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Yamaha

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Founded: 1887-08-12
Headquarters: Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan

The Yamaha Corporation (Japanese: ヤマハ株式会社; Romaji: Yamaha Kabushikigaisha) is a Japanese company with a large number of product areas. Sales offerings include motorcycles (Yamaha Motor Corporation), musical instruments, integrated circuits, and home electronics. It was founded by Torakusu Yamaha as Nippon Gakki Co., Ltd. (Japanese: 日本楽器製造株式会社; Romaji: Nippon Gakki Seizou Kabushikigaisha) in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka prefecture. Yamaha acquired Korg in 1989.

Yamaha produced the YM2612 sound chip for the Sega Mega Drive.

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