Sony Reshuffles Management

Under the reorganization, all core consumer product businesses will be coordinated and led by executive deputy president Katsumi Ihara. The semiconductor and component device businesses will be led by Yutaka Nakagawa, who will be promoted to executive deputy president.

Sony will also centralize research and development and all new business functions at Sony headquarters under president and chief executive Dr. Ryoji Chubachi, who will head the company's Technology Development Group.

The company will consolidate the core AV/IT businesses under Ihara, and focus the critical semiconductor manufacturing and component device efforts under Nakagawa.

In additional announcements, Keiichiro Shimada will be promoted to president of the Technology Development Group and oversee development of software and technology linked to next generation products.

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