- Sony Optiarc
Sony Optiarc Inc. Type Subsidiary Founded April 3, 2006 Headquarters 1-11-1 Osaki, Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan Key people Shinichi Yamamura: Representative Director and President (Former Deputy President, Video Business Group, Sony Corporation Corporation),
Katsumi Ihara, Kiyoshi Nishitani, Hidenosuke Kanai, Shinichi Yamamura, Shunichi Suzuki, Masahiko Yamamoto, Eiichi Ichikawa: Directors
Products Development, engineering, production, marketing and sales of optical disc drive products. Employees 317 (as of December 2008) Parent Sony Corporation
Sony Optiarc Inc. (formerly Sony NEC Optiarc Inc.) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation. The company's business is the design and manufacturing of optical disk drives, primarily for the OEM desktop and notebook PC markets.
The company was established on April 3, 2006 as a joint venture between Sony and NEC Corporation, each had share of 55% and 45% respectively. On September 11, 2008, it was announced that Sony would take over NEC's 45% share, making Optiarc wholly owned subsidiary of Sony. This took effect on December 5, 2008.
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