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Sony Corporation (ソニー株式会社 Sonī Kabushiki Gaisha?){{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, commonly referred to as Sony, is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan Minato, Tokyo, Japan.<ref>"Access & Map." Sony Global. Retrieved 6 December 2011. "1–7–1 Konan Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0075, Japan" – MapAddress in Japanese: "〒108-0075 東京都港区港南1–7–1"</ref> Its diversified business is primarily focused on the Consumer and Professional electronics with divisions Gaming, Entertainment and Financial services sectors.<ref name="FY">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The company is one of the leading manufacturers of electronic products for the consumer and professional markets.<ref name="SonyHistory">Sony Corporate History (Japanese). Sony.co.jp. Retrieved 7 July 2011.</ref> Sony is ranked 116th on the 2015 list of Fortune Global 500.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its four operating segments – electronics (including video games, network services and medical business), motion pictures, music and financial services.<ref name="Organization Data April 2012">Organization Data. Sony.net. Retrieved on 25 April 2012.</ref><ref name="Annual Report 2010">Business Overview, Annual Report 2010. (PDF) . Retrieved 7 July 2011.</ref><ref name="Organization Data">Organization Data. Sony.net. Retrieved 7 July 2011.</ref> These make Sony one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world. Sony's principal business operations include Sony Corporation (Sony Electronics in the U.S.), Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment, Sony Mobile Communications (formerly Sony Ericsson), and Sony Financial. Sony is among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders and as of 2013, the fourth-largest television manufacturer in the world, after Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics and TCL.<ref>Global market share held by LCD TV manufacturers from 2008 to 2013. Retrieved 26 February 2015.</ref>

The Sony Group (ソニー・グループ Sonī Gurūpu?){{#invoke:Category handler|main}} is a Japan-based corporate group primarily focused on the Electronics (such as AV/IT products and components), Game (such as the PlayStation), Entertainment (such as motion pictures and music), and Financial Services (such as insurance and banking) sectors. The group consists of Sony Corporation (holding and electronics), Sony Computer Entertainment (games), Sony Pictures Entertainment (motion pictures), Sony Music Entertainment (music), Sony/ATV Music Publishing (music publishing), Sony Financial Holdings (financial services) and others.

Its founders Akio Morita and Masaru Ibuka derived the name from sonus, the Latin word for sound, and also from the English slang word "sonny", since they considered themselves to be "sonny boys", a loan word into Japanese which in the early 1950s connoted smart and presentable young men.<ref name="SonyHistory"/> The company's current slogan is BE MOVED. Their former slogans were make.believe (2009–2014) and like.no.other (2005–2014).

Sony is a member of the SMFG (Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group) keiretsu, the successor to the Mitsui keiretsu to which it previously belonged.


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