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    Automotive R&D investment to grow in 2021 despite COVID-19 setbacks
    The survey results indicate that R&D spending is critical for medium- and long-term goals for companies within the industry, particularly to develop their market positioning. However, some companies are still cautious about planning a high-spending year until the market conditions for products h...
    Android’s grip tightens on automotive OS
    Android Automotive has taken the automotive headunit by storm. From its initial introduction in early 2017 until now, six global automakers across more than 10 brands have signed on, accounting for nearly one-fifth of all vehicles once fully rolled out. The significance of Android Automotive lies wi...
    DENSO integrates Irapuato Plant into its Mexican operations
    According to a company press release dated 27 April, DENSO, a leading mobility supplier, announced that it has integrated its Irapuato Plant, previously part of ASMO Mexico, into its DENSO Mexico operations. The Irapuato Plant employs more than 640 employees and produces DENSO wipers for customer...
    06-May-2021 News Investments
    Denso FY 2020 revenue dips 4.2% y/y to USD44.6 billion
    DENSO posted a full year revenue of JPY4.94 trillion (USD44.6 billion) for the period ending 31 March 2021. The 4.2% drop in revenue was attributed to the ‘significant decline in the first quarter’ due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it said in a press release on 28 April. Consolidated operating profi...
    Denso, KDDI research 5G use in automated driving
    Denso has teamed up with KDDI Corporation to research use of next-generation 5G technology in automated driving to achieve safe and secure mobility, the company said in a press release on 3 March. The two partners will build a 5G environment in a test course at Denso’s research and development (R&...
    05-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Toyota, DENSO partner with Aurora on robo-taxi development
    Toyota and its key supplier Denso have partnered with Aurora Innovation of on development of autonomous vehicles for robo-taxi services, Reuters reported on 9 February. Under the partnership, Aurora will equip Toyota Sienna minivans with its autonomous driving system for use in its autonomous vehicl...
    10-Feb-2021 News New Products
    DENSO April–December 2020 revenue declines 9.9% y/y to USD33.9 billion
    DENSO has reported a 9.9% year-on-year (y/y) decline in consolidated revenue to JPY3.5 trillion (USD33.9 billion) for the first nine months ended 31 December 2020, the Japanese supplier said in a press release on 2 February. Operating profit for the period totaled JPY66.6 billion and net profit JPY4...
    DENSO collaborate with AEVA to develop next-generation FMCW lidar system
    DENSO has announced a partnership with US-based startup Aeva to develop next-generation sensing and perception system, the Japanese supplier said in a press release on 19 January. The two companies will collaborate to bring Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) lidar to the mass vehicle market....
    20-Jan-2021 News New Products
    DENSO appoints Seiji Maeda CEO of DENSO North America operations
    Japanese supplier DENSO has appointed Seiji Maeda as CEO of DENSO's North American operations, according to a company press release on 12 January. Maeda is also a senior director at DENSO. Prior to this post, Maeda served as head of Denso’s Motor Business Unit in Japan. From 2012–17, he held ...
    DENSO begins mass production of new booster power module with SiC power semiconductors 
    DENSO has begun the mass production of its latest model of booster power module with silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors, the company said in a press release on 10 December. The new in-vehicle SiC transistor offers high reliability and high performance in in-vehicle environments, due to ...
    30-Dec-2020 News New Products
    DENSO announces organization, executive structure and management changes
    Japan-based automotive powertrain components supplier, DENSO, has announces changes to its organizational and executive structures, as well as its personnel. According to a press release issued by Denso on 7 December, the company stated that these changes would be effective 1 January, 2021. These...
    DENSO selects Foretellix for verification of ADAS and automated driving solutions
    DENSO has selected Foretellix’s Foretify advanced coverage driven verification platform to enhance safety of its new advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving solution, the two companies said in a joint press release on 17 November. Foretellix’s new platform allows for sign...
    18-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Denso invests in EV mobility services startup Envoy Technologies
    Denso has invested in Envoy Technologies, an electric vehicle (EV) startup based in California, US, according to a company press release on 13 November 2020. Envoy's Mobility as an Amenity™ service is a turn-key solution that includes technology to reserve and access vehicles, driver insurance,...
    17-Nov-2020 News Investments
    Heat recovery system fitment to be driven by D-segment vehicles in the medium-term
    Automotive OEMs need to make more effort to improve the overall efficiency of their model range, and this fact is more emphatic in the case of electric vehicles because of their limited driving range. Automobiles have always had the necessity to dissipate excess heat, and the A/C heater core was one...
    Denso invests Lambda:4 to strengthen safety and security of digital key
    Denso has invested in Lambda:4, a Germany-based company that develops wireless positioning technologies for short-range applications using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) communication technology, the company said in a press release on 12 November. The strategic investment is expected to strengthen Denso...
    13-Nov-2020 News Investments
    Denso’s H1 revenue falls 20.8% y/y to USD19.6 billion
    Denso has reported a drop of 20.8% year-on-year (y/y) in revenues to JPY2 trillion (USD19.6 billion) for the first six months ended 30 September 2020, according to a company press release on 29 October. The company posted an operating loss and a net loss of JPY69.6 billion and JPY71.1 billion, respe...
    Honda, Toyota and Hyundai to collaborate on connected vehicles pilot project in US
    Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) will collaborate with Honda Research and Development (R&D) Americas, Hyundai America Technical Center (HATCI), and Toyota Motor North America to deploy vehicles with connected vehicle (CV) technology, a press release by Toyota read on 15 Octobe...
    DENSO introduces new battery-monitoring integrated circuit for Li-ion batteries
    DENSO has developed a new generation battery-monitoring integrated circuit (IC) for lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries in electric vehicles (EVs), the company said in a press release on 13 October. The IC helps improve efficiency of EVs usage of batteries, fuel efficiency while extending the driving ...
    14-Oct-2020 News New Products
    E-axle demand forecast to more than double within next two years
    Electrification is by far one of the most active areas of automotive innovation these days. Vehicle manufacturers are being faced with constantly evolving and strengthening emission norms and standards, while simultaneously having to make their models more responsive to drive so as to keep up the ap...
    Increased electrification to drive demand for newer types of A/C condensers
    Comfort almost always ranks quite high in the list of criteria for customers looking to purchase a new vehicle, and carmakers have always invested significant time, effort, and money in making sure their vehicles’ A/C or climate control systems function as best as possible. In addition to heating ...
    Denso develops new electric power steering motor control unit
    Denso has developed a new electric power steering motor control unit (EPS-MCU) that delivers improve handling and safety to vehicles, the company said in a press release on 3 September. The new EPS-MCU, called DDA2 (Denso Dual Assist 2nd Generation), features two drive circuits and motor windings wh...
    18-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Denso establishes Pittsburgh Innovation Lab in US to accelerate R&D on automated driving
    Denso has established a new research and development (R&D) center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US, in July 2020, to strengthen open innovation and enhance the development of automated driving technologies, the company said in a press release on 5 August. At the new center called, Pittsburgh Inno...
    06-Aug-2020 News Investments
    Denso’s Q1 2020 consolidated revenue falls 42.2% y/y to USD7.1 billion
    Japanese automotive powertrain components and systems supplier, Denso Corporation, has announced its financial results for the first quarter of this year, ending 30 June. In a press release issued by Denso on 31 July, the company stated it has registered a consolidated revenue of JPY765.1 billion (a...
    Industry takes significant steps toward cockpit domain controllers
    People have created personal connected ecosystems using their smartphones, laptops, and tablets with the recent trend shifting to cars. Automakers have realized the importance of this digitization and have begun rolling out tech-heavy vehicles, even in the conservative markets. Traditionally, additi...
    Denso opens ‘Electrification Innovation Center’ in Japan
    Denso has opened an ‘Electrification Innovation Center’ at its plant in Anjo, Aichi in Japan, the supplier announced in a press release on 5 June. The Electrification Innovation Center features a development building, which will house teams focused on developing advanced production technologies ...
    10-Jun-2020 News Investments
    Impact of COVID-19 on Automotive UI/ UX Market
    The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has profoundly disrupted all aspects of the automotive supply chain. Global efforts to control the spread of the virus have impacted both demand and supply, and in turn the industry cumulating in a sharp decline in production. Both automakers and auto...
    29-May-2020 Insights COVID-19
    Denso’s FY2019/20 revenue declines 3.9% y/y to USD47.8 billion
    Denso has reported 3.9% year-over-year (y/y) decline in consolidated revenue to JPY5.15 trillion (USD12 trillion) in the financial year (FY) ended 31 March 2020, the company said in a press release today. Operating profit declined 80.7% y/y to JPY61.1 billion. The company also recorded 73.2% y/y dro...
    B-segment vehicles to see major rear seat HVAC fitment growth within five years
    Automakers are on a constant quest to innovate amenities and convenience features to improve passenger comfort. The general trend with such technology is that they are initially introduced into the upper segments. However, over time, many such concepts and features trickle down to the more affordabl...
    Denso, Tokyo Institute of Technology set up ‘Denso Mobility Collaborative Research Center’ 
    Denso Corp has announced that it has established the Denso Mobility Collaborative Research Center jointly with Tokyo Institute of Technology, a company press release on 1 April read. The research center will promote joint research with the support of Tokyo Tech’s open innovation platform from r...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Denso’s US plant to produce face shields for healthcare workers
    Denso has announced that its manufacturing facility at Tennessee, US, will be producing thousands of face shields to help protect health care workers from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Initially Denso’s employees in Tennessee designed, produced, and donated 30 prototype...
    06-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Denso announces partial shutdown of North American facilities
    Denso has announced a partial shutdown at its North American facilities in a bid to adjust to customer production changes and prevent further spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a company press release on 20 March. The company said many of its North American faci...
    23-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Denso, Ficosa, Teksid temporarily close plants in Italy
    Japanese auto parts supplier Denso closed its car air-conditioning systems manufacturing plant in Poirino, Italy, from 13 March to 16 March after its two employees were tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) virus, La Stampa reported last week.     La Stampa al...
    20-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    Denso announces senior management changes
    Japanese automotive powertrain components manufacturer Denso announced that it has made changes in its top management. In a press release issued by Denso on 17 February, the company stated that these changes in executive responsibility would come into effect from 1 April, 2020 onwards, after the 97t...
    Suzuki Motor JV plans to set up EV battery recycling plant in India
    Suzuki Motor, through its joint venture (JV) Automotive Electronics Power Pvt. Ltd (AEPPL), is planning to set up an electric vehicle (EV) battery recycling plant in India, Autocar Professional reported on 8 February, citing Hisashi Takeuchi, managing officer and deputy executive general manager (gl...
    11-Feb-2020 News Investments
    Denso’s nine-month net profit drops 29% y/y to USD1.25 billion
    Denso has reported a 29% y/y slump in net profit for the nine months ended 31 December 2019, the company’s financial statement showed. Net profit came in at JPY136.12 billion (USD1.25 billion) compared to JPY192.01 billion last year. Revenue for the period fell 2.1% to JPY3.90 trillion. Total r...
    Denso partners with Qualcomm to develop next-generation cockpit system
    Japanese major auto parts supplier Denso has partnered with Qualcomm Technologies Inc, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, to develop next-generation cockpit systems, the two companies announced in a joint press release on 7 January. Denso said in order to enhance critical information exchan...
    08-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Suzuki JV AEPPL plans to invest USD520 million in second phase of EV battery plant in India
    Automotive Electronics Power Pvt. Ltd (AEPPL), a joint venture (JV) among Japanese Toshiba Corporation, Denso Corporation, and Suzuki Motor Corporation, is planning to invest INR37.15 billion in the second phase of its under-construction battery plant in Gujarat, India, Live Mint reported on 1 Janua...
    03-Jan-2020 News Investments
    Thermal sector wrap-up 2019
    The automotive thermal sector witnessed a wide range of innovations and developments, from improving vehicle efficiency to making vehicle occupants more comfortable. Irrespective of whether automobiles are being powered by conventional forms of drive such as internal combustion engines, or by n...
    Denso announces organizational, personnel changes
    Denso has announced certain organizational and personnel changes, effective 1 January 2020, according to a company press release on 25 December. The Japanese company will establish the Advanced Mobility Systems Business Development Division as a company-wide organization. The division will have t...
    Denso picks up stake German start-up PiNTeam
    Denso has announced that it has bought a stake in Germany-based PiNTeam Holding, an in-vehicle embedded software technology provider, a company press release on 17 December stated. The details of the deal including the consideration and stake were not disclosed. Denso says the acquisition will bo...
    Denso, NTT Com start validating ‘Vehicle Security Operation Center’ technology
    Denso and NTT Communications have announced that they will begin validating their jointly developed Vehicle Security Operation Center (V-SOC) technology to monitor and analyse a vehicle’s security status from January 2020, a company press release stated on 16 December. The two companies will be...
    Denso agrees to pay USD19 million to settle class action lawsuits in Canada
    Denso Corporation and some of its consolidated subsidiaries have entered into a settlement agreement with the plaintiffs in putative class action lawsuits in Canada, the Japanese supplier said in a press release on 9 December. The company agreed to pay approximately JPY2.1 billion (USD19 million). ...
    Denso, Toyota name semiconductor JV ‘MIRISE Technologies’
    Toyota Motor Corp has said that its joint venture with Denso will be called MIRISE Technologies, a company press release on 10 December showed. The JV will be established in April 2020. The JV will conduct research and develop next-generation in-vehicle semiconductors and manufacturing electronic...
    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...
    17-Dec-2018 News Investments
    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, Veniam collaborate to develop solutions for connected vehicles
    Denso has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Veniam, a US-based provider of intelligent networking software for connected and autonomous vehicles, to jointly explore solutions for the connected vehicle market, Veniam said in a press release last month. The collaboration will explore the...
    03-Dec-2018 News New Products
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