Sony and Panasonic rally behind quake relief effort

March 15th, 2011

Both Panasonic and Sony have pledged additional support to help the Japanese earthquake relief effort. Panasonic, through its new subsidiary Sanyo, is donating 4000 solar-powered lanterns. This comes on top of radio, flashlight and battery donations. Sony similarly is contributing radios to help with communications. Here are the releases from the two companies:

Panasonic issues statement on Quake damage to its facilities in Tohoku region

March 14th, 2011

Panasonic Effect Of Earthquake In The Tohoku Region On Business Operations – TheStreet

Panasonic Japan has issued the following press release following the Earthquake:
Panasonic Corporation (NYSE:PC) (TSE:6752) “Panasonic” extends its condolences to everyone who has been affected by the major earthquake in the Tohoku region of Japan on March 11, 2011. The effects to our group as of today are as follows.

Yamaha UK creates new AV Division, appoints industry veteran Ian Galloway

March 6th, 2011

Ian Galloway rejoins Yamaha UK as AV Division Director Yamaha Music UK has opened the doors of a dedicated Audio Visual Division and has appointed industry veteran (and my good chum) Ian Galloway as Divisional Director. Galloway (pictured above, left) played a pivotal role in the 1981 UK re-launch of Yamaha Hi-Fi, and helped form Yamaha Electronics UK in 1986. He went on to lead the company through the Nineties, during which time Yamaha became the UK’s dominant AV receiver brand.
The new group will encompass Hi-Fi, AV receivers, system products, home cinema speakers, digital sound projectors and desktop audio products. The company says the move shows its determination to expand Yamaha’s UK AV business, after losing share in recent years to Onkyo and others.