Toyota planning ¥100 billion bond issue to focus on R&D

/ May 18, 2017

Toyota planning ¥100 billion bond issue to focus on R&D

Toyota Motor Corp. is mulling issuing up to ¥100 billion ($900 million) in bonds with maturities of up to 20 years to invest in developing next-generation car technologies, sources close to the matter said Thursday.Toyota plans to spend around ¥1.05 trillion on research and ...

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 Executive ...

/ 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 nation ...

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 — ...