2020-02-07

Panasonic Transfers Its Lighting Business in Europe to Fidelium Partners

Japan’s Panasonic Corporation announced that it has entered into a share transfer agreement with Munich-based Fidelium Partners, under which all shares of Panasonic Lighting Europe, which focuses on the lighting device business in Europe as a wholly owned consolidated subsidiary of Panasonic, will be transferred to the German investment firm. Panasonic acquired German lighting device manufacturer Vossloh Schwabe in August 2002 to expand its lighting device business in Europe and worked to strengthen sales of lighting devices for conventional light sources such as f...
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2020-01-13

【CES 2020】Display Trend – Innovative Displays Bring New Opportunities

LEDinside observed the on-going trend in the display industry that, apart from backlight technology revolution and big size display trend, novel display models are also focuses of many display manufacturers. Currently TV brands can hardly show new tricks with conventional displays. As a result, they are trying to demonstrate innovative display models to attract attention of the consumers. At CES 2020, LEDinside found several companies following the direction. Flexible and Curved Displays Despite that flexible and curved displays are nothing new, exhibits at the sho...
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2020-01-10

【CES 2020】Display Trend–TV Brands Launches High Resolution and Large Size Product to Target High-end Market

Many international brands have shifted their business focus from the consumer TV market to high-end display market as the price competition in the conventional size TVs is intense and producers can hardly profit. TV makers now aim to lift the price of TVs by launching new products adopting innovative technology to secure their profit. At CES 2020, LEDinside observed that more and more TV companies revealing TVs with higher resolution in bigger sizes, aiming at consumers at the top of the pyramid. In other words, these companies no longer put major focus on consumer ma...
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2018-10-19

Panasonic to End Production of Mercury Lamp and Strengthen Its LED Lighting Products

Japan-based electronics company Panasonic has announced that the company will quit production of mercury lamps by the end of June 2020 and promote LED lighting replacement in response to the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
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2018-05-14

Macroblock: A Micro LED Display Prototype Will Come Out in 2H19

LED driver IC specialist Macroblock reported a gross margin of 34.2% for the first quarter of 2018, reaching new high over the past two years. The company expects its 2Q18 revenue to increase by 20% QoQ after its driver IC is chosen and successfully adopted in Samsung’s display products.
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2018-02-05

Panasonic Vertical Farm in Full Operation; Special Horticultural LED Lighting Deployed to Increase Vegetable Production

Multinational electronics company Panasonic will start growing and marketing high-value vegetables in China from March 2018 with its vertical farm in Suzhou. Those vegetables will be made into salads and sold to up to 30 shops in Suzhou and Shanghai.
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2017-01-06

LG, Panasonic and Sony’s Next Generation Display TVs at CES 2017

OLED TVs are making a comeback at the largest consumer electronic show in U.S. which runs from Jan. 5-8, 2017 in Las Vegas, most notable at this year’s show is Korean consumer electronic manufacturer LG is facing new competition from Japanese manufacturers Sony and Panasonic.
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2016-12-06

Panasonic in Talks to Acquire Austrian Headlight Maker

Japanese consumer electronics manufacturer Panasonic is in talks with Austrian headlight maker ZKW Group, a Bloomberg report quoted person familiar with the matter saying.
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2016-11-30

Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Introduces New IPS Panel with 600 Times Higher Contrast Ratio

Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation, today announced it has developed a new model of its IPS liquid crystal panel that achieves a contrast ratio[1] of over 1,000,000:1, which is 600 times*2 that of conventional liquid crystal panels. With Panasonic's unique IPS[2] liquid crystal technologies that feature wide viewing angles, high brightness, and high reliability, the new IPS panel has achieved a high contrast ratio of over 1,000,000:1 by integrating newly developed light-modulating cells that permit pixel-by-pixel control of backlight intensity. This achieves a faithful and high-grade video display, ranging from dazzling light to pitch-black.
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2016-10-07

Panasonic Showcases Transparent OLED TV

Panasonic recently showcased an improved version of a transparent TV at IFA in Berlin in early September, reported Engadget.
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2016-07-21

Panasonic Plans to Expand Lighting Business Revenue to US $3.02B by 2018

Panasonic announced it will be raising its lighting revenue from JPY 320.3 billion (US $3.02 billion) from 2015 to JPY 400 billion by 2018, according to a report from Nikkei.
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2016-06-14

Panasonic Introduces Connectors for Connecting In-vehicle LED Lamp Modules to Boards

Panasonic Corporation announced that it has developed connectors for connecting in-vehicle LED lamp modules to control boards. These connectors improve in designing in-vehicle LED lighting.
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2016-05-31

Panasonic Reopens Vietnam-based Showroom to Showcase Latest Premium Lifestyle Solutions

Panasonic Vietnam (Panasonic) opened its newly designed corporate showroom, Panasonic Risupia Vietnam, in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the company’s establishment, today. The showroom has been renovated to showcase the latest Premium Lifestyle solutions and provide a more interactive experience for visitors.
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2016-05-27

Panasonic Showcases X-GaN Gate Driver at PCIM Europe 2016

Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems Europe showcased its technology lineup for PCIM (Power Conversion Intelligent Motion) 2016, which took place May 10 - 12 in Nuremberg, Germany. At Stand 429 in Hall 6 the company highlighted industry-leading innovations -- including passive components, semiconductors and thermal management solutions -- that provide increased efficiency and reliability for a wide range of applications.
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2016-05-23

Panasonic To Supply Large LED Displays to Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Panasonic, which supports the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Rio 2016 Olympics) and the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games as an Official Worldwide Partner for the Olympic Games*1, today announced the company will launch a variety of global marketing activities in its sponsorship category. Through these activities, Panasonic hopes to deliver the splendor and excitement of sports and help nurture the Olympic Movement.
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2016-04-20

LED Luminaire Design Trends at TILS 2016

Several notable trends LEDinside observed at Taiwan International Lighting Show (TILS) 2016, which took place at Nangang Exhibition Hall from April 12-16, 2016 in Taipei, was more manufacturers showcasing filament LED bulbs, smart lighting products, and an emphasis on reducing glare in luminaire designs.
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2016-04-07

Panasonic Develops Light Diffusion Polypropylene Resin Molding Compounds

Panasonic Corporation announced it has developed a light diffusion type polypropylene (PP) resin molding compound, called “FULL BRIGHT”*1 PP, which can extend the operating life of LEDs. The industry’s first*2introduction of a material applicable for injection stretch blow molding enables the formation of complex shapes and contributes to greater product design freedom for customers.
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2016-03-29

Panasonic's "100 Thousand Solar Lanterns Project" has Donated over 50K Lamps

Panasonic Corporation's "100 Thousand Solar Lanterns Project" has passed its halfway mark with the cumulative number of solar lanterns donated exceeding 50,000 on March 10, 2016. This project began in February 2013 with a donation of 3,000 units to Myanmar, followed by donations to other areas in Asia and Africa without access to electricity. The number of solar lanterns donated was 10,000 for 3 countries in FY2013, 14,114 for 10 countries in FY2014 and 20,364 for 11 countries in FY2015. And in FY2016, Panasonic continued to donate solar lanterns, and on March 10, 2016, 702 units were donated to Yen Bai province in Vietnam. With this, the sum total of solar lanterns donated exceeded 50,000. After this, in mid-March 2016, Panasonic donated 2,400 units to Cambodia and 760 units to Bangladesh. Furthermore, donations to Indonesia, India, and the Democratic Republic of Congo will be made by the end of March 2016, bringing the sum total to more than 60,000 units.
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2016-02-24

Tridonic and Panasonic Sign LED Light Source Patent License Agreement

Panasonic Corporation, Japan, Panasonic Lighting Europe , Germany and Tridonic, a leading manufacturer of lighting components and part of the Zumtobel Group of Austria, today announced that they have entered into a patent license agreement. With this agreement the parties grant each other a license to use certain patents in the field of lighting electronics, mainly in the field of control and operation of LED light sources. The specific terms of the settlement will remain confidential.
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2015-10-28

Panasonic to Release Solar Storage with LED Lighting

Panasonic Corporation today announced that it has developed "eneloop solar storage," a small-scale power storage system that provides LED lighting for areas without mains electricity. The product will be shipped to regions in Asia and Africa from November 2015.
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2015-10-01

Panasonic Develops 4.5W High Power Continuous Blue Violet Semiconductor Laser

Panasonic Corporation today announced that it has developed a blue-violet semiconductor laser operating at output power of 4.5 W, which is 1.5 times higher than that of the conventional one even at 60ºC, the maximum operating temperature for lasers in general.  It can also oscillate with the high energy conversion efficiency, which is 1.2 times higher than that of conventional lasers. This has been made possible by Panasonic’s unique double heat flow packaging technology that improves the heat dissipation. This newly-developed laser will help laser application systems, such as vehicle and industrial lighting as well as laser machining equipment, to be made smaller and consume less power.
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2015-09-03

Panasonic Transforms Traditional Japanese Kabuki into a Spectacular Lighting Show

Panasonic will present with Shochiku, renowned global Kabuki producer, with support from MGM Resorts International, an elaborate, high-tech outdoor performance unlike anything Las Vegas or the U.S. has ever seen. The show will feature a Kabuki-style theatrical event with larger-than-life animation and water choreography in the Kabuki masterpiece entitled “Koi-Tsukami,” or “Fight with a Carp,” as a large fish and turbulent sea are projected onto the Bellagio Hotel Fountains in a battle scene.
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2015-09-02

Panasonic Raises European Lighting Revenue Target for 2018

Panasonic aims to increase its European lighting revenue in 2018, reported Kyodo News.
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2015-08-31

Panasonic to Shut Down Two LED Factories in Japan by Late September

Panasonic intends to close two LED factories in Japan by late September 2015 to raise the company’s profitability, reported Japanese media Kyodo News.
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2015-08-12

Panasonic to Move Certain LED Production Lines from Indonesia to Japan

As part of its restructure efforts to raise LED profit margin, Panasonic will be shutting down its LED manufacturing factories in Indonesia while moving production to Japan, reported Nikkei Asian Review.
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2015-07-20

UNDP Distributes Panasonic Donated Solar Lanterns to Ebola Affected Regions

Panasonic Corporation announced that it donated 3,000 solar lanterns to United Nations Development Program (UNDP) for use in Ebola affected regions. These lanterns have started to be distributed in 3 West African countries (Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone). Panasonic first donated 240 lanterns back in December 2014.
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2015-06-24

Panasonic Shuts Down Fluorescent Light Production in Indonesia

Panasonic intends to halt fluorescent lights in Indonesia by the end of June 2015, and will be laying off about 700 employees at the plant, reported Nikkei Asian Review.
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2015-05-12

Panasonic Launches Industry's Smallest Semiconductor Device 'PhotoMOS' with Low Consumption Current

Panasonic Corporation announced today that it has developed the industry’s smallest*1 semiconductor device, the “PhotoMOS”[1] CC type series, which achieves low consumption current and contributes to equipment downsizing. The relay is operated with a low consumption current, and as a result the working time of the battery operating the equipment is longer. It enables steady operation for measuring equipment, probe cards [2], wearable devices, security equipment and medical equipment.
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2015-04-29

Panasonic Reports Slight Growth in LED and Solar Business

Panasonic Corporation today reported its consolidated financial results for the year ended March 31, 2015 (fiscal 2015).
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2015-01-09

Panasonic LED Related Products Showcased at CES 2015

Panasonic Corporation showcases its innovative solutions under the theme of “A Better Life, A Better World” at the 2015 International CES, which runs from January 6 to 9, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the United States.
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