Latest Kazuo Hirai Stories

2009-02-27 13:00:00

Sony said on Friday that its chief executive, Howard Stringer, will succeed Ryoji Chubachi as the company's president in a move that would give the chief a freer hand in restructuring the company. According to the New York Times the company announced it would also reorganize its electronics and games divisions to better integrate its various businesses. Stringer said the changes were necessary to enable the company to better compete against cutthroat competition and speed decision-making to...

2008-06-26 14:50:00

Sony Corp. is confident it will win back its electronic leadership by improving its Internet-linked gadgets, wiping out losses in video games and TVs and pushing services and software, not just hardware, according to chief executive Howard Stringer. "This is not your father's Sony," he said Thursday at Sony's Tokyo headquarters, outlining a strategy for growth. Sony's fiscal year ends March 2009 and Stringer vowed that the company would become profitable in its TV and video game businesses by...

2007-06-19 16:04:30

TOKYO -- The chief architect of Sony's PlayStation game console stepped down Tuesday as the Japanese company struggles to defend its dominance in the video game industry and revive its reputation as an electronics pioneer. Ken Kutaragi, 56, retired as Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.'s chairman and group chief executive, the gaming unit said Tuesday. The unit is now headed by Kazuo Hirai, SCE's former president and chief operating officer. Kutaragi had already been relieved of day-to-day...

2005-09-30 10:33:49

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.'s PlayStation video game console has won an Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the company said on Thursday. The Emmy, which will be accepted by Kaz Hirai, president and chief executive of Sony Computer Entertainment America, was awarded for outstanding achievement in technology and advanced new media. The Emmys for popular television shows were presented earlier this month in Los Angeles. The award...

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