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PANASONIC

Soichiro Watanabe, Panasonic's chief technology officer for EV batteries, says production of a revamped version of the firm's 2170 cells will begin at its manufacturing plant in Nevada as early as this year.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 15, 2024
Panasonic to make upgraded electric car battery as early as 2024
Production of a revamped version of the company's 2170 cells will begin at its manufacturing plant in Nevada sometime during 2024 or 2025.
Frontiers players pose with their trophies after winning the Rice Bowl at Tokyo Dome on Wednesday.
MORE SPORTS / Football
Jan 3, 2024
Frontiers roll over Impulse once again for third straight Rice Bowl
As with other recent title showdowns, Panasonic had opportunities throughout the game, but near-misses and questionable decisions saw them come up short.
Panasonic Holdings' booth at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai
BUSINESS
Nov 7, 2023
Japanese firms vow to still invest in China despite slowing economy
Satoshi Shimizu, vice president of Muji operator Ryohin Keikaku, said the company plans to open some 50 new outlets per year in China.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 3, 2023
Panasonic needs four more EV battery plants, executive says
Panasonic Energy CTO Shoichiro Watanabe signaled an openness to potential joint ventures for EV battery production, citing the changing nature of such projects.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 21, 2023
Mazda eyes EV battery supply partnership with Panasonic Energy
Such an effort on lithium-ion batteries is likely to carry Mazda a step closer to ramping up production of electric vehicles.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 25, 2023
Panasonic says Japanese carmakers are showing interest in its batteries
The Osaka-based company, which supplies batteries to Tesla, said last week that it aims to boost production to 200 gigawatt-hours by March 2031.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 20, 2023
Panasonic 'smart town' attracts well-heeled Chinese retirees
Facilities in the town"s condos include toilets that can assess body fat and heart rate, as well as take and analyze urine samples.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 17, 2023
Panasonic considers building new EV battery plant in Oklahoma
If the plan is formalized, the plant would become the third EV battery factory in the U.S. after Nevada and Kansas to be opened by the major supplier to Tesla.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 28, 2023
Display maker JOLED, formed in Panasonic-Sony tie-up, seeks bankruptcy protection
Japan Display, a former shareholder of the company and a maker of liquid crystal displays, will take over the venture"s technological development business.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 21, 2023
Panasonic unit to promptly demote workers guilty of sexual harassment
The Japan Harassment Association in Osaka praised the move by Tokyo-based Panasonic Connect, which has about 28,500 employees.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 2, 2023
Panasonic cuts full-year outlook as costly raw materials weigh
The company faces challenges amid a tricky outlook for global growth as it looks to further build out its energy business.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 6, 2023
Panasonic resists decoupling trend to boost China investment
Since the pandemic broke out in 2020, Tokyo has encouraged companies to reduce their dependence on production and supply chains in China.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 7, 2022
EV battery-makers face emissions challenge, Panasonic unit head says
Customers are now adding carbon footprints as a measurement when assessing batteries, the senior executive said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 21, 2022
Toyota-Panasonic battery venture looking for new coastal site
The company, which formally started operations in 2020, also plans to pare production costs by adopting Toyotau2019s so-called kaizen process of increasing productivity via tiny improvements.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 31, 2022
Panasonic to start building Kansas battery plant in November
The conglomerate's energy unit said it had picked Kansas as the site for a new plant to supply batteries primarily to Tesla.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 29, 2022
After 50 years, roles of Japanese and Chinese firms have reversed
While China's place in the tech industry has grown on the back of investment, some Japanese companies have lost their competitiveness.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Longform
Aug 15, 2022
The race to power a low-carbon future with next-generation EV batteries
The stakes are high for those competing to create the batteries needed to power the electric vehicles of the future, but even higher for a world in the throes of climate change.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 28, 2022
Panasonic posts 39% drop in first quarter operating profit, missing estimate
The group maintained its full-year operating forecast of u00a5360 billion for the year to March 31.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 14, 2022
Panasonic to build EV battery plant for Tesla in Kansas
The plant, to be built in De Soto, Kansas, is central to Panasonic's effort to ramp up production for electric vehicles as it pushes for gains in battery power and performance.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 1, 2022
Panasonic to quadruple EV battery production capacity by fiscal 2028
Panasonic Energy Co. also said it is aiming for sales to hit u00a5970 billion ($7.5 billion) by fiscal 2024, which ends in March 2025, up about u00a5200 billion from fiscal 2021.

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