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NEC Opens Service Design Academy for Promoting Digital Transformation

Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 2:26am

TOKYO, June 3, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) today announced the opening of the "NEC Academy for Future Creation Design," a center for developing human resources that are well-versed in digital transformation (DX).

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, June 3, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) today announced the opening of the "NEC Academy for Future Creation Design," a center for developing human resources that are well-versed in digital transformation (DX).
  • The academy will be dedicated to imparting service design skills and mind sets that leverage "design thinking" and promote the advancement of DX.
  • NEC has already provided training for more than 2,500 employees in design thinking and aims to accept 1,500 participants to the academy over the next three years.
  • NEC developed the "NEC Design Thinking Framework" in collaboration with Business Models Inc. (BMI) as a business design methodology for DX.

Joint venture between Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors marks 10 years

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 11:16am

TOKYO, June 1, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - The joint venture between Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, NMKV Co., Ltd., has marked ten years since its founding.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, June 1, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - The joint venture between Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, NMKV Co., Ltd., has marked ten years since its founding.
  • Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors established NMKV on June 1, 2011 as a 50/50 joint venture engaged in product planning and project management for minivehicles sold in the Japan market.
  • Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors collaborate closely from the product planning stage while pursuing distinct designs that embody the two brands.
  • The latest models from Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors feature many Nissan advanced technologies and are designed to make customers' lives more comfortable and exciting.

Mitsubishi Corporation: Launch of New Startup Accelerator Program to Promote Decarbonization

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 10:03am

TOKYO, June 1, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) are pleased to announce a new startup accelerator program designed to promote efforts to decarbonize.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, June 1, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) are pleased to announce a new startup accelerator program designed to promote efforts to decarbonize.
  • MC and NYK will team up with Startupbootcamp Australia (SBC Australia), a branch of one of the largest Europe-origin accelerators Startupbootcamp Group.
  • This program aims to scout and support promising startups with disruptive technologies and business ideas to solve problems in the energy and resource sectors.
  • The partners expect to run several program cycles to accelerate a significant number of startups.

Hitachi Astemo EV motor and inverter adopted in Mazda's first mass-produced electric vehicle "MAZDA MX-30 EV MODEL"

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 6:03am

TOKYO, June 1, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Hitachi Astemo Co., Ltd. today announced that its EV motors and inverters were adopted by Mazda Motor Corporation for their first mass-produced electric vehicle, the "MAZDA MX-30 EV MODEL" which was launched in Japan in January 2021.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, June 1, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Hitachi Astemo Co., Ltd. today announced that its EV motors and inverters were adopted by Mazda Motor Corporation for their first mass-produced electric vehicle, the "MAZDA MX-30 EV MODEL" which was launched in Japan in January 2021.
  • The motor adopted in the "MAZDA MX-30 EV MODEL" has high output and high efficiency performance enabled by our unique technology.
  • The compact, high output inverter is made possible by our unique double-sided direct water-cooling power module.
  • Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Hitachi Astemo is a joint venture between Hitachi, Ltd. and Honda Motor Co. Hitachi Astemo is a technology company that develops, manufactures, sells and services automotive and transportation components, as well as industrial machinery and systems.

Eisai and ITO EN Enter Into Business Alliance Aiming to Support People Living with Dementia and to Prevent Dementia

Monday, May 31, 2021 - 10:54am

TOKYO, May 31, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. and ITO EN, LTD. announced today that both parties have entered into a business alliance agreement concerning the initiatives for supporting people living with and preventing dementia with the aim of realizing a healthy and long-lived society.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, May 31, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. and ITO EN, LTD. announced today that both parties have entered into a business alliance agreement concerning the initiatives for supporting people living with and preventing dementia with the aim of realizing a healthy and long-lived society.
  • The specific initiatives planned are as follows.
  • As support for holding seminars on exercise and food related to dementia disease awareness and brain health by local governments for residents, the packaged solution plans to be provided through ITO EN's 186 business offices nationwide.
  • At the events and campaigns hosted by ITO EN, participants will be provided with the information on brain health and the opportunity to check brain performance using "NouKNOW".

MHI Machine Tool Launches Two New Hobbing Machines With Higher Speed, Precision and Efficiency

Monday, May 31, 2021 - 10:32am

TOKYO, May 31, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machine Tool Co., Ltd., a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, announces June 2021 launch of the new GE15HS and GE25HS models of hobbing machines.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, May 31, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machine Tool Co., Ltd., a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, announces June 2021 launch of the new GE15HS and GE25HS models of hobbing machines.
  • Emphasizing high precision and efficiency, the new machines focus on electric and hybrid cars amid the global trend toward decarbonization.
  • These new machine models are a significantly improved addition to the GE Series of hobbing machines, which has shipped more than 2,800 units since its launch in 2004.
  • MHI Machine Tool, with expertise in both gear machine tools and cutting tools, offers a full lineup of gear production machines, including these two new models.

Honda to Begin Supplying Electrified Power Unit, eGX, for Commercial-Grade Work Equipment

Monday, May 31, 2021 - 10:16am

TOKYO, May 31, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. will begin supplying its eGX electrified DC power unit to Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) customers for use as a power source in their small-sized work equipment.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, May 31, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. will begin supplying its eGX electrified DC power unit to Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) customers for use as a power source in their small-sized work equipment.
  • Honda eGX electrified power unit for small-sized work equipment (Left: Integrated type/ Right: Separated type)
    The eGX electrified power unit inherits the high reliability and excellent installation compatibility of Honda's GX Series general-purpose engines, which have been adopted by a large number of work equipment OEMs as a power source for various types of commercial-grade work equipment.
  • Moreover, Honda enabled the installation of eGX to more types of work equipment by offering two types of the eGX, integrated and separate types, and also by ensuring the high compatibility with Honda GX Series engines.
  • This was achieved by making the size of the engine-flange mounting holes and shaft dimensions identical to those of Honda GX series engines(1).

Hitachi's new facility is being established in the United States in order to collaborate and create new solutions with customers

Monday, May 31, 2021 - 8:51am

We are consolidating our semiconductor technology development facilities in the United States into this newly established facility.

Key Points: 
  • We are consolidating our semiconductor technology development facilities in the United States into this newly established facility.
  • Our goal is to support our customers utilizing Hitachi's unique technology innovations, contribute to solving their technology challenges, and partner on management-related challenges.
  • This overseas facility has been supporting R&D and production projects for our US-based customers in the semiconductor etch field.
  • Hitachi High-Tech Group will continue to pursue and create new social and environmental value together with our customers and contribute to cutting-edge manufacturing.

Suntory Beverage & Food and Hitachi Collaboratively Create IoT Platform to Realize Precision Traceability, and the Digital Transformation of Factory Management and Work Styles at the Suntory Kita-Alps Shinano-no-Mori Water Plant

Monday, May 31, 2021 - 7:07am

Until recently, data was collected and utilized by each processing and production line was individually optimized.

Key Points: 
  • Until recently, data was collected and utilized by each processing and production line was individually optimized.
  • The companies aim for a next-generation factory model that is overall optimal and continues to evolve by connecting this data and using in the installed software.
  • With this initiative, a precision traceability system has been installed that connects and integrally manages manufacturing and inspection history and quality information for each product.
  • This allows for a rapid response by referencing information and offering explanations when receiving inquiries from consumers related to products.

Hydrogen Project in Hamburg on German Government Shortlist

Monday, May 31, 2021 - 1:00am

The project in Hamburg has been included in the German Federal Ministry of Economics' shortlist of projects under consideration for funding under the EU's "Important Projects of Common European Interest" (IPCEI) program.

Key Points: 
  • The project in Hamburg has been included in the German Federal Ministry of Economics' shortlist of projects under consideration for funding under the EU's "Important Projects of Common European Interest" (IPCEI) program.
  • The shortlist includes 62 projects from initially around 200 individual projects that applied for funding under the IPCEI program.
  • The HH-WIN project, by the Hamburg gas network, which will provide the pipeline infrastructure for hydrogen transport in Hamburg, is also on the short list.
  • Numerous potential customers for green hydrogen are located near the site, thus enabling the project to cover the entire hydrogen value chain - from generation to storage, transport and utilization in various sectors.

NEC's AI Supports Doctors to Detect Neoplasia in Barrett's Esophagus during Endoscopic Procedures

Friday, May 28, 2021 - 3:22pm

TOKYO, May 28, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced the development of an AI technology for supporting doctors to detect neoplasia in Barrett's esophagus during endoscopic procedures.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, May 28, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced the development of an AI technology for supporting doctors to detect neoplasia in Barrett's esophagus during endoscopic procedures.
  • This software is connected to endoscopy processors and automatically notifies users of potential Barrett's neoplasia from images captured during endoscopic procedures.
  • Barrett's esophagus is a pre-cancerous condition in which the inner lining of the esophagus is replaced by a lining that resembles that of the stomach.
  • Patients with Barrett's esophagus have 30-40 fold higher risk of developing cancer of the esophagus as compared to the normal population (4).