Sony Image Sensor Sales Up but Forecast Down

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Sony announces its quarterly earning results. The company updates about its image sensor business:

"Sales increased 41.4% year-on-year (a 38% increase on a constant currency basis) to 204.3 billion yen. This increase was primarily due to a significant increase in unit sales of image sensors for mobile products, as well as the absence of the impact of a decrease in image sensor production due to the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquakes in the same quarter of the previous fiscal year, partially offset by a significant decrease in sales of camera modules, a business which was downsized."

The forecast for 2017 fiscal year ending in March 2018 has been updated too:

"Sales are expected to be lower than the April forecast primarily due to lower-than-expected image sensor unit sales for mobile products, partially offset by the impact of foreign exchange rates. Operating income is expected to be higher than the April forecast mainly due to lower-than-expected production costs as well as the positive impact of foreign exchange rates, partially offset by the impact of the above-mentioned decrease in sales."

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