Feb 3, 2016

Panasonic cuts full-year earnings outlook amid China slowdown

Panasonic Corp. cut on Wednesday its full-year earnings forecasts, hit by the slowing of the Chinese economy and other emerging markets. For the year through March 31, Panasonic now expects an operating profit of ¥410 billion ($3.4 billion), compared with ¥430 billion projected earlier, ...

Panasonic unveils wearable camera for police officers in U.S.

Nov 19, 2015

Panasonic unveils wearable camera for police officers in U.S.

Panasonic Corp. has unveiled a compact body camera for police officers ahead of the launch of the product in December in the United States. The 130-gram camera can send recorded movie data to a hard disk system placed in emergency vehicles via wireless LAN, ...

Oct 29, 2015

Panasonic's six-month profit up 38% to ¥111.3 billion

Panasonic Corp. said Thursday its group net profit in the six months through September grew 37.6 percent from a year earlier to ¥111.33 billion ($922 million) on strong sales of home appliances and the weaker yen. The Osaka-based electronics maker posted a 13.3 percent ...

Laundry-folding robot unveiled at Tokyo trade fair

Oct 9, 2015

Laundry-folding robot unveiled at Tokyo trade fair

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In a move that takes advantage of image recognition and robotics technologies, a Tokyo-based company is showcasing an unusual home appliance at the CEATEC trade fair. The invention, heralded as a world first by manufacturer Seven Dreamers Laboratories, is an automated laundry-folding robot, dubbed ...

Berlin gets first look at Windows 10 devices

Sep 5, 2015

Berlin gets first look at Windows 10 devices

Computer manufacturers unveiled the first big batch of devices running Windows 10 at the IFA home electronics show opening in Berlin on Friday. The industry has seen sluggish sales in recent years as consumers opt to spend their money on smartphones and tablets instead, ...

Aug 26, 2015

Panasonic to shut down battery factory in Beijing

Panasonic Corp. will close a lithium-ion battery factory in Beijing due to deteriorating profitability amid stiff competition with South Korean rivals, sources close to the matter said Wednesday. The major Japanese electronics-maker will end production later this month at the earliest and lay off ...