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62 Years and Still the Leader!

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1940s and Earlier

1918

Panasonic Launches the first 3-tube radio.

1931

Totsuko Founded (Renamed Sony in 1958)

1946

Invention of the Transistor - the building block for the digital age.

1947

1950s

Panasonic Launches the first rectangular screen monochrome television.

1952

1953

Regency TR-1 from Texas Instruments goes on sale - First pocket transistor radio

1954

Winnipeg Arena opens

1955

NASA founded

1958

1960s

Sony introduces the first direct-view portable TV, the TV8-301.

1960

1961

Sony introduces the first home tape recorder, the Sony-O-Matic TC-357.

1964

Bose Founded

1964

The Beatles invade US

1964

Panasonic Launches their first 21-inch colour television.

1965

1967

Sony introduces the Trinitron color TV, the KV-1310.

1968

First man on the moon

1969

1970s

1970

Intel releases world's first microprocessor, the 4004

1971

1971

Winnipeg Jets founded in WHA

1972

Sony receives the first Emmy ever for a Japanese company for the Trinitron color TV system.

1973

Microsoft founded

1975

Sony introduces the home-use 1/2-inch "Betamax" VCR, the SL-6300.

1975

Apple founded

1976

Apple introduces the Apple 1 at the Homebrew Computer Club in Palo Alto.

1976

Panasonic launches their first VHS player, the RCA VBT200.

1977

Alpine Brand Introduced to Canada

1979

Alpine Launches their first in-dash sound processor and amplifier, the SM-100.

1979

Sony introduces the first stereo cassette player "Walkman", the TPS-L2.

1979

Winnipeg Jets absorbed into NHL

1979

1980s

1980

Alpine Launches the world's first in-car navigation system, the Gyrocator.

1981

Sony introduces the first CD player, the CDP-101.

1982

First hand held mobile phone becomes commercially available, the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X.

1984

Sony launches the portable CD player "Discman", the D-50.

1984

Apple introduces the Macintosh personal computer.

1984

Panasonic launches their first VHS camcorder, the NV-M1.

1985

Sony launches the 8mm camcorder, the CCD-V8.

1985

Bose Launches Acoustimass® Speaker Technology.

1986

MTS enters wireless business

1988

Forks Market opens

1989

Advance's Iconic TV Commercials

Gotta Go

1984

Thriller

1984

Dance with Advance

1985

Clouseau

1986

January Warehouse Clearance

1986

Good Impressions

1986

Cheech

1987

1990s

1990

Alpine Launches the first high-output, high-end in-dash CD player, the 7909. Voted the best CD receiver ever made in 2009 by Mobile Electronics Magazine.

1990

The World Wide Web was born at CERN

1993

Bose Launches the Jewel Cube® Speaker.

1995

Sony launches the first consumer digital video camcorder "Digital Handycam", the DCR-VX1000.

1995

Panasonic launches the first plasma television, the TH-26PD1.

1996

Panasonic launches the first digital mobile phone weighing less than 100g, the P201HYPER.

1996

Sony launches the VAIO personal computer series.

1997

Sony launches the flat CRT "WEGA" TV series.

1997

Alpine Launches the first single-DIN flip-out screen in-dash receiver, the CVA-1000.

1997

Apple introduces the iMac.

1998

Panasonic launches the first digital television sets in the US.

1998

The Search Engine Google is founded

1998

Bluetooth announced

1999

2000s

2001

Apple introduces the iTunes store.

2001

Sony launches the first "Blu-ray" disc recorder, the BDZ-S77.

2003

MTS Centres opens Nov 16

2004

Bose Launches the SoundDock® digital music system for iPods.

2004

Sony launches the new "BRAVIA" HDTV-compatible flat-screen TVs.

2005

Alpine Launches the first integrated in-dash iPod control system.

2005

Sony releases the first OLED TV.

2007

Apple Introduces the iPhone

2007

Bose Launches the QuietComfort® 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling™ headphones.

2009

2010s

2010

NHL approves sale of Atlanta Thrashers; Jets return

2011

Redeveloped Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport opens doors

2011

Investors Group Field opens May 26

2013

Winner of Signature Award for Trust commercial

2013

Canadian Museum of Human Rights opens

2014