Panasonic R&D Overview
"Develop people before making products"
The founder Konosuke Matsushita spoke these words.
"A company is its people. No business will grow without securing the proper personnel "
In the past and in the future, what moves the world is nothing other than "people."
We have things to accomplish.
We have responsibilities to fulfill.
There are things that can only be done by Panasonic, which has been developing and
expanding worldwide products and services by always staying close to our customers’ lives.
Our mission is to embody the desires of people around the world making further contributions
toward creating an ideal society and lifestyles while solving global social issues.
Panasonic will contribute to meet various challenges with its people and technologies.
Global R&D Map
Panasonic promotes research and development to offer new value to customers in a wide range of business areas: "Consumer Electronics," "Housing," "Automotive," and "B2B." We are advancing global-based development in optimal locations in Japan, North America, Europe, and Asia with an R&D system that makes use of local talents and skills.
|Europe||E 1 Panasonic R&D Center Germany, GmbH
E 2 Panasonic Langen Development Centre
E 3 Integrated Digital Service Center
E 4 Panasonic Mobile Communications Development of Europe Ltd.
E 5 Panasonic IMEC Center
C 1 China & Northeast Asia Company
C 2 Panasonic R&D Center Suzhou Co., Ltd.
C 3 PAPCN：Panasonic Appliances (China) Co., Ltd.
C 4 Panasonic Software Development Center Dalian Co., Ltd.
C 5 Panasonic Automotive Systems Development Tianjin Co., Ltd.
C 6 Panasonic Industry (China) Co., Ltd China Technology Center
|ASEAN||A 1 Panasonic R&D Center Singapore, Division of Panasonic Asia Paciﬁc Pte. Ltd.
A 2 Panasonic R&D Center Vietnam Co., Ltd.
A 3 Panasonic Appliances Air-Conditioning R&D (M) Sdn. Bhd.
A 4 Panasonic Industrial Devices Singapore - Singapore Technology Center
A 5 Panasonic Appliances R&D Centre Asia Pacific Sdn. Bhd.
A 6 Panasonic Appliances R&D Center Singapore
I 1 Panasonic India Appliances Company, AP India R&D Center
I 2 PLSIN-ISAMEARDC：Panasonic Life Solutions India Pvt.,Ltd. ISAMEA R&D Center
|North America||U 1 Panasonic R&D Company of America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America|
|Japan||Kanto Area : Tokyo Site, Yokohama Site
Kansai Area : Osaka Site, Keihanna Site, Shiga Site
Kyushu Area : Fukuoka Site
Technology Division, Digital & AI Technology Center
Joined April 2012
I majored in aerospace engineering, which had nothing to do with information technology. However, as I was handling data processing programs in my research, I became interested in information technology, and after joining the company, I was assigned to an information systems section. I understood the importance of acquiring skills to make use of various data, and apart from my work, I improved my skills through competitions and so on in the community "Kaggle" where data scientists from all over the world gather, and I was able to obtain the title of Grandmaster in June 2019. Based on this experience, I am currently working on developing algorithms that collect and analyze data when mobile batteries are in use to improve convenience. I am also a lecturer at AI training courses and contribute to the development of AI human resources.
Technology Division, Applied Material Technology Center
Joined April 2015
I am involved in the development of cathode materials for next-generation batteries. I select candidates considering various characteristics of required materials and evaluate the characteristics of these materials as batteries. I find it attractive to be able to conduct cutting-edge research and development in the world and to have a chance to work globally. My dream is to develop materials that will enable us to create a new culture with products that will be released to the world in five or 10 years. When I was a student, I specialized in polymer chemistry and had nothing to do with battery electrochemistry, so I had a hard time at first, but now I'm in charge of development alone. I would like to play a role that only departments dealing with advanced research can play.
Media Entertainment Business Division, Connected Solutions Company
Joined April 2016
I am in charge of developing a setting applicaion to project images while following moving objects at high speed in projection mapping used for large-scale events. When I was a student, I was engaged in research on the physical properties of semiconductors, and I was exploring new methods of measuring with light instead of using electrical methods. Wanting to pursue the possibilities of light, she joined Panasonic, which handles light in various fields. I am also working on software development that I had no prior experience with, and through trial and error, I would like to create technology that can give impact and excitement to many people in the entertainment world through the use of images produced by light.
Beauty and Personal Care Business Division, Living Appliances and Solutions Company
Joined April 2015
I'm in charge of the advanced development of dryers. My job is to respond quickly to customer needs that change with times. Currently, I am working on improving the high-speed drying function. At first, I was going to graduate school, but at Panasonic company briefing event for university students, I met an engineer who was developing a nanocare steamer, and I was fascinated by the work of creating something new, and I changed my mind. In developing the quick-drying nozzle, firstly I select from more than 200 product ideas from the customer's point of view, make prototypes, and refine them by checking effectiveness through monitor evaluation. I want to create the "world's best hair dryer" that will enrich the lives of users.
R&D Division, Automotive Company
Joined April 2015
I am in charge of developing an algorithm to detect objects from images of onboard cameras. I didn't originally want to work on cars, but I joined Panasonic because I wanted to create something that would be useful to people and something that would impress people. After two or three years at the company, I had an opportunity to explain my skills to customers, and I was happy when they praised me saying, "This is something only Panasonic can do.“ I am currently in charge of cars, but I’ve always thought that 'I want to do many things!' so I feel that it is the charm of Panasonic that we can connect the technologies and skills we have cultivated in various directions in the future.
Manufacturing Innovation Division
Joined April 2016
I am engaged in the development of equipment to manufacture "Rechargeable batteries for vehicles" that will accelerate the shift to environmentally friendly vehicles. I liked robots since I was a child, so I joined the club when I was a student, and also participated in the robot contest. My goal is to "I want to contribute to society by making useful products using the equipment I designed." To this end, we are working to ensure that our facilities are optimized by working on equipment specifications with the parties involved in the ordering process within the Group. Through these activities, I feel more responsible for my work. I feel that it is only Panasonic that can develop its own equipment together with the ordering party by making full use of its many advanced technologies.