Panasonic acquires Sanyo – becoming a lithium-ion battery leader and leaping to the head of the solar class

Panasonic’s purchase of Sanyo has finally gone through. After plans for the takeover became public more than a year ago (see the November 5, 2008 LRPJ), the deal has been delayed by anti-monopoly regulatory concerns, which forced the pair to sell some nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) battery assets. With...

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