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Postby Scour on Wed Aug 25, 2004 7:51 am

Hello!

Is Matshita=Matsushita=Panasonic or it is an other manufacturer?

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Postby pranav81 on Wed Aug 25, 2004 8:32 am

No.

I think Matsushita=Panasonic=Technics=National Panasonic.


I dont think they have marketed under the Matshita brand.


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Postby cfitz on Wed Aug 25, 2004 9:38 am

I don't know. Matshita may be a mangling of Matsushita. The problem is that the original name is written in Japanese characters, not Roman characters. When one translates the name into Roman characters it can be done in many ways, including (in addition to the already mentioned) Matushita, Matusita and Matsusita.

A Google search for Matshita yields a ton of hits for Panasonic/Matsushita.

Having said all that, I do believe that the official transliteration used by the company is Matsushita:

http://matsushita.jp/index.html

Scour, are you seeing Matshita on third-party materials or printed right on the box?

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Postby cfitz on Wed Aug 25, 2004 9:46 am

Okay, I just found multiple instances of "Matshita" on Panasonic/Matsushita's web site. Here is one example:

http://panasonic.co.jp/pcc/products/dri ... xp_st.html

That answers it: Matshita = Matsushita = Panasonic.

Confusion like this is what results when you try to write 松下 with Roman letters. :wink:

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Postby pranav81 on Wed Aug 25, 2004 10:20 am

You are correct there,cfitz.The images in the link provided by you confirm it.



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Postby Scour on Thu Aug 26, 2004 1:03 am

Thanks :)

Maybe one of the Matsushita-guys made a Typo and the result is Matshita
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Postby pranav81 on Thu Aug 26, 2004 8:38 am

No.I dont think that is a spelling mistake.They probably sell under the Matshita brand name.



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Postby dhc014 on Thu Aug 26, 2004 7:33 pm

Matshita is just a shortened version which would fit in the 8 character limit for Brand names when drives are inquiried. Matshita = Matsushita and yes Matshita is closely related to Panasonic, but I don't know exactly how they're related. I think they're basically the same company.
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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Aug 26, 2004 10:40 pm

cfitz wrote:Having said all that, I do believe that the official transliteration used by the company is Matsushita

Matsushita.
says so on the bottom side of my Panasonic cordless phone.
dhc014 wrote:Matshita is closely related to Panasonic, but I don't know exactly how they're related. I think they're basically the same company

Panasonic and National are brand names that Masushita corp. uses to market their products. in the US and Europe at least, maybe things are different in Japan, far east.
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