Posts Tagged: DENSO

DENSO invests in Infineon, citing increased importance of semiconductors

Global automotive supplier DENSO has taken a stake In Infineon Technologies, a company that makes in-vehicle semiconductor products, including microcomputers for control applications, semiconductor sensors and other components for electrified vehicles. The Triple Trend of vehicle electrification, autonomy and connectivity is driving increased demand for semiconductor products, so DENSO aims to increase its expertise in… Read more »

Mazda, Denso and Toyota to jointly develop EV tech for multiple vehicle segments

Mazda, Denso and Toyota have signed a contract to jointly develop basic structural technologies for EVs. The three companies have also decided to establish a new company consisting of selected engineers from each company to ensure the efficient implementation of the new projects. The companies say that the huge investments and time required to cover… Read more »

New report examines Chinese battery management system market

The Battery Management System (BMS) is a key component of any plug-in or hybrid vehicle, and China is rapidly developing as a major market for “new energy” vehicles. Many in the auto industry are sure to find the topic of this new report from China Market Research Reports timely. Global and China Power Battery Management… Read more »

Silicon carbide power semiconductors improve hybrid fuel efficiency

Toyota and Denso have collaborated to develop a silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductor for use in power control units (PCUs). Using SiC power semiconductors, Toyota aims to improve hybrid fuel efficiency by 10 percent and reduce PCU size by 80 percent, compared to current PCUs with silicon-only semiconductors. The PCU is a critical component of… Read more »

DENSO begins field test of wireless battery charging system

Global automotive supplier DENSO is beginning a ten-month field test of its wireless battery charging system in Toyota City, Japan. The test is intended to identify any potential operational issues and look at ways to enhance the convenience of wireless charging. For the test, DENSO has equipped a delivery truck with a power receiver that… Read more »

It all adds up: extending EV range through efficiency increases

Want to increase the range of your EV without adding capacity to the costly battery pack? Optimize. In parallel with global research efforts to improve the power density of batteries, many are looking for new ways to use less energy per mile.   Mitsubishi’s New Motor Mitsubishi Electric is hard at work redefining what a… Read more »

DENSO develops home energy management system

DENSO Corporation, a Japanese supplier of automotive components, announced last week that it has jointly developed a home energy management system (HEMS) with Toyota Housing Corporation. The HEMS, which will be available in Japan in 2012, has optional functions that work with plug-in hybrid or electric vehicles. The system features a 7-inch touchscreen monitor that shows… Read more »