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1920

1930

Launched the “Prizewinner” R-31 3-Tube Radio

1931

Launched the “Prizewinner” R-31 3-Tube Radio

Launched Panasonic's First In-House Dry Cell Battery

1931

Launched Panasonic's First In-House Dry Cell Battery

Established a Trade Department and Started the Export Business

1932

Established a Trade Department and Started the Export Business

The Founder, Konosuke Matsushita Announced the True Mission of the Company

1932

The Founder, Konosuke Matsushita Announced the True Mission of the Company

Purchased the Rights to Radio Patents and Released Them to the Public Domain

1932

Purchased the Rights to Radio Patents and Released Them to the Public Domain

Launched an Electric Heating Pad (40 W)

1932

Launched an Electric Heating Pad (40 W)

Launched the All-Purpose Cooking Machine

1932

Launched the All-Purpose Cooking Machine

Moved the Head Office and Created the Business Divisional System

1933

Moved the Head Office and Created the Business Divisional System

Launched Panasonic’s First Electrical Brazier

1933

Launched Panasonic’s First Electrical Brazier

Opened the Employee Training Institute

1934

Opened the Employee Training Institute

Launched Panasonic's First Motor

1934

Launched Panasonic's First Motor

Launched an Electric “Kotatsu” Heater (300 W/Space Heater-Style)

1934

Launched an Electric “Kotatsu” Heater (300 W/Space Heater-Style)

Pricing Policy Based on Co-Existence and Mutual Prosperity Philosophy

1935

Pricing Policy Based on Co-Existence and Mutual Prosperity Philosophy

Established Matsushita Electric Trading

1935

Established Matsushita Electric Trading

Reorganized as Matsushita Electric Industrial

1935

Reorganized as Matsushita Electric Industrial

Research Began on Televisions

1935

Research Began on Televisions

Launched the GR-100 Electric Phonograph

1935

Launched the GR-100 Electric Phonograph

Opened Manila Representative Office

1935

Opened Manila Representative Office

Launched Panasonic’s First Coffee Machine

1935

Launched Panasonic’s First Coffee Machine

Launched the Square Electric Heater (with 2-kW Switch)

1935

Launched the Square Electric Heater (with 2-kW Switch)

Launched the

1935

Launched the "National Socket 2"

Established National Storage Battery

1935

Established National Storage Battery

Launched Panasonic’s First Toaster

1935

Launched Panasonic’s First Toaster

Launched the

1935

Launched the "National Socket 1"

Started a 6-day Work Week

1936

Started a 6-day Work Week

Launched Panasonic’s First Electric Fan

1936

Launched Panasonic’s First Electric Fan

Three Executives Are Dispatched to Europe and the US for Initial Observations

1936

Three Executives Are Dispatched to Europe and the US for Initial Observations

Launched Panasonic’s First Public-Address System

1936

Launched Panasonic’s First Public-Address System

Launched the AR5-6, Panasonic's First Automotive Storage Battery

1937

Launched the AR5-6, Panasonic's First Automotive Storage Battery

Launched Panasonic’s First Home Dryer

1937

Launched Panasonic’s First Home Dryer

Completed the First Prototype TV Model

1938

Completed the First Prototype TV Model

Import Department Established for Importing Materials

1938

Import Department Established for Importing Materials

Dispatched Employee to Mexico as the Company’s First Representative in Latin America

1938

Dispatched Employee to Mexico as the Company’s First Representative in Latin America

Communicating the

1939

Communicating the "3 Rules"

Installed a Super Car Radio in the Japanese Emperor's Car

1939

Installed a Super Car Radio in the Japanese Emperor's Car

1940

1950

Launched Panasonic’s First Fluorescent Lamp

1950

Launched Panasonic’s First Fluorescent Lamp

Launched Japan's First Clutch Motor for Industrial Sewing Machines

1950

Launched Japan's First Clutch Motor for Industrial Sewing Machines

Launched Panasonic's First Automotive Amplifier

1950

Launched Panasonic's First Automotive Amplifier

Launched the PR-1, Panasonic's First FM Mobile Wireless Equipment

1950

Launched the PR-1, Panasonic's First FM Mobile Wireless Equipment

Launched the A-601, the Company's First Car Radio

1950

Launched the A-601, the Company's First Car Radio

The Founder, Konosuke Matsushita Departed for His First Visit to the US

1951

The Founder, Konosuke Matsushita Departed for His First Visit to the US

Launched the MW-101, Panasonic’s First Washing Machine

1951

Launched the MW-101, Panasonic’s First Washing Machine

The Founder, Konosuke Matsushita Made His First Visit to Europe

1951

The Founder, Konosuke Matsushita Made His First Visit to Europe

Established a One-Country, One-Operation System

1951

Established a One-Country, One-Operation System

Launched the TLA-101, Panasonic’s First Intercom

1951

Launched the TLA-101, Panasonic’s First Intercom

Capital Tie-up with Nakagawa Electric Company (Later Matsushita Refrigeration Company)

1952

Capital Tie-up with Nakagawa Electric Company (Later Matsushita Refrigeration Company)

Established Matsushita Electronics Corporation from Technical Tie-up with Philips

1952

Established Matsushita Electronics Corporation from Technical Tie-up with Philips

Launched Panasonic’s First Black & White TV

1952

Launched Panasonic’s First Black & White TV

Launched the MX-2, Panasonic’s First Electric Mixer

1952

Launched the MX-2, Panasonic’s First Electric Mixer

Launched a High-Power Motor

1952

Launched a High-Power Motor

Launched the PS-81, the Company's First Portable Radio

1952

Launched the PS-81, the Company's First Portable Radio

Opened a New York Branch

1953

Opened a New York Branch

Established the Central Research Laboratory

1953

Established the Central Research Laboratory

Launched Panasonic’s First Electric Refrigerator

1953

Launched Panasonic’s First Electric Refrigerator

Exported the PL-420, 4-Tube, 1-Band, Portable Radio to US

1954

Exported the PL-420, 4-Tube, 1-Band, Portable Radio to US

Employees Dispatched to Latin America to Promote Technical Assistance

1954

Employees Dispatched to Latin America to Promote Technical Assistance

Capital Tie-up with JVC and Reorganization of JVC as a Subsidiary

1954

Capital Tie-up with JVC and Reorganization of JVC as a Subsidiary

Launched the

1954

Launched the "National Hyper," Japan's First Fully Metal-Jacketed Dry Cell Battery

Launched the MW-303, a Rectangular Jet-Type Washing Machine

1954

Launched the MW-303, a Rectangular Jet-Type Washing Machine

Launched Panasonic’s First Electric Rice Cooker

1954

Launched Panasonic’s First Electric Rice Cooker

Launched the MC-1, Panasonic’s First Vacuum Cleaner

1954

Launched the MC-1, Panasonic’s First Vacuum Cleaner

Panasonic Trademark Used for the First Time

1955

Panasonic Trademark Used for the First Time

Began Business with Iran and Kuwait Agencies

1955

Began Business with Iran and Kuwait Agencies

Launched Panasonic’s First Two-Slice Toaster

1955

Launched Panasonic’s First Two-Slice Toaster

Established Kyushu Matsushita Electric

1955

Established Kyushu Matsushita Electric

Launched Japan's First Printed Wiring Type Radio (3B-267)

1955

Launched Japan's First Printed Wiring Type Radio (3B-267)

Established National Publicity Research Institute

1956

Established National Publicity Research Institute

Technical Collaboration with Mallory

1956

Technical Collaboration with Mallory

KDK Kawakita Electric Joined the Matsushita Group

1956

KDK Kawakita Electric Joined the Matsushita Group

Launched the MC-2 Vacuum Cleaner

1956

Launched the MC-2 Vacuum Cleaner

Surveyed Major African Markets

1956

Surveyed Major African Markets

Launched the MJ-1, Panasonic’s First Juicer

1956

Launched the MJ-1, Panasonic’s First Juicer

Launched Panasonic's First Mercury Battery

1956

Launched Panasonic's First Mercury Battery

Launched the EC-36, Panasonic’s First Electric Automatic Rice Cooker

1956

Launched the EC-36, Panasonic’s First Electric Automatic Rice Cooker

Mr. Gobel, an Indonesian Entrepreneur and Diet Member, Visited the Founder, Konosuke Matsushita

1957

Mr. Gobel, an Indonesian Entrepreneur and Diet Member, Visited the Founder, Konosuke Matsushita

Launched the MC-5 Cylinder-Type Vacuum Cleaner

1957

Launched the MC-5 Cylinder-Type Vacuum Cleaner

Launched the First Round Fluorescent Lamp

1957

Launched the First Round Fluorescent Lamp

Launched Panasonic’s First Industrial TV

1957

Launched Panasonic’s First Industrial TV

Launched the EA-765, Panasonic’s First FM Radio

1957

Launched the EA-765, Panasonic’s First FM Radio

Launched the UB-150, Panasonic’s First Transistor Radio

1957

Launched the UB-150, Panasonic’s First Transistor Radio

Established Matsushita Communication Industrial

1958

Established Matsushita Communication Industrial

Matsushita Electronics Corporation Received the Deming Prize

1958

Matsushita Electronics Corporation Received the Deming Prize

Launched a Taxi Radio Unit and Base Station

1958

Launched a Taxi Radio Unit and Base Station

Launched the RQ-201, Panasonic’s First Household Tape Recorder

1958

Launched the RQ-201, Panasonic’s First Household Tape Recorder

Launched the W-31, Panasonic’s First Window-Type Cooler

1958

Launched the W-31, Panasonic’s First Window-Type Cooler

Launched the MC-8 Cylinder-Type Vacuum Cleaner

1958

Launched the MC-8 Cylinder-Type Vacuum Cleaner

Launched Panasonic's First Alkaline Storage Battery

1958

Launched Panasonic's First Alkaline Storage Battery

Launched Panasonic’s First Stereo

1958

Launched Panasonic’s First Stereo

Established Matsushita Electric Corporation of America

1959

Established Matsushita Electric Corporation of America

Dispatched Employees to Europe for the First Time

1959

Dispatched Employees to Europe for the First Time

Launched the T-10, the World's Smallest 6-Transistor, Ultracompact Radio

1959

Launched the T-10, the World's Smallest 6-Transistor, Ultracompact Radio

Launched Electronic Calculators

1959

Launched Electronic Calculators

Launched the SR-18 Electric Automatic Rice Cooker

1959

Launched the SR-18 Electric Automatic Rice Cooker

Launched Panasonic’s First Pocket-Type Hearing Aid

1959

Launched Panasonic’s First Pocket-Type Hearing Aid

1960

Donations from the Founder, Konosuke Matsushita Helped to Restore the Kaminarimon Gate in Asakusa, Tokyo, Which Was Damaged by Fire

1960

Donations from the Founder, Konosuke Matsushita Helped to Restore the Kaminarimon Gate in Asakusa, Tokyo, Which Was Damaged by Fire

The Founder, Konosuke Matsushita Became Chairman and Masaharu Matsushita Assumed the Presidency

1960

The Founder, Konosuke Matsushita Became Chairman and Masaharu Matsushita Assumed the Presidency

Launched the Industry’s First Color TV

1960

Launched the Industry’s First Color TV

Launched the MR-500, Japan’s First Electric Automatic Dishwasher

1960

Launched the MR-500, Japan’s First Electric Automatic Dishwasher

Launched the MK-800, Panasonic’s First Clothes Dryer

1960

Launched the MK-800, Panasonic’s First Clothes Dryer

Launched the Fixed (G Characteristic) Resistor

1960

Launched the Fixed (G Characteristic) Resistor

Launched the NR-61, Panasonic’s First Electric Oven

1960

Launched the NR-61, Panasonic’s First Electric Oven

Launched the RQ-112 Open Tape Recorder

1960

Launched the RQ-112 Open Tape Recorder

Launched the K17-30, Panasonic’s First Table-Type Color TV

1960

Launched the K17-30, Panasonic’s First Table-Type Color TV

Established the National Thai Manufacturing Company

1961

Established the National Thai Manufacturing Company

The Panasonic Brand Became Widely Known in the US

1961

The Panasonic Brand Became Widely Known in the US

Launched the PC-500, Panasonic’s First Packaged Air Conditioner

1961

Launched the PC-500, Panasonic’s First Packaged Air Conditioner

Launched the T-1, Panasonic’s First Transceiver

1961

Launched the T-1, Panasonic’s First Transceiver

Launched the KSR-201, Panasonic’s First Oil Heater

1961

Launched the KSR-201, Panasonic’s First Oil Heater

Launched the VB-300, Panasonic’s First Push-Button Phone

1961

Launched the VB-300, Panasonic’s First Push-Button Phone

Launched the WH-620, Panasonic’s First Air Conditioner

1961

Launched the WH-620, Panasonic’s First Air Conditioner

The Founder, Konosuke Matsushita Appeared on the Cover of US Time Magazine

1962

The Founder, Konosuke Matsushita Appeared on the Cover of US Time Magazine

Established Matsushita Electric Hamburg as Panasonic's First European Sales Company

1962

Established Matsushita Electric Hamburg as Panasonic's First European Sales Company

Launched the T-801 2-Band, 8-Transistor Portable Radio

1962

Launched the T-801 2-Band, 8-Transistor Portable Radio

Established Matsushita Electric (Taiwan)

1962

Established Matsushita Electric (Taiwan)

Launched the CB-851, Panasonic’s First All Transistor-Type Hearing Aid

1962

Launched the CB-851, Panasonic’s First All Transistor-Type Hearing Aid

Launched the NRT-800A, Panasonic’s First Oven Toaster

1962

Launched the NRT-800A, Panasonic’s First Oven Toaster

Launched the First Sodium Light

1962

Launched the First Sodium Light

Launched the MJ-3 Juicer

1962

Launched the MJ-3 Juicer

Signed 10 Year Contract with Myanmar's Ministry of Defence

1962

Signed 10 Year Contract with Myanmar's Ministry of Defence

Moved the Office of Matsushita Electric Industrial Company of America to the Pan Am Building

1963

Moved the Office of Matsushita Electric Industrial Company of America to the Pan Am Building

Launched the

1963

Launched the "Technitone" SX-601, Panasonic’s First Electronic Organ

Launched the RJ-11 Transceiver

1963

Launched the RJ-11 Transceiver

Launched the

1963

Launched the "Panapet" R-8 6-Transistor Radio

Launched the NE-100F, Panasonic’s First Microwave Oven For Restaurant and Institutional Use

1963

Launched the NE-100F, Panasonic’s First Microwave Oven For Restaurant and Institutional Use

Launched the “Mysonic” RQ-303 Portable Audio Tape Recorder

1963

Launched the “Mysonic” RQ-303 Portable Audio Tape Recorder

Launched the

1963

Launched the "National Hi-Top," the World's Longest Lasting Dry Cell Battery

Launched the “Telook” WV-010, Panasonic’s First TV Camera Device

1963

Launched the “Telook” WV-010, Panasonic’s First TV Camera Device

Established a Representative Office for Matsushita Electric Trading in Panama

1963

Established a Representative Office for Matsushita Electric Trading in Panama

Held the

1964

Held the "Atami Conference" by Gathering Dealers and Agencies from All Over Japan

The Founder, Konosuke Matsushita, Appears on a Special Japan Issue of Life Magazine

1964

The Founder, Konosuke Matsushita, Appears on a Special Japan Issue of Life Magazine

Entered the Jet Fan (Road Tunnel Ventilation System) Business

1964

Entered the Jet Fan (Road Tunnel Ventilation System) Business

Launched the

1964

Launched the "Asuka" SE-200 Furniture-Style Stereo

Launched a Black & White Reel-to-Reel Video Tape Recorder

1964

Launched a Black & White Reel-to-Reel Video Tape Recorder

Launched the T-100 Series Transistor Radio for Export

1964

Launched the T-100 Series Transistor Radio for Export

Introduced a 5-Day Work Week

1965

Introduced a 5-Day Work Week

Established National Mallory Battery in the US

1965

Established National Mallory Battery in the US

Established Matsushita Electric Company (Malaysia)

1965

Established Matsushita Electric Company (Malaysia)

Established Matsushita Electric of Puerto Rico and National Mexicana

1965

Established Matsushita Electric of Puerto Rico and National Mexicana

Launched the “Saga” Furniture-Style TV

1965

Launched the “Saga” Furniture-Style TV

Launched a High-Performance Compact Speaker Using the

1965

Launched a High-Performance Compact Speaker Using the "Technics" Trademark for the First Time

Launched the N-7000, a Fully Automatic Washing Machine

1965

Launched the N-7000, a Fully Automatic Washing Machine

Launched the MC-1000C Vacuum Cleaner

1965

Launched the MC-1000C Vacuum Cleaner

Launched the CS-80Z, Panasonic’s First Split-Type Air Conditioner

1965

Launched the CS-80Z, Panasonic’s First Split-Type Air Conditioner

Launched the First National Solar Heater

1965

Launched the First National Solar Heater

Developed the Automatic Traffic-Actuated Signal Control, Panasonic’s First Road Traffic Control Device

1965

Developed the Automatic Traffic-Actuated Signal Control, Panasonic’s First Road Traffic Control Device

Established Panasonic’s First Peruvian Battery Manufacturer, National Peruana, in Latin America

1966

Established Panasonic’s First Peruvian Battery Manufacturer, National Peruana, in Latin America

Established National Centroamericana in Costa Rica

1966

Established National Centroamericana in Costa Rica

Established Panasonic's First East African Dry Cell Battery Manufacturer

1966

Established Panasonic's First East African Dry Cell Battery Manufacturer

Established Matsushita Electric of Canada Limited

1966

Established Matsushita Electric of Canada Limited

Launched the NE-700, Panasonic’s First Home-Use Microwave Oven

1966

Launched the NE-700, Panasonic’s First Home-Use Microwave Oven

Launched the NV-1010, Panasonic’s First Household VTR

1966

Launched the NV-1010, Panasonic’s First Household VTR

Launched the EL-3301T, Panasonic’s First Cassette-Type Tape Recorder

1966

Launched the EL-3301T, Panasonic’s First Cassette-Type Tape Recorder

Launched Panasonic's First Multi Halogen Lamp

1966

Launched Panasonic's First Multi Halogen Lamp

Exhibited at the 1st CES Held in the US

1967

Exhibited at the 1st CES Held in the US

Established Matsushita Electric Costa Rica

1967

Established Matsushita Electric Costa Rica

Established Matsushita Electric Brazil

1967

Established Matsushita Electric Brazil

Launched the

1967

Launched the "Sunceram," Ceramic Solar Cell

Entered Capital Participation as the First Japan-Philippines Joint Venture

1967

Entered Capital Participation as the First Japan-Philippines Joint Venture

Launched Panasonic's First Alkaline Dry Cell Battery

1967

Launched Panasonic's First Alkaline Dry Cell Battery

Developed the Hot Press Ferrite Head

1967

Developed the Hot Press Ferrite Head

Launched Panasonic’s First Video Camera

1967

Launched Panasonic’s First Video Camera

Launched the RS-800U, Panasonic’s First 8-Track Tape Recorder

1967

Launched the RS-800U, Panasonic’s First 8-Track Tape Recorder

Launched the CX-801, Japan's First Car Stereo

1967

Launched the CX-801, Japan's First Car Stereo

Established Matsushita Electric (Australia)

1968

Established Matsushita Electric (Australia)

50th Anniversary

1968

50th Anniversary

Launched the RQ-210 Tape Recorder

1968

Launched the RQ-210 Tape Recorder

Established Matsushita Electric France

1968

Established Matsushita Electric France

Launched Panasonic’s First Minicomputer for System Control

1968

Launched Panasonic’s First Minicomputer for System Control

Launched the World’s First Azimuth Recording System VTR

1968

Launched the World’s First Azimuth Recording System VTR

Held the 1st Panasonic's Technological Exhibition

1969

Held the 1st Panasonic's Technological Exhibition

Annual Export Value of Matsushita Surpassed 100 Billion Yen

1969

Annual Export Value of Matsushita Surpassed 100 Billion Yen

Launched the

1969

Launched the "Mica 1" TR-001, the World's Smallest (1.5-Inch) TV

Launched the World’s First High-Speed Video Tape Copying Device

1969

Launched the World’s First High-Speed Video Tape Copying Device

Launched Panasonic's First High-Voltage Sodium Light

1969

Launched Panasonic's First High-Voltage Sodium Light

Launched Panasert Automated Resistor Mounting Machine

1969

Launched Panasert Automated Resistor Mounting Machine

Launched the JE-240, Panasonic’s First Calculator

1969

Launched the JE-240, Panasonic’s First Calculator

Launched the TH-30PU, Panasonic’s First Transistor Color TV

1969

Launched the TH-30PU, Panasonic’s First Transistor Color TV

Launched the NV-8020, the World’s First Surveillance VTR

1969

Launched the NV-8020, the World’s First Surveillance VTR

Launched the

1969

Launched the "National Neo Hi-Top," the World's Longest Lasting Dry Cell Battery

1970

Matsushita Pavilion Exhibited at the Japan World Exposition

1970

Matsushita Pavilion Exhibited at the Japan World Exposition

Established Philips Matsushita Battery in Belgium

1970

Established Philips Matsushita Battery in Belgium

Launched the

1970

Launched the "Toot-a-Loop" R-70 and R-72 Radio Series

Launched the

1970

Launched the "Technics" SP-10, the World’s First Direct Drive Turntable

Established National Gobel

1970

Established National Gobel

Established Matsushita Electric Panama

1970

Established Matsushita Electric Panama

Launched the SR-20PT, Panasonic’s First Pressure Cooker

1970

Launched the SR-20PT, Panasonic’s First Pressure Cooker

Launched the Closed Type Flyback Transformer

1970

Launched the Closed Type Flyback Transformer

Launched Panasonic’s First Component Stereo System

1970

Launched Panasonic’s First Component Stereo System

Listed Stock on the New York Stock Exchange

1971

Listed Stock on the New York Stock Exchange

Made Full Use of “Technics” as a Trademark for Premium Audio Products

1971

Made Full Use of “Technics” as a Trademark for Premium Audio Products

Launched the 1.5-inch Viewfinder Tube (15-inch Mini CRT)

1971

Launched the 1.5-inch Viewfinder Tube (15-inch Mini CRT)

Launched the LM-1M, Panasonic's First Car Telephone System

1971

Launched the LM-1M, Panasonic's First Car Telephone System

Launched the FD-03DB, Panasonic’s First Dish Dryer

1971

Launched the FD-03DB, Panasonic’s First Dish Dryer

Launched a High-Energy, Primary Battery

1971

Launched a High-Energy, Primary Battery

Launched the SK-200, Panasonic’s First Electric Rice Warmer

1971

Launched the SK-200, Panasonic’s First Electric Rice Warmer

Launched the 1-inch Plumbicon for Broadcasting Use

1971

Launched the 1-inch Plumbicon for Broadcasting Use

Introduced Panasonic Products to New Zealand Market

1971

Introduced Panasonic Products to New Zealand Market

Launched the TH-5P1, the World’s Smallest 5-inch Portable Color TV

1972

Launched the TH-5P1, the World’s Smallest 5-inch Portable Color TV

Established Matsushita Electric (Singapore)

1972

Established Matsushita Electric (Singapore)

Launched the World’s First Infrared Remote Controlled Color TV

1972

Launched the World’s First Infrared Remote Controlled Color TV

Launched the

1972

Launched the "Technics" SL-1200 Record Player

Established Matsushita Electronic Components (Malaysia) and Matsushita Industrial Corporation

1972

Established Matsushita Electronic Components (Malaysia) and Matsushita Industrial Corporation

Launched the

1972

Launched the "Pana Memory" VB-833, Panasonic’s First Telephone Answering Machine

The Founder, Konosuke Matsushita Became Executive Advisor and Former Vice President Arataro Takahashi Assumed the Position of Chairman

1973

The Founder, Konosuke Matsushita Became Executive Advisor and Former Vice President Arataro Takahashi Assumed the Position of Chairman

Established the Panasonic Education Foundation

1973

Established the Panasonic Education Foundation

Launched the “Panafax 2000” Telephone Facsimile for Office Use

1973

Launched the “Panafax 2000” Telephone Facsimile for Office Use

Established Korea National Electric

1973

Established Korea National Electric

Launched the “Hayabusa” MC-8800C Silent-Type Vacuum Cleaner

1973

Launched the “Hayabusa” MC-8800C Silent-Type Vacuum Cleaner

Launched the

1973

Launched the "Panacolor Video" Integrated TV and Video (with Camera) Console

Launched the NR-450SS, Panasonic’s First Household Refrigerator

1973

Launched the NR-450SS, Panasonic’s First Household Refrigerator

Established Quasar Electronics

1974

Established Quasar Electronics

Established National Electronic Components Brazil

1974

Established National Electronic Components Brazil

Launched the TH18-E25

1974

Launched the TH18-E25 "Panacolor Quintrix" TV

Established Matsushita Electric Salvador

1974

Established Matsushita Electric Salvador

Launched the

1974

Launched the "Panavar," OF-Type High-Voltage Phase-Advancing Capacitor

Launched the

1974

Launched the "Pana Scanner" High-Speed Barcode Reader

Launched Panasonic's First Silver Oxide Cell

1974

Launched Panasonic's First Silver Oxide Cell

Launched Panasonic’s First Magnetic Card Reader

1974

Launched Panasonic’s First Magnetic Card Reader

Launched the “Cool Top Wagon” KZ-1W, Panasonic’s First IH Cooker

1974

Launched the “Cool Top Wagon” KZ-1W, Panasonic’s First IH Cooker

Launched the NV-3120, Panasonic’s First Color Video Recorder (Professional-Use)

1974

Launched the NV-3120, Panasonic’s First Color Video Recorder (Professional-Use)

Launched the RQ-160, Panasonic’s First Microcassette Recorder

1974

Launched the RQ-160, Panasonic’s First Microcassette Recorder

Issued Convertible Bonds Denominated in Dollars with an Aggregated Face Amount of 100 Million Dollars

1975

Issued Convertible Bonds Denominated in Dollars with an Aggregated Face Amount of 100 Million Dollars

Launched the RQ-543 Radio Cassette Player

1975

Launched the RQ-543 Radio Cassette Player

MECA Moved Its Headquarters to New Jersey

1975

MECA Moved Its Headquarters to New Jersey

Launched the

1975

Launched the "Pana POS Terminal 2000," Panasonic’s First Electronic Cash Register

Established Matsushita Electronic Components

1976

Established Matsushita Electronic Components

Launched the

1976

Launched the "Pepper" R-012 Transistor Radio

Launched the VZ-M10, Panasonic’s First Home Video Camera

1976

Launched the VZ-M10, Panasonic’s First Home Video Camera

Established Matsushita Household Equipment and Matsushita Industrial Equipment

1977

Established Matsushita Household Equipment and Matsushita Industrial Equipment

Toshihiko Yamashita Appointed President

1977

Toshihiko Yamashita Appointed President

Launched the

1977

Launched the "Palook" Fluorescent Light

Launched Panasonic’s First Microwave and Convection Oven

1977

Launched Panasonic’s First Microwave and Convection Oven

Launched the

1977

Launched the "Mac Lord" NV-8800, VHS-Format Home Video

Established Matsushita Electric Guatemala

1977

Established Matsushita Electric Guatemala

Established Three Specialized Export Factories, including Matsushita Radio Singapore

1977

Established Three Specialized Export Factories, including Matsushita Radio Singapore

Launched the TH-6000 Projection TV, Panasonic’s First Projector

1977

Launched the TH-6000 Projection TV, Panasonic’s First Projector

Launched the MN1400, the World's First 1-Chip Control Microcomputer

1977

Launched the MN1400, the World's First 1-Chip Control Microcomputer

Launched Solar Hot, a Central Hot Water Supply System Using Solar Heat

1977

Launched Solar Hot, a Central Hot Water Supply System Using Solar Heat

Launched the

1977

Launched the "Single Auto" YM-300SP Single-Phase, Rectification-Type, Carbon Dioxide Gas, Automatic Welder

Launched the VBT-200 VHS Home Video with 2-4 Hour Recording Capacity

1977

Launched the VBT-200 VHS Home Video with 2-4 Hour Recording Capacity

Chinese Deputy Prime Minister Deng Xiaoping Visited the Television Division

1978

Chinese Deputy Prime Minister Deng Xiaoping Visited the Television Division

Launched the

1978

Launched the "Concise Compo", Component Stereo

Launched the VZ-C510 VHS Portable Video Camera

1978

Launched the VZ-C510 VHS Portable Video Camera

Launched the FF-393 Light Scope Microscope

1978

Launched the FF-393 Light Scope Microscope

Established Panasonic Mexico

1978

Established Panasonic Mexico

Established Matsushita Technical Center Singapore

1978

Established Matsushita Technical Center Singapore

Launched Panasonic’s First Compact Office Computer (PC)

1978

Launched Panasonic’s First Compact Office Computer (PC)

The Founder, Konosuke Matsushita Awarded in Malaysia

1979

The Founder, Konosuke Matsushita Awarded in Malaysia

The Founder, Konosuke Matsushita Visited China

1979

The Founder, Konosuke Matsushita Visited China

Established Matsushita Battery Industrial

1979

Established Matsushita Battery Industrial

Entered the Avionics Business (Entertainment Systems for Aircraft)

1979

Entered the Avionics Business (Entertainment Systems for Aircraft)

Launched the

1979

Launched the "Technics" SL-10 Record Player

Matsushita Industrial de Baja California established in Mexico

1979

Matsushita Industrial de Baja California established in Mexico

Launched Panasonic's First Paper Battery

1979

Launched Panasonic's First Paper Battery

Launched the FP-3000, Panasonic’s First Plain Paper Copier

1979

Launched the FP-3000, Panasonic’s First Plain Paper Copier

Launched the NV-6000 VHS Home Video with 6-Hour Recording Capacity

1979

Launched the NV-6000 VHS Home Video with 6-Hour Recording Capacity

Launched the

1979

Launched the "RAMSA" Series of Professional Audio Equipment

1980

Launched the RN-Z07 Tape Recorder

1980

Launched the RN-Z07 Tape Recorder

Launched the First

1980

Launched the First "Light Capsule" Light Bulb Socket Type Fluorescent Light

Launched Panasonic’s First Braille Copying Device

1980

Launched Panasonic’s First Braille Copying Device

Launched the World’s Smallest 3-inch Micro Color TV

1981

Launched the World’s Smallest 3-inch Micro Color TV

The Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration Established the Konosuke Matsushita Chair of Leadership

1981

The Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration Established the Konosuke Matsushita Chair of Leadership

Matsushita Technological Exhibition Held in the US

1981

Matsushita Technological Exhibition Held in the US

Established Katano Matsushita, a Welfare Factory for Disabled Employees

1981

Established Katano Matsushita, a Welfare Factory for Disabled Employees

Established Springer National da Amazonia

1981

Established Springer National da Amazonia

Launched the JD-850M 8-Bit PC

1981

Launched the JD-850M 8-Bit PC

Launched the

1981

Launched the "M II" AU-100, the World’s First Component Recording Compatible Broadcasting Camcorder

Established The International Electric Fan Manufacturing Company in Hong Kong

1982

Established The International Electric Fan Manufacturing Company in Hong Kong

Established Numerous Manufacturing Companies in Europe, including Matsushita Communication Deutschland

1982

Established Numerous Manufacturing Companies in Europe, including Matsushita Communication Deutschland

Launched the RJ-130 Transceiver

1982

Launched the RJ-130 Transceiver

Established Springer National Electronic Components in Brazil

1982

Established Springer National Electronic Components in Brazil

Launched the UF-212, Panasonic’s First High-Speed Facsimile

1982

Launched the UF-212, Panasonic’s First High-Speed Facsimile

Launched the

1982

Launched the "Panafile" Optical Disk Document File System

Launched Panasonic’s First CD Player

1982

Launched Panasonic’s First CD Player

Sponsored

1983

Sponsored "Meet the World" at Tokyo Disneyland(R)

President Yamashita Announced the Promotion of

1983

President Yamashita Announced the Promotion of "ACTION 86"

The International Foundation for Science and Technology, Chaired by the Founder, Konosuke Matsushita, Established the Japan International Prize

1983

The International Foundation for Science and Technology, Chaired by the Founder, Konosuke Matsushita, Established the Japan International Prize

Launched the PQ-10, Panasonic's First Personal Wireless Equipment

1983

Launched the PQ-10, Panasonic's First Personal Wireless Equipment

Launched Panasonic's First Solar Battery for All Printing Formats

1983

Launched Panasonic's First Solar Battery for All Printing Formats

Launched the Coaxial Honeycomb Structure Flat Speakers

1983

Launched the Coaxial Honeycomb Structure Flat Speakers

Shifted Overseas Headquarters Functions to Matsushita Electric Trading

1984

Shifted Overseas Headquarters Functions to Matsushita Electric Trading

Established the Matsushita Foundation in the US Aimed at Support for Educational Institutions

1984

Established the Matsushita Foundation in the US Aimed at Support for Educational Institutions

Established Fuego National in Argentina

1984

Established Fuego National in Argentina

Established Semiconductor Research Center

1984

Established Semiconductor Research Center

Installed

1984

Installed "RAMSA" Professional Audio Systems to All Venues of the Olympic Games Los Angeles 1984

Launched the NR-304CV Refrigerator Equipped with Partial Freezing Function

1984

Launched the NR-304CV Refrigerator Equipped with Partial Freezing Function

Launched the

1984

Launched the "Panarobo" AW-0450 Arc Welding Robot

Launched Panasonic's First Carbone Lithium Secondary Battery

1984

Launched Panasonic's First Carbone Lithium Secondary Battery

Launched the 204-CF, Panasonic’s First Color Photo Facsimile

1984

Launched the 204-CF, Panasonic’s First Color Photo Facsimile

Launched Panasonic’s First Electronic Blackboard

1984

Launched Panasonic’s First Electronic Blackboard

Developed Super-Directivity Speakers

1984

Developed Super-Directivity Speakers

Launched the Surveillance CCD TV Camera

1985

Launched the Surveillance CCD TV Camera

Achieved the Cumulative Domestic Production of 100 Million TVs

1985

Achieved the Cumulative Domestic Production of 100 Million TVs

Issued the Company's First Commercial Paper in the US and Europe

1985

Issued the Company's First Commercial Paper in the US and Europe

Launched the “αTube” TV Monitor

1985

Launched the “αTube” TV Monitor

Launched the

1985

Launched the "MacLord Movie" NV-M1, the Industry’s First VHS Integrated Video Camera

Launched the ZE-8000B1, Panasonic’s First Barcode Reader

1985

Launched the ZE-8000B1, Panasonic’s First Barcode Reader

Launched Panasonic’s First 100-Mbps Large-Scale Optical LAN

1985

Launched Panasonic’s First 100-Mbps Large-Scale Optical LAN

Developed a Totally Integrated Pick-up Glass Lens

1985

Developed a Totally Integrated Pick-up Glass Lens

Launched Panasonic's First High-Capacity, Rechargeable, Ni-Cd Battery

1985

Launched Panasonic's First High-Capacity, Rechargeable, Ni-Cd Battery

Launched the VE-150 Telephone Answering Machine

1985

Launched the VE-150 Telephone Answering Machine

Launched the TK80, Panasonic’s First Tempura Oil Cleaner

1985

Launched the TK80, Panasonic’s First Tempura Oil Cleaner

Akio Tanii Appointed President

1986

Akio Tanii Appointed President

Launched the TR-3LT1, Panasonic’s First Commercialized LCD Panel

1986

Launched the TR-3LT1, Panasonic’s First Commercialized LCD Panel

Launched the

1986

Launched the "Panafile 10," Panasonic’s First Optical Document File System

Launched Panasonic’s First Air Button Battery

1986

Launched Panasonic’s First Air Button Battery

The Founder, Konosuke Matsushita Was Awarded by the Japanese Government

1987

The Founder, Konosuke Matsushita Was Awarded by the Japanese Government

Established Beijing Matsushita Color CRT in China

1987

Established Beijing Matsushita Color CRT in China

Launched the SD-BT2, Japan’s First Fully Automatic Home Bakery

1987

Launched the SD-BT2, Japan’s First Fully Automatic Home Bakery

Launched the WE-F550, Panasonic’s First Speech Trainer

1987

Launched the WE-F550, Panasonic’s First Speech Trainer

Launched the

1987

Launched the "Pana Pop 51," Panasonic’s First Cordless Phone

Supported the Olympic Winter Games Calgary 1988 for the First Time as a TOP Sponsor

1988

Supported the Olympic Winter Games Calgary 1988 for the First Time as a TOP Sponsor

Merged Matsushita Electric Trading

1988

Merged Matsushita Electric Trading

Cumulative Domestic Production of Electric Fans Reached 50 Million Units

1988

Cumulative Domestic Production of Electric Fans Reached 50 Million Units

Supported the Olympic Games Seoul 1988 as a TOP Sponsor

1988

Supported the Olympic Games Seoul 1988 as a TOP Sponsor

Established Panasonic Europe as European Regional Headquarters

1988

Established Panasonic Europe as European Regional Headquarters

Established Matsushita International Foundation (Currently Matsushita Konosuke Memorial Foundation)

1988

Established Matsushita International Foundation (Currently Matsushita Konosuke Memorial Foundation)

Launched the

1988

Launched the "Nippon Daki" SR-IH18, the World’s First IH Rice Cooker

Launched the F-C303E, Panasonic’s First 1/f Oscillating Fan

1988

Launched the F-C303E, Panasonic’s First 1/f Oscillating Fan

Launched the SST-1 Twin Loaded-Horn Speaker System, Which Reproduced Bass Sounds with High Efficiency and Low Distortion

1988

Launched the SST-1 Twin Loaded-Horn Speaker System, Which Reproduced Bass Sounds with High Efficiency and Low Distortion

Launched the

1988

Launched the "Panacom M Series" CV-M353FD, Panasonic’s First 16-Bit Laptop PC

Launched the

1988

Launched the "Panacom M Series" CV-M800HE, Panasonic’s First 32-Bit Desktop PC

Launched the

1988

Launched the "Pana Copy Digital C1," FP-C1, Panasonic’s First Digital Color Copy Machine

Launched Panasonic’s First Voice Production and Utterance Training Machine

1988

Launched Panasonic’s First Voice Production and Utterance Training Machine

Launched the AG-ES, Panasonic’s First Electronic Still Camera

1988

Launched the AG-ES, Panasonic’s First Electronic Still Camera

Matsushita Electric Technological Exhibition Held in Tokyo/Osaka to Celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Company's Founding

1989

Matsushita Electric Technological Exhibition Held in Tokyo/Osaka to Celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Company's Founding

Launched the

1989

Launched the "Neo-Black," Manganese Dry Cell Battery

The Founder, Konosuke Matsushita, Passed Away

1989

The Founder, Konosuke Matsushita, Passed Away

Established Matsushita Electric Asia

1989

Established Matsushita Electric Asia

KWN (Kid Witness News) Started in the US

1989

KWN (Kid Witness News) Started in the US

Launched Panasonic's First Twin Fluorescent Light

1989

Launched Panasonic's First Twin Fluorescent Light

Launched Panasonic’s First Japanese to English Interpreting Device

1989

Launched Panasonic’s First Japanese to English Interpreting Device

Launched the

1989

Launched the "Panafile," Panasonic’s First 5-inch Optical Document File System

Launched Panasonic's First Nickel-Hydrogen Storage Battery

1989

Launched Panasonic's First Nickel-Hydrogen Storage Battery

1990

Established the Matsushita Avionics Development Corporation

1990

Established the Matsushita Avionics Development Corporation

Launched the NV-W1 VHS World Standard VTR

1990

Launched the NV-W1 VHS World Standard VTR

Acquired MCA, a Major US Entertainment Company

1990

Acquired MCA, a Major US Entertainment Company

Launched the AK-HC1000, Panasonic’s First High-Definition 3CCD Camera

1990

Launched the AK-HC1000, Panasonic’s First High-Definition 3CCD Camera

Launched the

1990

Launched the "Brenby" NV-S1 Video Camera with Image Stabilization Function

Launched the NV-E505 Video Tape Recorder (VTR)

1990

Launched the NV-E505 Video Tape Recorder (VTR)

Established Springer Panasonic Amazonia

1990

Established Springer Panasonic Amazonia

Launched the “secre” CI-PI, Panasonic’s First Electronic System Notebook

1990

Launched the “secre” CI-PI, Panasonic’s First Electronic System Notebook

Launched Panasonic's First Neodymium Light Bulb

1990

Launched Panasonic's First Neodymium Light Bulb

Launched the

1990

Launched the "BE Series" CV-B2501C, Panasonic’s First 32-Bit Workstation

Environmental Charter Set Forth

1991

Environmental Charter Set Forth

Launched the TH-36HD1, the Industry’s First High-Definition TV

1991

Launched the TH-36HD1, the Industry’s First High-Definition TV

Established Matsushita Storage Battery Corporation of America

1991

Established Matsushita Storage Battery Corporation of America

Established the Matsushita Air-Conditioning R&D Center

1991

Established the Matsushita Air-Conditioning R&D Center

Launched the LF-3100, Panasonic’s First 3.5-inch Rewritable Magneto-Optical Disk Drive

1991

Launched the LF-3100, Panasonic’s First 3.5-inch Rewritable Magneto-Optical Disk Drive

Launched the

1991

Launched the "Solbourne," Panasonic’s First 64-Bit Workstation

Launched Panasonic's First Vanadium Niobium Lithium Battery

1991

Launched Panasonic's First Vanadium Niobium Lithium Battery

Launched Panasonic’s First Optical LAN Video Transmission System

1991

Launched Panasonic’s First Optical LAN Video Transmission System

Launched Panasonic’s First Optical Digital Transmission System Stereo

1991

Launched Panasonic’s First Optical Digital Transmission System Stereo

Launched Panasonic's First Automotive CD Changer

1991

Launched Panasonic's First Automotive CD Changer

Supported the Olympic Winter Games Albertville 1992 as a TOP Sponsor

1992

Supported the Olympic Winter Games Albertville 1992 as a TOP Sponsor

Contributed to the First Digital Broadcast at the Olympic Games Barcelona 1992 as a TOP Sponsor

1992

Contributed to the First Digital Broadcast at the Olympic Games Barcelona 1992 as a TOP Sponsor

Established Hangzhou Kanamatsu Washing Machine, Beijing Matsushita Communication Equipment, Guangzhou Matsushita, and Banba Irons in China

1992

Established Hangzhou Kanamatsu Washing Machine, Beijing Matsushita Communication Equipment, Guangzhou Matsushita, and Banba Irons in China

CU-G25V AC Outdoor Unit Won Japan's Good Design Award

1992

CU-G25V AC Outdoor Unit Won Japan's Good Design Award

Developed a Nickel Metal Hydride Battery for Electric Vehicles (EV)

1992

Developed a Nickel Metal Hydride Battery for Electric Vehicles (EV)

Launched the CV-M7000LCE, Panasonic’s First Laptop PC Using a TFT Color LCD

1992

Launched the CV-M7000LCE, Panasonic’s First Laptop PC Using a TFT Color LCD

Launched a Next-Generation Audio/Video System for aircraft

1992

Launched a Next-Generation Audio/Video System for aircraft

Yoichi Morishita Appointed President

1993

Yoichi Morishita Appointed President

Panasonic Purchased All Matsushita Electronic Corporation Shares from Philips

1993

Panasonic Purchased All Matsushita Electronic Corporation Shares from Philips

Established Philips Matsushita Battery Poland

1993

Established Philips Matsushita Battery Poland

Launched the CN-V1000D Car Navigation System

1993

Launched the CN-V1000D Car Navigation System

Launched the Palook Ball Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb

1993

Launched the Palook Ball Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb

Launched the KS-V20 Industrial Robot

1993

Launched the KS-V20 Industrial Robot

Launched Panasonic’s First “Flat Vision” Thin-Screen Color TV

1993

Launched Panasonic’s First “Flat Vision” Thin-Screen Color TV

Reached Global Production of 100 Million Irons

1994

Reached Global Production of 100 Million Irons

Established Matsushita Electric (China), a Joint Venture Company

1994

Established Matsushita Electric (China), a Joint Venture Company

Began Mass-Producing Lithium-Ion Batteries

1994

Began Mass-Producing Lithium-Ion Batteries

Launched the

1994

Launched the "3DO REAL" Interactive Multi-Player

Launched the KX-GA3 Portable Navigation System, Panasonic’s First Portable Type Car Navigation System

1994

Launched the KX-GA3 Portable Navigation System, Panasonic’s First Portable Type Car Navigation System

Launched the World’s First

1994

Launched the World’s First "PD" Optical Disk System

Launched the VE-PX1, Panasonic’s First Digital Type Home Cordless Phone

1994

Launched the VE-PX1, Panasonic’s First Digital Type Home Cordless Phone

Launched the CU-B7WG71R2, Panasonic’s First Air Conditioner System for Air-Tight and Highly Insulated Homes

1994

Launched the CU-B7WG71R2, Panasonic’s First Air Conditioner System for Air-Tight and Highly Insulated Homes

Supported the Olympic Winter Games Lillehammer 1994 as a TOP Sponsor

1994

Supported the Olympic Winter Games Lillehammer 1994 as a TOP Sponsor

Absorbed Matsushita Household Equipment

1995

Absorbed Matsushita Household Equipment

Launched Panasonic’s First Broadcasting DVCPRO System

1995

Launched Panasonic’s First Broadcasting DVCPRO System

Launched the NV-DJ1 3CCD Digital Video Camera

1995

Launched the NV-DJ1 3CCD Digital Video Camera

Developed the World's First Titanium Lithium-Ion Secondary Battery

1995

Developed the World's First Titanium Lithium-Ion Secondary Battery

Established Central Europe Matsushita TV

1996

Established Central Europe Matsushita TV

Launched the CN-V900D Car Navigation System

1996

Launched the CN-V900D Car Navigation System

Began a Year-Round Call Center Service

1996

Began a Year-Round Call Center Service

Launched the

1996

Launched the "Let’s Note" AL-N1 Notebook PC

Supported the Olympic Games Atlanta 1996 as a TOP Sponsor

1996

Supported the Olympic Games Atlanta 1996 as a TOP Sponsor

Launched the First

1996

Launched the First "Toughbook" Rugged Notebook PC

Launched the

1996

Launched the "Dream," the World’s First Counter-Type DVD Player

Established Panasonic CIS

1996

Established Panasonic CIS

Installed a Huge

1996

Installed a Huge "Astrovision" Display in New York's Times Square

Established Panasonic Gulf Company, the Company's First Middle East Sales Company in UAE

1996

Established Panasonic Gulf Company, the Company's First Middle East Sales Company in UAE

Established the Latin America Center in Miami, US

1996

Established the Latin America Center in Miami, US

Launched the JT-S1, the Industry’s Smallest and Lightest 32-Bit Business Mobile

1996

Launched the JT-S1, the Industry’s Smallest and Lightest 32-Bit Business Mobile

Launched the LK-RV8581AT, Panasonic’s First DVD-ROM Drive

1996

Launched the LK-RV8581AT, Panasonic’s First DVD-ROM Drive

Launched the

1997

Launched the "Pinocchio" ALA-P1, Panasonic’s First Pen Type Input Personal Communicator

Launched the First Nickel-Hydrogen Storage Battery for HEV (Hybrid EV) Use

1997

Launched the First Nickel-Hydrogen Storage Battery for HEV (Hybrid EV) Use

Launched the “Media Stage 97” Multimedia-On-Demand System

1997

Launched the “Media Stage 97” Multimedia-On-Demand System

Launched Panasonic's First Nickel-Hydrogen Storage Battery for EV Use

1997

Launched Panasonic's First Nickel-Hydrogen Storage Battery for EV Use

Launched Panasonic's First Double Ring Fluorescent Lamp

1997

Launched Panasonic's First Double Ring Fluorescent Lamp

Launched the CN-DV007D, Panasonic's First Car Navigation System Equipped with a DVD-ROM Deck

1997

Launched the CN-DV007D, Panasonic's First Car Navigation System Equipped with a DVD-ROM Deck

Supported the Olympic Winter Games Nagano 1998 as a TOP Sponsor

1998

Supported the Olympic Winter Games Nagano 1998 as a TOP Sponsor

Created the Panasonic Scholarship

1998

Created the Panasonic Scholarship

Achieved the World's First 200 Million-Unit TV Production Mark

1998

Achieved the World's First 200 Million-Unit TV Production Mark

Launched the CS-XG25M, the Industry’s First Air Conditioner to use R410 Refrigerant

1998

Launched the CS-XG25M, the Industry’s First Air Conditioner to use R410 Refrigerant

Launched a Digital Terrestrial TV in the US

1998

Launched a Digital Terrestrial TV in the US

Launched the “Corner Air Conditioner

1998

Launched the “Corner Air Conditioner"

Launched the LF-D100J, Panasonic’s First External DVD-RAM Drive

1998

Launched the LF-D100J, Panasonic’s First External DVD-RAM Drive

Established Panasonic New Zealand

1998

Established Panasonic New Zealand

Announced a Comprehensive Agreement with Toshiba and SanDisk for the Development and Standardization of the SD Card

1999

Announced a Comprehensive Agreement with Toshiba and SanDisk for the Development and Standardization of the SD Card

Established Matsushita Gobel Battery Indonesia

1999

Established Matsushita Gobel Battery Indonesia

Developed a Single-Chip Digital TV System LSI

1999

Developed a Single-Chip Digital TV System LSI

Launched Panasonic's First Lithium Polymer Battery

1999

Launched Panasonic's First Lithium Polymer Battery

Developed an All-House, High-Density, Heat-Insulating Air Conditioning System

1999

Developed an All-House, High-Density, Heat-Insulating Air Conditioning System

2000

Established Matsushita Eco Technology Center

2000

Established Matsushita Eco Technology Center

Kunio Nakamura Appointed President

2000

Kunio Nakamura Appointed President

Supported the Olympic Games Sydney 2000 as a TOP Sponsor

2000

Supported the Olympic Games Sydney 2000 as a TOP Sponsor

Established National Panasonic Korea

2000

Established National Panasonic Korea

Established the SD Association

2000

Established the SD Association

Unified 3 Latin American Companies to Establish Panasonic Centroamericana

2000

Unified 3 Latin American Companies to Establish Panasonic Centroamericana

Launched the WV-BP50 Teluk Camera System

2000

Launched the WV-BP50 Teluk Camera System

30th Anniversary Ceremony Held by Panasonic Sales Latin America

2000

30th Anniversary Ceremony Held by Panasonic Sales Latin America

Absorbed Matsushita Electronics Corporation

2001

Absorbed Matsushita Electronics Corporation

Achieved Global Production and Sale of 100 Billion Dry Cell Batteries

2001

Achieved Global Production and Sale of 100 Billion Dry Cell Batteries

Launched the Toughbook, CF-28

2001

Launched the Toughbook, CF-28

Established Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory

2001

Established Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory

Launched a Full AV On-Demand In-Flight Entertainment System

2001

Launched a Full AV On-Demand In-Flight Entertainment System

Launched Asia Matsushita Electric into a Regional Headquarters

2001

Launched Asia Matsushita Electric into a Regional Headquarters

Established Panasonic Marketing Middle East Company in UAE

2001

Established Panasonic Marketing Middle East Company in UAE

Established Panasonic Peruana S.A.

2001

Established Panasonic Peruana S.A.

Launched the RR-XR330 IC Recorder with SD Memory Card Compatibility

2001

Launched the RR-XR330 IC Recorder with SD Memory Card Compatibility

Launched Panasonic's First ETC (Electronic Toll Collection) System

2001

Launched Panasonic's First ETC (Electronic Toll Collection) System

Supported the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Salt Lake 2002 as a TOP Sponsor

2002

Supported the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Salt Lake 2002 as a TOP Sponsor

Cumulative Global Production of Electric Fans Reached 100 Million Units

2002

Cumulative Global Production of Electric Fans Reached 100 Million Units

Established Panasonic Center Tokyo

2002

Established Panasonic Center Tokyo

Matsushita Communication Industrial, Kyushu Matsushita Electric, Matsushita Seiko, Matsushita Kotobuki Electronics Industries and Matsushita Graphic Communication Systems Became Subsidiaries

2002

Matsushita Communication Industrial, Kyushu Matsushita Electric, Matsushita Seiko, Matsushita Kotobuki Electronics Industries and Matsushita Graphic Communication Systems Became Subsidiaries

Launched the NR-C32EP, Japan’s First CFC-Free Refrigerator

2002

Launched the NR-C32EP, Japan’s First CFC-Free Refrigerator

Established the Blu-ray Disc (BD) Standard

2002

Established the Blu-ray Disc (BD) Standard

Established Matsushita Electronic Components Amazonia

2002

Established Matsushita Electronic Components Amazonia

Launched the

2003

Launched the "DIGA" DVD Video Recorder Worldwide

Unified the Global Brand to

2003

Unified the Global Brand to "Panasonic"

Launched the

2003

Launched the "VIERA," Panasonic’s First Flat Screen TV

New Group System Started Based on Operational Domains

2003

New Group System Started Based on Operational Domains

Merged Matsushita Electric Mexico into Panasonic Mexico

2003

Merged Matsushita Electric Mexico into Panasonic Mexico

Matsushita Electric Works, PanaHome Corporation, and Others Became Consolidated Subsidiaries

2004

Matsushita Electric Works, PanaHome Corporation, and Others Became Consolidated Subsidiaries

Completed 100% non-CFC Conversion of Household Refrigerators

2004

Completed 100% non-CFC Conversion of Household Refrigerators

Supported the Olympic and Paralympic Games Athens 2004 as a TOP Sponsor

2004

Supported the Olympic and Paralympic Games Athens 2004 as a TOP Sponsor

Cumulative Global Production of Vacuum Cleaners Reached 100 Million Units

2004

Cumulative Global Production of Vacuum Cleaners Reached 100 Million Units

25th Anniversary Commemorative Panasonic Expo Held by Panasonic Mexico

2004

25th Anniversary Commemorative Panasonic Expo Held by Panasonic Mexico

Achieved the cumulative production of 3 Million TVs in Mexico

2004

Achieved the cumulative production of 3 Million TVs in Mexico

Absorbed Matsushita Industrial Information Equipment

2005

Absorbed Matsushita Industrial Information Equipment

Compatibility with the European Environmental Directive RoHS for 31,400 Products

2005

Compatibility with the European Environmental Directive RoHS for 31,400 Products

Established Ene EcologyNet Europe

2005

Established Ene EcologyNet Europe

Established Panasonic Vietnam

2005

Established Panasonic Vietnam

Supported the Olympic and Paralympic Games Torino 2006 as a TOP Sponsor

2006

Supported the Olympic and Paralympic Games Torino 2006 as a TOP Sponsor

Fumio Ohtsubo Appointed President

2006

Fumio Ohtsubo Appointed President

Reached the World's First Air Conditioning Compressors Production Cumulative Total of 200 Million Units

2006

Reached the World's First Air Conditioning Compressors Production Cumulative Total of 200 Million Units

Launched the Blu-ray Disc Compatible Recorder and Rewritable Disc

2006

Launched the Blu-ray Disc Compatible Recorder and Rewritable Disc

Established Panasonic Chile

2006

Established Panasonic Chile

Represented

2007

Represented "Eco Ideas Declaration"

Merged Matsushita Refrigeration Company

2008

Merged Matsushita Refrigeration Company

Supported the Olympic and Paralympic Games Beijing 2008 as a TOP Sponsor

2008

Supported the Olympic and Paralympic Games Beijing 2008 as a TOP Sponsor

Changed the Company Name to

2008

Changed the Company Name to "Panasonic Corporation"

Merged Matsushita Battery Industrial

2008

Merged Matsushita Battery Industrial

Supported the World Wide Fund for Nature Protection (WWF) as a Corporate Supporter

2008

Supported the World Wide Fund for Nature Protection (WWF) as a Corporate Supporter

Reached the World's First TV Production Cumulative Total of 300 Million Units

2008

Reached the World's First TV Production Cumulative Total of 300 Million Units

Developed the

2009

Developed the "HDCOM" Videoconference System

Launched the “Ene-Farm,” the World's First Home Fuel Cell

2009

Launched the “Ene-Farm,” the World's First Home Fuel Cell

SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. and Its Subsidiaries Became a Panasonic Consolidated Subsidiary

2009

SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. and Its Subsidiaries Became a Panasonic Consolidated Subsidiary

Participated in 400th Anniversary of Japan-Mexico Relations Exhibition

2009

Participated in 400th Anniversary of Japan-Mexico Relations Exhibition

Panasonic Mexico Started LCD TV Export to Latin American Countries

2009

Panasonic Mexico Started LCD TV Export to Latin American Countries

2010

Partnered with Tesla Motors

2010

Partnered with Tesla Motors

Supported the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010 as a TOP Sponsor

2010

Supported the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010 as a TOP Sponsor

Launched the

2010

Launched the "VIERA," the World’s First Full-HD 3D Compatible TV

Launched the PGS (Pyrolytic Graphite Sheet)

2010

Launched the PGS (Pyrolytic Graphite Sheet)

Established Panasonic Risupia Vietnam

2010

Established Panasonic Risupia Vietnam

Launched the Industry’s First “Double Head Base” Cordless Iron

2010

Launched the Industry’s First “Double Head Base” Cordless Iron

Began Mass-Producing HEV Lithium-Ion Batteries

2010

Began Mass-Producing HEV Lithium-Ion Batteries

Launched the

2010

Launched the "Pocket Doltz" EW-DS11 Compact Sonic Vibration Toothbrush

Panasonic Denko/Gobel Indonesia Reached a Cumulative Total of 100 Million Wiring Devices Shipped

2010

Panasonic Denko/Gobel Indonesia Reached a Cumulative Total of 100 Million Wiring Devices Shipped

Launched the LAMDASH ES-SV61 Men's Shaver

2011

Launched the LAMDASH ES-SV61 Men's Shaver

Panasonic Electric Works and Sanyo Electric Converted to Subsidiaries

2011

Panasonic Electric Works and Sanyo Electric Converted to Subsidiaries

Signed a Strategic Partnership with the UNESCO World Heritage Center

2011

Signed a Strategic Partnership with the UNESCO World Heritage Center

Delivered Latin America’s First Eco Village Hotel Solution in Jamaica

2011

Delivered Latin America’s First Eco Village Hotel Solution in Jamaica

Opened a Branch in Cambodia

2011

Opened a Branch in Cambodia

Merged Panasonic Electric Works

2012

Merged Panasonic Electric Works

Kazuhiro Tsuga Appointed President

2012

Kazuhiro Tsuga Appointed President

Launched the NA-FR80S6 Washer/Dryer Featuring ECONAVI and nanoe

2012

Launched the NA-FR80S6 Washer/Dryer Featuring ECONAVI and nanoe

Supported the Olympic and Paralympic Games London 2012 as a TOP Sponsor

2012

Supported the Olympic and Paralympic Games London 2012 as a TOP Sponsor

Established the Extrema Factory, a Manufacturing Base for Appliances in Brazil

2012

Established the Extrema Factory, a Manufacturing Base for Appliances in Brazil

Delivered Latin America’s First Comprehensive Eco Solutions to Major Electronic Retailer

2012

Delivered Latin America’s First Comprehensive Eco Solutions to Major Electronic Retailer

Launched the PT-RZ370 and PT-RW330, Panasonic's First Lamp-Free Projectors

2012

Launched the PT-RZ370 and PT-RW330, Panasonic's First Lamp-Free Projectors

President Tsuga Delivers a Keynote Speech at

2013

President Tsuga Delivers a Keynote Speech at "2013 International CES"

Launched the 4-Company System

2013

Launched the 4-Company System

The 100 Thousand Solar Lantern Donation Project Was Started

2013

The 100 Thousand Solar Lantern Donation Project Was Started

Cumulative Global Production of Washing Machines Reached 100 Million Units

2013

Cumulative Global Production of Washing Machines Reached 100 Million Units

A New Brand Slogan, A Better Life, A Better World, Created

2013

A New Brand Slogan, A Better Life, A Better World, Created

Launched the

2013

Launched the "4K VIERA" Next-Generation TV

Moved the Head Office of Panasonic Corporation of North America to a New Facility

2013

Moved the Head Office of Panasonic Corporation of North America to a New Facility

Established First Indoor Vegetable Farm in Singapore

2013

Established First Indoor Vegetable Farm in Singapore

Concluded an Agreement to Be a Worldwide Official Partner for the Olympic Games from 2017 to 2024

2014

Concluded an Agreement to Be a Worldwide Official Partner for the Olympic Games from 2017 to 2024

Supported the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Sochi 2014 as a TOP Sponsor

2014

Supported the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Sochi 2014 as a TOP Sponsor

Turkish Wiring Equipment Manufacturer, ViKO Became a Subsidiary

2014

Turkish Wiring Equipment Manufacturer, ViKO Became a Subsidiary

Established the Archival Disc Standard for Industrial, Next-Generation Optical Discs

2014

Established the Archival Disc Standard for Industrial, Next-Generation Optical Discs

Opened the Fujisawa SST

2014

Opened the Fujisawa SST

Launched Residential Fuel Cells for the European Market

2014

Launched Residential Fuel Cells for the European Market

Delivered AV and Security Solutions to a Stadium in Brazil

2014

Delivered AV and Security Solutions to a Stadium in Brazil

Held a Celebration for the 35th Anniversary of Chinese Operations

2014

Held a Celebration for the 35th Anniversary of Chinese Operations

Signed as a Worldwide Official Partner with the International Paralympic Committee

2014

Signed as a Worldwide Official Partner with the International Paralympic Committee

Launched the RULO MC-RS1, the Company's First Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

2015

Launched the RULO MC-RS1, the Company's First Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

Launched the “Q” Bladeless Air Generator

2015

Launched the “Q” Bladeless Air Generator

Opened CLUXTA in Shanghai, China

2015

Opened CLUXTA in Shanghai, China

Launched the HX-A1H Wearable Camera

2015

Launched the HX-A1H Wearable Camera

Installed the World’s Largest 4K Video Device in a US Horse Racing Track

2015

Installed the World’s Largest 4K Video Device in a US Horse Racing Track

Delivered Brazil's First Stadium Digital Signage System

2015

Delivered Brazil's First Stadium Digital Signage System

Launched Professional Displays with Built-In

2016

Launched Professional Displays with Built-In "LinkRay" Light ID Technology

Supported the Olympic and Paralympic Games Rio 2016 as a TOP Sponsor

2016

Supported the Olympic and Paralympic Games Rio 2016 as a TOP Sponsor

Announced the R&D 10-Year Vision

2016

Announced the R&D 10-Year Vision

Began Offering the

2016

Began Offering the "Megahonyaku," Megaphone-Shaped Multilingual Translation Service

Relocated Panasonic Latin America’s Base, Excluding the Brand Functions, from São Paulo to Panama

2016

Relocated Panasonic Latin America’s Base, Excluding the Brand Functions, from São Paulo to Panama

Acquired Digital Full Services for Latin America’s First M&A

2016

Acquired Digital Full Services for Latin America’s First M&A

Established Panasonic Solution & Innovation Center Vietnam

2016

Established Panasonic Solution & Innovation Center Vietnam

Established Panasonic AP China

2017

Established Panasonic AP China

Accumulated Production of Panasonic Home Fuel Cell

2017

Accumulated Production of Panasonic Home Fuel Cell "Ene-Farm" Reached the 100,000-Unit Mark

Established a Factory in Dalian, China, for Automotive Lithium-Ion Batteries

2017

Established a Factory in Dalian, China, for Automotive Lithium-Ion Batteries

Panasonic Brazil Acquired Large-Scale Air Conditioning Engineering Company UNION RHAC TECNOLOGIA

2017

Panasonic Brazil Acquired Large-Scale Air Conditioning Engineering Company UNION RHAC TECNOLOGIA

Achieved the Cumulative Production of 10 Billion Dry Cell Batteries in Brazil

2017

Achieved the Cumulative Production of 10 Billion Dry Cell Batteries in Brazil

Achieved the 1,000,000th Product Produced in Extrema Factory, Brazil

2017

Achieved the 1,000,000th Product Produced in Extrema Factory, Brazil

Refrigeration Compressor Business Unit Shifted from Japan to Singapore

2017

Refrigeration Compressor Business Unit Shifted from Japan to Singapore