Form 6-K

                             WASHINGTON, D. C. 20549

                                    FORM 6-K

                        REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

                      Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of

                       the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                           For the month of April 2005
                        Commission File Number: 001-06439

                                SONY CORPORATION
                 (Translation of registrant's name into English)


                    (Address of principal executive offices)

          The registrant files annual reports under cover of Form 20-F.

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant  files or will file annual reports
under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F,

                  Form 20-F  X                   Form 40-F __

Indicate by check mark whether the  registrant  by  furnishing  the  information
contained  in this  Form is  also  thereby  furnishing  the  information  to the
Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
Yes No X

If "Yes" is marked, indicate below the file number assigned to the registrant in
connection with Rule 12g3-2(b):82-______


Pursuant  to the  requirements  of the  Securities  Exchange  Act of  1934,  the
registrant  has duly  caused  this  report  to be  signed  on its  behalf by the
undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

                                                            SONY CORPORATION

                                         By:  /s/  Katsumi Ihara    

                                             Katsumi Ihara
                                             Executive Deputy President, 
                                             Group Chief Strategy Officer and
                                             Chief Financial Officer

Date: April 19, 2005

List of materials

Documents attached hereto:

i)   Press release announcing S-LCD Begins Shipment of 7th Generation FTF LCD
     Panels for LCD TVs

                                                                April 19th, 2005

                                                               S-LCD Corporation


TANGJEONG, South Korea, April 19, 2005 - S-LCD Corporation (hereafter S-LCD)
today began shipment of mass production Generation 7 amorphous TFT LCD modules
to its parent companies, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (hereafter Samsung) and
Sony Corporation (hereafter Sony).

S-LCD was established on April 26th 2004 by an equal joint investment* by
Samsung and Sony dedicated to the manufacturing of amorphous TFT LCD panels for
LCD TVs targeting mass production to begin in the first half of 2005.

S-LCD started the production of the world's largest generation 7th glass
substrate and shipped LCD panels with integration of peripheral devices such as
back-light and driving circuitry to both parent companies according to their
individual specification requests.

"I am proud to announce today that the cooperation between Samsung and Sony has
realized the mass production of the most advanced 7th generation amorphous TFT
LCD in the world. Facing the fast-growing LCD TV market, the most advanced LCD
panels produced by S-LCD will become the new benchmark in the industry in terms
of performance, quality and cost," said Won-Kie Chang, President and CEO of
S-LCD. "By delivering the highly competitive panels, S-LCD can further
strengthen both company's leading position in the display industry," he added.

(Outline of S-LCD Corporation)

Company Name                 S-LCD Corporation
Date of Establishment        April 26th, 2004
Capital                      2.1 Trillion Korean Won
                             (Samsung Electronics: 50% plus 1 share, 
                             Sony: 50% minus 1 share*)
Representatives              President and CEO        Won-Kie Chang
                             CFO                      Keiji Nakazawa
Address                      Tangjeong, Asan-City, ChungCheongNam-Do, Korea
Product                      Amorphous TFT LCD display panel
Main Facility                LCD panel building,       
                                  4 Floors (total floor area= 320,661 m2)
                             Module building, 
                                  4 Floors (total floor area= 152,066 m2)   
Production Capacity          60,000 panels/month,
                             7th generation (glass panel size: 1,870mmx2,200mm*)

*One Generation 7 glass substrate (1870x2200mm) provides multiple panels
depending upon the panel size. Possible configurations include

   - 18 panels: 26-inch;
   - 12 panels: 32-inch;
   - 8 panels:  40-inch;
   - 6 panels:  46-inch (for use in wide screen LCD TVs).

Press Inquiries
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.             Sony Corporation
Corporate Communications Team             Corporate Communications
82-2-727-7848                             81-3-5448-2200 .