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Sony (In katakana: ソニー ; In Kanji: 新力 this writing has the meaning of new power) is a consumer electronics corporation based in Tokyo, Japan. It was founded on May 7, 1946 as the Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering with about 20 employees. Their first consumer product, in the late 1940s, was a rice boiler. As it grew into a major international corporation, Sony acquired other companies with longer histories, including Columbia Records (the oldest continuously produced brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888).
The name was coined by founder Akio Morita to convey "sound" and "sonny" for youth and energy.
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