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Sony to raise nearly US$4B, ramp up sensors business to anchor turnaround

torontosun.com — Japan's Sony Corp plans to raise nearly US$4 billion via new shares and bonds to plow into image sensors as it reinvents itself as a niche component maker, pulling back from consumer goods like TVs that dragged it into losses.

Sony pulls back from consumer goods

iol.co.za — Tokyo - Japan's Sony plans to raise nearly $4 billion via new shares and bonds to plough into image sensors as it reinvents itself as a niche component maker, pulling back from consumer goods like TVs that dragged it into losses.

Sony to raise nearly $4-billion, ramp up sensors business to anchor turnaround

theglobeandmail.com — Japan's Sony Corp plans to raise nearly $4-billion via new shares and bonds to plow into image sensors as it reinvents itself as a niche component maker, pulling back from consumer goods like TVs that dragged it into losses.

Sony to raise nearly $4 bln, ramp up sensors business to anchor turnaround

dailymail.co.uk — TOKYO, June 30 (Reuters) - Japan's Sony Corp plans to raise nearly $4 billion via new shares and bonds to plough into image sensors as it reinvents itself as a niche component maker, pulling back from consumer goods like TVs that dragged it into losses.

UPDATE 2-Sharp shareholders re-elect CEO, approve bailout to secure survival

reuters.com — Shares hit lowest level since 2012 amid turnaround doubts * Takahashi does not rule out M&A deals (Adds share move, CEO apology, comments on M&A) By Ritsuko Ando OSAKA, Japan, June 23 (Reuters) - Sharp Corp's shareholders re-elected CEO Kozo Takahashi and approved plans for a second bank bailout on Tuesday, backing the electronics company's strategy to survive a deep downturn in its troubled display business amid fierce competition.

Sony, Panasonic cling to TVs

torontosun.com — Japan's once-mighty electronics makers have lost billions of dollars from TVs but Sony Corp. and Panasonic Corp. won't quit, saying retreating from the world's living rooms would close the door to more promising businesses.

Panasonic and Sony cling to TVs

iol.co.za — Tokyo - Japan's once-mighty electronics makers have lost billions of dollars from TVs, but Sony and Panasonic won't quit, saying retreating from the world's living rooms would close the door to more promising businesses. Consumer electronics account for a shrinking portion of income after restructuring focused Sony on gaming and image sensors and Panasonic on electric car batteries.

Sony, Panasonic cling to TVs, betting on halo effect of premium sets

reuters.com — Consumer electronics account for a shrinking portion of income after restructuring focused Sony on gaming and image sensors and Panasonic on electric car batteries. But TVs remain among their best-known products. Staying in the TV market - particularly at the premium end - keeps the pair relevant and ensures their brands and quality are at the forefront when consumers shop for other electronics, they said.

Sony, Panasonic cling to TVs, betting on halo effect of premium sets

reuters.com — Consumer electronics account for a shrinking portion of income after restructuring focused Sony on gaming and image sensors and Panasonic on electric car batteries. But TVs remain among their best-known products. Staying in the TV market - particularly at the premium end - keeps the pair relevant and ensures their brands and quality are at the forefront when consumers shop for other electronics, they said.

Sony, Panasonic cling to TVs, betting on halo effect of premium sets

dailymail.co.uk — TOKYO, June 19 (Reuters) - Japan's once-mighty electronics makers have lost billions of dollars from TVs but Sony Corp and Panasonic Corp won't quit, saying retreating from the world's living rooms would close the door to more promising businesses.
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