According to Reuters, Sony has said that as a part of to enhance the digital imaging business income strategy, the company will spend 80 billion yen (about $ 997 million) to upgrade the production of CMOS image sensors.
Sony said it will be completed before the September 2013 investment in the CMOS image sensor factory in Japan’s southern city of Nagasaki. In the fiscal year ended March 31, the company recorded record losses.
The company said that once built a new production line, the CMOS image sensor plant monthly production capacity will reach 60,000 wafers. These wafers will be sold to manufacturers of smart phones and tablet PCs will also be used for Sony’s own products.due to weak demand and fierce competition from foreign competitors such as Samsung, the Sony TV business suffered heavy losses. Therefore, the company is trying to improve the performance of other sectors.
Sony expects TV sales will decline 11 percent to 17.5 million units in this fiscal year, the business a total loss of more than 12 billion U.S. dollars in the past nine years.In April, the
the company’s new CEO Kazuo Hirai (Kazuo Hirai) pointed out that Sony’s future lies in the Xperia smartphone and other mobile devices, games and digital imaging business. He will be the Group’s future two-year sales target set at 8.5 trillion yen, plans to achieve more than 5 percent operating margin.(This article Source: New Photography)
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