Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Panasonic in Transition

MarketWatch: Panasonic's new president Kazuhiro Tsuga looks at measures to overhaul the company to return to profitability. He said Panasonic still has many businesses that are a "drag" on the company's earnings with "more than a handful" in the red and about half of its 90 business converting less than 5% of revenue into profit.

According to IR presentation from May 23, 2012, the image sensors as a part semiconductor business is one of the targets of this restructuring. Specifically, Panasonic plants to enter mobile imaging with its MOS sensors. In CCDs the company plans to "increase market share in medical and monitoring products through high-sensitivity technology."

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