Panasonic Corp. engages in the development, manufacture and sale of electrical products. It operates through the following segments: Appliances, Life Solutions, Connected Solutions, Automotive and Industrial Systems. The Appliances segment develops and manufactures white goods such as vacuum cleaners, washing machines, refrigerators and air conditioners, as well as health and beauty products. The Life Solutions segment handles development, manufacture and sale of lighting fixtures and electric lamps including LED lighting, solar photovoltaic systems, wiring devices, interior furnishing materials, water-related products, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment, air purifiers and other products. The Connected Solutions segment offers system integration, installation, support and maintenance services for aviation, manufacturing, entertainment, retail and logistics. The Automotive and Industrial Systems segments develop, manufactures, sells and provide services for car-use-multimedia-related equipment, electrical components, lithium-ion batteries, storage batteries, dry batteries, electronic components, electronic materials, automation controls, semiconductors, optical devices, electronic-components-mounting machines, welding equipment and bicycles. The company was founded by Konosuke Matsushita on the 7th of March, 1918 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.