Profile: Panasonic Corp (PCRFY.PK)
Panasonic Corporation (Panasonic), incorporated on December 15, 1935, is a manufacturer of electronic and electric products for a range of consumer, business and industrial uses, as well as a variety of components. Panasonic is engaged in the production and sales of electronic and electric products in a range of business areas. The Company divides its businesses into six segments: Digital AVC Networks, Home Appliances, Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd. (PEW) and PanaHome Corporation (PanaHome), Components and Devices, Other and SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (SANYO). In December 2009, Panasonic Corporation acquired over 50% interest in Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. Pursuant to the acquisition, Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. became a subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. Effective December 21, 2009, Panasonic Corporation acquired Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., as well as its subsidiaries, SANYO ASIA PTE LTD, SANYO NORTH AMERICA CORPORATION and SANYO EUROPE LTD.
Digital AVC Networks
Panasonic’s principal products in Digital AVC Networks segment include video and audio equipment and information and communications equipment. This segment provides hardware, software, services and solutions. In the digital AVC business, Panasonic is manufacturing a high definition product group containing a variety of AV, security, electronic, and Internet-enabled equipment that can be linked to a flat-panel VIERA TV and operated with a single remote (VIERA Link). In the mobile communications business, Panasonic offers mobile phones incorporating advanced technologies, and communications infrastructure equipment, such as base stations. In the automotive electronics business, Panasonic operates in wide-ranging fields, from car navigation systems to key devices, such as engine control units and batteries for eco cars.
Panasonic’s principal products in this segment include home appliances, such as refrigerators, room air conditioners, washing machines and clothes dryers, and vacuum cleaners. This segment also includes lighting and environmental systems. In home appliances, Panasonic offers products and services in the fields of people’s daily living environments linked to clothing, food and housing. In the lighting business, Panasonic has been developing products that conserve energy and resources. The environmental systems business of Panasonic is developing ventilation fan systems, indoor air quality products and environmental engineering businesses.
PEW and PanaHome
This segment includes Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd. (PEW), PanaHome Corporation (PanaHome) and their respective subsidiaries. PEW manufactures, sells, installs and provides services related to a variety of products. These include electrical construction materials, home appliances, building products, electronic materials and automation controls.
Components and Devices
The Components and Devices supplies high-performance and high-value-added components and devices used in various products ranging from digital AV equipment and information and communication devices to home appliances and industrial equipment. In the semiconductor business, Panasonic provides a range of semiconductor products as total solutions, such as system LSIs integrating multiple functions on a single chip, and image sensors delivering higher picture quality for digital cameras. The UniPhier Integrated Platform combines software and hardware resources across different product categories to improve R&D efficiency and design quality. The battery business consists of primary batteries including dry batteries and rechargeable batteries, such as lithium-ion batteries. In the primary battery business, Panasonic globally provides dry alkaline EVOLTA batteries.
The SANYO segment consists of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (SANYO) and its subsidiaries. SANYO manufactures and sells products in three fields: energy (solar cells and rechargeable batteries), ecology (commercial equipment, home appliances and car electronics), and electronics (electronic devices and digital system devices) to support the energy and ecology fields.
In the factory automation (FA) business, Panasonic supplies manufacturing systems that support the production of advanced electronic equipment. During the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010 (fiscal 2010), Panasonic launched a full dual lane mounting system as a next-generation platform offering outstanding function and flexibility as well as future-proofing. By combining the Next Production Modular - Dual Screen Printer (NPM-DSP) and NPM, this system conveys printed circuit boards (PCBs) on two lanes that handle the mass production of single modules, as well as the mixed production of various different types of PCBs and simultaneously print on the front and rear.
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