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Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low-quality. If possible, verify the text with references provided in the foreign-language article. You must provide copyright attribution in the edit summary by providing an interlanguage link to the source of your translation. Japanese multinational electronics corporation headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan. The company was founded in 1918 as a producer of lightbulb sockets and has grown to become one of the largest Japanese electronics producers alongside Sony, Hitachi, Toshiba and Canon Inc.
Panasonic has a primary listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the Nikkei 225 and TOPIX indices. It has a secondary listing on the Nagoya Stock Exchange. From 1935 to October 1, 2008, the company name was «Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. On January 10, 2008, the company announced that it would change its name to «Panasonic Corporation», in effect on October 1, 2008, to conform with its global brand name «Panasonic». Panasonic was founded in 1918 by Kōnosuke Matsushita as a vendor of duplex lamp sockets.