Sony to sell its battery business to Murata Manufacturing

Sony has announced the signing of memorandum of understanding (MoU) to transfer Sony Group’s battery business to Murata Group, a leading ceramic-based passive electronic components manufacturer in Japan.

The transaction is expected to include the battery business conducted by Sony Energy Devices Corporation, Sony’s wholly-owned subsidiary in Japan; Sony’s battery-related manufacturing operations located in China and Singapore; and assets and personnel assigned to the battery business at the Sony Group’s sales and R&D sites.

Business operations related to consumer sales of Sony-branded USB batteries, alkaline batteries, button and coin batteries are expected to remain within Sony.

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