Sony Restructures to Emphasize Games, Mobile, Imaging
Sony is restructuring its businesses to emphasize digital imaging, game and mobile as its three "core pillars," and will back up this emphasis by concentrating resources in those areas. We take "resources" to mean money and people. Dubbed "One Sony," CEO Kazuo Hirai's initiative is meant to streamline decision-making and get innovative products to market more quickly. Among the efforts highlighted in the company's announcement: R&D, User Experience and Product Strategy, mobile and medical technology. The company identified mobile as a "core" business and says its medical-related businesses, previously spread around the company, will now be integrated into a single unit. Interestingly, only Sony's Home Entertainment Business (including TV) will be overseen directly by Hirai.