Tag: howard stringer
PlayStation mastermind Kazuo Hirai named as next Sony President
Sony have officially announced that their next president will be Kazuo Hirai. The change has been often rumoured, picking up speed in January as it became clear Sony's profits were once again not quite up to scratch. Hirai, who…
Sony Honeycomb tablet device ready by the end of the summer?
Sony have been keeping schtum more or less about their tablet device plans, with only a few vague rumours surrounding a September release of an "S1" tablet having previously done the rounds. However CEO Howard Stringer has apparently lifted the…
Sony boss surrenders pay bonus, as company braces for job cuts amid sales slump
Sir Howard Stringer, the Sony boss whose company reforms were doing a great job until the global financial crisis stopped everyone buying second BRAVIAS for the bedroom on their credit cards, will be turning down his bonus this year as Sony reveals its first annual loss in 14 years.
“The massive economic upheaval being experienced across the globe is sparing no one in the consumer electronics world,” Stringer said, as he revealed a forecast loss of $1.7bn for the year – and said Sony would look to making more job cuts on top of the already-announced 16,000 staff its planning…
PS3 could fail due to "Mercedes" positioning, says Sony boss
It’s a bit early to be talking about PS3 as a possible failure, but that’s exactly what Sony’s chairman/CEO Sir Howard Stringer appears to have done, in an as-yet broadcast TV interview with US show CEO Exchange, which has been reported online.