The company is involved in development, manufacture and sale of electronic equipment and instruments, gaming consoles and software for consumers and professionals.
The company was founded in the year 1946 and is headquartered at Tokyo. The present CEO of the company is Kazuo Hirai. Employing around 140,900 people globally, it is one of the most well recognized brands in consumer electronics segment. Its operations are carried out through Consumer Products and Services, Professional Device and Solutions and Financial Services segments. Having been engaged in electronics, movies and music, Sony is one of the most well established entertainment companies in the world. In the year 2013, Sony was among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders and the 4th largest television manufacturer in the world.