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Masaru Ibuka, co-founder of Sony
Masaru Ibuka, co-founder of Sony

Masaru Ibuka (井深大 Ibuka Masaru, April 11, 1908 in Nikkō City, Japan – December 19, 1997 in Tokyo) was a Japanese electronics industrialist. He co-founded what is now Sony. Image File history File links Tobei. ... Image File history File links Tobei. ... is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Nikkō , literally sunlight) is a city located in the mountains of Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. ... is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ...


He graduated in 1933 from Waseda University where he was nicknamed "genius inventor." After graduating, he went to work at Photo-Chemical Laboratory, a company which processed movie film. In 1945, he left the company and founded a radio repair shop in Tokyo. Waseda University ), often abbreviated to Sōdai ) is one of the most prestigious universities in Japan. ...


In 1946 Ibuka and Akio Morita co-founded Sony Corporation, originally named Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation (prior to 1958). Ibuka was instrumental in securing the licensing of transistor technology to Sony from Bell Labs in the 1950s, thus making Sony one of the first companies to apply transistor technology to non-military uses. Ibuka served as president of Sony from 1950 to 1971, and then served as chairman of Sony between 1971 and 1976. Ibuka left Sony in 1976, but maintained close ties as an advisor until his death in 1997 of a heart attack. Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Akio Morita on the cover of his autobiography Made in Japan Akio Morita (盛田昭夫 Morita Akio, January 26, 1921 in Nagoya, Japan – October 3, 1999 in Tokyo) was a co-founder of Sony Corporation. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Assorted discrete transistors A transistor is a semiconductor device, commonly used as an amplifier or an electrically controlled switch. ... Bell Laboratories (also known as Bell Labs and formerly known as AT&T Bell Laboratories and Bell Telephone Laboratories) was the main research and development arm of the United States Bell System. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Ibuka also authored the book Kindergarten is Too Late (1971), in which he claims that the most significant human learning occurs from ages 9 months to 3 years and suggests ways and means to take advantage of this.


Awards and honors

Since the late 19th Century, the Government of Japan has issued six different types of Medals of Honor (褒章 hosho) to individuals for achievements in various fields. ... For the CPR ocean liner, see Empress of Japan. ... Not to be confused with the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE). ... Sophia University ) is a private university, with its main campus located in Yotsuya, an area of Tokyos Chiyoda Ward in Japan. ... The Order of the Sacred Treasures ) is a Japanese Order (decoration), established on January 4, 1888 by Emperor Meiji of Japan. ... Waseda University ), often abbreviated to Sōdai ) is one of the most prestigious universities in Japan. ... Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun The Order of the Rising Sun or Kyokujitsu sho(旭日章) is a Japanese Order (decoration), established in 1875 by Emperor Meiji of Japan. ... Royal Order of the Polar Star The Order of the Polar Star (Swedish Nordstjärneorden) is a Swedish Royal order of chivalry created by King Frederick I of Sweden on 23 February 1748, together with the Order of the Sword and the Order of the Seraphim. ... Prof. ... Office building The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology ), also known as MEXT, is one of the ministries of the Japanese government. ... The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers or IEEE (pronounced as eye-triple-ee) is an international non-profit, professional organization incorporated in the State of New York, United States. ... The Order of Culture (文化勲章) is a Japanese Order (decoration), established on February 11, 1937. ... Brown University is a private university located in Providence, Rhode Island. ...

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  • Ibuka's books
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President of Sony Corporation
1950-1971
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Chairman of the Board of Sony Corporation
1971-1976
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IEEE History Center - Legacies: Masaru Ibuka (643 words)
Masaru Ibuka was born in the city of Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, on April 11, 1908.
Ibuka specialized in telecommunications and educational electronics, as well as in the broadcast studio control, especially magnetic recording equipment.
Ibuka is a Fellow of IEEE and Vice President.
Masaru Ibuka (471 words)
Ibuka was born in 1908 in Nikko City, Japan.
Ibuka's company -- now named Sony, a combination of the Latin word for sound "sonus" and the chic Japanese boys of the time nicknamed "sonny" -- quickly took over the market.
Ibuka led Sony in directions that were unusual for a Japanese company at the time, as they tried to create more of their own products instead of simply modifying Western technology.
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