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Panasonic Corporation

Panasonic was founded in 1918, and is now one of Japan’s largest electronics group and in 2012 was its biggest corporate employer. It is one of the world’s top five television makers and one of the world’s top 20 semiconductor manufacturers.

Panasonic has growing ambitions as a vegetable supplier to Singapore

A visitor suits up before entering Panasonic's vegetable farm. Photo: Reuters

Japan's Panasonic Corp, best known for its televisions and home theatre systems, wants to feed Singaporeans its radishes and lettuce.

Tuesday, 5 August, 2014, 7:20pm

Shutting of Panasonic's last plasma plant latest nail in coffin of Japan's TV industry

Panasonic will pull out of the plasma TV business at the end of this financial year. Photo: Reuters

Panasonic’s move to close its last plasma television factory completes a painful reckoning that has all but killed off Japan’s TV industry, once the pride of the country’s postwar rise to technological and economic power.

10 Oct 2013 - 11:20am

Samsung reaches record after Sony, Panasonic cut

A pedestrian walks past a Samsung Electronics retail store in Yangon, Myanmar, on November 20, 2012. Photo: Bloomberg

Samsung Electronics rose to a record in Seoul trading a day after Fitch Ratings cut Sony Corporation and Panasonic Corporation to "junk" status.

23 Nov 2012 - 8:49pm

Easy rider

They are there to serve you. They are ready to knead and pound your muscles, tap and massage your body in more than 500 ways. They can measure your limbs, find the pressure points on your body and stimulate them.

2 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Matsushita Electrical puts focus on China

One of many Japanese companies that are increasingly dependent on China, Matsushita Electrical Industrial is seeking to increase mainland sales by nearly 80 per cent next year from last year's level.

2 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Matsushita Electrical puts focus on China

One of many Japanese companies that are increasingly dependent on China, Matsushita Electrical Industrial is seeking to increase mainland sales by nearly 80 per cent next year from last year's level.

2 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Size does matter

Panasonic's D-Snap series of tiny, all-in-one gadgets started off as a novelty item that allowed users to take photographs, videos and listen to MP3 in a single device. When it was first introduced the D-Snap offered the convenience of an all-on-one device, but made severe compromises in terms of image quality and features.

14 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Panasonic owner files writ

Matsushita Electric Industrial, owner of the Panasonic brand, has filed a writ in the High Court seeking to stop a company from using its name in Hong Kong and the mainland. Matsushita Electric alleges HK Panasonic Appliances International is misleading the public and claims to have suffered loss and damages as a result.

18 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Haixin buys ailing TV plant

Eager to expand abroad because of intense competition at home, Haixin Group, the ninth-largest electronics firm in China, has bought an ailing television plant in South Africa from Daewoo of South Korea.

It paid US$4 million to buy the plant with an annual output of 200,000 televisions, 50,000 VCD and DVD players and 10,000 home audio systems.

10 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Haixin buys ailing TV plant

Eager to expand abroad because of intense competition at home, Haixin Group, the ninth-largest electronics firm in China, has bought an ailing television plant in South Africa from Daewoo of South Korea.

It paid US$4 million to buy the plant with an annual output of 200,000 televisions, 50,000 VCD and DVD players and 10,000 home audio systems.

10 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Minority attacks Tingyi on share sale

A group of minority shareholders has criticised instant-noodle maker Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding for allegedly ignoring their interests during a $1.1 billion share placement.

Tingyi's parent, Ting Hsin (Cayman Islands) Holding, last week reached an agreement to sell half of its 66.28 per cent stake in Tingyi to Japanese packet-noodle maker Sanyo Foods.

25 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

New stake to boost turnover

Red chip Stone Electronic Technology says turnover and profit will be boosted by its newly acquired 35 per cent stake in Beijing Stone Matsushita Electric Works, which is forecast to have a turnover between 400 million yuan and 500 million yuan this year.

16 May 1997 - 12:00am

Fridge plan

MATSUSHITA Electric Industrial and Matsushita Refrigeration will form a joint venture in China with a mainland company to make refrigerators, according to the Nihon Keizai newspaper.

The company will be capitalised at 2.4 billion yen (about HK$2.18 billion), and owned 80 per cent by the Matsushita group.

Demand for refrigerators is rising fast in China.

29 May 1995 - 12:00am

Rise for Sanyo

JAPANESE consumer electronics maker Sanyo Electric said sales of stock holdings helped triple its current profit in the six months to May 31 from the same period last year.

The company sold 9.3 billion yen (about HK$734 million) in stock from its portfolio to help current profit reach 6.7 billion yen for the period, up from 2.7 billion yen last year.

16 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Transport arm moves forward

SHUN HING Forwarders helps keep things moving for the Shun Hing Group.

Established on April 1, this year, Shun Hing Forwarders Co Ltd takes care of the sales companies' warehousing and transportation needs, and makes sure customers receive an efficient product delivery service.

12 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

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