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Sony Corporation of America

Sony Corporation of America
Sony USA Inc.
FoundedFebruary 15, 1960; 59 years ago (1960-02-15)
FounderAkio Morita
Headquarters25 Madison Avenue, ,
ParentSony Corporation
SubsidiariesSee below
Former headquarters of SCA in the Sony Building, in Manhattan.

Sony Corporation of America (SCA), based in New York City,[1] is a subsidiary of the Japanese conglomerate Sony Corporation. It serves as the company's US headquarters, and manages the company's US-based businesses.[2]

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

It was reported in December of 2016 by multiple news outlets that Sony was considering restructuring its U.S. operations by merging its TV & 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 wouldn't have taken over day-to-day operations of the film studio.[3][4][5] According to one report, Sony was set to make a final decision on the possibility of the merger of the TV, film, & gaming businesses by the end of its fiscal year in March of the following year (2017).[3] However, judging by Sony's activity in 2017, the rumored merger never materialized.


Name Established Location Parent company
Sony Electronics USA Inc. February 15, 1960 San Diego, California[6] Sony Corporation
Sony Entertainment Inc.[7][8] 2012 New York City, New York
Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. August 7, 1991 Culver City, California Sony Entertainment
Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan February 10, 1984 Tokyo, Japan Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group 1998 Culver City, California Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Inc. June 1978 Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group
Sony Wonder July 26, 1991 New York City, New York Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Sony Pictures Television Inc. November 1948 Culver City, California Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Music Entertainment 2008 New York City, New York Sony Entertainment
Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC 1955
Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC[2] November 16, 1993 San Mateo, California Sony Corporation
Sony DADC US Inc. 1983 Terre Haute, Indiana
Sony Mobile Communications (USA) Inc. October 1, 2001 San Mateo, California[9] Sony Mobile Communications AB[9]

Others subsidiaries

Notes and references

  1. ^ "Corporate Fact Sheet".
  2. ^ a b "Who We Are". Sony Corporation of America. Retrieved 2019-03-12.
  3. ^ a b Aldrich, Rachel (12 December 2016). "Why would Sony merge its gaming and film units?". TheStreet.
  4. ^ Atkinson, Claire (12 December 2016). "Sony considers merging gaming and film divisions". New York Post.
  5. ^ Cooke, Chris. "Revamp of Sony's entertainment business could more closely align Sony Music with Sony/ATV | Complete Music Update".
  6. ^ Our Businesses, Sony Corporation of America
  7. ^ "Corporate Fact Sheet". Sony Corporation of America. Retrieved 14 December 2009.
  8. ^ "Outline of Principal Operations". Sony Corporation of America. Retrieved 14 December 2009.
  9. ^ a b Company Overview of Sony Mobile Communications (USA) Inc. Bbloomberg
  10. ^ "Sony to Acquire Optical Archive Inc". Sony Corporation of America. 2015-05-27. Retrieved 2017-12-19.
  11. ^ "iCyt Mission Technology Renamed Sony Biotechnology" (PDF). Sony Corporation of America. 2012-10-18. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-11-19. Retrieved 2012-10-23. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  12. ^ Sony Enters the Flow Cytometry Business in Life Science Field by Acquiring iCyt Archived 2010-02-15 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ "Sony acquires Micronics, Inc., US diagnostic device development venture, Acquisition to accelerate development and commercialization of Point of Care diagnostic products". Sony Corporation. 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2012-04-06.

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