Sony released their Q3 financial results

Sony financial results imaging products

Sony released their Q3 financial results and reported “significant” decrease in image sensor sales:

“Sales decreased 12.6% year-on-year (a 16% decrease on a constant currency basis) to 249.9 billion yen (2,082 million U.S. dollars). This decrease was primarily due to a significant decrease in sales of image sensors, reflecting a decrease in demand for mobile products, and a significant decrease in battery business sales. This sales decrease was partially offset by an increase in sales of camera modules which were lower than originally forecasted and the impact of foreign exchange rates. Sales to external customers decreased 7.5% year-on-year.”

One of the reasons for the operating loss was reported as “increased research and development expenses for image sensors and camera modules, and the impact of the decrease in sales of image sensors.”

Future sales forecasts were lowered:

“Sales are expected to be lower than the October forecast primarily due to significantly lower than expected sales of image sensors and camera modules, reflecting a decrease in demand for mobile products and lower than expected sales in the battery business.”

Via Image-sensors-world

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