Nidec To Supply BLDC Motors for FIRST® Robotics Competition

Press Releases   •   Dec 08, 2017 01:46 EST

ST. LOUIS – In 2018, for the first time, high school students in FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics competition will be allowed to use Dynamo Brushless DC (BLDC) motors that will be supplied by Nidec Motor Corporation.


Nidec and Groupe PSA to Sign Joint Venture Agreement for Automotive Electric Traction Motor

Press Releases   •   Dec 05, 2017 23:03 EST

Nidec Corporation and Groupe PSA, through Nidec Leroy-Somer Holding, intend to set up a joint venture dedicated to the design, development, manufacture and sale of electric traction motors. For this purpose, Nidec Leroy-Somer and Groupe PSA entered into a joint venture agreement on December 4, 2017.


Nidec Acquires driveXpert GmbH—a German Company Specialized in Design and Development of Hardware and Software for Automotive Electronic Control Units

Press Releases   •   Dec 05, 2017 19:54 EST

Nidec Corporation announces that it has acquired 100% of the shares of driveXpert GmbH, a company specialized in design and development of hardware and software for automotive Electronic Control Units (ECU), from its former shareholders on November 30, 2017. The deal will enable the combination of Nidec’s high-performance motors and driveXpert’s high precision ECUs.


“Nidec Moves Everything” – World’s biggest motor maker to show off its comprehensive line-up at CES 2018"

Press Releases   •   Dec 01, 2017 10:00 EST

● With the emergence of the drone & robotics industries, the demand for motors is set to increase significantly. ● Nidec wants to respond to this demand by showing its comprehensive range of motors along with numerous demonstrations and other unique experiences at CES 2018. ● Nidec will exhibit at the drone & robotics corner of CES 2018 in LVCC, South Hall 2, booth #25835.


Viet Nam Prime Minister's Visit to Nidec Head Office Featured on YouTube Channel of Prime Minister's Office of Japan

Press Releases   •   Oct 01, 2017 21:11 EDT

On June 8, 2017, Nidec's Head Office in Kyoto, Japan was graced with a visit from his excellency Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, prime minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam. During his visit, prime minister Phuc inspected one of the Nidec group’s factories after meeting with Nidec’s chairman, president & CEO Shigenobu Nagamori at the company’s administrative head office.


The 67th International Motor Show (IAA) Kicks Off in Frankfurt

Blog posts   •   Sep 18, 2017 01:50 EDT


Nidec Develops New Electric Power Steering (EPS) Powerpack for Automobiles

Press Releases   •   Sep 11, 2017 02:49 EDT

Nidec Corporation is announcing the production design of a fully integrated ECU (Electronic Control Unit) and electric motor for Electric Power Steering (EPS Power-pack). This is a synergy product that combines the technologies of Nidec Corporation and Nidec Elesys Corporation that specializes in electronic control units.


NIDEC GPM is announcing a complete family of electric dry runner water pumps

Press Releases   •   Sep 08, 2017 07:49 EDT

So far, electric wet runner water pumps with canned motors have been the predominant technology within the automotive industry. NGPM identified a big improvement potential regarding robustness against blocking, outer size and efficiency. For that reason, a new family of dry runner water pumps without canned motors is being developed.


Nidec Develops the World’s Smallest ADAS Sensor Fusion Unit Integrating a Monocular Camera and a Millimeter Wave Radar

Press Releases   •   Sep 07, 2017 03:51 EDT

Today, Nidec announced that it has developed a new sensor fusion unit—the world’s smallest sensor of its kind—integrating a monocular camera and a millimeter wave radar. The new sensor can be placed on the windshield behind the mirror just like a monocular camera, solving problems associated with front grille installation of millimeter wave radars.


Nidec Develops New Traction Motor System (E-Axle)

Press Releases   •   Sep 07, 2017 03:51 EDT

Today, Nidec announced the design concept of a Traction motor system (e-axle), which includes e-machine, inverter and gear-box. Due to the increasing demand of the electrification of passenger vehicles, Nidec has developed this system targeting PHEV and Electric Vehicles.

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CES 2018

Jan 09 - Jan 12
Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center South Hall 2 #25835 3150 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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About Nidec

For Everything That Spins and Moves

​Nidec was established in Kyoto, Japan in 1973 by its Chairman, President and CEO Shigenobu Nagamori. In 1979, Nidec became the first company in the world to successfully commercialize a direct drive spindle motor for HDDs based on a brushless DC motor. Since then, the company has grown into a world-leading comprehensive motor manufacturer encompassing approximately 300 subsidiaries employing over 100,000 people throughout the world and with annual sales exceeding $10B. Nidec's motors, drives, generators and related products are found in a diverse range of applications including computers, smartphones, home appliances, automobiles, manufacturing plants, robots and more.


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