market share from Samsung and Sony in Europe

May 8, 15:00

Asustek Computer, Acer and Lenovo are expected to see their notebook market shares in Europe grow as both Samsung Electronics and Sony are paying less attention on their notebook...

Taiwan market: Sony launches SmartBand SWR10

May 6, 10:59

Sony Mobile Communications has announced the launch of SmarBand SWR10 smart bracelet in the Taiwan market at a recommended retail price of NT$3,990 (US$132).

Sony SmartBand SWR10

Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom teams up with Sony Mobile to launch 4G devices

Apr 18, 10:34

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) on April 17 announced cooperation with Sony Mobile Communications to launch four 4G-enabled smartphones and a 4G-enabled tablet in a bid to promote its 4G services...

Sony and Hydro-Quebec announce joint venture to develop a large-scale energy storage system for power grids

Apr 16, 15:43

Sony and Hydro-Quebec have announced that they have agreed to establish a joint venture to research and develop a large-scale energy storage system for power grids. Sony and Hydro-Quebec...

Samsung, HTC, Sony Mobile likely to launch mini flagship models

Apr 16, 11:32

Samsung Electronics, HTC and Sony Mobile Communications are expected to launch mini versions of their latest flagship smartphones starting at the end of the second quarter of 2014,...

Sony expects Ultra HD TV sales to increase 4-fold in 2014

Apr 14, 14:25

Sony expects its Ultra HD TV sales to increase four-fold in 2014 and also aims to hold a 10% global share in LCD TV shipments, according to the company.

Sony aims to increase its Ultra HD TV sales four-fold in 2014

BOE enters Sony TV supply chain

Mar 26, 20:51

China-based panel maker BOE has entered Sony's supply chain to supply 28-inch LCD TV panels, according to industry sources.

Sony to take back LCD TV production; reducing orders to Taiwan to 300,000 units in 2014

Mar 20, 16:00

Sony is reportedly considering spinning off its LCD TV business and turn it into an independent subsidiary in July 2014, with plans to shift its outsourcing orders back to in-house...

Digitimes Research: Sony expected to focus on developing SXRD LCoS-based products in the future

Mar 20, 12:04

Sony president and CEO Kazuo Hirai in early 2014 unveiled the Life Space UX project, featuring the company's latest 4K ultra short throw projector, which adopts Sony's SXRD LCoS technology...

Taiwan Vaio component makers suffering inventory pile ups

Mar 18, 18:48

Sony has completely stopped taking shipments of Vaio components from Taiwan-based suppliers following its signing with Japan Industrial Partners (JIP) to sell the business in early...

HTC, Sony Mobile and LG shifting focus to mid-range smartphone models

Mar 11, 13:43

HTC, Sony Mobile Communications and LG Electronics appear to have shifted their efforts to focus on the US$300-400 mid-range smartphone segment due to increasing saturation in the...

PS4 sales surpass 6 million units since launch, says Sony

Mar 5, 15:03

Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) has announced that the PlayStation (PS4) computer entertainment system has cumulatively sold through more than 6 million units globally as of March...

Sony Electronics to close 20 US stores affecting 1,000 employees

Feb 27, 12:13

Sony Electronics has announced plans to close 20 of its US stores, and eliminate one-third or 1,000 of its US employees, by the end of 2014.

Sony looks to AUO for Ultra HD TV panel purchases

Feb 24, 14:58

Taiwan-based AU Optronics (AUO) will reportedly receive most of Sony's LCD TV panel orders in 2014, according to industry sources.

Inventec lands smartphone orders from Sony Mobile, x86 server orders from Lenovo, says paper

Newswatch - Feb 21, 10:47

Inventec has landed smartphone orders from Sony Mobile Communications as well as x86 server orders from Lenovo, according to a Chinese-language Liberty Times report.

PlayStation 4 sales surpass 5.3 million worldwide, says Sony

Feb 20, 13:53

Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) has announced that PlayStation 4 sales have reached more than 5.3 million units around the world as of February 8, 2014.

Taiwan market: Samsung, Apple, HTC, Sony Mobile together occupy nearly two-thirds of smartphone sales

Feb 14, 15:59

Samsung Electronics, Apple, HTC and Sony Mobile Communications are the four largest smartphone vendors in the Taiwan market, with a combined market share of nearly two thirds in terms...

Sony announces plans to address reform of PC and TV businesses

Feb 6, 20:51

Sony has announced new measures to address reform of its PC and TV businesses aimed at accelerating the revitalization and growth of its electronics business.

Six-inch phablet sales face competition from 7-inch tablets

Jan 24, 12:35

Sales of phablets (tablets with phone capability) with 6-inch or above displays have been rather limited due to strong competition from 7-inch entry-level tablets, according to market...

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    Photo: Company, Aug 24.

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    Photo: Company, Sep 17.

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    Sony Tablet S1 tablet PC

    Sony has announced the market launch of its first two Sony Tablet devices. The Android-powered Sony Tablet S device, running on a Nvidia Tegra 2 mobile processor. is optimized for...

    Photo: Company, Sep 5.

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    Sony has announced its Sony Tablet series: the S1, which is optimized for media entertainment; and the S2, which is meant for mobile communication and entertainment. Sony Tablet will...

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