Sony buys ball-tracking firm Hawk-Eye
Electronics giant Sony Corp. has completed the purchase of Hawk-Eye, the British-based company that provides ball-tracking technology in tennis and cricket.
Financial details weren't disclosed.
Hawk-Eye is also used in snooker, while soccer world governing body FIFA could utilize the tracking system as it looks to introduce technology to rule on goal-line decisions.
Paul Hawkins, inventor of Hawk-Eye, said Monday the takeover by Sony would create "immense opportunities for the sports industry."