NEW YORK (Kyodo) Norio Ohga, former president and chairman of Sony Corp., and former Pioneer Corp. engineer Ken Kai are among the 2004 class of 11 inductees to the prestigious Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame, the Consumer Electronics Association said Monday.

Ohga is credited with playing a leading role in the widespread use of tape recorders by making cassette tapes available for use in conjunction with home appliance makers worldwide, the CEA said.

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