DENSO shares updates on the company’s business strategy semiconductor strategy briefings

Key media, analysts and investors heard from DENSO leaders about semiconductor mobility provider’s short- and medium-term plans

CARIA, Japan (June 2, 2021) – DENSO, a leading mobility provider, hosted a business briefing yesterday to share its semiconductor strategy and how the company is achieving its Long – term policy 2030. During the briefing, DENSO leaders discussed how semiconductors are helping to lay the groundwork in pursuing the company’s two major causes: Green, carbon neutrality by 2035 and Tranquility, creating a safe and hassle-free world for all.

“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. “

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Promoting the development, standardization and deepening of cooperation with specialized manufacturers and supply chain maintenance activities “to ensure the stable purchase of advanced 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.

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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.

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Strengthening judgment on the current situation and future opportunities for establishing 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.

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