Panasonic Corporation

Company Profile



1006, Oaza Kadoma, Kadoma-shi, Osaka 571-8501, Japan

Business Overview

-Panasonic operates the following four business divisions that it calls companies: the appliance company, eco-solutions company, connected-solutions company, and the automotive and industrial-systems company; in addition to five other business divisions.

-The automotive and industrial systems company develops, manufactures, and sells in-vehicle infotainment systems, electrical products, automotive mirrors, lithium-ion batteries, and other products.


-Listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Nagoya Stock Exchange. (As of Mar. 31, 2018)
Name or Company Name Investing Ratio (%)
Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust Account) 7.17
The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd. (Trust Account) 6.05
Nippon Life Insurance Co. 2.96
Moxley and Co. LLC 1.92
Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust Account 5) 1.87
Employee stock holdings 1.76
State Street Bank West Client - Treaty 505234 1.75
Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust Account 7) 1.41
Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust Account 1) 1.39
Total 27.90


Automotive & Industrial Systems Company

Car navigation systems
-Hard disk car navigation systems
-DVD car navigation systems
-Portable car navigation systems

Map data for car navigation systems

Rear-seat entertainment systems

-Head-up displays
-Transparent touch panels
-Control switches

Infotainment systems

Audio systems

-Bamboo-fiber speakers


Seat heaters

Film in molds


Car cameras
-Multi-camera systems
-Rear view cameras
-Rear view monitor systems
-Camera modules

DSRC/ETC systems
-DSRC in-vehicle devices
-ETC in-vehicle devices

Motors and Compressors
-ABS/ESC motors

-Machine sensors

  • MEMS angular rate sensors for navigation systems
  • MEMS angular rate sensors for navigation systems; inclined detection type
  • MEMS angular rate sensors for rollover detection

-NTC thermistors

  • Temperature sensors
  • Liquid level sensors

-Encoders / Potentiometers
-Ambient temperature sensors
-Large capacity current sensors
-Water/Oil temperature sensors
-Intake air temperature sensors
-Weight sensors
-Acceleration sensors
-Grid-EYE infrared array sensors

Products for harsh conditions
-Anti-surge thick film chip resistors
-High power chip resistors
-Anti-sulfurated thick film chip resistors
-Metal film chip resistors
-Current sense resistors, metal plate type
-Current sense resistors, thick film type
-Chip RC networks
-Common mode noise filters
-ESD suppressors
-Power choke coils for automobiles
-Rotary volume for automobiles
-Aluminum electrolytic capacitors
-Conductive polymer hybrid aluminum electrolytic capacitors
-Conductive polymer tantalum solid capacitors
-Conductive polymer aluminum solid capacitors
-Noise suppression metalized polyester film capacitors
-Graphite sheets
-Zener diodes for automotive
-Thermal conductive resin

EMC components
-ZNR transient/Surge absorbers
-Multilayer varistors

Printed wiring boards
-Double-sided printed wiring boards
-Multilayer printed wiring boards

-Automotive encoders
-Automotive signal switches
-Automotive light touch switches
-Turquoise switch series
-Low side switching IPD for ADAS (MIP713)
-Low side switching IPD for ECU (MIP713, IP708)
-Steering wheel switches

Automotive relays
-EV relays

Secondary batteries
-Lithium-ion batteries
-Lithium polymer batteries
-Nickel-cadmium batteries
-Nickel metal hydride batteries
-Valve regulated lead-acid batteries
-Valve regulated lead-acid batteries for EV
-Secondary batteries for green cars
-Batteries for keyless entry systems

  • Lithium batteries; coin type CR series
  • Lithium batteries; rechargeable coin type

Components for power management
-DC-DC converters for ISS/EV/HEV/48V
-Electric double layer capacitor backup cells
-Film capacitors for hybrid electric vehicle
-High voltage IPD for control power supply of HEV/EV (MIP2Nx series)
-Battery cooling fan motor unit for EV/HEV

-Vehicle network microcomputers
-Vehicle audio integrated LSI
-Integrated LAN ICs
-Step down DC-DC regulator ICs
-Hologram units
-HMI display LSIs
-Hall ICs
-Switch monitor ICs
-LED driver ICs

SD card/micro SD card
eSD module/eSD BGA


History of formerly Automotive Systems Company

2003 Established Panasonic Automotive Systems (PAS).
Established Panasonic Automotive Systems Development Tianjin Co., Ltd.
Established Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America.
2004 Established Automotive Systems Europe Panasonic GmbH.
2005 Established Panasonic Automotive Systems (China).
2006 Established Panasonic Automotive Systems Asia Pacific Co., Ltd.
2008 Panasonic Automotive Systems Company adopted a new corporate name, Automotive Systems Company.
2010 Established Panasonic Automotive Systems India.

History of formerly Energy Company (Formerly Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.)

1950 Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. was established in Umemachi, Moriguchi City.
1959 Tokyo Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. was established in Oura-gun, Gunma Prefecture.
1975 Company developed world's first lithium batteries (manganese dioxide lithium batteries), mass-producing them beginning in 1978.
1986 Sanyo Electric and Tokyo Sanyo Electric merged.
1990 Sale of nickel hydride batteries called the TWICELL commenced.
1994 Mass-production of cylindrical lithium-ion batteries commenced.
1999 Company developed nickel metal hydride rechargeable batteries for hybrid electric vehicles.
2001 Nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH) battery business acquired from Toshiba Group.
2004 Began mass-production of nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) battery systems for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs).
Tokushima Plant went online in order to increase production of lithium-ion batteries.
2005 Company released next-generation nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) battery called the eneloop.
2008 Signed agreement with German automaker Volkswagen Group to co-develop next-generation lithium-ion HEV battery systems.
Formed a business alliance, which also included financial ties, with Panasonic Corp.
Dec., 2009 Panasonic Corporation acquired 50.27% of the voting stock of Sanyo Electric Co to make it a consolidated subsidiary.
2012 Consolidated the operations of Panasonic Energy with those of Sanyo Energy, forming "Energy Company".

History of Automotive & Industrial Systems Company

Apr. 2013 The Company merged Automotive Systems Company, Industrial Devices Company, Energy Company, and Manufacturing Solution Company into Automotive & Industrial Systems Company.
Jun. 2014 Transferred semiconductor business of Panasonic to Panasonic Semiconductor Solutions Co., Ltd. in the company split.
Jul. 2014 Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd. transferred from AVC Networks Company.
Panasonic CycleTech Co., Ltd. transferred to Appliances Company.
Apr. 2015 Motor Business Unit (formerly Motor Division) transferred from Appliances Company.
Operations divided into four divisions: Automotive, Energy Devices, Industrial, and Factory Solutions
Apr. 2017 Turned Ficosa International S.A., which is headquartered in Spain, into a consolidated subsidiary.

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