What Is a Matshita?


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"Matshita" is likely a misspelling of "Matsushita." It is a common Japanese surname but is most well known for the Matsushita Group of Japan, the owners of Panasonic, and the company's founder Konosuke Matsushita.

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The Matsushita name has sometimes been used on modern computer peripherals manufactured by Panasonic, such as hard drives. These peripherals are sometimes incorrectly listed online as being manufactured by "Matshita."

The company that is now Panasonic began life as Matsushita Electric Housewares Manufacturing Works, taking its name from founder Konosuke Matsushita. The company name would change to National for a time, then Matsushita Electric Industrial Company Ltd. before settling on Panasonic.

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