Sonys looks like it's planning on spending a pretty penny (about a billion dollars) on boosting its production on CMOS sensors over the next year. Sonys CMOS sensors are already the products from many, MANY other manufacturers, so hopefully we'll see this trend continue and grow. Hopefully it's also a sign of bigger and better things on the camera front for their own mobile devices:
As a whole, it looks like Sony is trying to make some major changes to its business structure. First we had steps like the buyout of the Sony Ericsson joint venture. Then we had Sony selling its stake in its LCD joint venture with Samsung. Then we had Sony selling its relatively smaller stake in its LCD investment with Sharp. Now we've got rumours about Sony teaming up with Panasonic for OLED TVs - who knows if this will also cover smaller devices like phones and tablets, or if they're relying on AUO or JDI for that. The Panasonic/Sony joint venture is rumoured to be announced next week.
Then we have the most up to date rumours about Olympus and Sony being the leading candidate to bail them out by investing about $623 million for 10% of their business. It seems that Sony will get access to some of Olympus's tech as part of that deal, including camera and medical stuff. I suppose this could lead to possible advances in Sonys mobile division as well, but as they seem keen to branch into the medical field, I think that might be the primary reason for this move:
Then we have more outlier rumours like Sony being interested in aquiring Gaikai for its online streaming business potentially for the Playstation 4. This could have the potential of allowing mobile users to stream PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4, PSP and Vita games to your mobile phone and tablet, but would of course be a killer on the bandwith side of things. Those rumours kind of fizzled out after E3, but it looks like Gaikai is putting out feelers for a buyer so who knows.
Anyways, the point of all this is that it seems that Sony and its new management isn't content to just sit back and take it easy and apparently is keen on transforming Sonys business in big ways. I can only hope they succeed and can bring Sony as a whole back to its glory days where they reigned supreme in the tech world.