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Sony Ericsson's CEO Talks Strategy

Hideki Komiyama discusses the company's new Xperia phone line, strategies for the competitive mobile-phone marketplace, and the company's goals

Hideki "Dick" Komiyama, a 64-year-old Sony (SNE) veteran, took the helm of Sony Ericsson on Nov. 6, 2007. The change in leadership came after the company had assumed its position as a strong No. 4 among the world's mobile-phone makers. Unit volumes and revenues have doubled in the past three years, increasing the global market share for Sony Ericsson—a joint venture of Sony and Ericsson (ERIC)—by three points, to 9.5%.

On Feb. 10 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Sony Ericsson rolled out its first-ever handsets built around the Microsoft (MSFT) Windows Mobile operating system, a coup for both companies (, 2/10/08).