Sony Corporation of America, based
in New York City, is the U.S. subsidiary of Sony Corporation,
headquartered in Tokyo. Sony is a leading manufacturer
of audio, video, communications, and information technology
products for the consumer and professional markets.
Its music, motion picture, television, computer entertainment,
and online businesses make Sony one of the most comprehensive
entertainment companies in the world. Sony's principal
U.S. businesses include Sony Electronics Inc., Sony
Pictures Entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment
America Inc., and a 50% interest in SONY BMG Music Entertainment,
one of the largest recorded music companies in the world.
Sony recorded consolidated annual sales of approximately
$67 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005,
and it employs 151,400 people worldwide. Sony's consolidated
sales in the U.S. for the fiscal year ended March 31,
2005 were $18.4 billion.