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Company Overview of Sony Electronics Inc.

Company Overview

Sony Electronics Inc. develops, designs, engineers, manufactures, markets, distributes, and services audio and video electronics and information technology products for consumer and professional markets in the United States. It offers audio-visual products, such as high-definition televisions, digital cameras, camcorders, and personal stereo and flash media products; home audio and video, digital photo frames, portable audio, and mobile entertainment products, including video MP3 players, reader digital books, speakers, and pocket video cameras; Internet-based live TV service PlayStation for Android TVs; home theater projectors; in-car audio systems; AV centers; wireless speakers; sound bars...

16530 Via Esprillo

San Diego, CA 92127

United States

Founded in 1960





Key Executives for Sony Electronics Inc.

Chief Operating Officer and President
President of Professional Solutions of America
President of VAIO of America
Senior Advisor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation Group - Sony Corporation of America
Age: 65
Chief Technology Officer of Broadcast and Production Systems Division
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Sony Electronics Inc. Key Developments

Sony Electronics Announce Pricing and Availability for New Sony EXTRA BASS Wireless Speaker and Headphones Series

Sony Electronics announced pricing and availability details for the EXTRA BASS series of headphones and portable wireless speakers designed to enable users to enjoy the intensity of deep bass notes in a variety of locations and scenarios. Made for heavy-hitting bass lines, EXTRA BASS technology delivers powerful, clear bass sound that's perfect for EDM, Hip-Hop and other popular music genres. The MDR-XB950N1 EXTRA BASS Wireless Headphones: Available March 2017 for $249.99; The MDR-XB950N1 wireless headphones deliver powerful, enhanced bass response with Sony's exclusive noise cancelling technology. The MDR-XB950N1 support Bluetooth® audio streaming and simplified connectivity with Near Field Communications (NFC) technology, making it easy to connect wirelessly. The MDR-XB950B1 EXTRA BASS Wireless Headphones: Available March 2017 for $199.99. The MDR-XB950B1 deliver the same powerful, enhanced bass response, but without the added noise cancelling technology of the MDR-XB950N1 model. The MDR-XB950B1 headphones provide up to 18 hours on a full charge. MDR-XB550AP EXTRA BASS Wired On-Ear Headphones: Available March 2017 for $59.99 MSRP; The MDR-XB550AP wired headphones feature a premium metal headband and their specially designed ear cups work in conjunction with the drivers to deliver powerful, deep and punchy enhanced bass response. MDR-XB510AS EXTRA BASS Wired On In-Ear Sports Headphones: Available March 2017 for $59.99; The specially designed MDR-XB510AS in-ear sports headphones work in conjunction with the drivers to deliver powerful, enhanced bass response. The easy to wear style with arc supporter provides a perfect, stable fit for active users and with an IPX5/7 water-proof design, the XB510AS can be worn while running in rain or sitting around the pool. The SRS-XB40, SRS-XB30, and SRS-XB20 Wireless Speakers – A Portable Party EXTRA BASS technology delivers powerful, clear bass sound where it's hard to find—in a compact, portable speaker. The SRS-XB40 Wireless Speaker: Available March 2017 for $249.99; The 4 by 11 inch (100mm by 279mm) SRS-XB40 features club-like lighting effects with an LED perimeter line-light, a strobe flash and speaker light. The line-light creates multicolor patterns, ranging from pure white to rainbow. The SRS-XB30 Wireless Speaker: Available March 2017 for $149.99; The 3 by 9 inch (82mm by 228mm) SRS-XB30 has multicolor line-light and strobe flash features. With the SRS-XB30 it is also possible to recharge a smartphone or other USB device by connecting it to the USB-A port. The SRS-XB20 Wireless Speaker: Available March 2017 for $99.99; The 2 ½ by 8 inch SRS-XB20 features a single color line-light which compliments the speaker color. SRS-XB10 Wireless Speaker: Available March 2017 for $59.99.

Sony Electronics Announces Pricing and Availability Details on New Premium 4K HDR Ultra HD TVs

Sony Electronics announced pricing and availability details on its newest lineup of 4K HDR Ultra HD televisions, the XBR-X800E, XBR-X850E, XBR-X900E and the XBR-X930E/XBR-X940E series. All are available for pre-sale from Best Buy and other authorized dealers nationwide and will be available in stores in March 2017. Dramatic Contrast and Brilliant Color: All of Sony's new premium 4K HDR Ultra HD televisions support HDR (High Dynamic Range) and reproduce dramatic contrast plus rich, brilliant color. The XBR-X930E/XBR-X940E series includes Sony's 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme ™ advanced image engine to improve color accuracy, contrast and clarity and supports HDR10, HLG1, and Dolby Vision™1 for viewing HDR content. Sony's unique technologies provide a better HDR experience with greater clarity and a wider range of colors and contrast. The TRILUMINOS™ Display maps colors for a wider pallet, Super Bit Mapping™ 4K HDR creates a smooth, natural picture without "banding," and dual database processing reduces on-screen noise while maximizing clarity. Motionflow™ reduces motion artifacts for smooth, natural motion reproduction. All these Sony technologies deliver a more realistic picture with subtle shades and depths of color and dramatic brightness and black levels. Sony TVs Powered by Android™ TV: These new 4K HDR Ultra HD TVs are powered by Android TV which brings movies, TV shows and thousands of apps into the home, making it easy to watch broadcast and cable TV, download entertainment, and use as a gaming device. TV lovers can enjoy hit shows and timeless movies from Google Play™, Amazon Video, YouTube, Netflix, and others, including 4K HDR movies streamed directly to their TVs with the ULTRA app from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. And PlayStation™ Vue, the Internet-based live TV streaming service, gives consumers the option to watch their favorite live TV, movies and sports content without a cable or satellite subscription and without any recording conflicts. Google Assistant™ Built-In: With the Google Assistant built-in1, users can quickly access entertainment, get answers and control devices around their home. It's also easy to find the latest blockbuster, check the score of the big game or dim the lights. To get started, just press the mic button on the remote. The XBR-X930E/XBR-X940E Series: The XBR-X930E series delivers superior brightness and exceptional contrast with the new Slim Backlight Drive+, an improved grid-array backlighting system which boosts brightness and deepens black levels for better contrast. X-tended Dynamic Range PRO x10 provides 10 times the contrast range compared to a conventional LED TV. The X940E features a precision full-array boosting and dimming backlight system which allows for precise contrast and incredible brightness. By combining X-tended Dynamic Range Pro 10X with TRILUMINOS Display, the X930E/X940E can generate a massive amount of color volume. The XBR-900E Series: The XBR-X900E series delivers the dramatic contrast, color and detail of 4K HDR taking even non-HDR content to the next level with the powerful new 4K HDR Processor X1. The XBR-X900E series has full-array local dimming and boosting backlighting system and five times the contrast range of a conventional LED with X-tended Dynamic Range™ PRO 5x. The XBR-800E/XBR-X850E Series: The XBR-800E/XBR-X850E Series delivers great contrast, color and detail. The X850, equipped with the powerful new 4K HDR Processor X1, takes even non-HDR content to near HDR quality. The TRILUMINOS Display produces smooth and vibrant colors and Motionflow™ XR technology produces lifelike motion while 4K X-Reality PRO provides detail and clarity. Also includes Android™ TV with Google Home compatibility. These televisions are now available for pre-sale from Best Buy and other authorized dealers nationwide and will be available in stores beginning in March 2017.

Sony Electronics Announces Pricing and Availability of New UBP-X800 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Player

Sony Electronics announced pricing and availability details on its UBP-X800 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player. Available for pre-sale for a MSRP of $299.99 from Amazon, Best Buy and other authorized dealers nationwide. UBP-X800 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player will be available in stores in March 2017. Sony's first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player allows customers to experience the full breadth of what Sony's 4K ecosystem has to offer. The UBP-X800 Player is compatible with Ultra HD Blu-ray as well as video streaming in 4K resolution and High Dynamic Range, for greater detail, brightness and contrast that fully captures the movie, TV show, or game as it was meant to be seen and heard. The UBP-X800 provides Ultra HD Blu-ray playback with wide color space BT2020, it has twice the color range of existing conventional Blu-ray players and HDR, and up to 100 times dynamic range to enjoy realistic picture quality like never before. The UBP-X800 is also a great match to Dolby Atmos and DTS:X audio compatible receivers, for the most immersive home theater experience possible. As an exciting exclusive offer, now through June 30, 2017 purchasers of a UBP-X800 are eligible to receive two 4K Ultra HD discs from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, including recently released titles such as Inferno and The Shallows, up to a $50 value. In addition to support for Ultra HD Blu-ray the UBP-X800 utilizes a Sony developed Precision HD drive to help maintain consistent performance with virtually every optical disc format, including DVD Video and DVD Audio; CD and Super Audio CD; and Blu-ray 3D, and BD-ROM media in additional to almost any format available via USB. The UBP-X800's specially designed Frame and Beam chassis increases structural rigidity and its honeycomb top plate, sf heat sync and offset insulator feet reduce the effects of airborne and mechanical vibration. This high quality construction contributes to Hi-Res Audio sound reproduction which can playback up to 192kHz/24-bit and DSD 11.2MHz For standard resolution music DSEE HX upscales the original signal's sampling frequency and bit-depth.

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