• Sony Opens Their Doors

    Sony Opens Their Doors
    Sony Corporation (ソニー株式会社 Sonī Kabushiki Gaisha?) (TYO: 6758, NYSE: SNE), commonly referred to as Sony, is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, Japan and the world's fifth largest media conglomerate measured by revenues.Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics products for the consumer and professional markets.
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  • Soni-Tape KA

    Soni-Tape KA
    Japan’s first magnetic recording tape. Sony began developing a new recording media format to address the problems of conventional wire recorders which were hard to repair, incurred rapid head deterioration, delivered only limited recording length, and also required materials that at the time were in short supply. A revolutionary paper-based system was introduced.
  • Type G Tape Recorder

    Type G Tape Recorder
    Japan's first tape recorder. This machine featured a tape speed of 19cm per second. With Sony's exclusive small-hub reel, the recorder accepted tapes in reel diameters of up to 10 inches. Units were delivered to the Supreme Court and various other government agencies, earning it the nickname “Type G,” for government.
  • TR-55 Radio

    TR-55 Radio
    Japan's first transistor radio, employing five transistors developed in-house. The TR-55 became the forerunner of later portable radios.
  • ICC-500

    “SOBAX” electronic desktop calculator (electronic abacus) was a pioneer among portable electronic calculators. Its name was derived from the idea that this product was (just like an abacus) able to perform complex calculations easily and quickly.
  • 1969 Sony KV-1320UB

    1969 Sony KV-1320UB
    In 1968 the KV-1310 colour TV was introduced by Sony. This was the first in Sony's exclusive range of
    Trinitron color TVs. This model offered approximately twice the brightness of TVs using conventional
    shadow-mask tubes. Indeed, the design offered, in terms of brightness, color fidelity, and simplicity
    of operation, a picture quality way ahead of any rival television set. It was a milestone product.
    The improvements were mainly due to the introduction of Sony's new Trinitron cathode ray tube.
  • Sony Walkman TPS-L2

    Sony Walkman TPS-L2
    Just only 20 years ago, on the first of July 1979 Sony launched in Japan the TPS-L2, the first portable cassette recorder. By this device for the first time music could be heard in stereo quality at any place and at any time. An invention which would change the hearing of music in our times considerably.
  • MAVICA Digital Camera

    MAVICA Digital Camera
    Played a key role in coverage of the Los Angeles Olympic Games via contracts with newspaper companies. This model was an early adopter of revolutionary technology featuring a CCD and 2-inch floppy disk while also enabling the user to conveniently switch lenses.
  • 1983 90mm floppy diskettes

    1983 90mm floppy diskettes
    In 1983 Sony introduced 90mm micro floppy diskettes (better known as 3.5-inch floppy disks), which it had developed at a time when there were 4" floppy disks and a lot of variations from different companies to replace the then on-going 5.25" floppy disks. Sony had great success and the format became dominant; 3.5" floppy disks gradually became obsolete as they were replaced by more current media formats.
  • 1990 PTC-500 Palm Top

    1990 PTC-500 Palm Top
    First of the “Palm Top” range of compact computers enabling handwritten input. This model incorporated personal information management software.
  • Super Famicom/SNES

    Super Famicom/SNES
    Super Nintendo To compete with the popular NES/Famicom, NEC launched the TurboGrafx-16 in 1987, and Sega followed suit with the Genesis/Mega Drive in 1988. Both systems were built on 16-bit architectures and offered improved graphics and sound over the 8-bit NES. However, the NES would continue to dominate the gaming market for several years before Sega's system finally became successful.Nintendo executives were
  • Playstation 1

    Playstation 1
    Playstation 1PlayStation was the brainchild of Ken Kutaragi, a Sony executive who had just come out of his hardware engineering division at that time and would later be dubbed as "The Father of the PlayStation".
  • ERS-110

    First-generation model of the “AIBO” four-legged autonomous entertainment robot. Not only capable of a range of performances, the robot could also “learn” and express emotions.
  • PEG-VZ90

    Featuring an organic EL display, this model was capable of delivering high quality video and still images.
  • Playstation Portable (PSP)

    Playstation Portable (PSP)
    Sony first announced development of the PlayStation Portable at a press conference before E3 2003. Although mock-ups of the system were not present at the press conference or E3, Sony did release extensive technical details regarding the new system. Then-CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Ken Kutaragi called the device the "Walkman of the 21st Century" in a reference to the console's multimedia capabilities. Several gaming websites were impressed by the handheld's computing capab