Rebeca Catalina Grigorita


Establishment of Tokyo Tsushin Kenkyujo

Approx. Oct 1945

Masaru Ibuka started an electronics store in a department store building in Tokyo. The company started with a capital of ¥ 190,000 and a total of eight employees.

Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo was funded.

7 May 1946

Ibuka joined Akio Morita to found a new company.

Recorder Type-G

Approx. May 1950

Sony introduced the first Japanese design recorder.

Agreement with Western Electric.


Morit visited the United States and signed the agreement with Western Electric.

Sony TR-63

Approx. 1957

A low-cost, all-transistor radio was launched


Approx. Jan 1958

Sony became the official name of the company and was conceived to the internationalization of the company.

Sony Corporation

Approx. 1960

Creation of Sony Corporation of America, based in New York City.


Approx. 1964

At the 1964 New York World's Fair, Sony introduced the first fully transistorized desktop calculator.


Approx. 1968

The company launched its first color television.

The Betamax video recorder


Sony introduced the first color video recorder.