Sord Computer Corporation

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Sord Computer Corporation
Industry Peripherals
Founder Takayoshi Shiina
Headquarters Chiba, Japan
Products Peripherals
Number of employees
Slogan Total support of the PC environment
Website TOPS

Sord Computer Corporation was a Japanese electronics company, founded in 1970 by the entrepreneur Takayoshi Shiina.[2]


In the 1980s, Sord was known for 8-bit home computers (especially the Sord M5). Eventually, the company launched more advanced models, such as the "luggable" personal computer Sord M23P (1983) and the notebook Sord IS-11 (1984).

In 1985, Sord began to work with Toshiba Corporation.

In 1999, Sord became a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba and renamed as Toshiba Personal Computer System Corporation (TOPS for short).[3]


  1. ^ TOPS - Corporate Profile (2009)
  2. ^ David H. Ahl (June 1984). "Sord IS-11 notebook computer". Creative Computing. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 
  3. ^ "Toshiba Finds Profit in WebFOCUS" (PDF). Information Builders. 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 

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