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DENSO Develops New 24-GHz Band Submillimeter-wave Radar Sensor

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KARIYA (Japan) ― DENSO Corporation today announced that it has developed a 24-GHz submillimeter-wave rear and side radar sensor to help enhance vehicle safety systems. The sensor is used in the 2018 Toyota Camry released this past July.

It’s strategically built into the rear bumper of the vehicle to detect other vehicles likely to enter the driver’s blind spot to the rear and side, as well as vehicles approaching from the rear on the left and right when reversing. The sensor is part of a larger system that helps drivers identify and navigate around other vehicles when changing lanes or reversing out of a parking space, and controls the autonomous emergency braking function to avoid imminent collisions.

To enable accurate detection whether moving forward or reversing, a phase shifter switches the sensing direction and range of the submillimeter-wave radar sensor. Radio wave transmission and receiving, and phase shifter functions also run through separate integrated circuits (ICs) to reduce the size of the sensor.

In 2003, DENSO became the world’s first company to develop and commercialize an electronically scanning in-vehicle millimeter-wave radar sensor, which utilized digital beamforming. By advancing these technologies DENSO continues to deliver on its mission to build a safe and secure automotive society for all.

  • The semiconductor wafer for MMIC* manufactured by TowerJazz (http://towerjazz.com) is used to stabilize the output level and receiving sensitivity.

* Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit

About DENSO in North America

DENSO is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. With its North American headquarters located in Southfield, Michigan, DENSO employs more than 23,000 people at 30 consolidated companies and affiliates across the North American region. Of these, 28 are manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs more than 17,000 people in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Iowa, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaled US$9.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. For more information, go to www.denso.com/us-ca/en. Connect with DENSO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DENSOinNorthAmerica. 

DENSO Worldwide
DENSO Corp., headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 150,000 people worldwide. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, totaled US$40.4 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 8.8 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to www.denso.com, or visit our media website at www.denso.com/global/en/news/media-center/

Industry leaders to form consortium for network and computing infrastructure of automotive big data

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DENSO Corporation, Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC), Intel Corporation, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), NTT DOCOMO, INC., Toyota InfoTechnology Center Co., Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corporation today announced that they have initiated the formation of the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium. The objective of the consortium is to develop an ecosystem for connected cars to support emerging services such as intelligent driving, the creation of maps with real-time data and driving assistance based on cloud computing.

It is estimated that the data volume between vehicles and the cloud will reach 10 exabytes per month around 2025, approximately 10,000 times larger than the present volume. This expected increase will trigger the need for new architectures of network and computing infrastructure to support distributed resources and topology-aware storage capacity. The architectures will be compliant with applicable standards, which requires collaboration on a local and global scale.

The consortium will focus on increasing network capacity to accommodate automotive big data in a reasonable fashion between vehicles and the cloud by means of edge computing and more efficient network design. It will define requirements and develop use cases for emerging mobile devices with a particular focus on the automotive industry, bringing them to standards bodies, industry consortiums and solution providers. The consortium will also encourage the development of best practices for the distributed and layered computing approach recommended by the members.

In the coming months, the aforementioned companies will initiate activities to invite relevant global technology leaders and expand the consortium.

About DENSO in North America

DENSO is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. With its North American headquarters located in Southfield, Michigan, DENSO employs more than 23,000 people at 30 consolidated companies and affiliates across the North American region. Of these, 28 are manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs more than 17,000 people in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Iowa, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaled US$9.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. For more information, go to www.denso.com/us-ca/en. Connect with DENSO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DENSOinNorthAmerica. 

DENSO Worldwide
DENSO Corp., headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 150,000 people worldwide. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, totaled US$40.4 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 8.8 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to www.denso.com, or visit our media website at www.denso.com/global/en/news/media-center/

DENSO Establishes a New Company Designing Key Components Enabling Automated Driving

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KARIYA, Japan ― DENSO Corporation today announced that it will establish a new company, NSITEXE, Inc., to design and develop semiconductor IP cores*1, which are key semiconductor components enabling automated driving.

Advanced electronic controls are key for in-vehicle environment and safety technologies, such as ADAS and automated driving in next-generation vehicles. When automated driving becomes the norm, high-performance, low-power semiconductors will be required to monitor the situation around the vehicle by processing large amounts of data from sensors and external communications at high speed. This data will help make decisions for automated driving functions.

The new company will develop a next-generation processor which can quickly and efficiently analyze large amounts of data from sensors and external communication to determine the optimal vehicle operation. The semiconductor IP cores optimized for in-vehicle applications will be licensed to in-vehicle microcomputer and SoC*2 manufacturers.

DENSO has refined in-vehicle semiconductor technologies over many years as part of its ongoing mission to develop the advanced technologies delivering an environmentally friendly, safe and secure automotive society.

*1 Semiconductor IP cores: Intellectual property rights of partial integrated circuits that make up a semiconductor

*2 SoC: A circuit which integrates multiple functions to work as a system (system-on-a-chip)

Profile of the new company

1. Name: NSITEXE, Inc.
2. Location: 2-16-4 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
3. President: Yukihide Niimi
4. Establishment: September 2017
5. Capital: 100 million yen
6. Ownership: 100% owned by DENSO
7. Employees: 55 (at the time of establishment)
8. Business description: Developing and licensing semiconductor IP cores and relevant tools, providing maintenance and engineering services

 

About DENSO in North America

DENSO is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. With its North American headquarters located in Southfield, Michigan, DENSO employs more than 23,000 people at 30 consolidated companies and affiliates across the North American region. Of these, 28 are manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs more than 17,000 people in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Iowa, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaled US$9.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. For more information, go to www.denso.com/us-ca/en. Connect with DENSO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DENSOinNorthAmerica.

DENSO Worldwide
DENSO Corp., headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 150,000 people worldwide. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, totaled US$40.4 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 8.8 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to www.denso.com, or visit our media website at www.denso.com/global/en/news/media-center/

 

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DENSO kicks-off North American investment push with approximately $75.5 million to fuel technology development at regional headquarters

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. DENSO, one of the world’s largest automotive technology, systems and components suppliers, is growing its commitment to advancing innovation in the heart of North America’s auto industry. The company kick-started a major round of investments in its North American network today with approximately $75.5 million to expand DENSO International America, Inc. (DIAM), DENSO’s North American regional headquarters based in Southfield, Mich., and one of its satellite offices located in Dublin, Ohio. The investment will bolster the staff at DENSO’s North American headquarters facilities by approximately 133 employees over the next three years, attracting top talent to design and deliver advanced mobility solutions.

DENSO will tap into the thriving automotive community and deep talent pool across the Midwest, working with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA), and City of Dublin.

“This is the first in a line of investments to create the future of mobility by bringing in top talent and fostering our culture of innovation,” said Kenichiro Ito, chairman of DENSO’s North America Board of Directors and chief executive officer of DIAM. “Expanding our team and resources now will help us make a future of autonomous cars and advanced electric vehicles possible.”

RHQ Investment Details:

Southfield, Michigan: DENSO’s $75 million investment will create 120 new jobs over the next three years and expand and renovate R&D facilities to develop the future of mobility, focusing on automotive safety, cybersecurity and autonomous vehicles. Among the facility renovations, DENSO will expand its testing facilities and add new test equipment. In the past five years, DENSO has expanded its Southfield footprint by 44 percent with the purchase of two additional buildings and a vehicle test strip to support sales and engineering R&D activities.

Dublin Ohio: DENSO’s $500,000 investment will create roughly 13 new jobs over the next three years and include a full renovation of DENSO’s current 10,000 square foot satellite office, as well as add an additional 5,000 square feet of space on the same campus. The additional space will support R&D activity in the area of Powertrain and Infotainment. This site will also serve as a Quality Engineering lab, and host Infotainment System Validation activities.

DENSO and the MEDC will work together to attract and train skilled workers, and identify support opportunities through programs like Michigan Works! Likewise, the ODSA will provide $160,000 in performance-based incentives to expand DENSO’s team in Dublin.

DENSO, based in Japan, founded DENSO International America in 1985 as the parent company for its North American operations. Since then, it has grown to seven buildings in Southfield housing design and production engineering, technical support, sales and finance functions. The Southfield facility also includes DENSO’s 36-acre North America Technical Center Test Chambers, which simulate a variety of real-world driving conditions that allow engineers to develop and road-test new automotive solutions. The Dublin campus includes sales, quality engineering and application engineering teams supporting major OEM customers. DENSO also operates 28 manufacturing facilities across the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and employs more than 23,000 across the North America region.

About DENSO in North America

DENSO is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. With its North American headquarters located in Southfield, Michigan, DENSO employs more than 23,000 people at 30 consolidated companies and affiliates across the North American region. Of these, 28 are manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs more than 17,000 people in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Iowa, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaled US$9.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. For more information, go to www.denso.com/us-ca/en. Connect with DENSO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DENSOinNorthAmerica.

DENSO Worldwide
DENSO Corp., headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 150,000 people worldwide. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, totaled US$40.4 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 8.8 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to www.denso.com, or visit our media website at www.denso.com/global/en/news/media-center/

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DENSO addresses the future of mobility and North American auto manufacturing at Management Briefing Seminars

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (July 27, 2017) – Next week, automotive and transportation leaders will gather at the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars. Executives from automakers and suppliers, financial sector leaders, academia, and labor and government officials will roadmap the future of auto manufacturing and sales in North America, addressing topics ranging from new manufacturing strategies to connected and automated cars.

DENSO has stepped up its presence this year, and will participate in a panel focusing on navigating manufacturing and sales strategies in a future of connected vehicles. Denise Carlson, vice president of DENSO’s North American Production Innovation Center will discuss a looming paradigm shift impacting production and sales, and the potential impact on automakers and suppliers across the continent.

DENSO will also sponsor this year’s event. Doug Patton, executive vice president of Engineering, and Terry Helgesen, senior vice president of Government Affairs, will also be available for interviews on-site, among other DENSO executives.

Panel Discussion: The North American Market: Sales and Production Footprint

WHEN:  Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 8 a.m.-Noon ET

WHERE: Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd.

Acme, Mich. 49610

WHO:      Denise Carlson, vice president, NAPIC planning, NAPIC material engineering groups DENSO International America, Inc.

WHAT:    The North American Market: Sales and Production Footprint’ panel will feature automotive experts who will discuss and explore the many factors – both economic and legislative – that influence North American vehicle sales and production trends.

WHY:     U.S. light vehicle sales grew for a record seven consecutive years between 2009 and 2016. The growth rate for both sales and production, however, has recently been slowing. During this period, the North American production footprint has undergone change in response to numerous influences, and the panelists will examine strategies to excel in this evolving automotive landscape.

To schedule an interview with Denise or other DENSO executives during the Management Briefing Seminars, please contact Bridgette LaRose at (586) 703-3322.

About DENSO in North America

DENSO is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. With its North American headquarters located in Southfield, Michigan, DENSO employs more than 23,000 people at 30 consolidated companies and affiliates across the North American region. Of these, 28 are manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs more than 17,000 people in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Iowa, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaled US$9.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. For more information, go to www.denso.com/us-ca/en. Connect with DENSO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DENSOinNorthAmerica.

DENSO Worldwide
DENSO Corp., headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 150,000 people worldwide. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, totaled US$40.4 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 8.8 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to www.denso.com, or visit our media website at www.denso.com/global/en/news/media-center/

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DENSO Announces First-quarter Financial Results

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KARIYA (Japan) ―DENSO Corporation today announced its global financial results for the first quarter ending June 30, 2017 for fiscal year ending March 31, 2018:

  • Consolidated revenue totaled 1,164.9 billion yen (US$10.4 billion), a 6.6 percent increase from the previous year.
  • Consolidated operating profit totaled 93.2 billion yen (US$831.8 million), a 38.6 percent increase from the previous year.
  • Consolidated profit attributable to owners of the parent company totaled 76.7 billion yen (US$684.8 million), a 66.3 percent increase from the previous year.

“DENSO’s revenue increased by the increase of car production and sales expansion as well as operating profit due to the production volume increase and cost reduction efforts.” said Yasushi Matsui, executive director of DENSO Corporation.

In Japan, the increase of car production led to an increase in revenue to 675.7 billion yen (US$6.0 billion), a 9.6 percent increase from the previous year. As a result of the increase in production volume and cost reduction efforts, the operating profit totaled 37.4 billion yen (US$333.5 million), a 163.8 percent increase from the previous year.

In North America, despite of an unpredictable economy, the increase of car production led to an increase in revenue to 281.0 billion yen (US$2.5 billion), a 5.6 percent increase from the previous year. As a result, the operating profit totaled 17.0 billion yen (US$151.5 million), a 2.3 percent increase from the previous year.

In Europe, the increase of car production by the moderate recovery of the market led to an increase in revenue to 159.6 billion yen (US$1.4 billion), a 3.3 percent increase from the previous year. On the other hand, due to depreciation increase, operating profit decreased to 5.8 billion yen (US$52.1 million), a 14.7 percent decrease from the previous year.

In Asia, increase of car production and sales expansion, a revenue increase to 299.6 billion yen (US$2.7 billion), a 7.7 percent increase from the previous year. As a result of the increase in production volume, an operating profit totaled 28.5 billion yen (US$254.5 million), a 16.5 percent increase from the previous year.

In other areas, mainly the South American region, including Brazil and Argentina, revenue totaled 19.1 billion yen (US$170.8 million), a 21.9 percent increase from the previous year. The operating profit totaled 3.3 billion yen (US$29.9 million).

“Considering the latest movement in the foreign exchange markets and increase of car production, we have revised up our financial result forecasts for the first-half and full-year,” said Matsui.

(Foreign exchange rates used for the first-half financial result forecast are US$= 111yen Euro=121 yen, and for the full-year are US$= 110 yen, Euro= 121 yen)

Forecast for Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2018

First-Half Forecast (Revised) Full-Year Forecast (Revised) Changes from Previous FY
Revenue 2,330.0 billion yen

[US$20.8 billion]

4,740.0 billion yen

[US$42.3 billion]

+212.9 billion yen

(+4.7 percent)

Operating profit 161.0 billion yen

[US$1.4 billion]

353.0 billion yen

[US$3.2 billion]

+22.4 billion yen

(+6.8 percent)

Profit before income taxes 179.0 billion yen

[US$1.6 billion]

388.0 billion yen

[US$3.5 billion]

+27.1 billion yen

(+7.5 percent)

Profit attributable to owners of the parent company 123.0 billion yen

[US$1.1 billion]

280.0 billion yen

[US$2.5 billion]

+22.4 billion yen

(+8.7 percent)

 

About DENSO in North America

DENSO is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. With its North American headquarters located in Southfield, Michigan, DENSO employs more than 23,000 people at 30 consolidated companies and affiliates across the North American region. Of these, 28 are manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs more than 17,000 people in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Iowa, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaled US$9.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. For more information, go to www.denso.com/us-ca/en. Connect with DENSO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DENSOinNorthAmerica.

About DENSO Corporation

DENSO Corp., headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world’s major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 150,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, totaled US$40.4 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.0 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to www.denso.com, or visit our media website at www.denso.com/global/en/news/media-center/

(Notes)

The above forecasts are created based on the information obtained by the date of this announcement and the actual results may differ due to various causes in the future.

U.S. dollar amounts have been translated, for convenience only, at the rate of 112.00 yen = US$1, the approximate exchange rate prevailing in the Tokyo Foreign Exchange Market June 30, 2017. Billion is used in the American sense of one thousand million.

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DENSO EARNS 2017 SUBARU EXCELLENCE IN PARTNERSHIP AWARD

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich., – DENSO International America, Inc. (DIAM) has received an Excellence in Partnership Award from Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. (SIA) for exceptional quality, delivery performance and cost program participation. Each year, SIA rates suppliers to monitor, maintain and improve the highest product and service quality standards. Excellence in Partnership Awards recognize top-performing suppliers meeting each criteria.

“We’re committed to delivering consistently high quality performance,” said Ben Luppino, vice president of sales at DENSO International America. “This recognition reflects all of our associates’ and teams’ hard work to uphold the DENSO brand promise every day.”

In order to receive an Excellence in Partnership Award, suppliers must demonstrate strong performance in each rating criteria. That includes excelling in product quality, meeting production and delivery schedules and reaching cost program goals.

This is the second consecutive year Subaru has awarded DENSO its Excellence in Partnership award. The award recognizes quality work across DENSO’s facilities in North America.

About DENSO in North America
DENSO is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. With its North American headquarters located in Southfield, Michigan, DENSO employs more than 23,000 people at 30 consolidated companies and affiliates across the North American region. Of these, 28 are manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs more than 17,000 people in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Iowa, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaled US$9.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. For more information, go to www.denso.com/us-ca/en. Connect with DENSO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DENSOinNorthAmerica.

DENSO Worldwide
DENSO Corp., headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 150,000 people worldwide. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, totaled US$40.4 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 8.8 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to www.denso.com, or visit our media website at www.denso.com/global/en/news/media-center/

DENSO Develops New Safety Products for New 2018 Lexus LS

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KARIYA (Japan) ― DENSO Corporation designs and develops the technology helping drivers safely navigate the roads. Today, the company announced two new products to be incorporated in the new 2018 Lexus LS, which will be released in Japan and U.S. after this fall. A new stereo vision sensor and millimeter-wave radar sensor will help improve safety performance of vehicles by more precisely detecting obstacles and lane lines on roads.

The stereo vision sensor uses 3D image processing techniques called “dense stereo matching” to detect obstacles of different shapes, including pedestrians, vehicles, and guardrails, as well as empty road spaces marked by lane lines. This enables autonomous emergency braking and automatic steering control to avoid obstacles. The product’s highly sophisticated cameras can also better detect pedestrians at night.

The new millimeter-wave radar sensor provides higher pedestrian detection performance in a more compact module. More frequent radio waves emission also detects obstacles with higher sensitivity, particularly pedestrians approaching from the sides. Furthermore, the product’s radar beam can be emitted over a wider angular range, without requiring a mechanism to adjust the angle, as with previous versions. This reduces its size by 60 percent compared to conventional radar sensors, thereby allowing for easier installation.

DENSO develops technologies and products that are core to helping create a society free from traffic accidents. Products like these will help deliver a safe and secure automotive society for all people around the world.

About DENSO Corporation

DENSO Corp., headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world’s major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 150,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, totaled US$40.4 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.0 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to www.denso.com, or visit our media website at www.denso.com/global/en/news/media-center/

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DENSO facilities across North America recognized by Toyota for Quality Performance

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Toyota presented three DENSO facilities with Excellent Quality Performance Awards at its 2017 Supplier Business Meeting, recognizing each facility among the company’s top-performing suppliers. Several more facilities across North America received Certificates of Achievement for exceeding expectations across several key performance metrics. 

Toyota bestows quality performance awards upon top suppliers who achieve high levels of performance in Zero Mileage Quality, Mass Production Delivery Performance, Service Delivery Performance, and Warranty Performance. Eligible suppliers must meet all relevant targets in each area throughout the calendar year to be considered.

“DENSO strives to provide the highest quality products that deliver consistent and reliable performance,” said Ben Luppino, vice president of Toyota Sales Group at DENSO International America, Inc. “This recognition is a nod to the tireless effort of our employees across the continent to uphold the DENSO brand promise.”

DENSO facilities receiving 2017 Toyota Excellent Quality Performance Awards include:

  • DENSO Manufacturing Arkansas in Osceola, Arkansas (SPARC)
  • DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee in Maryville, Tennessee (Body Electronics Division)
  • DENSO Air Systems Mexico in Ciudad Frontera, Coahuila, Mexico

The following received Certificates of Achievement for quality performance:

  • ASMO Manufacturing Michigan in Battle Creek, Michigan
  • ASMO Manufacturing North Carolina in Statesville, North Carolina
  • ASMO Manufacturing Texas in Ennis, Texas
  • DENSO Air Systems Michigan in Battle Creek, Michigan
  • DENSO Logistics Texas in Laredo, Texas
  • DENSO Logistics California in Vista, California (DENSO Logistics and GNC)
  • DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee in Athens, Tennessee (F/I Division)
  • DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee in Maryville, Tennessee (S/A Division and E/P Division)
  • DENSO Manufacturing Canada in Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • DENSO Mexico in Silao, Guanajuato, and Guadalupe City and Apodaca, Nuevo Léon, Mexico

About DENSO in North America

DENSO is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. With its North American headquarters located in Southfield, Michigan, DENSO employs more than 23,000 people at 30 consolidated companies and affiliates across the North American region. Of these, 28 are manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs more than 17,000 people in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Iowa, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaled US$9.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. For more information, go to www.denso.com/us-ca/en. Connect with DENSO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DENSOinNorthAmerica

DENSO Worldwide

DENSO Corp., headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 150,000 people worldwide. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, totaled US$40.6 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 8.8 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to www.denso.com, or visit our media website at www.denso.com/global/en/news/media-center/

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New DENSO RC8A Robot Controller

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LONG BEACH, Calif.DENSO Robotics has announced a new RC8A robot controller that adds DENSO Safety Motion — which allows creation of virtual fences around the robot — to the list of advanced-performance features and functions already available with the previous RC8 model.

“As people and robots work more and more closely together, especially with the trend toward collaborative robots, new safety solutions are required,” said Peter Cavallo, robotics sales manager, DENSO Products & Services Americas, Inc. “Our Safety Motion function ensures that working environments stay safe for humans without compromising productivity.”

Safety Motion uses two optical sensors, one at the top and one at the bottom of the cell, to detect an approaching operator and control the speed of the robot accordingly. The sensors create virtual safe zones that trigger an incremental reduction in the speed of the robot to safe levels depending on the distance of the operator. When the operator reaches the closest zone, the robot reduces its motor torque and slows down sufficiently to allow the operator to safely interact with it, or stops entirely. As soon as the operator leaves, the robot automatically starts running at normal speed again, minimizing stoppage time.

With a footprint of only 12.5 x 14 inches and a height of only 3.69 inches, the RC8A continues the previous model’s standing as the world’s smallest industrial robot controller in the 3-kW output class. The compact size saves valuable factory floor space and facilitates integration.

DENSO’s ORiN open-resource interface networking system allows the RC8A to communicate with over 100 different types of devices. The controller’s wide range of communications interfaces includes 100 Base-T Ethernet, mini/hand I/O, RS-232C and USB as standard, with CC-Link, DeviceNet, EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, parallel discrete I/O, Profibus and Profinet as optional.

A Microsoft Windows-based graphical user interface reduces robot setup time. ISO and UL safety compliance allows global deployment.

Optional accessories include a teaching pendant with a large, 7.5-inch color touchscreen, a mini pendant with a 128 x 64 pixel LCD display, up to two additional axes and conveyor tracking. DENSO’s Wincaps III 3-D simulation software allows offline programming and remote monitoring of robot operation.

For more information about the RC8A robot controller, visit http://densorobotics.com/products/rc8a.

DENSO is the world’s largest manufacturer — and user — of small assembly robots, employing over 18,000 of its robots in its own facilities. Over 77,000 additional DENSO robots are used by other companies worldwide.

For more information, visit www.densorobotics.com.

DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics, information and safety. Its customers include all the world’s major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions, and employs more than 150,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, totaled US$40.4 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 8.8 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges.

In North America, DENSO employs more than 23,000 people at 30 consolidated companies and affiliates, including 28 manufacturing facilities. In the U.S. alone, DENSO employs more than 15,000 people. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaled US$9.9 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017.

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