Sony

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Tokyo, Japan-based consumer electronics giant. Its very first consumer product, in the late 1940s, was a rice boiler.

2000 Sales: 63 billion USD
2000 Employees: 189,700

http://www.world.sony.com

Name coined by founder Akio Morita to convey "sound" and "sonny" for youth and energy. See http://www.snopes2.com/business/names/sony.htm

Also see PlayStation and Walkman.