Panasonic Corporation engages in the development, production, and sale of electronic and electric products, systems, and components for a range of consumer, business, and industrial uses. Segments The company operates in eight segments: AVC Networks, Appliances, Systems & Communications, Eco Solutions, Automotive Systems, Industrial Devices, Energy, and Other. AVC Networks This segment provides imaging equipment, such as flat-panel TVs, AVC network equipment, including Blu-ray Disc recorders, digital cameras and notebook PCs, as well as projectors, in-flight entertainment systems, and other business-use audiovisual (AV) equipment. Appliances This segment delivers products and services that meet customer needs in the homemaking, cooking, beauty and grooming and health, cooling and heating, hot water supply, and cold chain equipment fields. It also engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of fuel cell cogeneration systems, car components and devices, and motors. The company launched a countertop model of Petit Dish Washer in February 2012 and a new model of Petit Drum, a washer/dryer with slanted drum in March 2012. Overseas, it marketed high value-added products, including air conditioners, refrigerators, and washing machines equipped with the ECO NAVI function focusing mainly on Asia and South America. The company also developed local models of refrigerators and washing machines in Brazil. Systems & Communications This segment comprises the system network and mobile communications businesses. In its system network activities, the company is engaged in the worldwide delivery of advanced security and communication solution services. In its mobile communications business, the company provides mobile phones incorporating cutting-edge functions, and communications infrastructure equipment. Eco Solutions This segment comprises four business groups, which are the lighting business, the energy systems business, the housing systems business, and the environmental systems business. With lamps, devices, and equipment at its core, the lighting business engages in the development of products that conserve energy and contribute to comfortable and bright work spaces. The energy systems business is active in a range of fields from wiring equipment and distribution panelboards to energy management products. The housing systems business provides home and building product, and material solutions. The environmental systems business delivers air quality appliances and solutions to promote a clean environment. In lighting business, the company upgraded and expanded its LED light bulb lineup while stepping up the joint development of LED lighting fixture products. The company acquired large-scale orders for its LED lighting fixtures. In addition to the construction of Tokyo Sky Tree, Panasonic LED lighting fixtures were adopted by the Nakanoshima Festival Tower in Osaka. The company established sales channels in such prioritized markets as Asia and Latin America for its ball-type fluorescent lamps that offer outstanding energy savings. Automotive Systems This segment operates in various fields, from car navigation systems through camera systems that support safe driving to such key devices as engine control units and batteries for eco-cars. The company engages in the development of new products and putting forward proposals while contributing to the creation of a new motoring society through electronics. Industrial Devices This segment covers a range of products, such as electronic components, electronic materials, semiconductors, and optical devices. Energy The Energy segment is developing an energy-based business, including solar photovoltaic systems and lithium-ion batteries where use is also expanding from consumer to storage, in-car, and other fields. The company is also pursuing worldwide growth through such products as the EVOLTA dry alkaline battery. In solar photovoltaic systems business, the company offers Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin layer (HIT) photovoltaic modules. In addition to the three major European markets of Germany, Italy, and France, the company promoted
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