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August 10, 2011 08:42 ET

Equity Research on Sony Corporation and Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV - Electronics Equipment Sector Struggles With Weak Consumers

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Aug 10, 2011) - offers investors comprehensive research on the Electronic Equipment industry and has completed analytical research on Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) and Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV (NYSE: PHG). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches.

Several factors, including the earthquake/tsunami in Japan, rising material costs and competition, have been working to make the operating landscape difficult for companies in the Electronics Equipment sector. That said, one of the biggest issues the sector is facing is negative trends taking place surrounding the strength of consumers. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the Electronic Equipment industry. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the Electronic Equipment industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Sony Corporation and Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV is a good example of this. The company which has been under fire from analysts saying it should exit the consumer electronics market altogether because of increased Asian competition reported an unforeseen $1.8 billion net loss in its most recent quarter due to tepid demand. Philips' LED lighting exposure does offer a fair amount of upside, like it does for all companies with LED exposure, because of the potential for a secular growth trend surrounding the technology. Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV research report is available for free by signing up now at

Similar to Philips, Sony Corporation posted a loss in its fiscal first quarter. The company felt the pinch of negative pricing trends in the TV market as well as weak consumer spending. The company is just one of the many in the sector that is hoping to expand its exposure in emerging markets. Sony Corporation research report is accessible for free by registering today at

All told, times are hard for the Electronics Equipment sector. With the miracle growth associated with emerging market exposure beginning to cool off, many companies may be forced to turn towards operational streamlining or innovation in order to keep their business models sustainable. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

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