overseas sales in Belgium and the U.K. In addition to the supply of lithium-ion batteries for Toyota Motor Corporation’s Prius Plug-in Hybrid vehicle, U.S,-based Ford Motor Company has decided to adopt the company’s products in four of its hybrid and plug-in hybrid models. It has also entered into an agreement to supply lithium-ion battery cells for use in Tesla Motors’ electric vehicles. Other This segment includes Healthcare Company, Manufacturing Solutions Company, PanaHome Corporation, and others. Healthcare Company: The company provides various healthcare-related products and services primarily in the fields of ‘In-Hospital Work Assistance’, ‘Home Healthcare’, and ‘Early Diagnosis and Treatment’. Manufacturing Solutions Company: The company provides a high operating rate manufacturing systems for electronic component mounting, welding, and other equipment. In addition to facility systems, the company focuses on solutions businesses. The company sells the RX series of inverter controlled arc welding equipment. It also offers welding robot Active TAWERS. PanaHome Corporation: As the housing company of the Panasonic Group, PanaHome focuses mainly on delivering ‘eco ideas’ homes through each of its detached housing, asset and property management, and home remodeling businesses. PanaHome launched CASART TERRA, a zero carbon footprint house in 2011. PanaHome also released EL MAISON FICASA, rental apartments in 2011. PanaHome has commenced steps to promote its own PanaHome Smart City concept. With the CASART TERRA ‘eco ideas’ home at its core, a variety of measures have been introduced, including landscape architecture that helps retain asset values over the long term, and security systems that deliver safety and security. Customers The company's non-consumer customers include industrial and business corporations, governments and other institutions, including large customers such as electric and electronic equipment manufacturers, automotive manufacturers and various other machinery makers. Research and Development (R&D) The company’s R&D expenditures for the year ended March 31, 2012 was 520 billion yen. Significant Events In August 2012, MaxLinear, Inc. announced it is collaborating with Panasonic Corporation's Semiconductor Business Group for DVB-T2 set-top boxes (STB). The design collaboration has resulted in DVB-T2 front-end network interface module (NIM) reference designs that include MaxLinear's latest-generation MxL603 silicon tuner and Panasonic Semiconductor's latest-generation MN88472 DVB-T2 demodulator LSI. In January 2013, Absolute Software Corporation announced that their strategic alliance with Panasonic Corporation for their Toughbook line, would be expanded throughout Latin American markets. In February 2013, Power-One Inc. and Panasonic Corporation announced that they have entered into a strategic alliance to develop, produce and market energy storage systems for the residential and non-residential markets worldwide combining Power-One inverters with Panasonic lithium-ion batteries and systems. In July 2013, Gorenje Group and Panasonic Corporation announced the creation of a long-term strategic alliance that would be structured around two pillars: joint R&D and sharing of selected manufacturing platforms for selected product categories (washing machines, refrigerators and built-in ovens); and the sales network and marketing know-how for distribution throughout Europe. In September 2013, Viessmann Group and Panasonic Corporation have jointly developed a new fuel cell cogeneration system, which would become the first polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC) fuel cell system available for single-homes in Europe. In October 2013, Panasonic Corporation announced it has developed high precision, wide field of view millimeter-wave technologies, that are able to separately detect cars, pedestrians and bicycles in less than 0.1 seconds, on the condition that they are separated by 20cm. In June 2013, Panasonic renewed its strategic partnership agreement with UNESCO. In January 2014, Panasonic Corporation and Mozilla announced that the two companies have agreed to for
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