Sophia Systems

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Sophia Systems
Founded: 1975-08[1][2]
Merged into: Sohwa & Sophia Technologies[3]
Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

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Sophia Systems Co. Ltd[4] was a Japanese company founded in August 1975, in Tokyo, by Masashi Saito (斉藤 正志) specialized in creating and marketing microprocessor emulation systems (in-circuit emulators and in-circuit debuggers).

In 1990 Sophia Systems and Technology was established in San Jose, California as a subsidiary of Sophia Systems Co. Ltd, which was responsible for the sale and distribution of all Sophia products in the U.S./Canadian market and in 1995 Sophia Hong Kong Limited was founded in Hong Kong. Both subsidiary companies were liquidated in 1999. In 2013 the company merged with Sohwa Corporation (founded in 1983 as Yoshikazu Design) becoming Sohwa & Sophia Technologies.

The company is known for developing the Sega Saturn Programming Box development kit for the Sega Saturn console.

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Development hardware/tools produced

Promotional material

Print advert in Embedded Systems Programming (US) #1: "November 1988" (1988-11-xx)