Sony Corporation of America
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryElectronics
Entertainment
Television
FoundedFebruary 15, 1960; 62 years ago (1960-02-15)
FounderAkio Morita
Headquarters25 Madison Avenue, ,
United States
Key people
Kenichiro Yoshida
(Chairman, President & CEO)
Steven Kober
(Executive Vice President & CFO)
Number of employees
33,234[1]
ParentSony Group Corporation
WebsiteOfficial Website
Former headquarters of SCA in the Sony Building, in Manhattan.
Former headquarters of SCA in the Sony Building, in Manhattan.

Sony Corporation of America (SONAM[2]), based in New York City,[3] is the American subsidiary of the Japanese conglomerate Sony Group Corporation. It serves as the company's US headquarters, and manages the company's US-based businesses.[4]

Sony's principal U.S. businesses include Sony Electronics, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment, and Sony Music Publishing.

It was reported in December 2016 by multiple news outlets that Sony was considering restructuring its U.S. operations by merging its television and film business, Sony Pictures Entertainment, with its gaming business, Sony Interactive Entertainment. According to the reports, such a restructuring would have placed Sony Pictures under Sony Interactive's then CEO, Andrew House, though House would not have assumed day-to-day operations of the film studio.[5][6][7] According to one report, Sony was set to make a final decision on the possibility of the merger of the television, film and gaming businesses by the end of its fiscal year in March of the following year (2017).[5] As of January 2020, nothing has materialized.

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Notes and references

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  4. ^ "Who We Are". Sony Corporation of America. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  5. ^ a b Aldrich, Rachel (December 12, 2016). "Why would Sony merge its gaming and film units?". TheStreet.
  6. ^ Atkinson, Claire (December 12, 2016). "Sony considers merging gaming and film divisions". New York Post.
  7. ^ Cooke, Chris. "Revamp of Sony's entertainment business could more closely align Sony Music with Sony/ATV | Complete Music Update".
  8. ^ "Corporate Fact Sheet". Sony Corporation of America. Retrieved December 14, 2009.
  9. ^ "Outline of Principal Operations". Sony Corporation of America. Retrieved December 14, 2009.
  10. ^ Company Overview of Sony Mobile Communications (USA) Inc. Bloomberg
  11. ^ "Madison Beer Creates Ultra-Realistic Immersive Reality Concert Experience With Sony Music Entertainment and Verizon" (Press release). Sony Music. January 13, 2021. Retrieved January 13, 2021.
  12. ^ "Sony to Acquire Optical Archive Inc". Sony Corporation of America. May 27, 2015. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  13. ^ "iCyt Mission Technology Renamed Sony Biotechnology" (PDF). Sony Corporation of America. October 18, 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 19, 2012. Retrieved October 23, 2012.
  14. ^ Sony Enters the Flow Cytometry Business in Life Science Field by Acquiring iCyt Archived 2010-02-15 at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ "Sony acquires Micronics, Inc., US diagnostic device development venture, Acquisition to accelerate development and commercialization of Point of Care diagnostic products". Sony Corporation. September 28, 2011. Retrieved April 6, 2012.