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Aiwa's Post-2004 logo.

Aiwa (アイワ?) was a Japanese consumer electronics company, founded in 1951. It experienced considerable success in the 1970s and 1980s producing audio and video equipment that was sold around the world. Aiwa had a number of electronics 'firsts' including: Japan's first cassette tape recorder, Japan's first stereo cassette deck, the first company to manufacture digital audio tape (DAT) products, the first to market a recording headphone stereo, and leading in mini systems. Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... Surface mount electronic components Electronics is the study of the flow of charge through various materials and devices such as semiconductors, resistors, inductors, capacitors, nano-structures and vacuum tubes. ... The term company may refer to a separate legal entity, as in English law, or may simply refer to a business, as is the common use in the United States. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the meaning of cassette in genetics, see cassette (genetics). ... Digital audio tape can also refer to a compact cassette with digital storage. ... In-ear headphones Headphones (also known as earphones, stereophones, headsets, or the slang term cans) is a transducer that receives an electrical signal from a media player or receiver and uses speakers placed in close proximity to the ears (hence the name earphone) to convert the signal into audible sound... Label for 2. ...

Hybrid Mega CD/Sound Minisystem manufactured by Aiwa
Hybrid Mega CD/Sound Minisystem manufactured by Aiwa

During the 1990s the market for Aiwa's core products, stereo HiFi systems and analogue radios, saw considerable competition, softening prices and slack demand. Aiwa became a volume producer competing on price and gradually reduced its spending on research and development of new products. When the digital revolution began in the late 1990s Aiwa was ill-equipped to provide the products that consumers desired. Image File history File links This work is copyrighted. ... Image File history File links This work is copyrighted. ... The Sega Mega (Japanese: メガCD) is an add-on device for the Sega Mega Drive released in Europe, Australia and Japan. ... High Fidelity is also the title of a book by Nick Hornby and a film directed by Stephen Frears, based upon Hornbys book. ...


As a result, the Corporation slid towards bankruptcy until it was purchased by competitor Sony Corporation. As of October 1, 2002, Aiwa ceased to be a separate company and became a wholly owned division of Sony Corporation. Sony Corporation (Japanese katakana: ソニー) (TYO: 6758), (NYSE: SNE) is a global consumer electronics corporation based in Tokyo, Japan. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Sony Corporation (Japanese katakana: ソニー) (TYO: 6758), (NYSE: SNE) is a global consumer electronics corporation based in Tokyo, Japan. ...


Sony's reasoning for acquiring the company is unclear, other than that it was already a shareholder in Aiwa Corporation. However Aiwa has been good for an exorbitant tax refund[citation needed] in Japan for FY2002. This offset the dropping figures in Sony's financial report for FY 2002/2003. In January 2003 Sony announced the rebranding and relaunch of Aiwa as a "youth focused, PC-Centric" electronics brand. A new logo was presented to the world's media along with a statement of Sony's intention to invest in and "revitalize" the Aiwa brand.


The direction proposed was to capitalize on the growing trend among PC-literate teenagers and young adults to use their PCs for all forms of entertainment (TV, films, music, chat), an area in which Sony itself was struggling primarily due to the heavy copyright protections it imposed upon its products[citation needed].


Unfortunately, the new Aiwa products that came to market in 2003 were rushed and poorly implemented[citation needed]. Sales were poor[citation needed]. Also, the brand strength of Aiwa was primarily concentrated in the 30-60 year old market and lacked credibility with the 13-25 year old target market[citation needed].


In 2004 a range of personal MP3 players and USB-connective HiFi systems were launched, including the world's smallest and lightest Hard Disk audio device, intended to rival the Apple iPod. However, success was limited and many of these products received negative press reviews. As a result Aiwa's global sales were disastrous[citation needed]. Apple Inc. ... iPod is a brand of portable media players designed and marketed by Apple Inc. ...


Since 2004 Sony has seemingly been rolling back its support for the Aiwa brand and in 2005 Aiwa products remain on sale in only selected territories around the globe. In 2006, Aiwa products were discontinued and no longer sold in the market. As of 2008, the Aiwa website still exists, but it contains some broken links and blank pages.


The company had a logo from the mid 1990s which was used for a very short time.

Aiwa's pre-2003 logo.

External links

  • Official Global Website of Aiwa
  • Official U.S. Website of Aiwa
  • Vintage Cassette Decks Collection of Aiwa Vintage Cassette decks and other brands.
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