- Not to be confused with Vizio.
1996–2014 (under Sony ownership); 1996–present
Sony began making computers shortly before Windows 98 was released. Vaio was originally an acronym of Visual Audio Intelligent Organizer.
In February 2014, Sony sold its Vaio PC business to Japan Industrial Partners, which owns 95% of the company, with Sony keeping a 5% stake. Vaio-branded computers produced since 2014 do not carry the Sony brand. However, Sony Corporation continues to hold copyright trademarks for the Vaio brand and logo.