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Panasonic Corporation
Panasonic Corporation
(パナソニック株式会社, Panasonikku Kabushiki-gaisha), formerly known as Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (松下電器産業株式会社, Matsushita Denki Sangyō Kabushiki-gaisha), is a Japanese multinational electronics corporation headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan.[1] The company was founded in 1918 as a producer of lightbulb sockets and has grown to become one of the largest Japanese electronics producers alongside Sony, Hitachi, Toshiba
Toshiba
and Canon Inc.
Canon Inc.
In addition to electronics, it offers non-electronic products and services such as home renovation services. Panasonic
Panasonic
is the world's fourth-largest television manufacturer by 2012 market share.[2] Panasonic
Panasonic
has a primary listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange
Tokyo Stock Exchange
and is a constituent of the Nikkei 225
Nikkei 225
and TOPIX indices. It has a secondary listing on the Nagoya Stock Exchange.

Contents

1 Name 2 History

2.1 20th Century 2.2 2000 to present

3 Current operations

3.1 Panasonic
Panasonic
Automotive Systems 3.2 Panasonic
Panasonic
Avionics Corporation 3.3 Panasonic
Panasonic
Mobile Communications 3.4 Panasonic Corporation
Panasonic Corporation
of North America 3.5 Panasonic
Panasonic
Europe 3.6 Panasonic
Panasonic
India 3.7 Panasonic Corporation
Panasonic Corporation
in Indonesia

4 Former operations

4.1 Universal Studios

5 Products 6 Brand names 7 Sponsorships

7.1 Football 7.2 Other

8 Environmental record 9 Slogans 10 See also 11 References 12 Further reading 13 External links

Name[edit] From 1935 to October 1, 2008, the company name was "Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd."[3][4] On January 10, 2008, the company announced that it would change its name to " Panasonic
Panasonic
Corporation", in effect on October 1, 2008, to conform with its global brand name "Panasonic".[5] The name change was approved at a shareholders' meeting on June 26, 2008 after consultation with the Matsushita family.[6] History[edit] 20th Century[edit] Panasonic
Panasonic
was founded in 1918 by Kōnosuke Matsushita
Kōnosuke Matsushita
as a vendor of duplex lamp sockets.[7] In 1927, it began producing bicycle lamps, the first product which it marketed under the brand name National. During World War II
World War II
the company operated factories in Japan
Japan
and other parts of Asia
Asia
which produced electrical components and appliances such as light fixtures, motors, electric irons, wireless equipment and its first vacuum tubes.[8] After the war, Panasonic
Panasonic
regrouped as a Keiretsu
Keiretsu
and began to supply the post-war boom in Japan
Japan
with radios and appliances, as well as bicycles. Matsushita's brother-in-law, Toshio Iue, founded Sanyo
Sanyo
as a subcontractor for components after World War II. Sanyo
Sanyo
grew to become a competitor to Panasonic, but was later acquired by Panasonic
Panasonic
in December 2009.[9] In 1961, Konosuke Matsushita
Konosuke Matsushita
traveled to the United States
United States
and met American dealers. The company began producing television sets for the U.S. market under the Panasonic
Panasonic
brand name, and expanded the use of the brand to Europe
Europe
in 1979.[10] The company used the National brand outside North America from the 1950s to the 1970s (the trademark could not be used in the United States because it was already in use by the National Radio Company
National Radio Company
in a closely related product area). It sold televisions, VHS
VHS
VCRs, high fidelity stereo receivers, multi-band shortwave radios and marine radio direction finders, often exported to North America under various U.S. brand names, such as Technics, Emerson, Curtis Mathes
Curtis Mathes
and of course Panasonic. The company also developed a line of home appliances such as rice cookers for the Japanese and Asian markets. Rapid growth resulted in the company opening manufacturing plants around the world. The company debuted a hi-fidelity audio speaker in Japan
Japan
in 1965 with the brand Technics. This line of high quality stereo components became worldwide favorites, the most famous products being its turntables, such as the SL-1200
SL-1200
record player, known for its high performance, precision and durability. Throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, Panasonic
Panasonic
continued to produce high-quality specialized electronics for niche markets such as shortwave radios, and developed its successful line of stereo receivers, CD players and other components. In 1973, Matsushita formed a joint venture with Anam Group, Anam National. In 1983, Matsushita launched the Panasonic
Panasonic
Senior Partner, the first fully IBM PC compatible
IBM PC compatible
Japanese-made computer.[11] In November 1990, Matsushita agreed to acquire the American media company MCA Inc.
MCA Inc.
for US$6.59 billion.[12][13] Matsushita subsequently sold 80% of MCA to Seagram
Seagram
Company for US$7 billion in April 1995.[14][15] In 1998, Matsushita sold Anam National to Anam Electronics. 2000 to present[edit] On May 2, 2002, Panasonic
Panasonic
Canada marked its 35th anniversary in that country by giving $5-million to help build a "music city" on Toronto's waterfront.[16] On January 19, 2006, Panasonic
Panasonic
announced that it would stop producing analog televisions (then 30% of its total TV business) from the next month, in order to concentrate on digital televisions.[17] In 2008, all models of electric shavers from the Panasonic
Panasonic
factory were called Panasonic
Panasonic
shavers, and they dropped Matsushita and National from their name, regardless of worldwide or Japanese markets. On November 3, 2008, Panasonic
Panasonic
and Sanyo
Sanyo
announced that they were holding merger talks, which eventually resulted in the acquisition of Sanyo
Sanyo
by Panasonic.[18][19] The merger was completed in December 2009, and resulted in a corporation with revenues of over ¥11.2 trillion (around $110 billion).[20] With the announcement that Pioneer would exit the production of its Kuro plasma HDTV displays, Panasonic
Panasonic
purchased many of the patents and incorporated these technologies into its own plasma displays. In April 2011, it was announced that Panasonic
Panasonic
would cut its work force by 40,000 by the end of fiscal 2012 in a bid to streamline overlapping operations. The curtailment is about 10 percent of its group work force.[21] In October 2011, Panasonic
Panasonic
announced that it would trim its money-losing TV business by ceasing production of Plasma TVs at its plant in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture
Hyogo Prefecture
by March 2012, cutting 1,000 jobs in the process.[22] In January 2012, Panasonic
Panasonic
announced that it had struck a deal with Myspace
Myspace
on its new venture, Myspace
Myspace
TV.[23] Myspace
Myspace
TV will allow users to watch live television while chatting with other users on a laptop, tablet or the television itself. With the partnership, Myspace TV will be integrated into Panasonic
Panasonic
Viera televisions.[24] On May 11, 2012, Panasonic
Panasonic
announced plans to acquire a 76.2% stake in FirePro Systems, an India-based company in infrastructure protection and security solutions such as fire alarm, fire suppression, video surveillance and building management.[25] In line with company prediction of a net loss of 765 billion yen, on November 5, 2012, the shares fell to the lowest level since February 1975 to 388 yen. In 2012, the shares plunged 41 percent.[26] On November 14, 2012, Panasonic
Panasonic
said it will cut 10,000 jobs and make further divestments.[27] On May 18, 2013, Panasonic
Panasonic
announced that it would invest $40 million in building a factory in Binh Duong, Vietnam
Vietnam
which was completed in 2014.[28] In July 2013, Panasonic
Panasonic
agreed to acquire a 13% stake in the Slovenian household appliance manufacturer Gorenje
Gorenje
for around €10 million.[29] In a press release following its announcement at IFA 2013, Panasonic announced that it had acquired the "Cameramanager video surveillance service" with the intention of expanding its reach to cloud-based solutions.[30] In July 2014, it was announced that Panasonic
Panasonic
has reached a basic agreement with Tesla Motors
Tesla Motors
to participate in the Gigafactory, the huge battery plant that the American electric vehicle manufacturer plans to build in the U.S.[31] In August 2014, Tesla said the plant would be built in the Southwest or Western United States
United States
by 2020. The $5 billion plant would employ 6,500 people, and reduce Tesla's battery costs by 30 percent. The company said it was looking at potential sites in Nevada, Arizona, Texas, New Mexico
New Mexico
and California.[32] In October 2014, Panasonic
Panasonic
announced its initial investment in Tesla Motors’ battery factory would amount to "tens of billions" of yen, according to the firm’s CEO.[33] In November 2014, Panasonic
Panasonic
announced its partnership with Photon Interactive to create customized and personalized digital signs in stores.[34] In January 2015, Panasonic
Panasonic
announced it has stopped making TVs in China and plans to liquidate its joint venture in Shandong.[35] In March 2015, Panasonic
Panasonic
announced plans to buy Houston-based satellite communication service provider ITC Global.[36] In April 2015, Panasonic
Panasonic
announced its new range of products and relaunched its brand in South Africa. The company intends to use South Africa as a springboard into Africa, with Nigeria and Egypt as its initial targets.[37] In June 2015, Panasonic
Panasonic
struck agreements with three Australian energy utilities (Red Energy, Ergon Energy and ActewAGL) to trial its home-based battery storage options.[38] In November 2015, the Panasonic Corporation
Panasonic Corporation
announced that it set up a new plant in Suzhou, China, through its subsidiary, Panasonic
Panasonic
Ecology Systems Co., Ltd, to produce a new type of catalyst-coated diesel particulate filter (DPF) that decomposes matter contained in diesel engine exhaust gas.[39] In November 2015, Panasonic Corporation
Panasonic Corporation
start to retail locally harvested produce from its indoor agriculture facility salads via Veggie Life branding in Singapore, from the very first licensed indoor vegetable farm in the country using Panasonic's own technology.[40] In February 2016, Panasonic
Panasonic
and the City of Denver formed a formal partnership to make Denver the "smartest" city in America. Joseph M. Taylor, Chairman
Chairman
and CEO of Panasonic
Panasonic
Corp. of America, laid out the plans for the partnership in four key areas: smart housing and small offices, energy and utilities, transportation and city services and smart buildings.[41] Due to increased competition from China, Panasonic's LiIon auto market share decreased from 47% in 2014 to 34% in 2015.[42] In June 2016, Tesla Motors, Inc. announced that Panasonic Corporation
Panasonic Corporation
would be the exclusive supplier of batteries for its mass market vehicle Model 3. Batteries for the higher-end Model S sedan and Model X SUV will also be supplied by Panasonic.[43] In early 2016 Panasonic
Panasonic
president Kazuhiro Tsuga
Kazuhiro Tsuga
confirmed a planned total investment of about $1.6 billion by the company to construct the Gigafactory to full capacity.[44] However, after the number of Model 3 reservations became known in April,[45] Panasonic
Panasonic
moved production plans forward and announced a bond sale for $3.86 billion, most of it to be invested in Gigafactory.[46] In 2016, it debuted its transparent TV.[47] Current operations[edit] As of March 31, 2012, Panasonic
Panasonic
employed about 330,000 staff and had around 580 subsidiary companies.[48] Panasonic
Panasonic
had total revenues of ¥7,846,216 million in 2012, of which 53 percent were generated in Japan, 25 percent in Asia
Asia
(excluding Japan), 12 percent in the Americas and 10 percent in Europe.[48] Panasonic's operations are organised into three broad "business fields" - Consumer, Solutions and Components & Devices - and nine "domain companies" - AVC Networks (which generated 17% of Panasonic's total 2012 revenues), Eco Solutions (15% of revenues), Appliances (15% of revenues), Industrial Devices (14% of revenues), Systems and Communications (8% of revenues), Automotive Systems (7% of revenues), Energy (6% of revenues), Healthcare and Manufacturing Solutions.[48] Panasonic
Panasonic
invested a total of ¥520,216 million in research and development in 2012, equivalent to 6.6 percent of its revenues in that year.[48] As of March 31, 2012, Panasonic
Panasonic
held a total of 140,146 patents worldwide.[48] In July 2016, it was reported that Panasonic
Panasonic
is now looking at making acquisitions in the artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning space. According to a source, the company has put aside $10 million for use in either an acquisition or joint venture.[49]

The Panasonic
Panasonic
Center in Tokyo, Japan 

The Panasonic
Panasonic
IMP Building in Osaka, Japan 

The Panasonic
Panasonic
R&D facility at Yokosuka Research Park, Japan 

Panasonic
Panasonic
Automotive Systems[edit] Panasonic
Panasonic
Automotive Systems is an original equipment manufacturer of factory installed mobile audio equipment such as headunits, speakers and navigation modules. It is a subcontractor to most major auto manufacturers, supplying virtually every Japanese automaker, along with Europe's largest automaker, Volkswagen
Volkswagen
and America's largest automaker, General Motors.[citation needed] In 2015, PAS had a revenue of $12.4 billion.[50] Panasonic
Panasonic
also formerly manufactured aftermarket vehicle audio products such as head units and speakers. Panasonic
Panasonic
Avionics Corporation[edit] Main article: Panasonic
Panasonic
Avionics Corporation Panasonic Avionics Corporation
Panasonic Avionics Corporation
(PAC), a subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation of North America, is a supplier of in-flight entertainment (IFE) and communication systems.[51] Headquartered in Lake Forest, California
California
where engineering, development and testing is performed while system installation, field engineering, major quality functions, certification and program management are performed at the Bothell, Washington facility - Panasonic Avionics Corporation
Panasonic Avionics Corporation
employs approximately 3,300 employees based in over 70 locations worldwide, with major facilities in London, Toulouse, Hamburg, Dallas, Dubai and Singapore.[citation needed] A majority of the component manufacturing is carried out in Osaka, Japan. In February 2017, Panasonic
Panasonic
reported that the subsidiary was being investigated by American authorities under the FCPA.[52] Panasonic
Panasonic
Mobile Communications[edit] Panasonic
Panasonic
Mobile Communications manufactures mobile phone handsets and related equipment. As of 2012, it had around a 20 per cent share of the Japanese handset market.[53] Panasonic
Panasonic
used to market mobile phone handsets worldwide, but in December 2005 announced its withdrawal from overseas markets due to poor sales. Panasonic
Panasonic
returned to the overseas market in 2012, with the release of the Panasonic
Panasonic
Eluga Android-powered smartphone. In July 2013, Panasonic
Panasonic
announced the company will not supply a new model of smartphone to NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo
Inc., because NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo
will focus with Sony
Sony
and Samsung products. In Q2 2013, Panasonic
Panasonic
Mobile Communications booked a 5.4 billion yen operating loss.[54] Panasonic Corporation
Panasonic Corporation
of North America[edit] Panasonic Corporation
Panasonic Corporation
of North America is Panasonic's principal subsidiary in the United States. It has been headquartered in Newark, New Jersey
New Jersey
since 2013, after being previously headquartered in Secaucus, since the 1980s;[55] both Newark and Secaucus are located within New Jersey's Gateway Region. Founded in New York City at the MetLife Building
MetLife Building
in September 1959, it was known as Matsushita Electric Corporation of America (MECA) prior to 2005. Panasonic
Panasonic
Europe[edit] Panasonic's principal subsidiaries in Europe
Europe
are Panasonic
Panasonic
Europe Ltd.[56] and Panasonic
Panasonic
Marketing Europe
Europe
GmbH.[57] Panasonic
Panasonic
employs around 12,000 people in Europe, and the region generates around 10 per cent of its total revenues.[58] In 2012, Panasonic
Panasonic
had around a 10 per cent share of the consumer electronics market in Europe, ranking third behind Samsung Electronics
Electronics
(with 26 per cent) and LG Electronics
Electronics
(with 12 per cent).[58] Panasonic
Panasonic
operates a chain of stores in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and Ireland called " Panasonic
Panasonic
Store" which exclusively sell Panasonic
Panasonic
products. Prior to 2008 the chain was named "shop@Panasonic". In November 2010, Panasonic Electric Works
Panasonic Electric Works
established Panasonic Electric Works Vossloh-Schwabe Serbia
Serbia
d.o.o, a new company in Svilajnac, Serbia, to manufacture energy-efficient electronic devices (ballasts) for lighting fixtures. Volume production commenced in January 2011.[59] In May 2015, Panasonic
Panasonic
launched its virtual solar service to UK consumers.The service allows users to run a simulation to provide an estimate of how much a rooftop solar installation would produce if it were installed in their home.[60] Panasonic
Panasonic
India[edit] Mr. Daizo Ito serves as Group President
President
for Panasonic
Panasonic
Regional Headquarters India at Panasonic
Panasonic
India Pvt Ltd.[61] Panasonic Corporation
Panasonic Corporation
in Indonesia[edit] PT Panasonic
Panasonic
Gobel Indonesia
Indonesia
(formerly known as PT National Gobel Indonesia) is the name of the company's Indonesia
Indonesia
division based in Cawang, East Jakarta. Hiroyoshi Suga is the current President
President
Director and Rachmat Gobel is the current President
President
Commissioner. Gobel is also the President
President
Commissioner of Indosat. Panasonic
Panasonic
Gobel Indonesia
Indonesia
is a joint venture between Panasonic Corporation
Panasonic Corporation
Japan
Japan
and the Gobel Group of Indonesia. Former operations[edit] Universal Studios[edit] Panasonic
Panasonic
used to own Universal Studios, then known as the Music Corporation of America, since acquiring the company in 1990 but sold it to Seagram
Seagram
in 1995.[62] Universal Studios
Universal Studios
is now a unit of NBCUniversal, which is now owned by Philadelphia-based Comcast. Panasonic
Panasonic
3DO see: 3DO Interactive Multiplayer Panasonic
Panasonic
used to manufacture 3DO Gaming systems alongside Goldstar (Now LG Electronics) but stopped 3 years later, as it was not a success. There were a total of 2 million systems sold from 1993-1996. Products[edit] Panasonic
Panasonic
offers a wide range of products and services, including air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, compressors, lighting, televisions, personal computers, mobile phones, audio equipment, cameras, broadcasting equipment, projectors, automotive electronics, aircraft in-flight entertainment systems, semiconductors, lithium batteries, electrical components, optical devices, bicycles, electronic materials and photovoltaic modules.[63] Ventilation appliances such as electric fans are manufactured under KDK
KDK
and rebranded as Panasonic.

A Panasonic
Panasonic
Lumix
Lumix
camera 

A Panasonic
Panasonic
Toughbook
Toughbook
field computer 

A Panasonic
Panasonic
mobile phone 

A display of Panasonic
Panasonic
televisions 

Technics headphones 

Brand names[edit]

Panasonic's current and historic brands

Panasonic Corporation
Panasonic Corporation
sells virtually all of its products and services worldwide under the Panasonic
Panasonic
brand, having phased out the Sanyo
Sanyo
brand in the first quarter of 2012.[64] The company has sold products under a number of other brand names during its history. In 1927, the company founder adopted the brand name "National" (ナショナル, Nashonaru) for a new lamp product.[65] In 1955, the company began branding audio speakers and lamps for markets outside Japan
Japan
as "PanaSonic", which was the first time it used the "Panasonic" brand name.[66] The company began to use the brand name "Technics" (テクニクス, Tekunikusu)" in 1965 for audio equipment.[66] The use of multiple brands lasted for some decades.[66] In May 2003, the company announced that "Panasonic" would become its global brand, and launched the global tagline " Panasonic
Panasonic
ideas for life."[67] The company began to unify its brands to "Panasonic" and, by March 2004 replaced "National" for products and outdoor signboards, except for those in Japan.[67] In January 2008, the company announced that it would phase out the brand "National" in Japan, replacing it with the global brand "Panasonic" by March 2010.[5] In September 2013, the company announced a revision of the decade-old tagline to better illustrate the company vision: "A Better Life, A Better World."[68] Rasonic is a brand name of Shun Hing Electric Works and Engineering Co. Ltd (信興電工工程有限公司), a company that has imported Panasonic
Panasonic
and National branded product since Matsushita Electric Industrial era, and has also sold MEI/ Panasonic
Panasonic
products under the original brand names. In June 1994, Panasonic
Panasonic
Shun Hing Industrial Devices Sales (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. (松下信興機電(香港)有限公司) and Panasonic
Panasonic
SH Industrial Sales (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. (松下電器機電(深圳)有限公司) were established by joint venture between Matsushita Electric Industrial and Shun Hing Group respectively,[69][70] making Rasonic a product brand for MEI and subsequent Panasonic
Panasonic
Corporation. In September 2014, Panasonic
Panasonic
announced they will revive the Technics brand.[71] Sponsorships[edit] Football[edit] Panasonic
Panasonic
sponsors the German football player Marco Reus, who plays for Bundesliga
Bundesliga
club Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund
and Germany.[72] Panasonic
Panasonic
owns Gamba Osaka, a club from the J. League, the main Japanese Professional Football League.[73] Panasonic
Panasonic
is an official partner and sponsor of AFC Champions League and Major League Soccer.[74] Between 1981 and 1983, Panasonic
Panasonic
was the shirt sponsor of English football club Nottingham Forest F.C.[citation needed] On January 16, 2010, Panasonic
Panasonic
signed a three-year, Rs. 4.7 crores (US$1 million) jersey sponsorship deal for the India national football team.[75] Other[edit]

Panasonic
Panasonic
was the principal sponsor of the now-defunct Toyota
Toyota
Racing Formula One
Formula One
team

Panasonic
Panasonic
was a primary sponsor of Toyota's Formula One
Formula One
program, Panasonic
Panasonic
Toyota
Toyota
Racing.[76] Hiro Matsushita, grandson of the company founder, is a former race car driver who ran a company overseeing sponsorship arrangements for the company. Panasonic
Panasonic
was also a sponsor in NASCAR's Busch Series
Busch Series
in 2005, sponsoring the No. 67 Smith Brothers Racing Dodge for Ken Schrader,[77] Bryan Reffner,[78] C.W. Smith,[79] and Johnny Benson, Jr..[80] In 2007, Panasonic
Panasonic
became a technology partner with Hendrick Motorsports, and will serve as a primary sponsor of the team's No. 24 car with Jeff Gordon
Jeff Gordon
for two races in 2014 and through 2016.[81] Panasonic
Panasonic
has sponsored some professional filmmakers by allowing them to borrow a camera for their projects. One such Panasonic
Panasonic
Lumix DMC-GH1 model camera was used to film the pilot of the Swedish horror film Marianne.[82] Panasonic
Panasonic
has been a top level sponsor of the Olympic Games since the Seoul Olympics in 1988.[83] Panasonic
Panasonic
was the official partner and sponsor of the Boston Celtics from 1975 to 1989, along with Technics.[84] Various Panasonic
Panasonic
ads appeared at the old Boston Garden
Boston Garden
during the 1980s. On September 8, 2016, Panasonic
Panasonic
was unveiled as the title sponsor for the new Jaguar Formula E team.[85] Link to drivers: http://pc-dl.panasonic.co.jp/dl/search?dc%5B%5D=002001&q=CF-53 On February 14, 2017, Panasonic
Panasonic
was unveiled as the main sponsor of Lega Basket Serie A, the highest professional basketball league in Italy
Italy
and one of the top ranked national domestic league in Europe.[86] Environmental record[edit] Panasonic
Panasonic
is ranked in joint 11th place (out of 16) in Greenpeace’s Guide to Greener Electronics, which ranks electronics manufacturers on policies and practices to reduce their impact on the climate, produce greener products and make their operations more sustainable.[87] The company is one of the top scorers on the Products criteria, praised for its good product life cycles and the number of products which are free from polyvinyl chloride plastic (PVC). It also scores maximum points for the energy efficiency of its products with 100 percent of its TVs meeting the latest Energy Star
Energy Star
standards and exceeding the standby power requirement. However, Panasonic's score is let down by its low score on the Energy criteria, with the Guide stating it must focus on planned reductions of greenhouse gases (GHG), set targets to reduce GHG emissions by at least 30% by 2015 and increase renewable energy use by 2020.[87]

In 2014, an article in The Guardian
The Guardian
reported that Panasonic
Panasonic
will compensate its expatriate workers in China a "hazard pay" as compensation for the chronic air pollution they are subjected to as they work.[88] Slogans[edit]

"Just slightly ahead of our time" (1970s–1980s)[89] "Even more than you expected [out of the blue]" (1970s–1970s Australia) "What's on Panasonic" (1990–1996) "Panasonic, The One That I Want"

Panasonic, The quest for zero defeat (1996–2003)

"What's New Panasonic" (1996–2003) "Ideas for Life" (2003–2013) "A Better Life, A Better World" (2013–2017) "Let's Live Life Better" (2017-present)

See also[edit]

Osaka
Osaka
portal Companies portal

List of Japanese companies Nakamura Kunio

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Further reading[edit]

Kotter, John P. (1997). Matsushita Leadership: Lessons from the 20th Century's Most Remarkable Entrepreneur. New York: The Free Press. ISBN 9780684834603. OCLC 35620432. 

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Sony
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Mitsui
Financial Sumitomo Mitsui
Mitsui
Trust Sumitomo Osaka
Osaka
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Kenwood

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Casio
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Copal Corporation

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Integra Home Theater

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Sega
Sammy

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Aiwa Akai Bronica Chinon Contax Konica Minolta National Norita Okaya Optical Sanyo

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Japan
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Japan
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Metabo

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Dolmar

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Yamabiko

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Konica
Minolta Kyocera Lexmark Nikon Olympus Corporation Panasonic Ricoh
Ricoh
(Pentax) Samsung Electronics Seiko
Seiko
Epson Sharp Sony Toshiba Xerox

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Companies with an annual revenue of over US$3 billion

Acer Inc. Amazon.com Apple Inc.
Apple Inc.
(iPhone) Asus BBK Electronics
Electronics
(OPPO, OnePlus, Vivo) BlackBerry Limited Google
Google
(Android) Hisense HTC Huawei
Huawei
(Honor) Karbonn Lava (XOLO) Lenovo
Lenovo
(Motorola Mobility) LG Electronics Meizu Micromax (YU) Microsoft HMD Global
HMD Global
(Nokia) Panasonic Samsung Electronics Sony
Sony
Mobile TCL Corporation
TCL Corporation
(BlackBerry Mobile, Alcatel Mobile, Palm, Inc.) Transsion True Xiaomi ZTE
ZTE
(Nubia)

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Companies with an annual revenue of over US$3 billion

Casio NCR Panasonic Samsung Electronics Seiko
Seiko
Epson Sharp Star Micronics Toshiba Wincor Nixdorf

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Point of sale
companies

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Companies with an annual revenue of over US$3 billion

ASE Group Fujitsu Infineon Technologies Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc. Intel NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors
(Freescale) ON Semiconductor Panasonic Renesas Electronics Samsung Electronics Sony STMicroelectronics Texas
Texas
Instruments

Fabless

Advanced Micro Devices Apple Inc. Broadcom Marvell Technology Group MediaTek Nvidia Qualcomm VIA Technologies

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Equipment

ASML Applied Materials KLA-Tencor Lam Research Tokyo Electron

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Semiconductor
industry Category:Semic

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