About ItronItron is a global technology company. We build solutions that help utilities measure, manage and analyze energy and water. Our broad product portfolio includes electricity, gas, water and thermal energy measurement and control technology; communications systems; software; and professional services. With thousands of employees supporting nearly 8,000 utilities in more than 100 countries, Itron empowers utilities to responsibly and efficiently manage energy and water resources. Join us in creating a more resourceful world; start here: www.itron.com. About Panasonic Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of electronic products in three business fields, consumer, components & devices, and solutions. Based in Osaka, Japan, the company recorded consolidated net sales of 7.85 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2012. Panasonic’s stock is listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and New York (NYSE:PC) Stock Exchanges. The company has the vision of becoming the No. 1 Green Innovation Company in the Electronics Industry by the 100th year of its founding in 2018. Panasonic Corporation’s Smart Meter Devices Business Unit started the manufacture and sale of gas equipment devices from 1983 (PCB, shut-off valves, seismic sensors, ultrasonic transducers, etc.). In 2009, the company achieved the production of 100 million gas meter controller units and boasts a sales performance of 3 million automatic meter reading (AMR) related products. For more information on Panasonic, its brand and commitment to sustainability, visit the company's website at http://panasonic.net/.