May 19, 2014

New group to lead joint research into automobile engines

by Masaaki Kameda

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

by Kazuaki Nagata

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 ...