Sony is technology-driven. To be known as such, achieving overwhelming technological superiority is an absolute imperative. Toward that end, the entire group is pooling its efforts as part of the One Sony strategy. Strong inter-organizational ties accelerate technical progress, bring about technological integration, and yield new products and services unlike anything seen before anywhere. Business units have been spun off to operate as independent, autonomous subsidiaries. At the same time, Sony seeks to strengthen cohesiveness by creating arrangements that span the boundaries between different business units and Group companies, and with that aim in mind Sony has established field-specific technology strategy committees.