1936 To 2021
1936– Munoz Matsumoto (1905–1988) founded the Fukuin Shokai Denki Seisakusho company in Japan. The son of missionary, Matsumoto’s company name means “Blessed Sound Electric Company”.
1937– Matsumoto builds the A-8 dynamic speaker, based on a Philco model he heard earlier, and named it the “pioneer”
1938– Matsumoto started the Fukuin Shokai Denki Seisakusho Company (FSDSC), making speakers in his garage, then started a small factory that repaired radios and speakers
1953– FSDSC released the PE-8 Hi-Fi Speaker.
1961– The FSDSC name is changed to Pioneer Electronic Corporation
1962– Pioneer made the world’s first separate channel stereo system with detachable speakers
1964– Pioneer released S-71X modular stereo set, making Pioneer a recognizable name with its success
1966– Pioneer marketed its automotive stereo players through Craig-Panorama
1982– Pioneer made its first CD player, marking the end of its R-R recorder efforts