Sony is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, Japan, and one of the world's largest media conglomerates with revenue exceeding $78.88 billion U.S. (FY2008). Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound.
Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. These make Sony one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world. Sony's principal business operations include Sony Corporation (Sony Electronics in the U.S.), Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment, Sony Ericsson, and Sony Financial. As a semiconductor maker, Sony is among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders. The company's slogan is make.believe. Sony’s Employee is about 180,.500 in 2008.
Sharp Corporation is a Japanese electronics manufacturer, founded in September 1912. It takes its name from one of its founder's first inventions, the Ever-Sharp mechanical pencil, which was invented by Tokuji Hayakawa in 1915. Eversharp is one of the top four fountain Pen maker in 1920-1940. Whereas Eversharp had produced one of the most beautiful Fountain pen Doric in 1937. The Top four Fountain pen markers is Watermans, Parker, Shaffer and Eversharp. Except EverSharp the other three pen makers are still exist as a pen maker now. But Watermans was sold to France in the 70's. Only Shaffer and Parker remains an USA Company.
Since then it has developed into one of the leading electronics companies in the world. As a semiconductor maker, Sharp is among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders and among the Top 100 R&D Spenders in a list published by IEEE Spectrum magazine. Sharp LCD TV is sill No.1 in sales in Japan.
They took a controlling stake in Pioneer Corporation in 2007. On 25 June 2009, they agreed to form a joint venture with Pioneer on their optical business to be called "Pioneer Digital Design and Manufacturing Corporation". Employees of 56,000.
There is still cautious in buying Samsung product as from what I know from my friends, they still have the idea is that Samsung Quality is not as good as Sony, think in another way how may Samsung Chip you are using in your daily life, You hand phone, not necessary Samsung, your computer, not Samsung and your recent purchased Apple Iphone 3Gs is using Samsung Chips. They have been widely been inserted on your products under the camouflage of Nokia, Motorola and Apple.
Samsung Electronics is the world's largest electronics company headquartered in Samsung Town in Seoul, South Korea. It is the largest South Korean company and the flagship subsidiary of the Samsung Group.
Samsung Electronics is the global market leader in more than 60 products, including semiconductors such as DRAM, SDRAM, flash memory, hard drives, plasma displays and OLED displays, LED back lit LCD TV, home electronics such as DVD players, Blu-ray players, home cinema systems, set-top boxes and projectors, mobile devices such as mobile phones, MP3 players, digital cameras and camcorders, computing products such as monitors, laptops, UMPCs, CD and DVD Drives, laser printers and fax machines and home appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, microwaves, ovens, vacuum cleaners and air conditioners.
In 2005, Samsung surpassed Japanese rival Sony for the first time to be rated as the new leading and most popular consumer electronics brand in the world by Interbrand. In 2007, Samsung Electronics' handset division overtook American rival Motorola, making it the world's second largest mobile phone maker. At the end of 2007, Samsung Electronics exceeded the $100 billion mark in annual sales for the first time in its history. This achievement places the company, along with Siemens of Germany and Hewlett-Packard of the U.S., among the world's top three companies in the electric appliances and electronics industry. Samsung’s Employee is around 138,000 in 2007.
The Revenue of Samsung is almost same as the total revenue of Sony and Sharp. With the seen Samsung aggressive expansion on his product in TV, Headphones, or probably soon Cars! We could not underestimate that in say 5 years time the Samsung group revenue may be exceed as the total Revenues of Sony, Sharp and Panasonic!
I think all it takes is a slogan like Sony’s famous” It’s a Sony” in the 80’s and 90s now the new slogan is make.believe. Panasonic's “Ideas for Life” , Nokia’s Connecting People, Philips’ Sense and Simplicity, HSBC’s “ the world’s local bank” and current Samsung Electronics Slogan is “Imagine”
Probably Samsung is in need a new Slogan with more inspiration!