It is the purpose of R&D Center Europe Stuttgart Laboratory 1 (SL1) as a corporate R&D lab to bring together talent and technology in Europe to create new customer value. Our international teams of researchers contribute their results to Sony R&D and Sony business groups alike.
Together with partners at renowned universities and research institutes, we identify new technologies that are ready to bring value to innovative Sony products.
Universities from across Europe send us their best students for internships, master as well as PhD theses and research projects. Together we strive to create an innovative and international working environment creating new ideas and technologies.
SL1’s key competencies reside in the areas of AI, audio signal processing, communication technologies, sensing systems, optical design and computer vision. Our contributions to the product and technology portfolio of Sony include the areas of semiconductor devices, audio & video consumer products, automotive as well as medical.
Beyond pure R&D, SL1 acts as European window for Sony in the areas of technical standardization and industry relationships, contributing to numerous standardization bodies, such as: IEEE 802.11 (WiFi), Nearfield Communications (NFC), Global Platform, GSMA, Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) & Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) e.g.