Car part makers in SA price fix probe

2014-10-13 12:02

The competition authorities are investigating price fixing and collusive tendering in the automotive industry, with Panasonic and Mitsubishi among those being probed.

Panasonic eyes huge cash bonus with Olympic tech

2014-08-07 10:33

Robot porters and wearable translation devices are just some of the innovations Panasonic would like to launch for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

R48bn plant for Tesla superbatteries

2014-02-28 07:58

Tesla Motors has unveiled plans for a "gigafactory" to assemble advanced batteries for electric cars.

Panasonic makeover brings profit surge

2014-02-04 12:21

Panasonic says its quarterly earnings more than tripled, extending its renaissance as a maker of high-tech parts for cars and energy-efficient homes.

Panasonic president takes 50% pay cut

2013-04-17 09:22

The president and chief executive of Panasonic take responsibility for the firm's financial woes by having their salaries cut in half, the company says.

Sharp, Panasonic post massive losses

2013-02-01 10:29

Panasonic and Sharp have racked up more than $11bn in combined losses over the nine months to December.

Panasonic goes ultraHD

2013-01-08 22:27

Panasonic is showing off a prototype TV that combines the two hottest technologies at this year's gadget show in Las Vegas: Organic light-emitting diodes and ultrahigh definition.

Fitch cuts Sony, Panasonic ratings to junk

2012-11-22 10:09

Ratings agency Fitch says it is cutting the debt ratings of consumer electronics makers Sony and Panasonic to junk status, citing weakness in their business.

Sharp projects $5.6bn annual loss

2012-11-01 14:40

Embattled Japanese electronics maker Sharp says it will book a $5.6bn annual net loss in the wake of a huge restructuring, nearly double its earlier forecast.

Panasonic forecasts 'mammoth' loss

2012-10-31 11:01

Panasonic says it will book a huge $9.6bn net loss in the fiscal year to March as the electronics giant undergoes a major overhaul of its troubled business.

Panasonic eyes job cuts in restructuring

2011-04-28 18:29

Electronics giant Panasonic says it aims to cut its global workforce by about 17 000 positions, in a bid to streamline its operations.

Eco-friendly, high-tech home

2009-12-16 18:12

On Tokyo Bay, at the edge of the largest urban sprawl on Earth, sits what may be an environmentalist's dream home.


Samsung extends Olympics deal

2014-08-17 20:15

South Korea's Samsung has extended its top sponsorship contract as an Olympics worldwide partner to 2020, says the IOC.

Smart car, smart home - will it work?

2014-06-10 11:25

'Honey, I think I forgot to switch off the stove... That's right I can turn it off from inside my car.' Toyota and Panasonic have collaborated to create a system to monitor and operate home appliances - from your car!

Panasonic makes comeback

2014-02-05 10:49

Panasonic shares have rocketed 19% after the struggling Japanese electronics giant said it swung into the black with a $2.4bn profit in the nine months to December.

Panasonic sells health unit for $1.67bn

2013-09-27 14:56

Panasonic is selling a majority stake in its health unit to US buyout firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts for $1.67bn.

Panasonic to shrink TV business

2013-03-18 08:48

Embattled Japanese electronics giant Panasonic plans to scale down its television business and withdraw from manufacturing plasma displays, a report says.

Television may be watching you

2013-01-09 22:22

In the new world of technology, television is not just for watching. It is also watching you.

EU imposes record cartel fine on Philips

2012-12-05 19:01

The European Commission imposed the biggest antitrust penalty in its history, fining six firms a total of €1.47bn for running two cartels.

Panasonic prepares for 'garage sale'

2012-11-14 13:04

About a fifth of Panasonic's 88 business units are losing money and only half so far meet a target for at least 5% operating margin, says Panasonic's finance chief.

Panasonic shares plunge 20%

2012-11-01 08:38

Panasonic shares dived nearly 20% after the firm warned of a mammoth $9.6bn annual loss in the latest sign of trouble for Japan's hard-hit electronics giants.

Sony, Panasonic plan joint venture - report

2012-05-15 12:35

Sony and Panasonic are looking to join forces to produce next generation televisions in a bid to claw back market from South Korean rivals, a report has said.

Tiger's absence to help Asia?

2009-12-20 13:56

World number one Tiger Woods's absence from golf may prompt the US PGA Tour to court sponsors more aggressively in Asia.

Panasonic signs up 3-D Avatar

2009-08-21 14:10

Panasonic Corp has signed on Titanic director James Cameron and his upcoming film in an advertising blitz for its TVs equipped with 3-D technology.

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