Sony Corporation announced that it would be splitting its Electronic Products & Solutions (EP&S) segment into a separate corporation titled Sony Electronics Corporation effective April 1st, 2020.
The new holding company will cover Sony’s most extensive product lines and merge its Imaging Products & Solutions, Home Entertainment & Sound, and Mobile Communications and any related sales, marketing, manufacturing, procurement, and engineering platforms. This segment includes high-end products like their stereo systems, telecom products, and of course, camera systems. According to Sony, this change “will not only accelerate the integrated operation of the EP&S businesses but also aim to optimize its organizational structure, talent, and business portfolio, while further enhancing competitiveness and creating new business.”
In the same release, the company announced the operational C-Suite members: Shigeki Ishizuka will be the CEO and President of Sony Electronics and Ichiro Takagi will be the company’s COO.
This new formation has rumors rampant: will this change affect production lines of any releases expected to drop after the changeover on April 1st? Is there the potential for discrepancies in product performance?
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