Sony Corp. is engaged in the development, design, manufacture, and sale of electronic equipment, instruments, devices, game consoles, and software for consumers, professionals, and industrial markets. Its operations are carried out through the following segments: Consumer Products and Service; Professional, Device and Solutions; Pictures; Music; Financial Services; and Other. The Consumer Products and Service segment includes Sony Computer Entertainment, Sony Network Entertainment, VAIO & Mobile Business Group, Personal Imaging and Sound Business Group, and Home Entertainment Business Group. The Professional, Device and Solutions Group segment includes Professional Solutions Group, Device Solutions Business Group, and Semiconductor Business Group. The Pictures segment includes planning, production, and distribution of films and television programs. The Music segment includes planning, production, manufacture, and sale of music software; and production and sale of animation works. The Financial Service segment includes life insurance, damage insurance, banking, and credit finance businesses. The Other segment includes Blu-ray disc, DVD, and CD; Network Service-related Business, advertising agency business, and others. The company was founded by Akio Morita and Masaru Ibuka on May 7, 1946 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.