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Encyclopedia > Yamaha Corporation
Yamaha Corporation
Type
Founded October 12, 1887
Headquarters Flag of Japan Hamamatsu, Shizuoka prefecture, Japan
Industry Conglomerate
Products Musical instruments, Audio/Video, Electronics, Computer related products, ATVs, Motorbikes, Vehicle Engines, Personal water craft
Revenue 4.4 billion US$ (2003)
Operating income 267 million US$ (2003)
Net income 149 million US$ (2003)
Employees 23,500 (3/2003)
Website www.global.yamaha.com/
The headquarters of Yamaha Corporation
The headquarters of Yamaha Corporation

The Yamaha Corporation (ヤマハ株式会社 Yamaha Kabushiki Gaisha?) (TYO: 7951) is a Japanese company with a wide range of products and services, predominantly musical instruments and electronics. Image File history File links YamahaCorp. ... is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Hamamatsu (浜松市; -shi) is a city located in western Shizuoka, Japan. ... Shizuoka Prefecture ) is located in the ChÅ«bu region on HonshÅ« island, Japan. ... Pump-jet PWCs such as this Yamaha Waverunner are extremely popular for their speed and maneuverability. ... Look up revenue in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT), also known as operating income and operating profit, is a term used to describe a companys earnings. ... Net income is equal to the income that a firm has after subtracting costs and expenses from the total revenue. ... This article is about work. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 469 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 600 pixel, file size: 296 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) // (ja) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 469 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 600 pixel, file size: 296 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) // (ja) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Yamaha may refer to: Yamaha Corporation, a Japanese company with a wide range of products and services Yamaha Motor Company, a Japanese motorized vehicle-producing company Yamaha Music Foundation, an organization established by the authority of Japanese Ministry of Education for the purpose of promoting music education and music popularization... The Tokyo Stock Exchange ), or TSE, is one of the largest stock exchange markets in the world by monetary volume located in Tokyo, Japan, second only to the New York Stock Exchange. ...


Yamaha was founded in 1887 as a piano and reed organ manufacturer by Torakusu Yamaha as Nippon Gakki Company, Limited (日本楽器製造株式会社 Nippon Gakki Seizō Kabushiki Gaisha?) in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka prefecture, and was incorporated on October 12, 1897. The company's origins as a musical instrument manufacturer is still reflected today in the group's logo — a trio of interlocking tuning forks.[1]. Torakusu Yamaha (山葉 寅楠 Yamaha Torakusu; April 20, 1851 – August 8, 1916) was the founder of the Yamaha Corporation. ... Hamamatsu (浜松市; -shi) is a city located in western Shizuoka, Japan. ... Shizuoka Prefecture ) is located in the ChÅ«bu region on HonshÅ« island, Japan. ... A tuning fork is a simple metal two-pronged fork with the tines formed from a U-shaped bar of elastic material (usually steel). ...


After World War II, company president Gen-ichi Kawakami, repurposed the remains of the company's war-time production machinery and the company's expertise in metallurgical technologies to the manufacture of motorcycles. The YA-1 (aka Akatombo, the "Red Dragonfly"), of which 125 were built in the first year of production (1954), was named in honor of the founder. It was a 125cc, single cylinder, two-stroke, streetbike patterned after the German DKW RT125 (which the British munitions firm, BSA, had also copied in the post-war era and manufactured as the Bantam, and Harley-Davidson as the Hummer). In 1955, the success of the YA-1 resulted in the founding of the Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... DKW Auto Union logotype Dampf-Kraft Wagen (German: steam-powered vehicle) or DKW is a historic car and motorcycle marque. ... RT 125 can refer to a model of motorcycle made by DKW in the 1930s or after 2000 by MuZ. Categories: Motorcycle stubs | Motorcycles ... The Birmingham Small Arms Company (BSA) was a British manufacturer of vehicles, firearms, and military equipment, and still exists as an airgun sport manufacturer and distributor. ... D1 Early model The Bantam was a two-stroke motorcycle produced by BSA from 1948 to 1971. ... Logo on a 2003 Harley Davidson The Harley-Davidson Motor Company (NYSE: HDI) is a manufacturer of motorcycles based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ...


Yamaha has grown to become the world's largest manufacturer of musical instruments (including "silent" pianos, drums, guitars, violins, violas and celli), as well as a leading manufacturer of semiconductors, audio/visual, computer related products, sporting goods, home appliances and furniture, specialty metals, machine tools, and industrial robots.


In October 1987, on the 100th anniversary, its name was changed to The Yamaha Corporation.


In 1989, Yamaha shipped the world's first CD recorder. Since then, Yamaha has purchased Sequential Circuits in 1988 and bought a significant share (51%) of competitor Korg in 19891993. It also acquired German Audio Software manufacturers Steinberg in 2004, from Pinnacle. Sequential Circuits Inc. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... For comic book character, see Korg (comics). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Steinberg is a German musical equipment and software company. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Yamaha Corporation is also widely known for their music program that begun in the 1980s.


Other companies in the Yamaha group include:

  • Yamaha Motor Company
  • Yamaha Fine Technologies Co., Ltd.
  • Yamaha Livingtec Corporation
  • Yamaha Metanix Corporation
  • Yamaha Pro Audio

Yamaha Motor Company Limited ) (TYO: 7272 ), a Japanese motorized vehicle-producing company (whose HQ is at 2500 Shingai, Iwata, Shizuoka), is part of the Yamaha Corporation. ...

Products

Main article: List of Yamaha products

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See also

High end audio refers to audio equipment that is created to be the best, regardless of what it might turn out to cost in terms of price. ... // Overview AV Receivers are one of the many consumer electronics components typically found within a home theatre system. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

External links

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  • Welcome To The World Of Yamaha - Yamaha Corporation of America
  • Yamaha Pro Audio

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