By Ben Simmons

Sony have completed their acquisition of the former Sony Ericsson joint venture, assuming full control the new Sony Mobile Communications (SMC) subsidiary.

Sony Ericsson is now a wholly owned subsidiary and Sony will focus on the SMC brand to further their smartphone offerings.

Company Overview
New company name: Sony Mobile Communications AB
Date of name change: February 2012 (planned)
Representative: Bert Nordberg, President and CEO
Corporate Headquarters: London, UK
R&D sites: Beijing, Lund, Silicon Valley and Tokyo
Headcount: Approximately 8,000 (as of February 1, 2012)
Principal business: Design, development, manufacture and sale of mobile phone products
Stated capital: EUR 100 million

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