Masaru Ibuka

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Birthday
11, 1908
Birthplace
Japan
Death Date
Dec 19, 1997 (89)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
11, 1908
Birthplace
Japan
Death Date
Dec 19, 1997 (89)

About

Japanese entrepreneur who co-founded the Sony Corporation. He and Akio Morita initially named their company the Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation.

Before Fame

After graduating from Waseda University and working for a time in a film processing laboratory, he fought in World War II as a member of the Imperial Japanese Navy.

Trivia

He acquired the rights to Bell Laboratories' transistor technology; Sony became one of the first non-military organizations to make use of this technology.

Family Life

Born in Nikko City, Japan, he died in Tokyo at the age of eighty-nine.

Associated With

Ken Kutaragi served as CEO of the computer entertainment branch of Ibuka's Sony Corporation.