Panasonic delays opening of Shanghai office and other intell

Panasonic has delayed the opening of its Shanghai office. A Panasonic spokeswoman confirms there will be “no press announcement/brief this week”, but that the firm is targeting an official announcement for “after the New Year”.

Panasonic is not disclosing the reason for the delay. The company had intended to open the new office on 17 December with a big, snazzy event. And it had hoped to time the announcement of a new Chinese customer with that big, snazzy event.

I’ll keep ya posted.

On a side note, a source tells me that Panasonic has won two new reasonably-sized IFE customers situated on different sides of the same ocean – Hawaiian Airlines and Air New Zealand. 

Do the deals cover Hawaiian’s A330s and A350s? I’ve put the queries to Panasonic. If confirmed, these would be some nice wins.  

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