Founded in Tokyo in 1946, Sony was the brainchild of two men. Masaru Ibuka, an Engineer and Akio Morita, a Physicist invested the equivalent of Yen 190,000 to start a company with 20 employees. Today Sony manufactures audio, video, communications and information technology products for the global consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, game and online businesses, Sony Europe, headquartered at the Sony Center am Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation, Tokyo and handles manufacturing, R&D, design, sales and marketing of consumer and business products in Europe. Sony Europe, responsible for the company's European electronics business, registered consolidated sales of EUR 9.12 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007. Sony's overall consolidated sales in Europe, including electronics, music, pictures and games, in this period amounted to EUR 13.71 billion.