Japanese quality is what customers all over the world seek in modern electronic and computing devices. This quality implies a state-of-the-art functionality, utmost efficiency, and perfection in every detail. Well, that might be all attributed to Toshiba’s products which have always been distinguished by those characteristics.
The first references about Toshiba date back to the 19th century, but it was not earlier than 1930s that it entered engineering and consumer electronics market. Nowadays it is one of the most influential global corporations with 210.000 workforce and worldwide operations. As of 2010, the conglomerate was declared the fourth-largest designer of semiconductors and the fifth-largest PC vendor (both by revenues).
Toshiba Corporation organizes its work over two basic principles: commitment to people and commitment to the future. The first strategy presumes serving to all customers, shareholders and employees in the best way possible, whereas the second strategy focuses on the development of the next-generation technologies that are to help in educating a healthy society.
Such ambitious mission allowed the company to become a pioneer in a variety of industries. For instance, it was the first to introduce such home appliances as washing machines and fridges in far 1930, the first to launch a microwave oven in 1959, and, moreover, the first to release a laptop PC in 1985!
To continue, Toshiba’s operations are organized around four chief businesses:
- Digital Products Group that specializes in the elaboration of PCs, tablets, Blu-ray optical items, TVs, and their components;
- Electronic Devices Group takes pride in proprietary semiconductors, storage devices (HDD/SSD), displays, sensors, transistors, MOSFETs, memory (NAND, MCP, SDHC), logic/linear ICs, wireless communication equipment, automotive devices;
- Home Appliances Group that lays emphasis on the manufacture of refrigerators, washing machines, air conditioners, lighting solutions, vacuum cleaners, batteries;
- Social Infrastructure Group caters for the needs of medical care, transportation, public services, and engineering areas by designing CT/MRI scanners, power systems and transmission, elevators, security and air-traffic control systems, insulator products, measuring instruments, processing systems, multifunction peripherals, and so on.