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    Forecasting the implications of Euro 7 on powertrain technologies
    Introduction Governments around the world are beginning a substantial push towards a clean, zero-emissions society. While there are unquestionably challenges and obstacles to overcome in making this happen, the automotive industry is already showing its commitment to playing its part. Global t...
    Market outlook for AC condensers
    Overview A key component of any automotive air conditioning system is the condenser. The condenser is a heat exchange system that condenses the refrigerant from a vapor state to a liquid state, thereby transferring latent heat to the surroundings and lowering the temperature of the air that is ci...
    Denso leads Series A financing round for radar sensor start-up Metawave
    Denso has announced that it led the Series A funding round for Metawave Corporation, a start-up focused on radar sensing for automated driving and wireless solutions for 5G deployments, Denso said in a press release on 5 November. Other Series A participants included new Metawave investors, Mirae As...
    Denso announces H1 2019 results, operating profit down 12% y/y to USD1.2 billion
    Japanese auto components manufacturer Denso has reported its financial results for the first half of 2019, in a press release dated 1 November. The company’s consolidated revenue declined by 0.2% to JPY2,618.4 billion (USD 24.3 billion). Operating profits also registered a reduction, having c...
    Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium (AVCC): A step towards making autonomous driving a reality?
    As the industry moves towards autonomous vehicles, it is important to create an ecosystem that not only sustains the progress but also creates an environment for collaboration and information sharing. It is difficult for one company to take on the responsibility of creating an autonomous vehicle ent...
    Integrated approach to thermal management in BEVs and full HEVs
    The alternative propulsion sector finally seems to be gathering some steam after being on the fringes of the market for several decades. According to IHS Markit forecasts the demand for EVs which include BEVs, full HEVs and FCEVs (fuel cell electric vehicles) is expected to grow by around 24% (compo...
    AEPPL signs MoU to set up lithium-ion battery plant in Indian state Gujarat
    Automotive Electronics Power Private Ltd (AEPPL),  a joint venture (JV) between Japanese Toshiba Corporation, Denso Corporation and Suzuki Motor Corporation, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the government of Indian state Gujarat to set up a lithium-ion battery plant, reports...
    16-Oct-2019 News Investments
    Tokyo Motor Show 2019: Denso to display solutions for safety, connectivity and e-mobility
    Denso will display its range of safety, connectivity and e-mobility solutions at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show in Japan, according to a company press release on 8 October. The Japanese supplier will introduce its most innovative vehicle products in an interactive way through the Augmented Reality (A...
    Denso to expand Japanese plant of Denso Hokkaido to increase production of semiconductor sensors
    Denso Corporation has announced the expansion of Denso Hokkaido’s plants in a bid to increase production of semiconductor sensors and enhance its domestic production system, according to a company press release on 26 September. Denso will invest about JPY11 billion (USD102.7 million) by 2025 fo...
    03-Oct-2019 News Investments
    AUBASS to integrate its adaptive platform into Kalray’s processor
    AUBASS has announced a tie-up with Kalray under which its AUBIST Adaptive Platform will be integrated into the Kalray MPPA intelligent processor, the company said on 3 September. The solution has already been delivered to pre-selected car manufacturers. The AUBIST adaptive platform is a solu...
    20-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Denso opens new R&D center in US state Texas
    Japanese supplier Denso has announced that it will invest USD1.3 million to open a new research and development (R&D) lab ‘Texas Innovation and Connected Service Center’ in Plano, Texas in the United States, according to a company press release on 17 September. The new facility will develop ...
    Denso, BlackBerry launch integrated HMI digital cockpit system
    Denso and BlackBerry have launched their integrated HMI (human machine interface) digital cockpit system, the companies said in a joint statement on 11 September. The system, which has been developed with BlackBerry QNX technology and named ‘DENSO Harmony Core', will be available first in the Unit...
    11-Sep-2019 News New Products
    European Commission approves acquisition of Toyota’s Hirose Plant in Japan by Denso
    The European Commission has approved Denso’s acquisition of the Hirose Plant from Toyota, it said in a press release on 21 August. The plant, located in the Aichi prefecture in Japan, produces semiconductors and electronic components for vehicles. The Commission said that the deal wou...
    Denso launches new ‘Smart Mobility Ecosystem’ in US state Ohio
    Denso is investing USD1.42 million to launch a ‘Smart Mobility Ecosystem’ in Dublin, Ohio, United States, the company said in a press release on 14 August. The Japanese automotive supplier is collaborating with the City of Dublin, the Ohio State University, Connected Signals, DERQ, and No Traffi...
    Denso joins ‘Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative’
    Denso has joined ‘Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative’ (MOBI), a consortium dedicated to innovating mobility services through leveraging advanced blockchain technology, the leading Japanese supplier said in a press release on 12 August. As a member of the consortium, Denso will help lead the Con...
    Korea Free Trade Commission (KFTC) fines Denso, three others Japanese suppliers for auto-parts bid rigging
    The Korea Free Trade Commission (KFTC) has imposed fines totaling KRW9.2 billion (7.6 million) on four Japan-based suppliers for participating in bid rigging for auto parts supplied to South Korean automakers, The Korea Herald reported on 4 August. The four Japanese suppliers fined by KFTC are Denso...
    Denso Q1 net income decreases 26.1% y/y to USD529.9 million
    Denso’s net income declined 26.1% year over year (y/y) to JPY57.1 billion (USD529.9 million) in the first quarter ended 30 June 2019, the leading Japanese supplier said in a press release on 31 July. Revenue dropped slightly, by 0.5% y/y, to JPY1.32 trillion. Denso also recorded 23.9% y/y drop in ...
    Denso opens new innovation lab in US city Seattle to strengthen development of connected technologies
    Denso has opened an innovation lab in Seattle, Washington, United States, which will focus on developing connected technologies and advance its Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) platform, the company said in a press release today (17 July). The Seattle Innovation Lab supports Denso’s recent expansion i...
    17-Jul-2019 News Investments
    Denso partners with IVADO to accelerate R&D on advanced technologies
    Denso has partnered with the Institute for Data Valorization (IVADO) to enhance its push into artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning, and cybersecurity, the Japanese supplier said on 11 July. The Montreal, Canada-based company supports collaboration between private and academic resear...
    Technology and market dynamics of engine cooling fans & motors sector
    The internal combustion engine (ICE), irrespective of the fuel type, does not sit very high on the efficiency scale.  In most engines, up to 65% of the heat energy produced can be written off as losses—the lion's share lost mainly to the cooling circuit and via exhaust gases. The ICE must be ...
    Toyota, Denso agree to establish JV for R&D of next-generation in-vehicle semiconductors
    Toyota Motor and its group supplier Denso have agreed to establish a joint venture (JV) to conduct research and development of next-generation in-vehicle semiconductors in April 2020, the leading Japanese supplier said in a press release today (10 July). The new company will conduct advanced researc...
    Denso to merge Nippon Wiper Blade and Asahi Manufacturing to create Denso Wiper Systems
    Denso has decided to merge two of its subsidiaries—Nippon Wiper Blade Co., Ltd. and Asahi Manufacturing Co., Ltd. to establish Denso Wiper Systems, Inc., effective 1 October 2019, Denso announced in a press release on 1 July. The newly created business will employ approximately 1,800 by ...
    Denso announces organizational and corporate restructure
    Denso has announced changes to its organizational structure, as well as the responsibilities of its senior executives, the company said on 20 June. The Japanese supplier has decided to establish a Sensor & Semiconductor Business Unit, which currently operates within its Electronics Bus...
    Denso plans to build new electronic components plant in China
    Japanese auto parts supplier Denso plans to invest approximately CNY2 billion (USD290.3 million) to build a new electronic components plant in Nansha District of Guangzhou in China, according to a report by Xinhua Net last month. The new plant, spanning an area of 100,000 square meters, will consist...
    13-Jun-2019 News Investments
    Ottopia launches ‘Advanced Teleoperation’ platform; enters collaboration with Denso
    Ottopia has launched its Advanced Teleoperation (ATO) platform for providing both direct and indirect remote control of autonomous vehicles, news website Telematics Wire reported on 4 June. Ottopia also entered into a partnership with Denso for technology development. “Our collaboration with Denso...
    Denso appoints Yasushi Mukai as chief executive of Diesel Systems Business Unit
    Denso has appointed Yasushi Mukai as the chief executive of its Diesel Systems Business Unit, the company announced in a press release on 3 June. The appointment will be effective immediately. Mukai is currently serving as the executive officer for Denso’s Exhaust Aftertreatment Systems Busines...
    Denso Ten, Cinemo continue collaboration on next-gen infotainment systems
    Cinemo has announced plans to continue its four-year old collaboration with Denso Ten on next-generation infotainment systems, the company said in a press release on 28 May. “We are delighted that our relationship has deepened further since the first joint project back in 2015” said Elif Ede, vi...
    Denso announces updates to new business strategy, progress toward achieving FY 2030 goal
    Japanese auto parts supplier Denso has announced updates to its new business strategy and progress toward achieving its 2030 goal, according to a company press release on 24 May. In October 2017, Denso had announced its ‘Long-term Policy 2030’ and ‘Long-term Plan 2025.’ According to the Japa...
    Denso develops high-efficiency diode for alternators for gasoline, diesel engine vehicles
    Denso, in collaboration with semiconductor supplier Hitachi Power Semiconductor Device, has developed a high-efficiency diode for alternators for gasoline and diesel engine vehicles, the company said on 23 May. The Japanese supplier plans to start production of alternators equipped with ne...
    24-May-2019 News New Products
    Denso reaches basic agreement with Aisan on strengthening powertrain business
    Denso has reached a basic agreement with Aisan Industry to strengthen the competitiveness of their powertrain business, the leading Japanese supplier said in a press release on 20 May. Under the agreement, Denso is considering increasing its stake in Aisan and transferring parts of its powertrain bu...
    Denso’s FY2018/19 net income drops 20.6% y/y to USD285.4 million
    Denso’s net income dropped 20.6% year-over-year (y/y) to JPY254.5 billion (USD285.4 million) in the financial year ended 31 March 2019, the leading Japanese automotive supplier said in a press release on 26 April. Revenue increased by 5% y/y to JPY5.36 trillion. Despite higher revenue, the company...
    Toyota, Denso, SoftBank Vision Fund invest USD1 billion in Uber’s autonomous unit
    Toyota, Denso, and SoftBank Vision Fund have agreed to jointly invest USD1 billion in Uber’s Automotive Technology Group (ATG), the Japanese automaker said in a press release on 18 April. The investment values the newly formed Uber ATG entity at USD7.5 billion on a post-money basis. Under the term...
    Denso plans expansion at Nuevo Leon plant in Mexico
    Japanese supplier Denso is planning to expand its Apodaca manufacturing plant in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, Automotive News Mexico reported on 11 April. The company has not disclosed the amount of investment but said that the planned expansion will result in 500 new jobs at the plant, which manufactures pr...
    12-Apr-2019 News Investments
    Denso to invest USD1.6 billion in development and production of electrified automotive products
    Denso has announced that the company will invest approximately JPY180 billion (USD1.6 billion) over a three-year period (FY 2018 to FY2020) in development and production of electrified automotive products, systems, and technologies, the Japanese supplier said in a press release on 5 April. To accele...
    08-Apr-2019 News Investments
    Denso selects Cypress Semper fail-safe storage solution for automotive cockpit applications
    Denso has selected Cypress Semiconductor’s Semper fail-safe storage for its next-generation digital automotive cockpit applications with advanced graphics, Cypress said in a press release on 1 April. Semper is a high-performance code and graphics storage solution that is high-density, long-lasting...
    Denso completes integration with ASMO in US to expand motors business
    Denso has completed the integration of its subsidiary ASMO into its North American operations, the company announced in a press release on 1 April. Denso Manufacturing North Carolina (DMNC), formerly known as ASMO North Carolina, has become a part of Denso's North America Motors Business group. "...
    Denso joins ‘Digital Olfaction Automotive Consortium’ as founding member
    Automotive solutions supplier Denso has joined Digital Olfaction Automotive Consortium (DOAC) as a founding member, the company announced in a press release on 19 March. The partnership with DOAC is expected to support Denso's advanced research and development (R&D) strategy, actuate system-leve...
    Toyota, Denso, Toyota Tsusho invest USD15 million in Airbiquity
    Japan-based Toyota Motor, Toyota Tusho and Denso have jointly invested USD15 million in Airbiquity, a US-based connected vehicle services provider, according to a press release by Airbiquity on 11 March. Each Japanese company has invested USD5 million through private placement. In addition, the four...
    Denso announces changes in senior management in North America
    Denso has announced several changes in its senior management team in North America, effective 1 April 2019, according to a company’s press release on 7 March. The Japanese supplier has appointed Shinichi Nakamizo as executive officer of Denso’s North American Manufacturing. Steve Milam will serv...
    Coupled air conditioning hose and tube system – a look into the technology and market dynamics of the component.
    As light vehicle cabins have become more sophisticated, advanced, and comfort-oriented over the years, driven by increasing customer expectations, automotive air conditioning systems have transitioned from an optional comfort feature in the earlier years to a necessity in today’s competitive autom...
    Government Mandates for Autonomous Features Support Sensor Advancements in Vehicles
    With an ever-increasing number of vehicles on the road and a resulting increase in road accidents, governments spring into action. It is expected that road accidents cost most countries around 3% of their annual GDP. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 1.25 million people die ea...
    Denso announces new executive structure, changes in management
    Denso has announced changes in its executive management structure and personnel, the company said in a press release on 18 February. The Japanese supplier has reduced the number of members on its board of directors and delegated authority to execute with a goal to further improve operating efficienc...
    DENSO’s NSITEXE invests in US start-up quadric.io
    DENSO, through its group company NSITEXE, Inc., which specializes in the design and development of semiconductor IP cores, has acquired a stake in US startup quadric.io, according to a company press release on 7 February. The investment will help quadric.io to develop edge processing units (EPU...
    The shift towards automatic transmissions drives the market for transmission ECUs
    More severe global emission regulations lead vehicle manufacturers to look at the entire vehicle to optimize fuel consumption. One area of interest to vehicle manufacturers is replacing manual transmissions with automatic transmissions, allowing for a higher number of gear ratios. This enables small...
    Denso’s net profit down 23.6% y/y to USD1.7 billion in April-December 2018
    Denso has reported a 23.6% year-over-year (y/y) decline in net profit to JPY192 billion (USD1.8 billion) in the first nine months of the financial year (FY) 2018/19, the company said in a press release on 1 February. The company also witnessed a 22.6% y/y drop in operating profit to JPY243.5 billion...
    Denso realigns organizational structure in North America
    Denso has realigned its organizational structure in North America to accelerate and strengthen business execution, research and development (R&D) and strategic collaboration, the company said in a press release on 24 January. The Japanese supplier has announced certain organizational changes at ...
    Denso opens R&D Lab in Canada
    Denso has opened a satellite research and development (R&D) lab in Montréal, Canada, according to a company press release on 10 January. The lab will focus on innovations in advanced technology such as artificial intelligence (AI). The company has appointed Pat Bassett, who is currently serving...
    NAIAS 2019: Denso to showcase connectivity, autonomous driving, electrification solutions
    Denso, along with its start-up partners, will showcase technologies in the areas of vehicle connectivity, electrification and autonomous driving at the 2019 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) this month in Detroit, United States, the company announced in a press release on 9 January. “...
    TomTom collaborates with Denso to develop end-to-end autonomous driving system
    Netherlands-based mapping and location service provider TomTom has collaborated with Denso on its software platform for autonomous vehicles, according to a press release by TomTom on 4 January. Under the partnership, TomTom will integrate its high-definition (HD) map with Denso’s in-vehicle sensor...
    Denso and Dellfer team up on cybersecurity for connected cars
    Denso and Dellfer, a cybersecurity company, have entered a joint development agreement (JDA) to develop a new cybersecurity product for the automotive industry called ZeroDayGuard 1.0, according to a press release on 3 January. The new product will help protect customers and drivers from increased v...
    Canatu signs licensing agreement with Denso for ‘CNB’ film manufacturing
    Finnish firm Canatu has entered a licensing agreement with japan-based auto parts supplier Denso, according to a Canatu press release on 13 December. The non-exclusive licensing deal relates to the manufacturing of Canatu CNB film for heaters that can be used in, for example, autonomous cars, the co...
    Denso announces organizational and senior executive changes
    Denso has announced certain organizational changes for enhancing competitiveness, according to a press release by the Japanese supplier on 27 December. The company will reorganize its Mobility Systems Function Unit and establish Mobility System Planning Division and Mobility System R&D Division....
    Chassis sector wrap-up 2018
    2018 has been a busy year for the global chassis components sector as a major shift toward weight savings and electronification of braking, steering, and suspension systems emerged. The word active was abundantly used across the chassis components sector as the industry came to understand the benefi...
    Denso, Aisin Seiki to form new JV for EV driving modules
    Japan-based Denso and Aisin Seiki have agreed to set up a new company to develop and sell driving modules for electric vehicles (EVs), Denso announced in a press release on 26 December. The new company, to be called ‘BluE Nexus’, will be established in April 2019 with about 200 employees. Based ...
    Aisin Seiki, ADVICS, JTKET, Denso agree to form company to develop software for autonomous driving
    Aisin Seiki, ADVICS, JTEKT, and Denso have formally agreed to form a new joint venture (JV) company to develop integrated electronic control unit (ECU) software for “automated driving, vehicle motion control, and other related functions,” the companies said in a joint press release on 26 De...
    CES 2019: Denso to showcase cybersecurity, connected car solutions
    Denso, along with some start-up partners, will showcase advanced connected and automated driving solutions at the CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) next month, the Japanese supplier said in a press release on 20 December. The solutions will range from cybersecurity applications to cloud ...
    21-Dec-2018 News New Products
    Denso to produce next-generation inverter for OEMs at US plant
    Denso will produce next-generation inverter at its newly built plant in Maryville, Tennessee, for OEMs in the United States, according to a company press release on 14 December. It is part of Denso's USD1 billion investment to make its Tennessee location a manufacturing hub in North America for...
    Denso invests USD100 million in start-ups to accelerate development of new mobility solutions
    Denso has invested around USD100 million over the past four years in start-ups as part of its strategy to strengthen presence in the fields of secured connectivity, electromobility, autonomous driving and shared mobility services, the Japanese supplier said in a press release on 6 December. The comp...
    Denso acquires stake in Infineon to accelerate development of new mobility solutions
    Denso has acquired an equity stake in Infineon Technologies, the Japanese supplier said in a press release on 26 November. According to Infineon, Denso has invested in the range of ‘mid-double-digit million euros’ to pick an equity stake in the Germany-based company, which specializes in in-vehi...
    Denso to set up new facility in Japan to develop and test autonomous vehicle technology
    Denso plans to establish a new facility at Haneda Airport in Tokyo (Japan) to develop and test autonomous driving technology, the Japanese supplier said in a press release on 31 October. The new facility will have a building to develop prototypes and maintain test vehicles, and a proving ground to c...
    02-Nov-2018 News Investments
    Denso’s H1 net profit drops 43% y/y to USD 1.4 billion
    Denso has reported 43.1% year-over-year (y/y) decline in net profit to JPY158.2 billion (USD1.4 billion) in the first half of the financial year (FY) ended 30 September 2018, the company said in a press release today (31 October). The company also witnessed 25.5% y/y drop in operating profit to JPY1...
    Power steering systems market and technology trends
    Today’s power steering systems market is a consequence of the drive to create a favorable environment for autonomous and electrified vehicles. This trend has given rise to the following main trends: Close to complete penetration of EPS systems globally, including small markets such as India ...
    Denso acquires minority stake in software developer eSOL
    Denso has acquired a 2% stake in eSOL, a Japan-based developer of real-time embedded software solutions, the company said in a press release on 12 October. The Japanese automotive supplier will leverage eSOL's technologies to develop software for systems and products required for automated driving.&...
    Growing importance of battery cooling in full hybrid and electric vehicles and the longer-term prospect for further trend disruption.
    While it is inevitable that powertrain migration from an ICE to EV will be the endgame to meet the increasingly stringent regulations, the consensus in the industry is that talk about the complete demise of ICE technology is somewhat premature. The IHS Markit forecast indicates that one in five vehi...
    Denso to exhibit in-vehicle technologies at 2018 ITS World Congress Copenhagen
    Denso will exhibit its in-vehicle technologies at the 2018 ITS World Congress Copenhagen in Denmark, scheduled from 17-21 September, according to a press release on 14 September. In addition to in-vehicle technologies, the Japanese supplier will present its cloud and data communication technologies ...
    17-Sep-2018 News New Products
    Denso leads USD65 million Series-C financing round at self-driving start-up ThinCI
    Denso, through its subsidiary NSITEXE, which specializes in developing semiconductor components enabling automated driving, has invested in an artificial intelligence (AI) hardware start-up ThinCI, according to a press release by the Japanese supplier. ThinCI successfully closed its UUSD65 million S...
    06-Sep-2018 News Investments
    Aisin Seiki, ADVICS, JTEKT, Denso to form JV for development of integrated ECU software for automated driving
    Aisin Seiki, ADVICS, JTEKT and Denso have reached a basic agreement to establish a joint venture (JV) company to develop integrated electronic control unit (ECU) software for automated driving and vehicle dynamics control, the companies said in a joint press release on 27 August. The integrated ECU ...
    Aisin, Denso sign basic agreement to form JV to develop 'electrification driving modules'
    Japan-based Aisin Seiki and Denso have reached a basic agreement to establish a 50:50 joint venture (JV) company to develop and sell “electrification driving modules”, the two companies announced in a joint press release yesterday (27 August). The companies are still discussing the details, and ...
    28-Aug-2018 News New Products
    Denso invests USD270 million in printed OLED display maker JOLED
    Denso has invested JPY30 billion (USD270 million) in JOLED, a developer of printed organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays, the Japanese supplier announced in a press release yesterday (23 August). JOLED has raised a total of JPY47 billion (USD425 million) in capital through third-party allocat...
    Denso appoints new heads of China, Europe operations
    Denso has announced certain changes in responsibilities of its senior executive team, effective today (1 August), the Japanese supplier said in a press release on Tuesday (31 July). The company has appointed Sadahiro Usui new head of its China business. Usui, a senior executive director, most recent...
    Denso's Q1 net profit up marginally y/y to USD698.3 million
    Denso’s net profit increased marginally, by 0.8% year-over-year (y/y), to JPY77.3 billion (USD698.3 million) in the first quarter ended 30 June 2018, the leading Japanese supplier said in a press release today (31 July). Revenue increased 14.3% y/y to JPY1.33 trillion. Despite strong growth in top...
    Denso partners with innovation platform Plug and Play
    Denso has partnered with innovation platform Plug and Play to advance technology development in four core areas: connectivity, autonomous driving, shared mobility and electrification (CASE), according to a press release yesterday (17 July). Denso said it is looking to partner with start-ups that wil...
    HVAC control panel & ECU sector
    Automobile cabins have evolved to become more sophisticated, advanced, safer, and comfort-oriented over the years—a far cry from the simple stark cabins of the yesteryears. The cabin temperature control features too have changed dramatically. The earliest vehicles were equipped with only heating a...
    EPS drives demand for subcomponent systems market
    About seven suppliers cater to 75% of the world’s power steering systems (PSS) demand, serving more than ten customers. However, the supplier base for electronic control units (ECUs) and motors is less expansive than that for PSS. To put this in perspective, two-thirds of the PSS ECU demand i...
    Denso Air Systems to expand US operations
    Denso Air Systems Michigan, a subsidiary of Denso, plans to expand its operations in Hopkinsville, Kentucky (United States), according to a press release on Kentucky government’s official website last week (28 June). The company plans to invest more than USD3.5 million to expand its existing facil...
    02-Jul-2018 News Investments
    Denso to consolidate operations in South Korea
    Denso plans to consolidate operations of its three group companies in South Korea, the Japanese supplier said in a press release on 28 June. The company will integrate the operations of Denso Korea Electronics Corporation, Denso Korea Automotive Corporation, and Denso International Korea Corporation...
    Thermal motors – brushed or brushless?
    The quest for improved efficiency either through better component control parameters or reducing ancillary power load on the engine has been the blueprint that automakers have been following for improving vehicle performance and efficiency. Electric motor driven components have been gaining traction...
    Toyota, Denso plan consolidation of electronics parts operations
    Japanese automaker Toyota Motor and its affiliated auto parts maker Denso have agreed to  explore consolidation of their core electronic component operations within Denso, the two companies said in a joint press release on 1 June. Under the agreement, Toyota will transfer production of electron...
    Impact of Car-sharing and Ride-hailing on Vehicle Access Systems
    The future of the automotive industry is believed to be moving more towards car-sharing and ride-hailing rather than car ownership. The motivation behind new mobility services is all about lowering costs, increasing convenience and access, and reducing emissions through higher utilization rates of e...
    Denso’s FY 2017/18 net profit up 24.4% y/y to USD3 billion
    Denso has reported a 24.4% year-over-year (y/y) increase in consolidated net profit to JPY320.6 billion (USD3 billion) for the financial year (FY) ended 31 March 2018, the Japanese automotive supplier said in a press release on 27 April. The company’s consolidated operating income for the year inc...
    Denso makes equity investment in software firm ‘On The Road’
    Denso has invested JPY160 million (USD1.5 million) to pick about 14.88% equity stake in On The Road Co. Ltd, an Aichi (Japan)-based firm developing software to accelerate technology development for Mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) systems, the company said in a press release on 18 April. On The Road has...
    Analysis of the Engine Cooling Module sector
    All internal combustion engines (ICEs) are equipped with some form of cooling system because of the high temperatures they generate during operation. In modern automotive engines, liquid cooling system that uses coolant as the cooling medium has come to be the preferred choi...
    Denso to integrate management of two metal presswork parts manufacturing companies
    Denso plans to integrate the management of its two group companies, the Japanese supplier announced in a press release today (29 March). The two companies—Denso Preas Corporation and Denso Kiko Co. Ltd—are engaged in production and supply of pressworked parts for the automotive industry. Both co...
    Denso establishes new satellite R&D team in Israel
    Denso has set up a satellite research and development (R&D) team in Israel to accelerate development of advanced technologies in areas such as autonomous driving, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence (AI), the Japanese supplier said in a press release today (28 March). The new R&D team...
    Denso to raise stake in Renesas Electronics
    Denso has agreed to raise its stake in Japanese chipmaker Renesas Electronics to 5% from the present 0.5%, the company announced in a press release today (9 March). The move is expected to help the leading Japanese supplier “accelerate the development of various in-vehicle systems, including autom...
    The outlook for the automotive HVAC module sector
    IHS Markit specialists initiated a market assessment of European light vehicle air conditioning (A/C) in 1988. At that time, except for North America and Japan, original equipment air conditioning (OE A/C) fitment was almost non-existent elsewhere globally. In Europe, about 5% of passenger cars...
    Toyota to establish new company to accelerate automated driving efforts
    Toyota is set to establish a new company to develop automated driving software, the company announced in a press release on 2 March. The new entity will be named Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development" (TRI-AD). Toyota has also signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Aisin Seiki (Ais...
    Denso to invest USD190 million in US facility to expand powertrain component production
    Denso is investing USD190 million in its East Tennessee facility to expand its North American operations, says a company press release. The investment will increase the Japanese supplier’s capacity for powertrain components such as fuel pumps and gasoline injectors in the United States. The i...
    01-Mar-2018 News Investments
    Denso invests in cybersecurity start-up Dellfer
    Denso has made a significant investment in Dellfer, a US-based start-up working in the areas of internet of things (IOT) and automotive cybersecurity, the Japan-based automotive supplier said in a press release today (22 February). Dellfer, with its headquarters in San Francisco, California, is deve...
    Denso makes equity investment in ‘Creationline’ to strengthen connectivity business
    Denso has made an equity investment in Creationline, a Japanese company specializing in developing, deploying and integrating cloud to other technologies to enable next-generation software development, the company said in a press release today (14 February). The strategic investment is expected to a...
    Auto Expo 2018: Denso to present safety, electronic systems
    Denso will showcase its information and safety systems, electronic systems, and aftermarket products at the ‘Auto Expo 2018 – Components’ show this week in New Delhi, India, the company announced in a press release yesterday (5 February). The company will also display its automotive ceiling bl...
    06-Feb-2018 News New Products
    Denso’s April-December 2017 net income up 33% y/y to USD2.23 billion
    Denso has reported 33.1% year-over-year (y/y) increase in net profit to JPY251.3 billion (USD2.23 billion as on 31 December 2017) for the nine months ended 31 December 2017, the company said in a press release on 2 February. The company recorded 27.1% y/y growth in operating income to JPY314.6 billi...
    Denso to open new R&D office in Japan
    Denso plans to open a new research and development (R&D) office in Minato-ku, Tokyo (Japan), the company said in a press release on Wednesday (31 January). The new office will conduct R&D on advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), automated driving and connected vehicle technologies. U...
    01-Feb-2018 News Investments
    Denso develops new vision sensor to improve night driving safety
    Denso has developed a new standard vision sensor to enhance safety during night time driving, the Japanese supplier announced in a press release on 29 January. The sensor is capable of detecting pedestrians, cyclists, road signs, driving lanes and other road users with significantly improved clarity...
    30-Jan-2018 News New Products
    Denso, two Toshiba companies enter capital alliance for automotive software development
    Denso has entered a capital alliance with Toshiba Digital Solutions and Toshiba Information Systems to enhance development of embedded software for automotive applications, the Japanese automotive supplier said in a press release on 15 January. Under the agreement, Denso will acquire 20% shares issu...
    Denso invests in Mobility-as-a-Service start-up ActiveScaler
    Denso has made a ‘significant investment’ in seed funding round of ActiveScaler, a US-based start-up developing Managed MaaS (Mobility-as-a Service) system powered by artificial intelligence (AI), the Japanese supplier said in a press release.  Apart from Denso, Sumitomo Corporation of Amer...
    Vehicle Access Control System – Technology Outlook
    The automotive industry has witnessed several enhancements in the last few years in electric and electronic components used in various applications. These are mainly security and safety features that improve comfort of the passenger. The area of vehicle access systems is of key interest to both vehi...
    Denso, Kyoto University start-up to develop power semiconductor device for EVs
    Denso is partnering with FLOSFIA Inc., a tech start-up spun off from Kyoto University, to develop a next-generation power semiconductor device to reduce energy loss, cost, size and weight of inverters used in electrified vehicles (EVs), the Japanese supplier announced in a press release today (4 Jan...
    04-Jan-2018 News New Products
    Four automakers join Toyota-led project to develop EV technology
    Four more automakers, namely Suzuki Motor, Subaru, Hino Motors and Daihatsu Motor, have joined a Toyota-led project to develop technology for electric vehicles (EV), reports Nikkei Asian Review. Close to five engineers from each of the four Japanese companies will join the project this month. Along ...
    Denso forms strategic partnership with mobility solutions developer Ridecell
    Denso has entered a strategic partnership with Ridecell to collaborate in the area of new mobility services, Ridecell said in a press release on 20 December. The partnership will allow Denso to combine its hardware, developed specially for new mobility use cases, with Ridecell’s software platform ...
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