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Introducing the concept of innovation by technology and our R&D locations

Sony Corporation R&D center

The R&D Center is sustaining the creation of products and services not only of Sony electronics but also of the financial services and entertainment businesses. By combining technology, devices, and systems, we aim for the co-creation of “KANDO” with our customers. We are driving forward cutting-edge research and development, collaborating with our own overseas laboratories as well as domestic and overseas universities and research institutes in this rapidly progressing field. Under the “Spirit of Innovation and Challenge,” we will propel technological innovation and enhance the creation of value, which will continue to provide our customers with “KANDO.”

Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.

Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc. (hereinafter Sony CSL”) was founded in February 1988. At Sony CSL, value is assessed by the degree to which achievements are perceived to contribute to humanity and society, to new science and technology, to industrial progress, and to product development. We respect and foster each member’s initiative and creative ability.
A work of research is often a reflection of the researcher’s values, philosophy, and worldview. We gather Crazy” people and let them challenge themselves to change the world.
When founded, Sony CSL focused on fundamental research in computer systems, including operating systems, the Internet, and user interfaces. As the organization evolved, its focus shifted to exploring ways to use computers in diverse domains such as systems biology, econophysics and artificial intelligence. And now, its major research themes are Global Agenda,” which encompasses issues ranging from energy to food and healthcare; and Human Augmentation,” which includes studies exploring human creativity and human-computer interaction/integration and Cybernetic Intelligence.”In addition to Tokyo, we have a lab in Paris (founded in 1996). Sony CSL Paris is a small but booming research cell, using tools from complexity science, data science and artificial intelligence, etc. to investigate questions in diverse areas such as understanding and creating music, language and communication systems, sustainability, innovation dynamics and creativity.

Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.

R&D locations

Sony has R&D locations around the world to conduct technology research and development in environments closer to users while understanding their needs.

JAPAN・Tokyo

Sony Corporation R&D Center

  • Display/Visual Technology
  • System Architecture/Processing Technology
  • Audio/Acoustics Technology
  • AI/Machine Learning Technology
  • Human Machine Interface Technology
  • Wireless Communication Technology

JAPAN・Tokyo

Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.

  • Global Agenda
    (Agriculture・Energy・Healthcare etc.)
  • Human Augmentation/Creativity
  • Cybernetic Intelligence
    (AI /Data Science)

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US・San Jose

Sony Corporation of America
US Research Center

  • Media Processing Technology
  • Computer Vision/ Computer Graphics
  • Deep Learning

CHINA・Beijing

Sony China Ltd.
Sony China Research Laboratory

  • Image/Speech Recognition Technology
  • Wireless Communication Technology

UK・Basingstoke

Sony Europe Ltd.
SES Technology Office

  • Wireless Communication Technology
  • Broadcast Technology

BELGIUM・Brussels

Sony Europe Ltd.
Technology and Software Centre Europe

  • Security/Identity Technology
  • Cloud Computing Technology

GERMANY・Stuttgart

Sony Europe Ltd.
European Technology Center

  • Computational Imaging Technology
  • Speech & Sound Technology
  • RF Device Technology

GERMANY・Stuttgart

Sony Europe Ltd.
Materials Science Laboratory

  • Analysis Simulation Technology
  • Photophysics
  • Material Design/Synthesis Technology

FRANCE・Paris

Sony Computer Science Laboratories (Paris office)

  • AI Assisted Music Creation
  • Language Evolution
  • Creativity

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