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Toyoda Gosei Selected for GaN Power Semiconductor Development as Part of CO2 Reduction Project

Toyota Group company Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) has been selected alongside Panasonic Corp. (TYO:6752), Nagoya University and Osaka University to develop next-gen gallium nitride (GaN) power semiconductors as part of a Japanese government project. Run under the Ministry of the Environment (MoE), these efforts will form the “FY2022 Project for Acceleration of Social Implementation and Dissemination of Components (GaN)...

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Toyoda Gosei Selected for GaN Power Semiconductor Development as Part of CO2 Reduction Project

Toyota Group company Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) has been selected alongside Panasonic Corp. (TYO:6752), Nagoya University and Osaka University to develop next-gen gallium nitride (GaN) power semiconductors as part of a Japanese government project. Run under the Ministry of the Environment (MoE), these efforts will form the “FY2022 Project for Acceleration of Social Implementation and Dissemination of Components (GaN)...

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Japan’s Used Tire Recycling Rate Drops Five Percentage Points in 2021

The Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association (JATMA) has released figures on the recycling of used tires for calendar 2021. According to these figures, last year saw Japan generate 91 million used tires, up by 5 million year-on-year, or 987,000 tons by weight, up by 50,000 tons. The total here consists of figures from tire replacements and end-of-life vehicles. Taking a...

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Sumitomo Riko Sees Anti-Vibration Rubber for Trains Picked up by JR Central

Sumitomo Riko (TYO:5191) has had its anti-vibration rubber for trains get selected for use in the 315 series, a conventional commuter train offered by Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Central; TYO:9022). Anti-vibration rubber can be fitted to a train’s bogie to minimize vibration while the train is in motion. Sumitomo Riko’s offerings in this market are used in overseas and...

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Ube Group Sets New 2030 Environmental Targets, Including 50% Cut to Emissions

The Ube Group, which runs operations for synthetic rubber and more, recently announced that it has revised its environmental targets for fiscal 2030. New targets announced by the company here include a 50 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to fiscal 2013 levels, as well as the metric of having at least 60 percent of consolidated net sales come...

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Toyo Tires to Sponsor 2022 Sanriku Fireworks Festival

Toyo Tire Corp. (TYO:5105) is set to sponsor the 2022 Sanriku Fireworks Festival, which will be held in Rikuzentakata, Iwate, on April 29 and October 8. The Sanriku Fireworks Festival is an event that was started by volunteers from the Sanriku Coast – an area hit hard by the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami of 2011 – in the hope of...

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