Sony Corporation (ソニー株式会社Sonī Kabushiki Kaisha, /ˈsoʊni/SOH-nee, stylized as SONY) is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan, Minato, Tokyo. Its diversified business includes consumer and professional electronics, gaming, entertainment and financial services. The company owns the largest music entertainment business in the world, and is one of the leading manufacturers of electronic products for the consumer and professional markets, and a leading player in the film and television industry. It was ranked 97th on the 2018 Fortune Global 500 list.
It is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group (ソニー・グループSonī Gurūpu), which is engaged in business through its four operating components: electronics (AV, IT & communication products, semiconductors, video games, network services and medical business), motion pictures (movies and TV shows), music (record labels and music publishing) and financial services (banking and insurance). These make Sony one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world.
It is among the semiconductor sales leaders and since 2015, the fifth-largest television manufacturer in the world after Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, TCL and Hisense.