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Sony CFO: Fears that epidemic situation may offset positive image sensor business

According to the Nikkei News, Sony recently held a financial report briefing. Sony's CFO Shiji Yushu said that Sony's image sensor business has strong demand, but is concerned that the new coronavirus pneumonia will affect its production.

It is understood that Sony previously raised its image sensor sales target for this year to 940 billion yen from the previously estimated 890 billion yen, a 32% year-on-year increase. Shiji Yushu pointed out that the image sensor production increase plan is advancing as usual, and the equipment is currently in full capacity.

But at the same time, he is also concerned that the new coronavirus pneumonia epidemic will have the greatest impact on the production of smartphone image sensors and modular parts: "With regard to the spread of the virus, we cannot deny that it may The supply chain has had a huge impact. If things go to the worst, the negative impact of this epidemic will offset the increase in performance expectations this year. "

It is reported that Sony's four factories in Jiangsu, Guangdong and Shanghai will postpone the resumption of work until February 10th. These four factories mainly produce televisions, cameras and other products.

Sony said it was unable to accurately assess the impact of the outbreak on the image sensor business. Nikkei News pointed out that given that Sony currently produces 50% of image sensors in the imaging industry and 70% of image sensors in the smartphone sector, it is certain that the postponed production of Sony image sensors will have a chain reaction in the imaging and mobile phone industries.