Masaru Ibuka
Name: Masaru Ibuka
Occupation: Entrepreneur
Gender: Male
Birth Day: April 11, 1908
Death Date: Dec 19, 1997 (age 89)
Age: Aged 89
Country: Japan
Zodiac Sign: Aries

Social Accounts

Masaru Ibuka

Masaru Ibuka was born on April 11, 1908 in Japan (89 years old). Masaru Ibuka is an Entrepreneur, zodiac sign: Aries. Nationality: Japan. Approx. Net Worth: Undisclosed.

Brief Info

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

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.

Net Worth 2020

Undisclosed
Find out more about Masaru Ibuka net worth here.

Does Masaru Ibuka Dead or Alive?

As per our current Database, Masaru Ibuka died on Dec 19, 1997 (age 89).

Physique

Height Weight Hair Colour Eye Colour Blood Type Tattoo(s)
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

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.

Biography

Biography Timeline

1908

In 1908, Masaru Ibuka was born as the first son of Tasuku Ibuka who was a student of Inazo Nitobe. But Masaru lost his father at an early age. Masaru moved to Kobe because his mother remarried. He could pass the entrance exam of Hyogo Prefectural 1st Kobe Boys’ School (now, Hyogo Prefectural Kobe High School). It is said that he felt especially happy about this success. And then Ibuka graduated from Waseda University in 1933. He then went to work at Photo-Chemical Laboratory, a company which processed movie film, and later served in the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II where he was a member of the Imperial Navy Wartime Research Committee. In September 1945, he left the company and navy, and founded a radio repair shop in the bombed out Shirokiya Department Store in Nihonbashi, Tokyo.

1946

In 1946, a fellow wartime researcher, Akio Morita, saw a newspaper article about Ibuka's new venture and after some correspondence, chose to join him in Tokyo. With funding from Morita's father, they co-founded Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation, which became known as Sony Corporation in 1958. Ibuka was instrumental in securing the licensing of transistor technology from Bell Labs to Sony in the 1950s, thus making Sony one of the first companies to apply transistor technology to non-military uses. He also led the research and development team that developed Sony's Trinitron color television in 1967. Ibuka served as president of Sony from 1950 to 1971, and then served as chairman of Sony from 1971 until he retired in 1976.

1960

Ibuka was awarded the Medal of Honor with Blue Ribbon in 1960, and was decorated with the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Sacred Treasure in 1978 and with the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun in 1986. He was further decorated as a Commander First Class of the Royal Order of the Polar Star of Sweden in that year, named a Person of Cultural Merit in 1989 and decorated with the Order of Culture in 1992.

1964

Other awards: 1964, Distinguished Services Award from the Institute of Electrical Communication Engineers of Japan; 1981, Humanism and Technology Award from the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies; 1986, Eduard Rhein Ring of Honor, German Eduard Rhein Foundation; 1989, Designated Person of Cultural Merits by Ministry of Education; 1991, The Presidential Award and Medallion from the University of Illinois.

1976

Ibuka received Honorary Doctorates from Sophia University, Tokyo in 1976, from Waseda University, Tokyo in 1979, and from Brown University (US) in 1994. The IEEE awarded him the IEEE Founders Medal in 1972 and named the IEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award after him in 1987.

1991

Ibuka served as the Chairman of the National Board of Governors of the Boy Scouts of Nippon. In 1991 the World Organization of the Scout Movement awarded him the Bronze Wolf. In 1989 he also received the highest distinction of the Scout Association of Japan, the Golden Pheasant Award.

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Masaru Ibuka is 113 years, 5 months and 11 days old. Masaru Ibuka will celebrate 114th birthday on a Monday 11th of April 2022.

Find out about Masaru Ibuka birthday activities in timeline view here.

Masaru Ibuka trends

FAQs

  1. Who is Masaru Ibuka ?
  2. How rich is Masaru Ibuka ?
  3. What is Masaru Ibuka 's salary?
  4. When is Masaru Ibuka 's birthday?
  5. When and how did Masaru Ibuka became famous?
  6. How tall is Masaru Ibuka ?
  7. Who is Masaru Ibuka 's girlfriend?
  8. List of Masaru Ibuka 's family members?
  9. Why do people love Masaru Ibuka?