Renesas embraces change with plans to outsource chip R&D

Jul 1, 2016

Renesas embraces change with plans to outsource chip R&D

Renesas Electronics Corp. is doing something that only a decade ago would have been unthinkable for a Japanese semiconductor maker: outsourcing research overseas. Outsourcing more R&D reduces the cost of developing components for new applications in autonomous cars and “the internet of things,” Chief ...

Jun 2, 2016

Honda to set up AI research base in Tokyo

Honda Motor Co. said Thursday that subsidiary Honda R&D Co. plans to establish a research and development base specializing in artificial intelligence in the Akasaka district of Tokyo in September. The major automaker will consolidate almost all of its AI-related R&D activities in the ...

May 19, 2014

New group to lead joint research into automobile engines

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A joint research initiative for developing car engines will be led by the Research Association of Automobile Internal Combustion Engines (AICE), it was announced Monday. The aim of consolidating the industry’s research into nonpolluting, fuel-efficient engines is to reduce development costs at each of ...

DoCoMo counting on R&D to stay ahead

May 25, 2013

DoCoMo counting on R&D to stay ahead

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NTT DoCoMo Inc., despite being Japan’s biggest mobile phone carrier, has been struggling against tough smartphone competition from KDDI Corp. and Softbank Corp., which is leading in that area. But one edge that the cellphone behemoth — it has more than 60 million subscribers ...