Established in 1946, Sony Corporation is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Konan, Minato, Tokyo. The company is a major Japanese manufacturer of consumer electronics products. They are also involved in films, music, financial services, among other ventures.
The name "Sony" was chosen for the brand as a mix of two words: one was the Latin word "sonus", which is the root of sonic and sound, and the other was "sonny", a common slang term used in 1950s America to call a young boy. In 1950s Japan, "sonny boys" was a loan word in Japanese, which connoted smart and presentable young man, which Sony founders Akio Moriota and Masaru Ibuka considered themselves to be.
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