Panasonic Corp. engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of electronic and electric products. It operates through the following segments: Audio Visual Computer (AVC) Networks, Appliances, System and Communications, Eco Solutions, Automotive Systems, Device, Energy, and Others. The AVC Networks segment provides imaging equipment such as flat-panel TVs, AVC network equipment including Blu-ray Disc recorders, digital cameras and notebook PCs, as well as projectors, in-flight entertainment systems, and other business-use AV equipment. The Appliances segment delivers products and services in the homemaking, cooking, beauty and grooming and health, cooling and heating, hot water supply, and cold chain equipment fields. The System and Communications segment is comprised of the system network and mobile communications businesses. The Eco Solutions segment involves the development of products that conserve energy. The Automotive Systems segment offers car navigation systems, camera systems, engine control units, and batteries for eco-cars. The Devices segment covers a wide range of products such as electronic components, electronic materials, semiconductors, and optical devices. The Energy segment develops solar photovoltaic systems and lithium-ion batteries. The Other segment includes healthcare company, manufacturing solutions company, and PanaHome Corporation. The company was founded by Konosuke Matsushita on March 7, 1918 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.