Electronics & Mobile
Sony Electronics (SEL) is the U.S. sales and marketing arm of Sony’s global electronics business. It is a leading provider of audio/video electronics and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Operations include research and development, design, engineering, sales, marketing, distribution and customer service. Sony has played a key role in the development of Blu-ray Disc™, CD, DVD and Super Audio CD technologies, among many others. The Company produces and sells a wide range of consumer products, such as BRAVIA® high-definition televisions, Cyber-shot® digital cameras, Handycam® camcorders, VAIO® personal computers and Walkman® digital music players. Sony is an innovator in high-definition professional broadcast and video equipment, as well, highlighted by the XDCAM® HD and CineAlta™ lines of cameras and camcorders, and the SXRD™ 4K digital projector. Sony also offers a full line of business-to-business products for medical, security, visual imaging and photofinishing applications. SEL is headquartered in San Diego, CA.
Through its Xperia™ smartphone portfolio, Sony Mobile Communications delivers the best of Sony technology, premium content and services, and easy connectivity to its world of networked entertainment experiences. Xperia™ smartphones combine standout design and superior entertainment technology with the powerful performance consumers would expect from a Sony smartphone. They let consumers play, watch, listen and create, all within the world of Sony. Within the Sony Entertainment Network, Xperia users can watch Hollywood blockbusters on Video Unlimited, stream music from a catalogue of millions of songs on Music Unlimited and enjoy games from PlayStation Mobile. With simple connectivity, consumers can share their entertainment across devices and screens. Sony Mobile has R&D centers in Beijing, China; Lund, Sweden; the Silicon Valley in the U.S.; and Tokyo, Japan. Sony Mobile Communications’ North America headquarters is located in Atlanta, GA.
Sony Creative Software inspires artistic expression with its award-winning line of products for digital video, audio, and music production, as well as industry-leading technology for DVD production and Blu-ray Disc™ authoring. Sound Forge™ Pro, ACID™ Pro, and Vegas™ Pro software have defined digital content creation for a generation of creative professionals. These signature product lines continue to advance media production by providing powerful, accessible tools. Today, there is a Sony Creative Software application for every level of expertise, including a full line of consumer software based on the company's professional applications. In addition, Sony Creative Software produces the extensive Sony® Sound Series collection of royalty-free loops and samples, Sony Pictures Sound Effects Series exclusive sound effects, and Vision Series video creation assets. Further, the company provides the industry-leading tools for enterprise-level Blu-ray Disc™ production: Blu-print®, DoStudio Authoring, and DoStudio Encoder software. The company’s customers span the globe and include professionals in the film, television, video game, and recording industries, as well as students, educators, and hobbyists.
Film & Television
Sony Pictures Entertainment’s (SPE) global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. SPE is headquartered in Culver City, CA.
Sony Music Entertainment (SME) is a global recorded music company with a roster featuring a broad array of both local artists and international superstars from label groups that include Columbia, RCA, Epic, Sony Music Nashville and Sony Classical. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. SME operates in 43 countries and territories worldwide. Strategic partners include VEVO, an on-demand music video and entertainment platform, and Syco, a global joint venture with Simon Cowell that focuses on the production and exploitation of music, television, film and digital content. SME is headquartered in New York, NY.
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (S/ATV), established in 1995 as a joint venture between Sony and Michael Jackson, is the world’s leading music publisher. Together with the EMI Music Publishing, Leiber Stoller, Mijac, Motown and Famous Music catalogs, Sony/ATV owns or administers more than 2 million copyrights, including some of the best known songs ever written. Sony/ATV’s catalog includes “New York, New York,” “All You Need Is Love,” “You’ve Got a Friend,” “Moon River,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “The Mission Impossible Theme,” “Beat It,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “Over the Rainbow,” “Stand By Me,” “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” and “Singin’ in the Rain.” In addition, Sony/ATV represents the copyrights of such legendary artists as The Beatles, Leonard Cohen, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Kraftwerk, Joni Mitchell, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Queen, The Rolling Stones, Richie Sambora, Sting, Wyclef Jean, Hank Williams and Stevie Wonder, among others. Its ever-growing list of chart-topping artists, writers and producers includes Beyoncé, Fall Out Boy, Jay-Z, Jessie J, Norah Jones, Alicia Keys, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, John Mayer, P!nk, RedOne, Shakira, Ed Sheeran, Stargate, Taylor Swift and Kanye West. Sony/ATV is headquartered in New York, NY.
Sony Computer Entertainment America’s (SCEA’s) PlayStation® brand continues to redefine interactive consumer entertainment with ground-breaking products and services that include the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system, the PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita™), PlayStation®Network and PlayStation® Mobile. SCEA is headquartered in San Mateo, CA.
Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games. Best known for its blockbuster hits and franchises, including EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, Champions of Norrath®, PlanetSide®, Free Realms®, Clone Wars Adventures™ and DC Universe Online™, SOE creates, develops and provides compelling online entertainment for a variety of platforms. SOE is building on its proven legacy and pioneering the future of online worlds through creative development and inspired gameplay design for audiences of all ages. SOE is headquartered in San Diego, CA.
Sony Network Entertainment International (SNEI) is a premier provider of digital entertainment around the world, enabling consumers to access their favorite digital entertainment on their favorite connected devices. SNEI offers the latest and highest quality music, video and game content through the Sony Entertainment Network and the PlayStation® Network while also delivering third-party services. In addition, SNEI provides a compelling consumer experience through innovative content discovery features and a simple user interface that is globally consistent, yet locally relevant. SNEI is headquartered in San Mateo, CA.
Sony DADC is a leading disc and digital solution provider for the entertainment, education and information industries, offering world-class optical media replication services, digital and physical supply chain solutions and software services. The company’s network consists of service offices, optical media production, distribution and digital facilities in 19 countries around the world. Sony DADC‘s physical operations in the U.S., Sony DADC Americas, are headquartered in Terra Haute, IN. Its digital operations, called Sony DADC New Media Solutions, are based in Marina del Rey, CA.
A pioneer in digital media, Gracenote, Inc. provides music and video content and technologies to the world’s hottest entertainment products and brands. The company’s partners in the entertainment community include major and prominent independent music publishers and labels, movie studios and television networks. Gracenote has offices in Tokyo, Munich, Berlin, Seoul, and Taipei, with worldwide headquarters in Emeryville, CA.
Sony Biotechnology Inc. supplies advanced flow cytometry analysis and sorting technology for use in life science research. It is a total flow cytometry solutions provider that includes the ec800, a low cost analyzer, and the sy3200, a high-end sorter, as well as a lineup of over 8,000 reagents. Sony Biotechnology's products are marketed to private and public research institutions, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and large medical centers. The company has received significant industry recognition for its line of multi-channel, high-speed cell sorting products. Sony Biotechnology sells direct in North America, Japan and the U.K. and has distributors in Israel, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore/Malaysia and Australia/New Zealand. Sony Biotechnology is headquartered in Champaign, IL.
Micronics, Inc., a leader in in vitro diagnostics, is part of Sony’s new medical business, which leverages Sony’s technologies in sensors, monitors and consumer-centric product design. It is developing a new generation of near-patient, point-of-care tests to diagnose disease and provide accurate and actionable results in minutes. Micronics is noted for its ability to refine medical tests so the volume of fluids used (both reagents and biological samples) is reduced. The company is headquartered in Redmond, WA.
The Sony Card, a credit card that is available through Capital One, lets consumers earn Sony Rewards points on everyday purchases and get points multipliers on Sony purchases, restaurant dining and movies. Sony Rewards points can be redeemed through the Sony Rewards loyalty program, where Sony Card members get preferred access to the latest electronics, movies, games, gift cards and even rare memorabilia and exclusive experiences. The Sony Rewards program also offers points when users upload select movie tickets, register select discs, shop with Sony Rewards retail partners and more.