Panasonic

, formerly known as Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. , Ltd. , is a Japanese multinational electronics corporation headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan. Panasonic was founded in 1918 by Konosuke Matsushita as a vendor of duplex lamp sockets. It has grown to become one of the largest Japanese electronics producers, alongside Sony, Toshiba and Canon. In addition to electronics, it offers non-electronic products and services such as home renovation services.