Tough Love for Sony's Chip Biz

Chip czar Nakagawa plans to cut capital investmentand maybe outsource its crucial Cell gaming platformto revive Sony's money-losing unit

On a recent morning in southern Japan, Sony (SNE) officials led a busload of financial analysts on a 10-hour road trip and tour of the company's high-tech chip-making facilities. The event was billed as a meet-and-greet with the new head of the semiconductor and components unit, Yutaka Nakagawa, who had taken over just four months earlier.

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