Mar 24, 2015

Panasonic to open patents to speed development of 'Internet of Things'

Panasonic Corp. will make about 50 of its patents available for royalty-free use in the development of the “Internet of Things” — what the tech industry calls the network of interconnected devices — its North American subsidiary announced Monday. The Japanese electronics company said ...

Mar 12, 2015

Panasonic to sell Sanyo electronics unit to investment fund

Consumer electronics giant Panasonic Corp. said Wednesday it will sell Sanyo Techno Solutions Tottori Co., an electronics unit of new subsidiary Sanyo Electric Co., to an investment fund on March 31. A special purpose company owned by Tokyo-based J-Will Partners Co. will acquire the ...

Panasonic comeback seen in biggest bond sale since 2011

Mar 11, 2015

Panasonic comeback seen in biggest bond sale since 2011

Panasonic Corp. has completed the biggest bond sale to Japan’s institutional investors since 2011 after the electronics maker forecast its best profit in seven years. The ¥400 billion offering included 10-year notes with a yield of 0.934 percent, compared with the 0.57 percent average ...

Nov 21, 2014

Britain urges Russia to shut down webcam spying site

A Russian website offering thousands of live feeds peering into bedrooms and offices around the world by accessing poorly secured webcams should be taken down immediately, British officials said on Thursday. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said the site was taking advantage of devices ...

Nov 6, 2014

Panasonic, Polypore to collaborate on new battery technology

Polypore International Inc. said its Celgard LLC subsidiary and Panasonic Corp. will jointly develop a component for use in advanced lithium-ion batteries. Polypore, a U.S. maker of chemical membranes and separators, said the two companies will work on the development of coated and uncoated ...

For Panasonic, life after gadgets enriched by self-driving cars

Oct 27, 2014

For Panasonic, life after gadgets enriched by self-driving cars

Panasonic Corp.’s ratings upgrade last week shows that its investment in self-driving autos and car batteries has breathed new life into the company as it scales back on consumer electronics. Japan’s Rating & Investment Information Inc. raised its ranking on the company one level ...

Oct 17, 2014

Fukushima students win award for film about WWII balloon bombs

A group of junior high school students from Fukushima Prefecture won recognition in a global video contest for making a short film on bombs attached to balloons by the Japanese military during World War II. Ten students from Nakoso First Junior High School in ...