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Applus+ IDIADA and MHI Group to Develop Testing and Verification System for Highly Automated Vehicles

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 6:52am

IDIADA has an abundant track record in vehicle development, testing and homologation for automakers in Europe, and is contributing to the formulation of international standards in these areas.

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  • IDIADA has an abundant track record in vehicle development, testing and homologation for automakers in Europe, and is contributing to the formulation of international standards in these areas.
  • In response, three MHI Group companies and IDIADA will jointly develop an indoor integrated environmental testing facility enabling high-precision testing of highly automated vehicles under any freely chosen combination of natural environments (snow, fog, rain, glare, etc.)
  • Going forward, working in collaboration with IDIADA, IDIADA and MHI Group will pursue establishment of a global standard in automated vehicle testing and verification systems as a way of contributing to the broad adoption of safe and secure automated driving systems.
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group is one of the world's leading industrial groups, spanning energy, logistics & infrastructure, industrial machinery, aerospace and defense.

Honda: Takahisa Fujinami to End 26-Year Trial World Championship Career

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 11:30am

TOKYO, Sept 15, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda announced that Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) contract rider Takahisa Fujinami (Repsol Honda Team), the first Japanese rider to win the FIM* Trial World Championship in 2004, will be retiring from the championship at the end of this season.

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  • TOKYO, Sept 15, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda announced that Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) contract rider Takahisa Fujinami (Repsol Honda Team), the first Japanese rider to win the FIM* Trial World Championship in 2004, will be retiring from the championship at the end of this season.
  • The following year, he began his career on the world championship stage, winning his first trial in the 1997 German round, becoming the youngest world championship trial winner at 17 years and 237 days old.
  • "I firmly believe that the time has come to close the curtain on my career as a world trial championship rider after 26 years in the competition.
  • "I would like to thank Takahisa [Fujinami] for the 26 years of his life he devoted to Trial World Championship competition.

NEC Utilizes Digital Technologies to Create Healthcare and Life Science Business

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 1:59am

TOKYO, Sept 15, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) announced today an initiative to create healthcare and life science business that utilizes AI and other digital technologies as part of the "creation of future growth businesses" set forth in the 2025 Mid-term Management Plan.

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  • TOKYO, Sept 15, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) announced today an initiative to create healthcare and life science business that utilizes AI and other digital technologies as part of the "creation of future growth businesses" set forth in the 2025 Mid-term Management Plan.
  • Through these three areas of business, NEC aims to create a world in which individuals may live more freely and comfortably.
  • NEC will also launch the Healthcare and Life Sciences Project Management Office (PMO) to support the acceleration of business development across the NEC Group.
  • Furthermore, NEC will create new value in the healthcare and life sciences fields through co-creation with a wide range of external partners.

Eisai to Join The Global Environmental Initiative "RE100"

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 9:46am

TOKYO, Sept 14, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that it has joined "RE100", the global environmental initiative that aims to shift the electricity used in business activities to 100% renewable electricity.

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  • TOKYO, Sept 14, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that it has joined "RE100", the global environmental initiative that aims to shift the electricity used in business activities to 100% renewable electricity.
  • In May 2021, Eisai declared that it would achieve carbon neutrality in 2040 as a long-term goal for greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction.
  • In addition, Eisai aims to increase the renewable energy usage rate of electricity throughout the Eisai Group to 100% by 2030 as its medium-term goal.
  • To realize this hhc philosophy, Eisai will further strengthen its activities to ensure the sustainability of the global environment, which is the basis of its business activities.

Toyota to Launch All-New Corolla Cross

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 6:05am

Toyota City, Japan, Sept 14, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) has announced that it will launch the all-new Corolla Cross today, on September 14, 2021.

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  • Toyota City, Japan, Sept 14, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) has announced that it will launch the all-new Corolla Cross today, on September 14, 2021.
  • The all-new Corolla Cross inherits the "plus alpha" concept of previous generations of the Corolla series, as well as its mission of "staying close to customers and continuing to evolve."
  • All grades of the all-new Corolla Cross come equipped as standard with the latest edition of Toyota Safety Sense, providing driving support in all aspects of everyday usage scenarios.
  • KINTO ONE offers a wide range of SUVs, and the Corolla Cross is available from just 27,390 yen per month (including tax)(11).

Eisai to Present Abstracts on Oncology Products and Pipeline at ESMO Virtual Congress 2021

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 4:36am

In March 2018, Eisai and Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A., through an affiliate, entered into a strategic collaboration for the worldwide co-development and co-commercialization of lenvatinib.

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  • In March 2018, Eisai and Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A., through an affiliate, entered into a strategic collaboration for the worldwide co-development and co-commercialization of lenvatinib.
  • Eisai positions oncology as a key therapeutic area and is aiming to discover revolutionary new medicines with the potential to cure cancer.
  • This release discusses investigational compounds and investigational uses for FDA-approved products.
  • There is no guarantee that any investigational compounds or investigational uses of FDA-approved products will successfully complete clinical development or gain FDA approval.

Trescon's World Cloud Show Comes Back to India for the 3rd Time with its 10th Global Edition

Monday, September 13, 2021 - 10:32am

INDIA, Sept 13, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Taking place on 15 September 2021, the event will virtually convene India' leading Cloud and Data Centre experts, IT decision-makers and solution providers - all under one roof.

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  • INDIA, Sept 13, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Taking place on 15 September 2021, the event will virtually convene India' leading Cloud and Data Centre experts, IT decision-makers and solution providers - all under one roof.
  • "From modernizing IT infrastructure or applications to creating unmatched business value, attendees at World Cloud Show can look forward to knowing how industries are leveraging cloud technology to solve for scale and growth at World Cloud Show - India.
  • World Cloud Show - India supported by NITI Aayog, presented by Intel, powered by Hewlett Packard Enterprise / Thoughtsol and is officially sponsored by Silver Sponsor - Locuz; Bronze Sponsor - TO THE NEW.
  • World Cloud Show is a thought-leadership-driven, business-focused, global series of events that takes place in strategic locations across the world.

Showa Denko Concludes Long-Term Contract to Supply SiC Epitaxial Wafers for ROHM Co., Ltd.

Monday, September 13, 2021 - 9:00am

(SDK; TSE:4004) has concluded a long-term supply contract with ROHM Co., Ltd. (ROHM), a Japanese semiconductor manufacturer providing highly efficient SiC power semiconductors for the global market, to supply SiC epitaxial wafers for power semiconductors (SiC epi-wafers) for plural years.

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  • (SDK; TSE:4004) has concluded a long-term supply contract with ROHM Co., Ltd. (ROHM), a Japanese semiconductor manufacturer providing highly efficient SiC power semiconductors for the global market, to supply SiC epitaxial wafers for power semiconductors (SiC epi-wafers) for plural years.
  • ROHM decided to conclude this ling-term contract because the company appreciated high-quality and stable supply system of SDK's SiC epi-wafers.
  • ROHM continues developing state-of-the-art semiconductors, and therefore, this long-term contract will further strengthen technical cooperation between SDK and ROHM on improvement in qualities of SiC epi-wafers including homogeneity in properties[1] and low density of surface defects[2].
  • SDK expects that its SiC epi-wafer business will grow further in the market for SiC power devices which is expected to grow very much.

AbbVie, Eisai, and EA Pharma Launch "Humira Support Tool Ordering Service for Patients"

Monday, September 13, 2021 - 8:37am

"Humira Support Tool Ordering Service for Patients" is a free-of-charge service that assists patients on Humira therapy by directly delivering support tools to their home or other requested location.

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  • "Humira Support Tool Ordering Service for Patients" is a free-of-charge service that assists patients on Humira therapy by directly delivering support tools to their home or other requested location.
  • This service is intended to allow patients to shorten the time required to receive support tools and reduce the burden of carrying them.
  • Through providing "Humira Support Tool Ordering Service for Patients," AbbVie, Eisai, and EA Pharma are committed to further enhancing patient support programs and contributing to improved treatment adherence.
  • EA Pharma Co., Ltd., is a gastrointestinal specialty pharmaceutical company with a full value chain covering R&D, production & logistics and sales & marketing.

Epic Triumph for Rovanpera and the Toyota Yaris WRC in Greece

Monday, September 13, 2021 - 6:34am

Sebastien Ogier completed a double podium finish for the Toyota Yaris WRC, strengthening both his and the team's positions at the head of the championship standings.

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  • Sebastien Ogier completed a double podium finish for the Toyota Yaris WRC, strengthening both his and the team's positions at the head of the championship standings.
  • On the return of the WRC to Greece for the first time since 2013, Rovanpera and Ogier formed part of a top three covered by just 3.9 seconds at the end of Friday.
  • Rovanpera then went on to seal the victory in style on the shorter second running of Tarzan with the fastest time in the Power Stage.
  • The Toyota Yaris WRC locked out the top three places in the Power Stage, with Elfyn Evans second fastest and Ogier third.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Osaka Gas Acquire Clean Energy Solution, Brighter Future Solar Project

Monday, September 13, 2021 - 5:04am

TOKYO, Sept 13, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group in partnership with Osaka Gas USA has purchased equity interest in the Brighter Future Solar Farm from project developer Oriden, an MHI Group company.

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  • TOKYO, Sept 13, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group in partnership with Osaka Gas USA has purchased equity interest in the Brighter Future Solar Farm from project developer Oriden, an MHI Group company.
  • The solar photovoltaic (PV) project will provide 11 megawatts of clean power for Blue Ridge Energy in North Carolina, United States.
  • Following project completion, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc. (MHIA) and Osaka Gas USA will manage day-to-day operations.
  • "MHI Group and Osaka Gas have a long history of collaboration and partnership," said Yoshihiro Shiraiwa, President and CEO, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America.

Hitachi Sets New Target to Contribute to a Net Zero Society

Monday, September 13, 2021 - 3:41am

This new target revises Hitachi's previous target of 80% reduction by FY2050 which was set in 2016.

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  • This new target revises Hitachi's previous target of 80% reduction by FY2050 which was set in 2016.
  • Hitachi is also committed to working with partners in its supply chain, through its sustainable procurement guideline, issued in July 2021.
  • Hitachi aims to contribute to a Net Zero society through these activities.
  • Digital technology has a key role to play in helping society reach Net Zero and today's announcement is another sign of Hitachi's commitment.

Tech Leaders from The Philippines to Draw Insights From Use-Cases and Informative Keynotes at Trescon's World AI & RPA Show

Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 1:00am

The event will feature keynotes presentations, product showcases, panel discussions, tech talks and fireside chats to find solutions to problems and trends in the AI space.

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  • The event will feature keynotes presentations, product showcases, panel discussions, tech talks and fireside chats to find solutions to problems and trends in the AI space.
  • The event will focus on eye-opening topics such as:
    - RPA and AI implementation: Challenges and Opportunities
    - Improving CX with AI and RPA, and much more.
  • World AI & RPA Show is officially sponsored by Gold Sponsors - Oracle and Denodo; Bronze Sponsor - BCS Technology.
  • To get your complimentary passes, visit: World AI & RPA Show - Manila
    World AI Show is a thought-leadership-driven, business-focused, global series of events that takes place in strategic locations across the world.

MHI Thermal Systems' Air Conditioners for the Australian Market Receive Highest Ratings Once Again

Friday, September 10, 2021 - 5:02am

The air conditioners are marketed by MHI Thermal Systems' local subsidiary, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia, Pty.

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  • The air conditioners are marketed by MHI Thermal Systems' local subsidiary, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia, Pty.
  • Earlier this year, they received top ratings from the Australian product review site Finder and from New Zealand's highly respected consumer advocacy organization Consumer NZ.
  • According to CHOICE, its 2021 survey was conducted on 1,700 members operating a total of more than 200 different air conditioners.
  • MHIAA was established as MHI Thermal Systems' air-conditioner sales and service base in Australia in 2009.