CNET también está disponible en español.

Ir a español

Don't show this again

Christmas Gift Guide

4K large-screen OLED TV

20-inch 4K tablet

New headquarters

Social TV

Live chat

Energy management

Smart car tech

Panasonic prez

CEA president

Kazuhiro Tsuga (left), Panasonic president, and Joe Taylor, CEO of Panasonic North America, unveil what they say is the world's first 4K large-screen OLED TV.

It has a 56-inch screen, weighs 27 pounds, and is less than half an inch thick.

They showed off the set during a CES keynote this morning in Las Vegas. Besides a TV, Tsuga also showed off a massive tablet and covered the company's efforts in energy management and batteries for cars, airplanes, and the home.

Caption by / Photo by James Martin/CNET
Taylor also revealed Panasonic's Windows 8-based 4K tablet. It is a 20-inch tablet that works with fingers or a stylus.

All changes made on screen with the stylus or by hand can be implemented directly over the cloud, Taylor said.

Caption by / Photo by James Martin/CNET
Taylor welcomed Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, N.J., on stage as he announced that Panasonic will be moving into new headquarters in Booker's city.

The company hopes the campus will both be a showcase of its advances in technology and green products and will reduce its energy use by 50 percent.

Caption by / Photo by James Martin/CNET
Panasonic revealed an on-screen TV guide that lists what a TV owner is watching and what their friends are watching. It also enables chat sessions during shows.
Caption by / Photo by James Martin/CNET
Here is a chat session in action.
Caption by / Photo by James Martin/CNET
Panasonic's energy business has four pillars: creating, storing, saving, and managing energy. Consumers can store energy created by Panasonic lithium batteries and use it when they need it.
Caption by / Photo by James Martin/CNET
Tsuga and broadcast journalist Lisa Ling speak with Phil Aram, GM's chief information officer, about the Chevy Malibu Eco behind them that uses Panasonic technology for some of its systems.

Panasonic is adapting its home energy solutions to cars, Tsuga said. This includes automotive battery management, as well as the power management and heat management systems that are behind electric-vehicle batteries.

Panasonic's automotive partners include VW, Audi, Daimler, Chrysler, Ford, GN, Tesla Toyota, Nissan, Honda, and Mazda.

Caption by / Photo by James Martin/CNET
Tsuga described Panasonic as an eco-engineering company whose future is built on far more than a single product category.
Caption by / Photo by James Martin/CNET
Gary Shapiro, CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, which runs CES, spoke ahead of Tsuga.

Shapiro noted that CES 2013 includes 3,300 exhibitors and a record-breaking 1.9 million square feet of exhibit space.

Caption by / Photo by James Martin/CNET
Updated:
Up Next
Apple Park's visitor center is now...
19