Sony chip business to buy land in Kumamoto, Japan

The company logo of Sony Corporation is seen at its headquarters in Tokyo

TOKYO (Reuters) -Sony Group Corp said on Thursday its chip business would buy land in the western Japanese prefecture of Kumamoto.

Local media reported in December the tech and entertainment conglomerate is considering building a factory in Kumamoto to make smartphone image sensors.

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(Reporting by Miho Uranaka and Sam Nussey; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim and Christopher Cushing)