Sony spaltet ab April 2016 das Sensorgeschäft in ein neues
Unternehmen ab. Damit möchte Sony die Profitabilität der
Hier die original Pressemeldungen:
Sony Corp said it will split off its semiconductors operations in a
bid to bolster growth in devices such as image sensors, which have
helped lead a turnaround at the Japanese electronics maker.
Sony said the move was part of the company’s push to give autonomy
to its business units to accelerate decision-making and make them
more accountable for their profitability. (Reuters)
Sony’s semiconductor business is highly profitable, mostly because its
sensors are widely used in smartphones (especially Apple models),
DSLRs from manufacturers like Nikon, and Sony’s own popular cameras.
The move means that Sony’s core businesses are now mobile,
gaming, imaging (cameras), movies, music and financial services. (Engadget)
In the semiconductor business, where image sensors are a primary area
of focus, Sony will establish Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
(„Sony Semiconductor Solutions“) to further reinforce this business,
and concentrate on sustained growth. R&D, business control, sales
and other operations related to the semiconductor business, which are
currently overseen by business groups and R&D units within Sony
Corporation, will be transferred to Sony Semiconductor Solutions.
The new company will aim to commence operations on April 1, 2016.
As part of its mid-term corporate strategy announced in February 2015,
Sony outlined its intention to sequentially split out the business units
currently within Sony Corporation and operate them alongside existing
Sony Group companies. The aim of these measures is to ensure clearly
attributable accountability and responsibility from the perspective of
shareholders, management policies with an emphasis on sustainable
profit generation, and the acceleration of decision-making processes
and reinforcement of business competitiveness. The decision to
establish Sony Semiconductor Solutions forms part of this strategy.
(official press release)