Pioneer Electronics was founded in 1938 by Nozomu Matsumoto in Japan. Originally a speaker manufacturer, Pioneer now makes electronics for the car, home and business markets, and has consistently created innovative new products ever since. Pioneer was the first to introduce the car CD player, DVD-video player, and high-definition plasma TV, and continues to offer hundreds of products around the globe. Including their OEM speakers, Pioneer is the number one selling car audio maker in the world.