In Sony reorganization: the company closes the mobile unit

Just a few days ago, Sony announced the closure of a smartphone manufacturing plant in China, but promised

that the mobile unit will neither sell nor close. And now it has become known that the company will still close it.

What will change

Formally, the division is closed, but on releaseSony smartphones does not refuse. It's just that the restructuring started here: from April 1, the independent divisions of Imaging Products & Solutions (IP & S), Home Entertainment & Sound (HE & S) and Mobile Communications (MC) will cease to exist and merge into a single division of Electronics Products & Solutions (EP & S). Thus, the new division will deal with smartphones, cameras, televisions and acoustics.

Shigeki Ishizuka (Shigeki Ishizuka) will head it,current head of Storage Media. The latter, by the way, he is not going to leave - he will simply combine two posts. Ichiro Takagi, the current head of the reorganized HE & S division, was appointed his deputy.

What for?

It's no secret that some Sony divisions, inincluding mobile, are unprofitable. Others, on the contrary, bring good profits and cover the losses of "colleagues". Apparently, the reorganization is carried out in order to hide the disadvantages of Mobile Communications and improve performance in the financial statements.