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January 2016, management briefing (Part 2)

26 January 2016

The second part of this month’s briefing reviews just some of the supplier autonomous driving innovations that caught our eye in the consumer electronics show (CES) and Detroit auto show this month. While they may not be household names, the likes of Autoliv, Bosch, Continental, Delphi, Denso, Magna, Valeo, Visteon and ZF TRW will heavily influence how your autonomous car will perform. Here, the tech talk is on sensor fusion (critical for self-driving cars), connectivity and vehicle-to-everything. In the meantime, semi-autonomous technologies are becoming more affordable thereby paving the way for mass-vehicle market growth.


Briefing: 48V mild hybrids (3)

27 February 2015

Moving to a 48V architecture in hybrid and electric vehicles offers plenty of promise. It provides about four times the energy recuperation - from regenerative and friction braking - than is available on the traditional 12V system. Calum MacRae takes a closer look at supplier plans and forecasts for 48V.


Supplier industry M&A and IPO briefing

28 November 2014

This month's managament briefing reviews the financial position of the global supplier automotive supplier industry. Part 2 highlights recent developments in industry structure, including M&A and IPO activity and corporate restructuring.


Briefing: Supplier industry financial review

25 November 2014

Part 1 of this briefing reviews the recent financial results of a sample of major global auto suppliers; Part 2 highlights recent developments in industry structure, including M&A and IPO activity and corporate restructuring.

Latest interviews


Q&A with Denso’s thermal systems division

7 March 2016

Denso's thermal systems division represents its second largest segment, accounting for approximately one-third of the company's annual turnover. The division produces climate control products and engine-cooling systems. Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one suppliers, Matthew Beecham spoke to Tibor Gyoeroeg, Senior Manager at Denso Automotive Deutschland GmbH and Matteo Biglia, Director at Denso Thermal Systems Italy about the supplier's cooling system technologies.


Denso VP on developing concepts for air-con - Q&A

10 November 2015

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one suppliers, Matthew Beecham spoke to Roland Priesemuth, Vice President Business Development, Denso Thermal Europe Centre about the key market drivers for climate control technologies.


Q&A with Mentor Graphics

18 September 2014

Mentor Graphics is a major supplier of software tools that help engineers design electronic systems and components. Headquartered in Oregon, US, Mentor generates annual revenues of some US$1bn. Its tools are involved in the design of almost every electronic gadget you can think of. To find out about its automotive business, Matthew Beecham spoke to Martin O’Brien, General Manager, Integrated Electrical Systems Division Mentor Graphics.


INTERVIEW: Retiring CLEPA CEO Holmqvist: Part 1

3 April 2012

After eight hugely influential years at the helm of one of Europe's most powerful lobbying bodies, Lars Holmqvist is stepping down as supplier body CLEPA CEO to concentrate on other automotive projects. In the first part of two interviews, Holmqvist, a man who when he phones European Commission (EC) president, Jose Manuel Barrow, the phone is picked up, talks to Simon Warburton in his Brussels office before handing over the reins to former PSA board member, Jean-Marc Gales.

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Denso to expand with new Japan plant

22 May 2017

Denso Corporation said it would build an additional plant at its Fukushima prefecture location in Tamura city to diversity its manufacturing lineup to include powertrain components, which, it said, "will enhance the competitiveness of the group's production system [in] Japan".


Denso and Toshiba ramp up collaboration

2 May 2017

Denso Corporation and Toshiba Corporation have announced that the two companies have begun talks to enhance collaborations in the fields of Internet of Things (IoT)-based manufacturing, advanced driver assistance, automated driving, and others.


Denso/Ibiden to develop vehicle exhaust system

28 April 2017

Denso Corporation and electronics and ceramics company Ibiden have formed a capital and business alliance to jointly develop 'the next-generation vehicle exhaust system'.


Suzuki JV to produce li-ion batteries in India

18 April 2017

Suzuki Motor has agreed to establish a joint venture with Toshiba and Denso to produce lithium-ion batteries in India.


Denso to expand Iwate plant in Japan

29 March 2017

Denso Corporation announced it will build an additional plant, at an existing facility in Iwate Prefecture, to expand production to include instrument clusters and, it said, "enhance the competitiveness of the group's production system in Japan".


Denso develops plant-derived plastic materials

21 March 2017

Denso Corporation announced that it is using bio-polycarbonate (PC) made from starch and urethane resin extracted from castor oil in some of its products. Denso says it has been conducting research and development on plant-derived plastic materials, which are based on plant molecular structures, in order to reduce impacts on the environment.


EC hits six suppliers with EUR155m cartel fine

9 March 2017

Six automotive suppliers have been fined a total of EUR155m (US$164m) by the European Commission (EC) for taking part in one or more of four cartels concerning supplies of air conditioning and engine cooling components to car manufacturers in the European Economic Area (EEA).


just-auto Plus only EU Commission imposes reduced fine on Denso

9 March 2017

On 8 March 2017, the European Commission (the Commission) announced that it has imposed fines on certain automotive suppliers that infringed EU competition law in connection with past sales of automotive HVAC units, compressors, electric compressors and...


Toyota introduces new exhaust purifying catalyst

22 February 2017

Toyota has announced the commercial availability of a new, smaller catalyst that it says uses 20% less precious metal in approximately 20% less volume, while maintaining the same exhaust gas purification performance.


just-auto Plus only Denso announces its new management structure

20 February 2017

Denso Corporation announced its new management structure and management changes. The new structure will help Denso advance in areas the Automotive industry is quickly progressing in, such as electrification, automated driving, connected vehicles, car sharing...


just-auto Plus only Denso selects Cinemo's multimedia solutions

7 February 2017

Cinemo, a global leader in high performance and automotive grade multimedia playback, streaming, media management and connectivity middleware, has announced that Denso, a leading supplier of advanced automotive technology, systems and components, has selected...


Denso nine month global revenue down 1.8%

2 February 2017

Denso has unveiled nine-month consolidated operating profit of US$2.1bn, up 1.8%, although consolidated revenue fell 1.8% to US28.4bn.


just-auto Plus only Denso North America announces management changes

25 January 2017

As global automotive supplier Denso continues to expand its footprint in North America, the company is committed to regional and global leadership development. Denso is pleased to announce the following management and organisational changes across North...


just-auto Plus only Denso opens R&D Lab at the University of Michigan

11 January 2017

Global auto supplier Denso on 10 January 2017 announced the opening of the Denso R&D Lab at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor to accelerate development of new auto safety technologies and create new research opportunities for engineering...


Denso develops smallest auto stereo vision sensor

6 January 2017

Denso Corporation has announced that it has developed a small stereo vision sensor to contribute to improving the safety of compact vehicles.


Denso/NEC to jointly develop ADAS components

3 January 2017

Denso Corporation and NEC Corporation have announced their cooperation in the fields of advanced driver assistance, automated driving, and manufacturing, to help preserve the global environment and create a safe and secure automotive society.


just-auto Plus only Denso concludes acquisition of its own shares

1 December 2016

Denso Corporation (the “Company”), announced the status of acquisition of its own shares pursuant to Article 156 of the Corporation Act as applied pursuant to Article 165, Paragraph 3 of the Corporation Act, which was resolved at the board of...


Toyota president to head EV division

30 November 2016

Toyota Motor has appointed its president to head the newly formed electric car division, a move that reinforces its recent commitment to develop a technology its has been slow to embrace.


Toyota to establish in-house EV venture company

17 November 2016

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced it had decided to establish an in-house venture company responsible for developing electric vehicles (EVs).


just-auto Plus only Denso/Imagination join on hardware multithreading

14 November 2016

Denso Corporation on 14 November 2016 announced that it and Imagination Technologies (hereinafter “Imagination”), headquartered in Hertfordshire, UK, are undertaking joint research on hardware multithreading that enables a processor (CPU) to...


South Korea fines MHI and Denso for price fixing

2 November 2016

South Korean anti-trust authorities have fined two Japanese automotive parts manufacturers for colluding to fix prices, according to local reports.


Denso H1 fiscal year revenue down 2.3%

28 October 2016

Denso has posted first half of fiscal year results that show sales and profit down on last year.


Denso-Sony sensors to detect pedestrians at night

26 October 2016

Denso says its image sensors provided by Sony Semiconductor Solutions has helped it improve the performance of its in-vehicle vision sensors and can now detect pedestrians during night conditions.


Toyota-Denso opens air conditioner parts plant

17 October 2016

PT Toyota-Denso Automotive Compressor Indonesia has announced the start of operations at its newly-built US$88m auto components plant in the West Java town of Cikarang, around 70km (40 miles) east of Indonesia’s capital city Jakarta.


Denso and Toshiba to collaborate on camera AI tech

17 October 2016

Denso Corporation and Toshiba Corporation have reached a basic agreement to jointly develop an artificial intelligence technology called Deep Neural Network-Intellectual Property (DNN-IP), which will be used in image recognition systems which have been independently developed by the two companies to help achieve advanced driver assistance and automated driving technologies.


just-auto Plus only Denso enters investment agreement with Thinci

7 October 2016

Denso International America, has entered into an investment agreement with Thinci, an innovative deep-learning, vision processing startup developing innovative machine learning technology that enables the application of deep learning and vision processing in...


just-auto Plus only Denso announces acquisition of own shares

13 September 2016

Denso Corporation (the “company”), announced the status of acquisition of its own shares pursuant to Article 156 of the corporation act as applied pursuant to Article 165, paragraph 3 of the corporation act, which was resolved at the board of...


just-auto Plus only Denso/Toyota/Fujitsu JV changing capital structure

9 September 2016

Denso Corporation, Fujitsu Limited, and Toyota Motor Corporation have reached a basic agreement to start consideration of changing the capital structure of Fujitsu Ten Limited, in which the three companies have stakes. A review will be conducted to...


just-auto Plus only Denso Corporation acquires its own shares

2 September 2016

Denso Corporation (the “company”), announced the status of acquisition of its own shares pursuant to Article 156 of the corporation act as applied pursuant to article 165, paragraph 3 of the corporation act, which was resolved at the board of...


just-auto Plus only Denso signs technical advisory contract

26 August 2016

In an effort to deepen and advance its knowledge in artificial intelligence, Denso has entered into a technical advisory contract with one of the world's foremost researchers in computer vision, Carnegie Mellon University professor Dr. Takeo Kanade....

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Denso to expand with new Japan plant

22 May 2017

Denso Corporation said it would build an additional plant at its Fukushima prefecture location in...


Denso and Toshiba ramp up collaboration

2 May 2017

Denso Corporation and Toshiba Corporation have announced that the two companies have begun talks...


Denso/Ibiden to develop vehicle exhaust system

28 April 2017

Denso Corporation and electronics and ceramics company Ibiden have formed a capital and business...


Suzuki JV to produce li-ion batteries in India

18 April 2017

Suzuki Motor has agreed to establish a joint venture with Toshiba and Denso to produce lithium-io...


Denso to expand Iwate plant in Japan

29 March 2017

Denso Corporation announced it will build an additional plant, at an existing facility in Iwate P...


Denso develops plant-derived plastic materials

21 March 2017

Denso Corporation announced that it is using bio-polycarbonate (PC) made from starch and urethane...



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