Looking back 135 years to Toshiba’s origins, it is still possible to see the spirit of the founders in today’s drive to innovate.
Their commitment to innovation has become part of the company’s DNA – an instinctive urge that took on a new and remarkable form in 1985 when Toshiba produced the world’s first industry-standard notebook.
This device revolutionised business and computing, as it ran the same software programs that professionals and executives were using on mainframes in the workplace.
This innovation triggered the mobile revolution and led to the extraordinary growth of mobile devices and to radical changes in the way we work and play.
Toshiba - The Company
Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems.
Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, laptop PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.
Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at http://www.toshiba.co.jp/worldwide/