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Nobel Prize Laureate Appointed Executive Research Advisor to Sony.

Tokyo, Dec 13, 2010 - (JCN) - Sony Corp. has appointed Professor Ei-ichi Negishi, winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Purdue University (USA) and Distinguished Visiting Professor at Hokkaido University Catalysis Research Center, Executive Research Advisor to Sony for research and development in the field of materials and devices, particularly in organic electronics.

In this role, Professor Negishi will offer advice on the various areas of organic electronics R&D Sony is conducting at both internal and external research centers, by participating in research progress review meetings and through other opportunities. Professor Negishi will also advise on Sony's medium and long-term research plans, and on methods for nurturing talented researchers.

Professor Negishi was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Chemistry together with Akira Suzuki, Professor Emeritus at Hokkaido University and Richard F. Heck, Professor Emeritus at University of Delaware, for their research findings in "palladium-catalyzed cross couplings in organic synthesis", which is being used widely throughout the world as a technology that drastically accelerates organic synthesis reactivity, and that has contributed to the technological advancement of various industries, including pharmaceuticals, agrichemicals, plastics and liquid crystal.

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