From Sega Retro
|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 has produced many of the integrated circuit chips for Sega arcade and console hardware, such as the YM2612 sound chip for the Sega Mega Drive console. Yamaha held the patent for FM synthesis, which was featured in many Yamaha sound chips, while some of their sound chips also featured PCM sampling. In addition, Yamaha also manufactured VDP graphics processors for the Sega Master System and Mega Drive consoles.
- Copera (1993)
- YM2203 - used in Sega System series
- YM2151 - used in Sega System series
- YM2413 - used in FM Sound Unit (for Mark III), Japanese Master System, and MSX
- YM2612 - used in Mega Drive and Sega System 32
- Sega MultiPCM - based on Yamaha YMF278, used in Sega System Multi 32 and Model series
- Yamaha Super Intelligent Sound Processor - used in Dreamcast and Sega NAOMI series
- Melody Land (1993)
- Do Re Mi Fa Densetsu (1993)
- Copera no Time Machine (199x)
- Otto Katachitchi (199x)
- Outa no Canvas (199x)
- Copera no Kono Ato Naani (1994)
- Mike to Asobou Tobidase Milky Way (1994)
- Oshare no Kuni no Alice (199x)
- Copera no Chikyuu Daisuki (199x)
- Bouken! Merorin-tou (199x)
Logo for XGlite; a Yamaha extension to the General MIDI standard supported by the Sega Dreamcast.