Mitsubishi Electric

Mitsubishi Electric
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Type Corporation
Traded as TYO: 6503
Industry Electronics
Founded Tokyo, Japan January 15, 1921 (1921-01-15)
Headquarters Tokyo Building, 2-7-3, Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
Key people Setsuhiro Shimomura,Chairman
Kenichiro Yamanishi
(President & CEO)
Products Energy and electric systems, Electronic devices, Industrial automation systems, Home appliances, Information and communication systems
Revenue increase 3,645,331 million yen (Consolidated, March 31, 2011)[1]
Operating income increase 233,761 million yen (Consolidated, March 31, 2011)[1]
Net income increase 124,525 million yen (Consolidated, March 31, 2011)[1]
Total assets increase 3,332,679 million yen (Consolidated, March 31, 2011)[1]
Total equity increase 1,109,025 million yen (Consolidated, March 31, 2011)[1]
Employees 114,443 (Consolidated, as of March 31, 2011)[2]
Parent Mitsubishi Group
Website Mitsubishi Electric Global

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (三菱電機株式会社 Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki-gaisha?) is a multinational electronics and information technology company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It is one of the core companies of the Mitsubishi Group.

Mitsubishi Electric manufactures electric and architectural equipment, as well as a major worldwide producer of photovoltaic panels.[3] The Corporation was established on 15 January 1921.

In the United States, products are manufactured and sold by Mitsubishi Electric US Holdings, Inc. headquartered in Cypress, California.[4]




The Tokyo Building, the headquarters building of Mitsubishi Electric in Tokyo.



The Mitsubishi Electric-owned Solae Test Tower in Inazawa City, Japan is the world's tallest elevator testing tower.


  • Communication Systems
    • Communication Systems
    • Information Security
    • Space Systems
  • Industrial Automation
    • Automation Systems
    • Industrial Automation Machinery
  • Power Systems
    • Solar Power
  • Semiconductors & Devices
    • Contact Image Sensors
    • Electronic Devices
    • TFT-LCDs
  • Transportation
    • Automotive Equipment
    • Intelligent Transport Systems
    • Transportation Systems
  • Visual Information Systems
    • High definition Televisions [8]
    • Large-Scale LED Displays
    • Multimedia Projectors


An antenna manufactured by Mitsubishi Electric for the Atacama Large Millimeter Array.
  • The company makes Active Electronically Scanned Array radar systems for the Mitsubishi F-2 fighter.
  • Televisions
    • The company's most notable products in the United States come from the large-screen HDTV division. Competitors in this market are Sony, Pioneer, Panasonic, JVC, Samsung (Akai), Daewoo, LG (Zenith), and Apex Digital.
    • The company manufactured direct-view CRT televisions until 2001. The last notable size in this field was a 40" (diagonal) tube size.
    • As of 2008, the company is focusing on DLP and LCD High Definition TVs.
  • Automotive parts (Original Equipment Mfg)
  • Factory Automation
  • Elevators and escalators [8]
    • The company held the record for the fastest elevator in the world, in the 70-story Yokohama Landmark Tower, from 1993 until 2005.
  • Air conditioners
  • EcoCute heat pump water heaters
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems
  • Mobile phones for NTT DoCoMo
  • Photovoltaic panels
  • SCOPO. The Corporation claims (as cited in "References") to have achieved the world's first transmission at 10 Gbit/s between relay equipment boards set at a distance of 500 mm apart.
  • Mitsubishi also previously made Video Cassette Recorders known as the Mitsubishi Black Diamond VCR.
  • Saffron Type System, an anti-aliased text-rendering engine, developed by Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboritories (MERL)


  • With you today and tomorrow (今日もあなたと共に?, 1962–1968, in Japan only)
  • Advanced and ever Advancing (未来を開発する?, 1968–1985 in Japan, 1968–2001 outside Japan)
  • SOCIO-TECH: enhancing lifestyles through technology (技術がつくる高度なふれあい SOCIO-TECH?, 1985–2001 in Japan)
  • Changes for the Better (since 2001)[9]


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