Sony was founded after world war II in 1946 in Tokyo under the name Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering corp. By Masura Ibuka and Akio Morita
In 1950s, the company changed the name to Sony Corp. Since the initials TTK were already taken,
In 1960, Sony launched its U.S. branch. Eight years later, Sony opened a branch in the United Kingdom. The company continued to grow in the 1970s, when it expanded into Spain and France in 1973. German operations were started in 1986.