It introduced the world's first all-transistor desktop calculator in 1964, and the first LCD calculator in 1973. Core technologies are solar panels, audio-visual entertainment equipment, office copiers, LCD displays and Flash memory. Recent products include the ViewCam, the Ultra-Lite notebook PC and the Zaurus personal digital assistant.
Net sales for the year 2001/2 were £9547m. The Corporation employs 57,500 staff, of which nearly half are employed outside Japan. It operates from 64 bases in 30 countries and its products are distributed to 164 countries worldwide.