Dec 31, 2016

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Ranking the Panasonic News You Had Your Eye on in 2016

News Ranking 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, Panasonic Newsroom would like to look back at a year of exciting Panasonic news and events by bringing you the Top 10 Most Accessed Pages(*) of 2016, including news articles and events that most caught your attention over the year.
(*Source: page access data from January 1 to December 20, 2016)

1. ECLIPSE LIVE by Solar Power

March 9, 2016 - Panasonic broadcast the total solar eclipse as seen from Ternate, Indonesia and fans all over the world could experience the eclipse in real time.
The ECLIPSE LIVE page features highlights from the event as well as the entire, uncut broadcast, so it is not surprising this page was Panasonic Newsroom's most popular page of 2016! The live online broadcast during the eclipse was made possible through solar power generated by Panasonic's Power Supply Container, which supplies electricity in off-grid areas to support a better life for those in need.

2. Panasonic Develops Industry-first 123dB Simultaneous-Capture Wide-Dynamic-Range Technology using Organic-Photoconductive-Film CMOS Image Sensor

February 3, 2016 - Panasonic's industry-first Simultaneous-Capture Wide-Dynamic-Range Technology enables the accurate imaging and reproduction of richer color tone, and can prevent overexposure in bright situations while also delivering clear images in dark conditions. This technology can be applied to a large range of imaging devices where high-precision is key, such as in surveillance or broadcasting cameras.

3. CEATEC JAPAN 2016 | Press Kits

October 4-7, 2016 - At CEATEC JAPAN 2016, Panasonic presented the company's latest technologies under the theme of the "Transformation IoT brings to Lifestyles and Business." In addition to photographs from the booth, the Press Kit page includes links to LIVE @ CEATEC 2016 videos that introduce a variety of technologies on display. Popular technologies include the Makeup sheet, the Human Body Communication Device and the variety of lifestyle-changing innovations on display in the Future Living area.

4. Panasonic develops 10times Higher Saturation & Highly Functional Global Shutter Technology by controlling of Organic-Photoconductive-Film on CMOS Image Sensor

February 3, 2016 - Panasonic announced the development of a highly functional global shutter technology that contributes to the high speed sensing of moving objects without resulting in the image distortion often seen with conventional shutter operations. In addition, Panasonic's "variable sensitivity multiple exposure technology" enables the sensing of moving objects' direction with different exposure sensitivity in one picture.

5. Panasonic Develops Bendable, Twistable, Flexible Lithium-ion Battery

September 29, 2016 - A hit with various media, Panasonic's Flexible Lithium-ion Battery needs to be seen to be believed. With a thickness of only 0.55mm, the rechargeable battery can retain its properties even after being bent or twisted repeatedly. This flexible battery could be used in card devices or wearable technology. The battery, along with various other automotive and industrial devices and innovations, was on display at electronica 2016.

6. Panasonic Develops Industry's First IPS Liquid Crystal Panel with Contrast Ratio of over 1,000,000:1

November 28, 2016 - This new IPS Liquid Crystal Panel is 600 times the contrast ratio of traditional liquid crystal panels, at 1,000,000:1. The resulting high-grade video display allows for jet-black darkness and faithful imaging without black floating, an issue in conventional liquid crystal panels. These new IPS Liquid Crystal Panels can be used in broadcasting or medical displays where high contrast is essential.

7. CES 2016 | Press Kits

January 6-9, 2016 - CES comes every year in January. Held in Las Vegas, USA, it is one of the largest consumer electronics shows of the year where Panasonic shows off the latest in technology and solutions. Revisit CES 2016 through a video playlist of highlights from the show floor along with photo albums and news links.
Then, get ready for a new year with new innovations! CES 2017 is right around the corner, and this year sees the return of LIVE @ CES, with social media influencers bringing all new content straight from the show floor beginning January 4, 2017. Be sure to follow updates & videos from #PanasonicCES and find more information on the CES 2017 microsite or Panasonic Newsroom press kit.

8. No More Power Barriers with Panasonic Assist Robots

March 23, 2016 - This video review provides an in-depth look at Panasonic assist robots and power assist suits for industrial use. See the power assist suits in action as the robotics reduce the stress put on workers' lower backs as they lift heavy objects. In addition to industrial use, Panasonic assist robots have a place in the field of elderly care, supporting both elderly patients and their caregivers.
In the article 'Robot Technology in Harmony with People,' Panasonic explores the increase of robots in society and the industrial and service industries while looking ahead at the future.

9. Panasonic Develops the APD-CMOS Image Sensor to Realize Sharp Color Imaging under 0.01 lux Illuminance

February 3, 2016 - This APD-CMOS image sensor uses avalanche photodiodes (APDs) in each pixel to realize sharp color images even in dark conditions, such as at night. This highly sensitive imaging technology is the result of the multiplication of photoelectrons and could be utilized in various imaging industries such as in surveillance or industrial cameras.

10. Panasonic Acquired All Shares of German Software Company OpenSynergy

August 9, 2016 - Panasonic Corporation acquired the German company OpenSynergy, a high-tech company specializing in embedded software for automotive cockpit solutions, as a subsidiary on July 22, 2016. With OpenSynergy as a subsidiary, Panasonic is looking toward the development of next-generation integrated cockpit systems. In October, Panasonic showcased ideas for future society and Intelligent Transport Systems at the ITS World Congress Melbourne 2016.
For more information and the latest news on mergers, acquisitions, alliances, and partnerships, please follow Panasonic Newsroom's Alliances/Joint Announcements index.

2017 will be another year of global news and content from Panasonic Newsroom, so stay tuned for all we have to offer!
Panasonic Newsroom wishes you all the best for the New Year. See you in 2017!

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