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Electronics 1

11, 01. 2004
Companies
Comprehensive Electrical Appliance Makers
Sony
World largest AV manufacturer with strong brand. In 2005, the company chose the first foreign executive in its history.
http://www.sony.net/
Matsushita Electric
One of the top comprehensive worldwide electric and electronic product manufacturers. "Panasonic" is its strong global brand name.
http://panasonic.co.jp/global/
Hitachi
Top-ranking comprehensive manufacturer of electrical machinery. Strategic alliance with NEC in DRAMs, and with Mitsubishi Electric in system LSIs
http://www.hitachi.com/
Toshiba
Major semiconductor maker in Japan, and one of the major laptop computer manufacturers in the globe. Second-ranked comprehensive manufacturer of electrical machinery.
http://www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm
Mitsubishi Electric
Major comprehensive electrical machinery maker. Manufacturing energy and electric systems and industrial automation systems as well as home appliances.
http://global.mitsubishielectric.com/
SANYO
Top in secondary batteries. Started a joint business with Chinese electric maker Haier in 2002.
http://www.global-sanyo.com/
Sharp
Major LCD manufacturer in the world. Top maker of solar power generation panels.
http://sharp-world.com/
DVD
Matsushita Electric
Top-ranked share of DVD recorder shipment to the global market.
http://panasonic.co.jp/global/
Sony
http://www.sony.net/
PIONEER
Major audio equipment manufacturer also produces DVD recorders.
http://www.pioneer.co.jp/index-e.html
Toshiba
http://www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm
Hitachi Maxell
Largest share of DVD (disk) in the domestic market. The company is also a major manufacturer of video tapes, floppy disks, and MO disks.
http://www.maxell.com/
TDK
Major electronic parts maker. Also second-ranked DVD (disk) share in Japan.
http://www.tdk.co.jp/tetop01/ (English)
http://www.global.tdk.co.jp/ (Global)
LCD/PDP/Rear Projection TV
Sharp
The largest share of LCD TV in global market.
http://sharp-world.com/
Hitachi
http://www.hitachi.com/
Matsushita Electric
Top-ranking PDP TV maker in Japan.
http://panasonic.co.jp/global/
Sony
Concentrating on LCD and Rear Projection TV while reducing PDP productivity.
http://www.sony.net/
PIONEER
The company bought PDP business from NEC.
http://www.pioneer.co.jp/index-e.html
White Goods
Matsushita Electric
Top share of refrigerators and washing machines in Japan.
http://panasonic.co.jp/global/
Mitsubishi Electric
The company is one of the largest manufacturers of refrigerators and air conditioners in the domestic market.
http://global.mitsubishielectric.com/
Daikin Industries
Largest domestic air conditioner manufacture for both household use and commercial use.
http://www.daikin.com/
Audio Equipment
Victor Company of Japan (JVC)
Leading audio maker in Japan. Manufacturing home audio such as VCRs, and car audio.
http://www.jvc-victor.co.jp/english/global-e.html
PIONEER
http://www.pioneer.co.jp/index-e.html
Kenwood
Car stereo is company's main business line.
http://www.kenwood.co.jp/ (global)
D&M Holdings
Audio equipment maker Denon and Marantz Japan merged in 2002, founded the holding company.
http://www.dm-holdings.com/eng/
TEAC
PC peripheral equipment manufacturer is also known as a maker of high quality audio equipment.
http://www.teac.co.jp/indexe.html (Worldwide)
The competent authorities
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
http://www.meti.go.jp/english/index.html
Electronics industry organizations
Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA)
Membership accounts for 523 from electronics industry. Its English website provides statistics about electronic equipment, including import, export, production, or domestic shipments.
http://www.jeita.or.jp/english/
The Japan Electrical Manufacturers' Association (JEMA)
Report of recent trends in the electrical industries, power and industrial apparatus, and home electrical appliances are provided on its website. 187 companies are holding regular membership.
http://www.jema-net.or.jp/English/
The Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association (JRAIA)
Some statistics and estimates regarding refrigeration equipment and air conditioner are available in English.
http://www.jraia.or.jp/frameset_english.html

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