Subjects: Technology, general
Nidec Holds an Event to Announce Its Decision to Open New Factories and Launch of Business in Serbia
Nidec Corporation (TSE: 6594; OTC US: NJDCY) (the “Company” or “Nidec”) today announced that it has decided to open new factories in the city of Novi Sad in the Republic of Serbia (“Serbia”), and that it has held an event to announce the launch of business in the country.
Nidec Sells 100,000 E-Axles Globally
Nidec Corporation (TSE: 6594; OTC US: NJDCY) (“Nidec” or the “Company”) today announced that the global sales of E-Axles, the traction motor systems that the Company develops, produces, and sells, have reached 100,000 units and systems.
Nidec-Shimpo Launches AGV with Vision-Based Navigation System
Nidec-Shimpo announces the launch of a new addition to its S-CART brand of automated guided vehicles (AGV). The new AGV is outfitted with a vision-based navigation system that utilizes Visual SLAM technology developed by Canon Inc.
Summary of Statements Made at the Press Conference held on February 4
On February 4, 2020 Nidec held a press conference about the personnel changes resolved at a meeting of the board of directors held on the same day. The following is a summary of the statements made by the speakers at the press conference.
Monthly Nidec Report - Changing agriculture with drones
The need to save labor and boost productivity in Japan's agricultural sector has become an urgent issue due to the aging and decreasing farming population. Set against this backdrop, Yamaha Motor's agricultural spraying drone launched in March 2019 is gathering attention as a possible solution. Read about the development of the motor that drives the propellers of the drone.
German Bionic and Nidec-Shimpo Collaborate on Development of Miniaturized Actuator for Active Exoskeletons
German Bionic power suit prototype featuring Nidec-Shimpo’s super flat actuator to be showcased at exhibition in Tokyo (December 18-21)
Monthly Nidec Report - Nidec's recipe for successful mergers & acquisitions
Nidec is known for making active use of mergers & acquisitions (M&A) as a part of its management strategy. In this installment, Takamitsu Araki, senior vice president and general manager of Nidec's corporate strategy office, explains the company's M&A strategy and recipe for successful acquisitions.
Monthly Nidec Report - Towards a decarbonized society
Nidec's contribution to sustainability has traditionally been in the shape of efficient motors that reduce energy consumption, but for some time we have been stepping up our efforts to contribute through energy creation as well. In this installment, we take a look at Nidec ASI's strategy as told by Franck Girard, the Chairman & Managing Director of Nidec ASI - France.
Monthly Nidec Report - Motors for innovative personal mobility solutions
Announced in 2014, the revolutionary power wheelchair "WHILL" stands out for its sophisticated design and ease of use. More than just a wheelchair, it is truly worthy of being called a "next-gen personal mobility device." The latest model, announced in April 2017, is lighter, more compact and even easier to use, in part due to a custom-developed Nidec motor.
Nidec Completes Acquisition of Embraco, Whirlpool Corporation’s Compressor Business
Nidec Corporation announced today that the Company completed the acquisition of the compressor business (“Embraco”) of Whirlpool Corporation on July 2, 2019 (July 1, 2019 local time in Brazil) following the European Commission’s approval granted on June 26, 2019.
Nidec Expands Lineup of EV Traction Motor Systems and Unveils new Automotive Short Range Radar
As a next step in the company’s strategy of developing key components for electric vehicles, Nidec announces two new models of its fully integrated automotive traction motor system (E-Axle) and a new short range radar—the first in the world that, with a single antenna, doubles as a proximity sensor for automatic parking systems, obviating the need for separate ultrasonic sensors.
Nidec Announces In-Wheel Motor Prototype for Electric Vehicles
Following last year's reveal of Nidec's fully integrated traction motor system E-Axle and the announcement that the product will be adopted by the Aion S super e-car slated to appear on the Chinese market in May 2019, the company now presents a prototype of a new addition to its lineup of motors powering electric vehicles: a traction motor designed to be fitted inside the wheel hubs.
Monthly Nidec Report - From Science Fiction to Reality: The Possibilities of the Intelligent Motor™
Computers and home appliances, automobiles, and industrial robots—devices powered by motors permeate our society. What if we equipped all of these motors with microcomputers that allow not only precise control of their performance but also inter-motor communication and collaboration? How would society change? This is the question that sparked the development process leading up to the creation o
Nidec to Acquire DESCH Antriebstechnik GmbH & Co. KG and Its Group Companies
Nidec Corporation today announced that the Company has agreed to acquire a 70% ownership of a privately owned German company, DESCH Antriebstechnik GmbH & Co. KG and its group companies in Germany and China, from its owners on January 31, 2019 through Nidec-Shimpo GmbH, a Germany-based affiliate of Nidec’s subsidiary, Nidec-Shimpo Corporation.
What’s next for motors? - Nidec at CES 2019
Introducing new products demonstrated by Nidec at CES 2019. Although electric motors have been around since the first half of the 1800s, their function has largely remained unchanged. By converting electricity to mechanical energy they act as the muscles that power our machines and devices and give them the ability to spin and move. Accordingly, the bulk of the innovations that the technology...
Nidec to Display Thermal Solutions for Smartphones and Other Devices at CES 2019
The launch of 5G is expected to deliver a slew of benefits including dramatically higher data transfer rates and reduced latency. Coupled with advances in artificial intelligence, smartphones and other devices are set to become even more powerful. But this trend does not come without its challenges; as the performance of devices increases, so do the requirements on thermal management.
Honda and Nidec-Shimpo Collaborate to Mass-Produce Omni-directional Driving Wheel System
Nidec-Shimpo Corporation ("Nidec-Shimpo") is collaborating with Honda Motor Co., Ltd. ("Honda") in a joint effort to mass-produce an omni-directional driving wheel system, the "Honda Omni Traction Drive System," developed by Honda. The product is expected to be launched in January 2019.
The Nidec Group to Exhibit Latest Robotic Components, Haptic Devices and More at CES 2019
The Nidec group, based in Japan but with over 300 subsidiaries in 43 countries around the world, will be at CES 2019 to display our technologically advanced compact and lightweight motors and high-precision gearboxes designed to accelerate the arrival of a comfortable society supported by robotic technology and our haptic devices designed for advanced human-machine interaction.
Nidec Industrial Solutions animates the debate at the Innovation for Cool Earth Forum in Tokyo
Milan, 11 October 2018 - The second day of ICEF, Innovation for Cool Earth Forum, was held today in Tokyo, Japan. The annual event brings together all the most important personalities committed to addressing the problems linked to climate change through technological innovation in the aims of solving the most important environmental challenges of the 21st century.
Nidec to Further Strengthen its Appliance, Commercial and Industrial Motor Division
KYOTO–August 29, 2018–The Japan-based multinational manufacturer of electric motors Nidec keeps growing, and the company’s Appliance, Commercial and Industrial Motor (ACIM) division is set to play an important role in the continued growth of the company group. As a part of its growth strategy, Nidec has named Henk van Duijnhoven as Global Business Leader of its ACIM division.