Toshiba was founded in 1938.Its is a Japenese multinational headquartered at Tokyo, Japan.
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Toshiba was a product of merger between Shibaura Seisakusho and Tokyo Denki. Toshiba offers a wide variety of diversified products and services including IT services, communications equipment and sustems.Toshiba has four business groupings : the Digital Products Group, the Electronic Devices Group, the Home Appliances Group and the Social Infrastructure Group.In 1977, Semp, a Brazillian company was acquired by Toshiba.In 2012, Toshiba acquired IBM's point of sale business for $850 million, making it the world's largest vendor of point-of-sale systems.Presently Toshiba has aroud 210,000 employees and has registered 2483 patents in the US in 2011.On the environmental front, Toshiba hasnt made much of efforts.Toshiba also had constructed Unit 3 of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant which was damaged on March 14, 2011. However, Toshiba stands in the top 10 brands of laptops and computers according to its market share as per 2014.