The Japanese company Sony plans to manufacture unmanned aerial vehicles with the possibility of remote control. Development will take on the vendor's mobile division in partnership with ZMP.
Sony Mobile, and established a joint venture ZMP Aerosense, which will specialize in aerial photography and cloud computing for measurement, surveying, observation and product monitoring the various objects for corporate clients.
Aerosense Drones can be used for surveying remote mountainous areas or photographing the area before the construction of high-rise buildings. Originally it planned to produce robotic gadgets with vertical takeoff and landing.
Already in 2016 third-party companies will be able to use the drones in the various B2B-services. However, the devices will likely not be in the free market: they can buy a company, have entered into an agreement with Aerosense.
We also learned that Sony plans to raise 300 billion yen ($ 2.4 billion) from the placement of shares. Manufacturer of electronics offers investors buy securities at cost 3,420.5 yen per share.
In addition, Sony will sell convertible bonds maturing in 2022 in the amount of 120 billion yen at the price of 5008 yen each. The proceeds from the placement of shares the company plans to increase the capacity for the production of digital image sensors, as well as research in this area. Funds from the sale of convertible bonds to Sony direct investments in devices, as well as payment of debt.
Company President Kazuo Hirai said that after a period of losses and restructuring of the company is entering a phase of growth. Recently, the head of the Japanese vendor was forced to significantly reduce the staff of the company as part of getting rid of non-core assets.
In June, the company reported it had intended to sell the shares to 321.5 billion yen, and issue convertible bonds to 120 billion yen.
In this fiscal year, which began April 1, 2015, the company plans to spend on the development of the semiconductor business 290 billion yen ($ 2.32 billion), which is four times higher than the investment rate a year ago. The manufacturer expects that within a year the company's turnover in the semiconductor industry to grow by 62% to 1.5 trillion yen ($ 12 billion).
In addition, Sony has decided to open kraudfandingovy site to support the ideas of its employees. The portal, called First Flight offers support several projects from the staff of the Japanese corporation.
Sony Corporation - a Japanese multinational corporation headquartered in Tokyo, founded May 7, 1946.
Sony Corporation - one of the operating units that are part of the holding Sony Group. Engaged in production of home and professional electronics, game consoles and other high-tech products. In addition, Sony is one of the world's largest media conglomerates, owning the record mark of Sony Music Entertainment, film studios Columbia Pictures and TriStar Pictures, as well as a complete archive of film company MGM (in partnership with Comcast); It provides financial services.
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Sony Entertainment Television
Sony Mobile Communications
Sony Music Entertainment
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