SONY CORPORATION

Sony Corporation -- Global Headquarters
6-7-35 Kitashinagawa
Shinagawa-ku
Tokyo 141-0001, Japan
Founded May 7, 1946
http://www.sony.net/ 

Nobuyuki Idei
Chairman and Group CEO, Representative Corporate Executive Officer, Member of the Board




Kunitake Ando
President,
Representative Corporate Executive Officer, Member of the Board

Members of the Board

Nobuyuki Idei

Kunitake Ando

Teruo Masaki

Howard Stringer

Ken Kutaragi

Teruhisa Tokunaka

Göran Lindahl

Akihisa Ohnishi

Iwao Nakatani

Akishige Okada

Hirobumi Kawano

Yotaro Kobayashi

Carlos Ghosn

Sakie T. Fukushima

Yoshihiko Miyauchi

Yoshiaki Yamauchi

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History:
The company name "Sony" was created by combining two words. One is 'sonus' in Latin, which is the root of the such words as 'sound' and 'sonic'. The other is 'sonny' meaning little son. The words were used to show that " Sony" is a very small group of young people who have the energy and passion toward unlimited creation.
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Sony Corporation of America

Sony Corporation of America, based in New York City, is the U.S. subsidiary of Sony Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo. Sony is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, communications, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its music, motion picture, television, computer entertainment, and online businesses make Sony one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world. Sony's principal U.S. businesses include Sony Electronics Inc., Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment Inc., and Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.

Sony Corporation of America
Executive Biographies

Nobuyuki Idei http://www.sony.com/SCA/bios/idei.shtml
Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer, Sony Corporation

Kunitake Ando http://www.sony.com/SCA/bios/ando.shtml
President, Representative Corporate Executive Officer, Member of the Board, Sony Corporation

Howard Stringer http://www.sony.com/SCA/bios/stringer.shtml
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sony Corporation of America
Vice Chairman, Sony Corporation

Nicole Seligman http://www.sony.com/SCA/bios/seligman.shtml
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Sony Corporation of America
Corporate Executive Officer, Sony Corporation
Group Deputy General Counsel, Sony Corporation

Robert Wiesenthal http://www.sony.com/SCA/bios/wiesenthal.shtml
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Sony Corporation of America
Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Sony Broadband Entertainment

Philip R. Wiser http://www.sony.com/SCA/bios/wiser.shtml
Chief Technology Officer, Sony Corporation of America
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Major Products Audio
Home audio,portable audio,car audio,and car navigation systems

Video
Video cameras,digital still cameras,video decks,and DVD-Video players/recorders, and Digital-broadcasting receiving systems

Televisions
CRT-based televisions,projection televisions,PDP televisions,LCD televisions, projector for computers and display for computers

Information and communications
PC, printer system, portable information PC, broadcast and professional use audio/video/monitors and other professional-use equipment

Semiconductors
LCD,CCD and other semiconductors

Electronic components
Optical pickups, batteries, audio/video/data recording media,and data recording systems

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( Vivendi Universal, Viacom Corporate, Time Warner, General Electric, Bertelsmann  all work with Sony Corp!)

Japan-based Sony Corporation started in 1946 as Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering, with three employees. Now, it boasts more than 180,000 employees worldwide and over $58 billion in sales for 2001. Its Sony Pictures Entertainment is one of the seven major movie houses in Hollywood, while Sony Music is one of the top five distributors of albums worldwide. Heading into 2003, Sony's strategy is a gamble: connecting each of its consumer products to the Internet and then using them as a platform to deliver content from its entertainment divisions. Meanwhile, revenue from video games and movies has kept it atop of the Japanese electronics industry. [Note: The following breakdown reflects interests and assets as of early 2001.]
 
Sony Electronics
Sony Life Insurance
Metreon (a mall in San Francisco)
Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment
Sony Online Entertainment
Sony Computer Entertainment (computer games, PlayStation)
film bertelsmann
TV
 
Production/Distribution
Columbia TriStar Domestic Television
Columbia TriStar International Television
Sony Pictures Family Entertainment
Telemundo Group (partial ownership)

Cable
Sony Entertainment Television (India, Latin America)
Game Show Network (jointly owned with Liberty Digital)
HBO Asia (partial ownership)
SET Asia (partial ownership)
Cinemax Asia (partial ownership)
HBO Ole, Latin America (partial ownership)
Cinemax, Latin America (partial ownership)
E! Entertainment Television, Latin America (partial ownership)
The Movie Channel, Middle East (partial ownership)
Showtime, Australia (partial ownership)
Encore, Australia (partial ownership)
Sky Cinema, Japan (partial ownership)

film Record labels
Columbia Records
Epic Records
Harmony Records
Legacy Recordings
Loud Records
Sony Music Soundtracks
Monument and Lucky Dog
Soho Square
Mambo
Rubenstein
Dragnet
Squatt
Sony Classical
Arc of Light
Masterworks
Sony Broadway
SEON
Vivarte

Distribution
Columbia House Music Club (joint venture with AOL Time Warner)
pressplay (joint venture with AOL Time Warner)

  Production/Distribution
Sony Pictures Entertainment
-Columbia Pictures
-Sony Pictures Classics
-Screen Gems
TriStar Pictures
Columbia TriStar Films (U.K.)
Columbia TriStar Film Distributors
Sony Pictures Imageworks (animation)
Sony Pictures Studios

Theaters
Loews Theatres (partial ownership)
Star Theatres (partial ownership)
Cineplex Odeon (partial ownership)
Plitt Theatres (partial ownership)
RKO Century Warner Theatres (partial ownership)
Walter Reade Theatres (partial ownership)

Merchandise
Sony Pictures Consumer Products

Video
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Columbia House Video & Disc Club (joint venture with AOL Time Warner)


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