Masaru Ibuka started an electronics shop in post World War II Tokyo. The next year, with partner Akio Morita, they founded the company Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo (Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation). The company built the first tape recorder in Japan, the Type-G. The company’s name was changed to Sony in 1958.
Today Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation with worldwide headquarters in Tokyo.
Sony Corporation has 146,000 employees, trades on the New York Stock Exchange, and had $72.3 billion in revenue in 2012.
Sony Corporation of America (SCA) is based in New York and is the United States subsidiary of the Sony Corporation. SCA is the umbrella company under which all Sony companies operate in the U.S.
Some of SCA’s subsidiaries are Sony Electronics Inc., Sony Entertainment Inc., Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, and Sony Mobile Communications Inc.