Panasonic Corporation, formerly known as Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational electronics corporation headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan. Its main business is in electronics manufacturing.
Since the company was founded in 1918, it has grown to become one of the largest Japanese electronics producers along with Sony, Toshiba and Canon. In addition to electronics, Panasonic offers non-electronic products and services such as home renovation services. Panasonic was ranked the 89th-largest company in the world in 2009 by the Forbes Global 2000 and is among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders.