Industry Legend Harman Dies
Dr. Sidney Harman, the founder of Harman International and one of the most prominent figures in the consumer electronics industry in the 20th century, has died at the age of 92.
The cause of death was acute myeloid leukemia, Harman's family announced in a statement Wednesday.
Harman founded Harmon/Kardon in 1953 and built the company into a multinational powerhouse in the five decades that followed. Harman stepped down as CEO in 2008, and made headlines last year when he purchased Newsweek magazine from the Washington Post Co.