Nile Rodgers has been talking about new material, and we've heard many rumors about the fourth Daft Punk album, and Le Parisien is reporting that Daft Punk has signed Sony, with their fourth studio album set to be released in the Spring (we apologize for this Google-translated quote):

Daft Punk has found a new home. After three albums with EMI, the helmeted duo is about to sign with Sony for his next album. Unless the contract is already signed. Not clear with these two, who cultivate secrecy since their inception and anonymity, although some have been privileged glimpse Guy-Manuel de Homem Christo, openly, at the launch party for the album Kavinsky his friend last week. But the case is heard. The fourth album of Daft Punk released this spring, Sony, its subsidiary Columbia

We've heard rumors about this album for a while, and are waiting for official word from Sony/Daft Punk about this new thread, but we can only hope that this leak is true. Do note that if they did sign Daft Punk, that plus their deal with Ultra Music puts Sony is a great position. Stay tuned for further updates on this developing story.

UPDATE Billboard says they've confirmed with a source that Daft Punk's signing with Columbia is a "done deal."