Toshiba is a Japanese multinational conglomerate headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Founded in 1938 as Tokyo Shibaura Electric K.K. through the merger of Shibaura Seisaku-sho (founded in 1875) and Tokyo Denki (founded in 1890), its products and services include information technology, semiconductors, computer hardware, communications equipment and systems, electronic components and materials, power systems, industrial and social infrastructure systems, consumer electronics, household appliances, medical equipment, office equipment, elevators and escalators.