........ Sonys sensor department is healthy, they earn money from the mobile sensors up to 24x36mm
that other departments such as television, consumer electronics, etc. are not going so well is another question ......
Do you have any justification for this statement? or is it just plucked from the depths of your mind?
They sell to everyone -including canon-, they're bound to be profitable.
"Sony, the third largest semiconductor firm in Japan, divides its semiconductor business into in-house use and outside sales. The fourth-quarter revenues from outside sales reached JPY90 billion, representing a sequential increase of 19%. The firm has reported revenue growth for two consecutive quarters and continues to stay in profit."
The whole point of the nytimes article was that the electronic division did not make money. In fact over the last decade it had lost $9.8 billion (from memory, the actual number is not too important ) the company overall made money. But about half of what it made from films and insurance was lost again on electronics.
It is in such a bad way one significant shareholder is saying get rid of it. And the electronics business might be worthless according to the nytimes article.
The nytimes article talks about the electronics division and the digitaltime talks about the semi conductor business. Are they the same, I think not as the first includes such as the playstation.
Ankorwatt specifically claimed the sensor department was healthy. My question was did he have a justification for that claim. I asked for two reasons. First it would be interesting if true as Sony make some good sensors, and maybe they could sell it off if it really was healthy. Although that is unlikely I accept. Secondly Ankorwatt make some claims I find strange to say the least, so I was wondering whether it was worth taking any notice of his claim this time. Normally I find his rants very ignorable.