Innovation

New Zeon Thermal Interface Material Sheets Offer Hope for Semiconductor Heat Issues

An advanced thermal interface material (TIM) sheet developed by Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) holds promise in helping to create an energy-efficient, smart, low-carbon economy. This potential stems from TIM’s ability to significantly reduce the temperature of semiconductors used in servers and power devices, where heat generation is a growing technical issue. Great advances in the processing power of semiconductor chips in...

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Toyoda Gosei Develops New Side Airbag

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) recently announced that it has jointly developed a new side airbag with Toyota Motor Corp. (TYO:7203). Compatible with various makes and models, the new airbag has already been adopted for use in Toyota’s new Camry and is scheduled to be equipped in about 2.5 million vehicles annually. Side airbags, which are mounted by the side...

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Toyoda Gosei Launches High-Performance LED Product for Automotive Headlights

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) has developed a new LED product that serves as a light source for automobile headlights, providing both top-class luminosity and low power consumption. The LED light source applies the blue LED crystal growth technology Toyoda Gosei has developed over the years to fashion an improved gallium nitride crystal structure. Also used in the light source...

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Toyoda Gosei Enters Into Exclusive e-Rubber Licensing Agreement

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) and Advanced Softmaterials Inc. have concluded an exclusive licensing agreement for the use and sales of Slide-Ring Material, a key material for e-Rubber. The agreement is limited to applications of the material in dielectric actuators and dielectric sensors. Advanced Softmaterials, which was established in 2005 with the aim of commercializing the Slide-Ring Material developed at...

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Sumitomo Rubber Develops New Tire Sensing Technology

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has developed a new tire sensing technology able to detect road conditions and tire load. Sensing Core, as the company calls the technology, analyzes the wheel speed signals that are generated by the rotation of the tires. Sumitomo Rubber has already made extensive progress on its Deflation Warning System (DWS) technology, which analyzes wheel speed signals from the...

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Sumitomo Riko Develops New, Low-Cost Version of Refleshine Window Film

Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191) has launched Refleshine TW36, a film for heat shielding and insulation that also makes windows stronger. The product marks an advance in materials development. Sumitomo Riko restructured the film to reduce costs while retaining all the advantages. The new Refleshine film maintains protection against glass breakage, heat shielding and insulation, a more pleasant indoor environment...

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