VAIO Corporation (/ standing for Visual Audio Intelligent Organizer), which is headquartered in
Nagano in Japan, is a manufacturer of personal computers. VAIO was originally a brand of
Sony Corporation, introduced in 1996. Sony sold its PC business to the investment firm Japan Industrial Partners in February 2014 as part of a restructuring effort to focus on
mobile devices. Sony maintains a minority stake in the new, independent company, which currently sells computers in the United States, Japan, and Brazil as well as an exclusive marketing agreement. Sony still holds the copyright trademarks for the VAIO brand and logo. Currently in the US, VAIO products are sold by Trans Cosmos America, Inc.