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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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Bridgestone Announces Sweeping Sales, Profits Increases in January–March Results

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has announced its business results (IFRS) for the January–March, which include sales revenue of 891.01 billion yen ($6.96 billion), up 22.5 percent year-on-year; adjusted operating profit of 101.1 billion yen, up 19.2 percent; and net profit, including that for discontinued operations, of 53.84 billion yen, down 81.1 percent. Net profit was significantly lower due to a one-time...

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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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Toyota, Subaru Select Sumitomo Rubber Tire as OE for New BEVs

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has started supplying its Dunlop SP Sport Maxx 060 as an OE tire for the bZ4X, the latest model battery electric vehicle (BEV) from Toyota Motor Corp. (TYO:7203) that is launching this May. The same tire has also been selected as OE for the Solterra, another new BEV unveiled by Subaru Corp. (TYO:7270) last November....

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Tokai Carbon Posts 94.7% Profit Growth for First Quarter of Calendar 2022

Japanese carbon black giant Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd. (TYO:5301) has posted strong results for the first quarter of calendar 2022. This includes sales revenue of 69.51 billion yen, up 28.8 percent year-on-year; operating income of 7.94 billion yen, up 94.7 percent; ordinary income of 8.41 billion yen, up by 110.2 percent; and net income of 4.04 billion yen, up by...

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Asahi Kasei Develops System for Calculating Carbon Footprint of Synthetic Rubber, Elastomer Products

Asahi Kasei Corp. (TYO:3407) has developed a proprietary system for calculating the carbon footprint of products (CFP) in its synthetic rubber and elastomer lineups. The system is based in part on the group-wide management infrastructure that Asahi Kasei calls its Data Exploration and Exchange Pipeline (DEEP). Using this new system, Asahi Kasei has managed to visualize CFP for a range...

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