DENSO shares updates on the company direction of the semiconductor strategy at a business briefing Editing News

“Semiconductors are crucial to the automotive industry as new vehicles and mobility technologies become increasingly dependent on them to unlock new opportunities, especially in the areas of electrification and autonomous driving,” said Yoshifumi Kato, senior executive. and Chief Technology Officer of DENSO Corporation. “That’s it. It’s important to make the most of existing semiconductor supplies while creating our own robust chips to meet growing demand. At DENSO, we have divided semiconductor activities into three areas, each with its own strategy for stable supply and development. “

<Стратегии за микрокомпютър и система на чип (SoC)>
Promoting the development, standardization and deepening of cooperation with specialized manufacturers and supply chain maintenance activities “to ensure a stable purchase of modern logic semiconductors.
Ensuring a stable public procurement network is paramount for microcomputers and SoCs, where the division of labor in specification, design and production is advancing and miniaturization is needed. DENSO will work to strategically present vehicle specifications, promote standardization, provide multiple production bases and reform the supply structure. By 2025, DENSO intends to standardize microcomputers, close the gap between the automotive and semiconductor industries and make the supply chain more stable.

<Стратегии за силови и аналогови полупроводници>
Develop and manufacture internal devices and plates and manufacturing processes to maximize system competitiveness.
DENSO has been producing high-voltage power and analog semiconductors for about half a century, striving to develop robust semiconductors.

In the case of high-voltage power semiconductors, DENSO is working on the production of large-diameter silicon wafers with strategic partners and for the full launch of silicon carbide wafers, which will help improve the price of electricity for battery-electric vehicles (BEVs). In analog semiconductors, the company will accelerate the development of robust semiconductors that can withstand the performance of vehicle environments and application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) that fully meet the needs of our customers. By 2025, DENSO aims to achieve sales equivalent to 500 billion yen as its own semiconductors.

<Стратегии за сензори>
Strengthen current situation assessment and future implementation capabilities to establish strategic partnerships with semiconductor suppliers.
Through cooperation with strategic partners, DENSO will apply non-vehicle technologies to the automotive field. The company will accelerate cooperation with strategic partners by anticipating rapidly changing technological trends and communicating trends in cars to strategic partners. The company will also work to further strengthen its semiconductor planning capabilities, which will be needed for future mobility, and our technological capabilities to maximize sensor performance. DENSO aims to develop compact, high-performance environmental sensors with advanced driver assistance features of level 3 or higher by 2025.

Please see the slides of the presentation below.

About DENSO
DENSO is a $ 45.1 billion global mobility provider that develops advanced technology and components for almost every make and model of vehicle on the road today. With production at its core, DENSO is investing in its 198 facilities to produce an electrification system, propulsion system, thermal system, mobility electronics and advanced devices to create jobs that directly change the way the world moves. More than 167,000 employees pave the way for a future of mobility that improves lives, eliminates accidents and protects the environment. Headquartered in Karia, Japan, DENSO spent 9.0 percent of its global consolidated R&D sales in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022. For more information on global DENSO, visit https://www.denso.com / global / en /.

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