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Sony Corporation of America

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Sony Corporation of America
FoundedFebruary 15, 1960; 61 years ago (1960-02-15)
FounderAkio Morita
Headquarters25 Madison Avenue, ,
United States
Key people
Kenichiro Yoshida
(Chairman, President & CEO)
Steven Kober
(Executive Vice President & CFO)
Number of employees
ParentSony Group Corporation
WebsiteOfficial Website
Former headquarters of SCA in the Sony Building, in Manhattan.
Former headquarters of SCA in the Sony Building, in Manhattan.

Sony Corporation of America (SONAM[2]), based in New York City,[3] is an American subsidiary of the Japanese conglomerate Sony Group Corporation. It serves as the company's US headquarters, and manages the company's US-based businesses.[4]

Sony's principal U.S. businesses include Sony Electronics, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment, and Sony Music Publishing.

It was reported in December 2016 by multiple news outlets that Sony was considering restructuring its U.S. operations by merging its television and film business, Sony Pictures Entertainment, with its gaming business, Sony Interactive Entertainment. According to the reports, such a restructuring would have placed Sony Pictures under Sony Interactive's then CEO, Andrew House, though House would not have assumed day-to-day operations of the film studio.[5][6][7] According to one report, Sony was set to make a final decision on the possibility of the merger of the television, film and gaming businesses by the end of its fiscal year in March of the following year (2017).[5] As of January 2020, nothing has materialized.


Name Established Location Parent company
Sony Electronics Inc. February 15, 1960 San Diego, California[8] Sony Corporation of America
Sony Entertainment Inc.[9][10] 2012 New York City, New York
Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. August 7, 1991 Culver City, California Sony Entertainment
Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan February 10, 1984 Tokyo, Japan Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group 1998 Culver City, California
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Inc. June 1978 Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group
Sony Wonder July 26, 1991 New York City, New York Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Sony Pictures Television Inc. November 1948 Culver City, California Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Music Entertainment 2008 New York City, New York Sony Entertainment
Sony Music Publishing LLC 1955
Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC[4] April 2016[11] San Mateo, California Sony Corporation of America
Sony DADC US Inc. 1983 Terre Haute, Indiana
Sony Mobile Communications (USA) Inc. October 1, 2001 San Mateo, California[12] Sony Mobile Communications Inc.[12]
Sony Immersive Music Entertainment 2021 Sony Corporation of America[13]

Others subsidiaries

Notes and references

  1. ^
  2. ^ "Sony Japan | Sony History 第10章 ソニーアメリカの設立". Retrieved March 24, 2021.
  3. ^ "Corporate Fact Sheet".
  4. ^ a b "Who We Are". Sony Corporation of America. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  5. ^ a b Aldrich, Rachel (December 12, 2016). "Why would Sony merge its gaming and film units?". TheStreet.
  6. ^ Atkinson, Claire (December 12, 2016). "Sony considers merging gaming and film divisions". New York Post.
  7. ^ Cooke, Chris. "Revamp of Sony's entertainment business could more closely align Sony Music with Sony/ATV | Complete Music Update".
  8. ^ Our Businesses, Sony Corporation of America
  9. ^ "Corporate Fact Sheet". Sony Corporation of America. Retrieved December 14, 2009.
  10. ^ "Outline of Principal Operations". Sony Corporation of America. Retrieved December 14, 2009.
  11. ^ "SIE Company Profile". Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. Retrieved August 3, 2019.
  12. ^ a b Company Overview of Sony Mobile Communications (USA) Inc. Bbloomberg
  13. ^ "Madison Beer Creates Ultra-Realistic Immersive Reality Concert Experience With Sony Music Entertainment and Verizon" (Press release). Sony Music. January 13, 2021. Retrieved January 13, 2021.
  14. ^ "Sony to Acquire Optical Archive Inc". Sony Corporation of America. May 27, 2015. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  15. ^ "iCyt Mission Technology Renamed Sony Biotechnology" (PDF). Sony Corporation of America. October 18, 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 19, 2012. Retrieved October 23, 2012.
  16. ^ Sony Enters the Flow Cytometry Business in Life Science Field by Acquiring iCyt  Archived 2010-02-15 at the Wayback Machine
  17. ^ "Sony acquires Micronics, Inc., US diagnostic device development venture, Acquisition to accelerate development and commercialization of Point of Care diagnostic products". Sony Corporation. September 28, 2011. Retrieved April 6, 2012.

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