It won't be enough to squash mounting breakup pressure, but Sony has a new hit from an unexpected place: a $25 miniature computer whose popularity is surging among tech hobbyists.
As Bloomberg Television's Tom Gibson reports, inventors and tinkerers are smitten with Sony's Raspberry Pi device, which is really just a small circuit board and crude casing. The company expects to make its millionth device by July.
The Pi is being used in all kinds of robotics, allowing do-it-yourselfers a cheap way to add computer functionality to their inventions, from motion sensors to supercomputers.
Now if only Sony could create a robot to go back in time and reclaim some of the $100 billion the company has lost in market value since 2000. Now that would be impressive.