Sony is the name of the Japanese electronic corporation that is located in Tokyo, Japan. The name Sony is derived from the words "sonus" and "sonny," states the Sony company website. The word "sonus" is Latin for the word "sonic" while "sonny" stands for a small or young lad.
The company was given this name because it was easy to pronounce. However, the company's original name, which was established in 1946, was Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo Corporation. In 1958, the corporation was renamed Sony Corporation.
This multinational conglomerate is well known for many different products and technologies that include robots, media recordings, digital and video cameras, televisions, radios, semiconductors and home audio systems, states the Sony company website.