Knowledge Identifier: &Sony
Category: Business (10)
Founded in 1946.
Countries: (33%), United States (33%), Japan (11%)
Linked to: Greenpeace, Philips, Sony Financial, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Reri Grist - One of her earliest breakthroughs in classical music came shortly thereafter when Bernstein engaged her to sing the soprano part in Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 4 in G major with the New York Philharmonic; Columbia Records recorded Grist with Bernstein and the Philharmonic in this symphony in 1960 and this was later issued by Sony on CD as part of the "Bernstein Century" series
Nam June Paik - In 1965, Sony introduced the Portapak.
Panavision - After aborted attempts to create a film-style video camera in the 1970s and 1980s, Panavision joined the digital revolution in July 2000, establishing DHD Ventures in partnership with Sony
Willoughby Sharp - At the San Jose State TV studios in 1970, Sharp began the Videoviews series of videotaped dialogues with artists which he continued after he bought one of the first Sony 3400 Porta-Pac video recording systems in 1972
Jack Valenti - During the late 1970s and early 1980s, Valenti became notorious for his flamboyant attacks on the Sony Betamax Video Cassette Recorder , which the MPAA feared would devastate the movie industry
Hartmut Esslinger - In 1974, Esslinger was hired by Sony - Sony acquired Wega shortly after - and he was instrumental in creating a global design image for Sony, especially with the Sony Trinitron and personal music products
Vaio - Although Sony made computers in the 1980s exclusively for the local market, the company withdrew from the computer business around the turn of the decade
Mike De Leon - In 1987, De Leon made "Bilanggo sa Dilim", a full-length video commissioned by Sony Entertainment
Franco De Vita - Seeking wider international exposure, De Vita moved to the Sony label for the 1988 album "Al Norte Del Sur"
CBS - The record label company was re-christened Sony Music Entertainment in 1991, as Sony had a short term license on the CBS name
John Schumann - In 1992 he recorded a single for Sony entitled "Eyes on Fire", this was followed by an album for Columbia Records in 1993, "True Believers"
PlayStation - At & Sony Music, Kutaragi worked closely with Shigeo Maruyama, the CEO of Sony Music, and with Akira Sato to form Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. on November 16, 1993
Fergie (singer) - They eventually signed a music publishing deal with Sony Publishing before signing a record contract with RCA Records in 1994
PlayStation - "PlayStation Underground" was a non-traditional magazine that Sony Computer Entertainment America produced and published between Spring 1997 to Spring 2001
Edwin (musician) - He met with Sony Music, who signed him in 1998
Marc Blank - In 2000 Sony acquired Eidetic for an undisclosed sum
Bobby Blotzer - In 2000 Stephen Pearcy apparently quit the group, and shortly thereafter Bobby had exhibited an extreme dislike for Pearcy, who had sued the band for continuing under the "Ratt" name and claimed the band ruined their worldwide deal with Sony
Andreas Pavel - Then in 2001, Pavel threatened Sony with legal suits in every country in which he had patented his invention
Delta Goodrem - At the age of 15 Goodrem signed a record deal with Sony and began work on an album of pop-dance songs including the unsuccessful debut single "I Don't Care", which peaked at number sixty-four on the ARIA singles chart in November 2001
Franco De Vita - He left Sony for the 2002 album "Segundas partes también son buenas", but returned to the label the following year
Ami Suzuki - In 2003, Ami finally negotiated an out-of-court agreement with Sony
Marc Blank - Blank left Sony in 2004, where he focused on his email client for the Treo smartphone, ChatterEmail
Billy Pollina - His first theatrical success was with 2004's You Got Served for Sony Screen Gems which delved into the street dance battling and b-boy craze
L.A. Reid - Following the merger of Sony and BMG, L.A. Reid was released from his contract at Arista in 2004 and quickly became the Chairman and CEO of The Island Def Jam Music Group in February 2004
Panavision - " Subsequent to the completion of major design work on the Genesis, Panavision bought out Sony's 49 percent share of DHD Ventures and fully consolidated it in September 2004
Jessica Sierra - In late 2006, Jessica recorded a song, "Unbroken", for a Toys "R" Us Exclusive CD that came with the purchase of a Sony CD player
Lights (musician) - In late 2006, she worked with Canadian photographer Marc Lostracco to film her first music video, "February Air", for a Sony promotion
Samsung - Sony, which had not invested in large-size TFT-LCDs, contacted Samsung to cooperate, and, in 2006, S-LCD was established as a joint venture between Samsung and Sony in order to provide a stable supply of LCD panels for both manufacturers
Nvidia - In March 2006 it emerged that Nvidia would deliver RSX to Sony as an IP core, and that Sony alone would organize the manufacture of the RSX. Under the agreement, Nvidia will provide ongoing support to port the RSX to Sony's fabs of choice , as well as die shrinks to 65 nm
Dell - A battery recall in August 2006, as a result of a Dell laptop catching fire caused much negative attention for the company though later, Sony was found responsible for the faulty batteries
David A. Bader - In November 2006, Bader was selected by Sony, &Toshiba, and IBM, to direct the first Center of Competence for the Cell Processor
Michelle Wie - After missing the cut at the 2007 Sony Open by 14 shots, many sports critics began to doubt whether she ever will
David Jaffe - In 2007, Jaffe left SCEA to found Eat Sleep Play; The studio has signed a multi-year deal with Sony to create games exclusively for PlayStation platforms
Lauryn Hill - In June 2007, Sony records said though Hill has "consistently recorded over the past decade" and has what amounts to "a library of unreleased material in the vault", she had recently re-entered the studio "with the goal of making a new LP." Later that same year, a new album entitled Ms. Hill, which featured cuts from The Miseducation, various soundtracks contributions and other "unreleased" songs, was released.
Michelle Wie - The year 2008 was the first time since 2004 that Wie was not granted one of four available sponsor exemptions to play the PGA Tour Sony Open
Vaio - On September 4, 2008, Sony announced a worldwide voluntary product inspection and rework program for TZ-series notebook computers manufactured since June 2007
Howard Stringer - On April 1, 2009, he became president of Sony Corporation and ousted Ryoji Chubachi in what was seen as prelude to broader corporate restructuring
Regal Entertainment Group - On May 18, 2009, Regal signed a deal with Sony to equip all of its theaters with 4k digital projection over the next three to five years
Shakira - On December 6, 2010, Sony Music announced that the album had sold over 1 million copies worldwide in 6 weeks, and over 4 million since its release
In a bid to join the tablet computer market, the company launched its Sony Tablet series in 2011
Najwa Karam - Then in 2011, a new era in music media was marked when Najwa Karam, in collaboration with Sony Entertainment and Rotana, produced the Middle East's very first 3D music video, for her song, "MaFi Noum"
Xbox 360 - "Edge" magazine reported in August 2011 that initially lacklustre and subsequently falling sales in Japan, where Microsoft had been unable to make serious inroads into the dominance of domestic rivals Sony and Nintendo, had led to retailers scaling back and in some cases discontinuing sales of the Xbox 360 completely
Doris Day - In September 2011, a new album called "My Heart" was released by Sony in the U.K.; the American release came out in December 2011 distributed through City Hall Records.
Samsung - As on 26 December 2011 it was announced that Samsung had acquired the stake of Sony in this joint venture
David Fincher - In January 2012, it was announced that Sony Pictures was "moving forward" with the adaptation of The Girl Who Played with Fire, with Zaillian in the early stage of scripting it for a planned release in late 2013.
Sony announced the PlayStation 4 for release in 2013
Sony plans to implement this technology in train systems in Indonesia as early as Spring 2016