On February 2,exactly years from the day George Eastman introduced the Brownie camera, a group of Kodak researchers, inventors and business strategists met at the company's Rochester headquarters to speculate on what the next years might bring to their industry. All agreed that the true power of imaging has barely been tapped--and that the advances of this century will vindicate Eastman's dream of making communicating with pictures as easy as 'using a pencil.
Founded in Japan, the company has grown from humble roots to a multinational giant.
Kazuo Hirai, who joined the company in and worked his way up through its media and consumer electronics divisions, became its president and CEO in In less than a year, the company released its first product, a power megaphone. Going Global When Sony looked to go global with its products in the mids, it looked for a new name because the initials TTK were already taken.
The company came up with its name by combining the Latin word for sound, "sonus," and the American word "sonny. Many within the company questioned the change because of the time spent on making its original name known in the business world, but inthe name was officially changed to Sony Corp.
InSony launched its U.
Eight years later, Sony opened a branch in the United Kingdom. The company continued to grow in the s, when it expanded into Spain and France in German operations were started in Soon after, the company launched a pocket-sized transistor radio. The company continued improving the TV and within two years produced the tiniest all-transistor TV.
InSony released the Handycam, a portable, easy-to-use, 8 mm camcorder. The small, lightweight portable tape player revolutionized the way people listened to music, by making at an individual and personal rather than a shared experience. Content and Media Sony is also a major player in the music and film industries through its Sony Music and Sony Pictures divisions.
Sony Music began as a joint venture with American label CBS inbut became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony in The company acquired filmmaker Columbia Studios inalong with the rights to its back catalogue of movies, making Sony Pictures Entertainment an immediate force in the industry.
Gaming Success Rivals Nintendo and Sega resurrected the gaming console market in the late s, after the spectacular crash of early pioneers such as Atari. Seeing the potential for a new contender with deep pockets and superior technological expertise, Sony formed a new division called Sony Computer Entertainment in to exploit this market niche.
Its Playstation line of consoles and their portable counterparts have proven to be reliable moneymakers for the company.Mar 04, · GoPro grossed $, in its first full year of sales.
Woodman was the all-in-one product engineer, R&D head, salesman and packaging model. He . Sony opens “Sony 3D Technology Center,” located at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California.
Feb Sony introduces Cyber-shot™, the world's first digital still camera with full HD progressive video. Sony Computer Entertainment, the Japanese tech company’s video game-producing subsidiary, is in the midst of its 20th anniversary celebrations.
This weekend, it will hold a PlayStation. Sony Music Entertainment (also known as SME or Sony Music) is the second-largest global recorded music company of the "big three" record companies and is controlled by Sony Corporation of America, the United States subsidiary of Japan's Sony.
Sony’s pocket radios were a tremendous success and brought international recognition of the company’s brand name. Electronics giant By business in the United States had prompted the creation of Sony Corporation of America, with headquarters in New York City.
Virtual reality is posed to become a fundamental technology, and outfits like Magic Leap have an opportunity to become some of the largest companies ever.