Toshiba Corporation - a major international company working in the field of electrical engineering, electronics, power equipment, medical equipment. In 2009, the company was ranked 97th in the Fortune Global 500. Headquartered in Tokyo.
Corporation Toshiba (Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co., Ltd.) was established in 1939 from two companies: Tanaka Engineering Works and Hakunetsu-sha & Co.
"Tanaka Engineering Works" (1875) - the first manufacturer of telegraph equipment in Japan. Founder Tanaka Hisashige (1799-1881), A young man was well known for his own inventions, such as: mechanical dolls and timeless watches. Shibaura Seisakusho, owner "Shibaura Engineering Works", led his company as one of Japan's largest manufacturers of electrical equipment.
"Hakunetsu-sha & Co" (1890) - the first factory in Japan electric light bulbs. After diversifying the company has developed as a manufacturer of consumer goods. In 1899 the company was renamed Tokyo Denki (Tokyo Electric Co.).
In August 2011, the company announced a joint venture with Sony, Hitachi and Japanese public-private company Innovation Network Corporation of Japan for the production of computer screens for portable devices. It is expected that the joint venture (70% of it will get INCJ), which will be created in 2012, will be the largest player in this market with annual revenues of $ 6.6 billion.