Business / Corporate Aug 3, 2017

NEC mull exit from EV battery business

NEC Corp. might pull out of its lithium-ion battery business for electric vehicles by selling its battery electrode subsidiary to a Chinese investment fund, sources close to the matter said Thursday. The electronics giant is apparently planning to sell NEC Energy Device to Chinese group ...

Business / Tech Dec 25, 2016

Denso, NEC to tie up on self-driving technology for automobiles

Major auto parts maker Denso Corp. will team up with NEC Corp. on developing self-driving automobile technology that makes use of artificial intelligence, sources at the two companies said. With NEC boasting expertise in developing artificial intelligence and software, Denso plans to use its information ...

Smart underwear that measures health data developed

Business / Tech Jan 7, 2016

Smart underwear that measures health data developed

An upcoming trade fair in Tokyo will showcase wearable devices that include underwear that can measure the wearer's heart rate, calorie consumption and back straightness. The machine-washable garment, knitted with conductive metallic textiles, was developed by major underwear maker Gunze Ltd. in collaboration with NEC ...