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Sony wins ‘Red Dot Best of Best’ Award for [FX3] Full-frame Cinema Line camera, BRAVIA 4K TV [A95K Series], Airpeak [S1] drone
01 Apr, 2022
Home Theatre System [HT-A9], LinkBuds [WF-L900] headphones, Xperia PRO-I also awarded the Red Dot
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Humanitarian Aid in Ukraine
Further Support to Humanitarian Relief for Ukraine Emergency
31 Mar, 2022
The Sony Group is providing additional support to humanitarian relief efforts to assist the affected population in Ukraine and in neighboring countries.
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Sony and THU announce the winner of Sony Talent League
28 Mar, 2022
Sony Group Corporation (Sony) and THU announced the winner of the second edition of Sony Talent League by THU, a global challenge that supports young creators worldwide and aims to discover the next generation of creative minds in the digital entertainment industry.
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Sony Honored as One of "2022 World's Most Ethical Companies"
16 Mar, 2022
Sony Group Corporation has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the “World's Most Ethical Companies” for the fourth consecutive year. The US-based Ethisphere Institute is a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.
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Sony CSL Rome and S+T+ARTS
Sony Computer Science Laboratories Rome enter the heart of the S+T+ARTS project: the artist residencies are underway
03 Mar, 2022
Sony Computer Science Laboratories (Sony CSL) is preparing to launch one of the very first activities carried out at its new laboratory in Rome: these are the artist residencies promoted as part of the European project S+T+ARTS | Repairing the Present and managed in collaboration with MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts.
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Humanitarian Aid in Ukraine
Donation to Humanitarian Aid in Ukraine Emergency
02 Mar, 2022
Sony Group Corporation (“Sony”) today announced the donation of a total of 2 million U.S. dollars to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the international NGO, Save the Children, in order to provide humanitarian aid to the affected populations in Ukraine and countries in the region.
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Sony Ventures Corporation Actively Investing New Investment Fund "Sony Innovation Fund 3 L.P."
17 Feb, 2022
Sony Ventures Corporation (“SVC”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Group Corporation (“the Sony Group”) has completed the first closing of its new fund, Sony Innovation Fund 3 L.P. (“SIF3”), targeting 25 Billion Yen.
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SPRESENSE in Europe
Sony to Release LTE Extension Boards for SPRESENSE™, a Smart-Sensing Processor-Equipped Board for IoT Applications
25 Jan, 2022
Tokyo, Japan — Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation (“Sony”) today announced the upcoming release of LTE extension boards equipped with smart sensing processors for IoT applications, which will join the SPRESENSE™ line of board products that launched in July 2018.
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CES 2022
Sony Exhibits at CES® 2022
05 Jan, 2022
Sony will exhibit at CES® 2022, taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada and online from Wednesday, January 5 (PST).
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VISION-S Exhibiting at CES 2022, Entering a New Phase
05 Jan, 2022
At CES 2020, Sony Group Corporation (“Sony”) announced "VISION-S," an initiative aimed at contributing to the evolution of mobility, and exhibited a prototype vehicle at its booth.
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Selected for CDP’s A List
Sony Recognized as a Climate Change and Water Security Leader - Selected for CDP’s A List
15 Dec, 2021
Tokyo, Japan — Sony Group Corporation (Sony) announced today that it has been included in the CDP’s A-List, a distinction which recognizes Sony as a leader in efforts to address climate change and achieve water security. This is the sixth time Sony has made the A List in the climate change, and the fifth in the water security.
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Sony Technology Day - Introducing eight technologies under the theme “Technology that inspires emotion”
07 Dec, 2021
Today, Sony Group Corporation (“Sony” or “the company”) held “Sony Technology Day,” an online event to exhibit various Sony Group technologies. Sony introduced eight technologies, under the theme of “Technology that inspires emotion,” that connect the various businesses of the Sony Group and support the evolution of the company.
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Virtual Fan Engagement Partner
Sony to become the Official Virtual Fan Engagement Partner of Manchester City Football Club
30 Nov, 2021
Sony Group Corporation (hereafter "Sony") is collaboratively exploring with Manchester City Football Club (hereafter “Manchester City”), to maximize the potential of online fan engagement experiences. 
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‘Waste Age’ exhibition
Sony to participate in ‘Waste Age’ exhibition at the Design Museum
01 Nov, 2021
Sony Europe has announced participation in the new ‘Waste Age’ exhibition at the Design Museum, London. Running until 20th February 2022 the exhibition will explore the role of design in the current environmental crisis and how design can help shape a better future.
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Maker Faire Rome
Sony to showcase innovations at Maker Faire Rome 2021 as official Gold Partner
08 Oct, 2021
Hiroaki Kitano, President and CEO of Sony Computer Science Laboratories, delivers speech at the Opening Conference.
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AITRIOS™
Sony to Launch Edge AI Platform Service AITRIOS™ To Streamline the Development and Implementation of AI Camera-Driven Sensing Solutions
06 Oct, 2021
Atsugi, Japan — Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation (“Sony”) announced today that its AITRIOS™ edge AI sensing platform will launch in Japan, the U.S. and Europe starting from late 2021. Sony is now widely recruiting corporate partners, inviting their involvement in the development and implementation of AI camera-driven and other sensing solutions that will make the most of this platform.
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New Image Sensor
Sony to Release UV Wavelength-Compatible CMOS Image Sensor Equipped with Global Shutter Function and Industry's Highest Effective Pixel Count of Approx. 8.13 Megapixels
29 Sep, 2021
Atsugi, Japan — Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation (Sony) today announced the commercialization of the IMX487, a 2/3-type CMOS image sensor for industrial equipment, which is compatible with the UV (ultraviolet light) wavelength and comes with global shutter functionality and the industry’s highest effective pixel count of approximately 8.13 megapixels.
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Challenge for young creators
Sony and THU launch the second edition of Sony Talent League
22 Sep, 2021
After the success of last year’s edition, Sony Group Corporation (Sony) and THU have joined forces once again to launch a global challenge that supports young creators worldwide and to discover the next generation of creative minds in the digital entertainment industry. Last year, we received 1638 total submissions from 105 countries.
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Sony Group ESG Briefing FY2021: Evolving Sustainability Management: Initiatives to Create Value Through Sony’s Business
15 Sep, 2021
At its ESG Briefing held today, Sony outlined the evolution of its sustainability management, focusing on initiatives that aim to create social value through its diverse business activities and technology.
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New event-based vision sensors
Sony to release two types of stacked event-based vision sensors with the industry’s smallest*1 4.86 micrometre pixel size for detecting subject changes only
09 Sep, 2021
Atsugi, Japan — Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation (“Sony”) today announced the upcoming release of two types of stacked event-based vision sensors. These sensors designed for industrial equipment are capable of detecting only subject changes, and achieve the industry’s smallest*1 pixel size of 4.86μm.
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New industry first sensor
Sony to release a stacked SPAD depth sensor for automotive LiDAR applications, an industry first
06 Sep, 2021
Atsugi, Japan — Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation today announced the upcoming release of the IMX459 stacked SPAD depth sensor for automotive LiDAR applications using direct Time-of-Flight (dToF) method, an industry first.
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Sony Research Award Program
Sony Research Award Program’ Expands to India and further in Europe as it Enters its Sixth Year
15 Jul, 2021
Sony announced today that it is now accepting submissions for its Research Award Program, currently in its sixth year. The program provides funding for programs researching emerging and innovative technologies in collaboration with Sony’s own research groups, and is open to universities in the U.S., Canada, 17 European countries (with 8 new additions)*, and, starting this year, India.
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ESG Initiative Support Program
Sony Innovation Fund Launches ESG Initiative Support Program for Portfolio Companies
02 Jun, 2021
Sony Innovation Fund, a corporate venture capital arm of Sony Group Corporation (hereafter “Sony”), today announced that it has developed an Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) evaluation process for its portfolio companies and launched a program to support each company's ESG efforts.
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Smart city trial in Rome
Sony cooperates in smart city trial project in Rome using intelligent vision sensors to reduce traffic, optimise public transportation and support pedestrian safety
27 May, 2021
Sony Europe has announced its IMX500 image sensors with AI processing functionality are at the core of three smart city trials being run by Envision in the municipality of Rome. These are intended to cut the city’s transport-related pollution and accidents at pedestrian crossings.
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Renowned Chef Hajime Yoneda Joins Sony AI as an Advisor to Gastronomy Flagship Project
06 Apr, 2021
Owner-chef of Michelin three-star restaurant HAJIME to advise Sony AI on reimagining the future of restaurants with AI & Robotics
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Artificial Intelligence
Uéle Lamore announces new EP Heqet’s Shadow: Return of Glycon for release 2. April A collaboration project with Sony Computer Science Laboratories’ “Music and Artificial Intelligence” team
01 Apr, 2021
Musicians have always used technology to augment their creativity; Uèle Lamore is no exception. The 27-year-old Franco-American composer, conductor, orchestrator, and arranger specializes in incorporating electronic and synthetic elements in her work, but for new EP Heqet’s Shadow: Return Of Glycon – her first release on new Sony Music Masterworks imprint XXIM Records - she went further than ever before. She employed Artificial Intelligence.
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Sony Talent League
Grand winner of first “Sony Talent League by THU” revealed – Global challenge to continue for a second season
23 Mar, 2021
Sony Corporation and THU have announced the winner of “Sony Talent League by THU”, a global challenge to discover the next generation of creative minds in the digital entertainment industry, held in conjunction with Sony Creators Gate.
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World's Most Ethical Companies
Sony Honored as One of "2021 World's Most Ethical Companies"
24 Feb, 2021
Sony Corporation has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" for the 3rd consecutive year. The US-based Ethisphere Institute researches and advances the standards of ethical business practices worldwide.
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Sony Launches Digital Presence for CES 2021 - Show Overview
06 Jan, 2021
January 6, 2021 – Sony, heading into its 50th year as an exhibitor at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), today announced details of its digital participation in the upcoming 2021 online event. The company will showcase its innovations as a creative entertainment company with a solid foundation of technology at this year’s digital-only event, January 11-14, 2021.
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Water Resource Management
Sony Recognized as a Leader in Water Resource Management by CDP Report
14 Dec, 2020
Sony Corporation (Sony) announced today that it has been included in the CDP's Water A List, recognizing Sony as one of the highest performing companies in the area of water resource management. This is the fourth time, following fiscal 2016, 2017 and 2019, that Sony has made the Water A List.
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Sony Establishes “Sony Innovation Fund: Environment” to Nurture Ventures Specializing in Environmental Technology
10 Sep, 2020
Sony Corporation (hereafter “Sony”) established the corporate venture capital fund, “Sony Innovation Fund: Environment,” in September 2020, to nurture ventures specializing in new environmental technology.
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Green Management 2025
Sony Establishes "Green Management 2025" Group Environmental Medium-Term Targets
10 Sep, 2020
Sony Corporation (hereinafter “Sony”) has set a long-term environmental plan “Road to Zero” to achieve a “zero environmental footprint” by 2050 throughout all stages of its product lifecycles and business activities. To achieve this, it sets medium-term environmental targets every five years to serve as milestones.
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Sony ESG/Technology Briefing
Sony ESG/Technology Briefing FY2020
10 Sep, 2020
Today, Sony Corporation (hereafter “Sony” or “the Company”) held its ESG/Technology Briefing for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021 (FY2020).
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Sony Talent League
Sony launches global challenge to empower aspiring creators going beyond boundaries in digital entertainment - “Sony Talent League by THU”
31 Jul, 2020
Sony Corporation ("Sony") today announced the launch of "Sony Talent League by THU", a global challenge to empower aspiring creators co-hosted by Sony and "Trojan Horse was a Unicorn (THU)", a networking platform for creators. The challenge is looking for the best cross-border talent on a worldwide scale, to discover the next generation of creative minds in the digital entertainment industry.
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Sony Research Award Program
'Sony Research Award Program' Expands to Europe as it Enters its Fifth Year
15 Jul, 2020
Sony announced today that it is now accepting submissions for its Research Award Program, currently in its fifth year. The program provides universities in the U.S., Canada and starting this year, selected European countries, funding for programs researching emerging and innovative technologies in collaboration with Sony’s own research groups.
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Sony to release world’s first Intelligent Vision Sensors with AI processing functionality
14 May, 2020
Sony Corporation today announced the upcoming release of two models of intelligent vision sensors, the first image sensors in the world to be equipped with AI processing functionality. Including AI processing functionality on the image sensor itself enables high-speed edge AI processing and extraction of only the necessary data, which, when using cloud services, reduces data transmission latency, addresses privacy concerns, and reduces power consumption and communication costs.
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UNOPS
UNOPS and Sony Launch Innovation Collaboration Program - Now accepting submissions for business ideas for Global Innovation Challenge
21 Apr, 2020
Tokyo, Japan—The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and Sony Corporation announced the global launch of a collaborative program for innovation today.

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