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Sony is going to sell the unit to produce smartphones
Head of Sony Kazuo Hirai and his deputies are considering the sale of units for the production of smart phones and tablets as one of the possible solutions to the problems of the company. This was reported by Reuters informed sources.
According to one informant, the decision on any transaction is still pending, but the top management of Sony recognizes that “no business forever”, but “each segment should be considered from the point of exit from Sony».
Despite the current difficulties of the Japanese corporation, caused by cyber attacks on Hollywood videopodrazdelenie Sony Pictures, the main attention of top managers is a new business plan for the development of the corporation. Who became CEO in April 2012. Kazuo Hirai could not make profitable television and mobile units. By the end of fiscal year 2013-2014 Unit Mobile Products & Communications showed a loss of $ 729 million, and Imaging Products & Solutions – $ 256 million. In the future, the situation has not improved, so now address the issue of joint investments with other companies in those departments or their sale.
Members discussing the news, worried that the new owner can spoil smartphones Sony Xperia, especially if it is a Chinese company. For example, the resource GSM Arena one user says: «NO, please no. At least none Chinese company : P “. (No, please, no, at least not a Chinese company.)
The main task of the post gendira Hirai was lead the company to profitability, but the fiscal year, Sony will end in March, according to company forecasts will again be unprofitable – expected a loss of $ 1.9 billion. As the result, the company expects to sell 41 million smartphones that 9 million units less than previously predicted value.
Earlier, in February 2014, Sony has sold Vaio notebook unit and allocated to a separate company TV division.
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