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June 18, 2014

Alpine Electronics, Inc.

Alpine Electronics and FUJITSU TEN reach a basic agreement on joint development of
in-vehicle platform

Alpine Electronics, Inc. and FUJITSU TEN LIMITED have reached a basic agreement to jointly develop the platform for in-vehicle devices in order to improve our product competitiveness. The joint development focuses on the basic software part common to products of both companies, and each company independently commercializes a product.

As automobiles are electronized, the in-vehicle devices provided by automotive electronics manufacturers like us become more sophisticated and combination of their functions is progressing. In addition, customer needs for the in-vehicle devices are changing. There is a growing need for combining the functions of consumer electronic products represented by smartphones and the in-vehicle devices, and the roles of the in-vehicle devices are expanding. To meet these needs, we work on developing the platform for in-vehicle devices. Moreover, we improve the development efficiency through the joint development by both companies.

About Alpine Electronics
・President & CEO: Toru Usami
・Paid-in capital: ¥ 25,920 million
・Number of employees: Stand-alone: 1,093 Consolidated: 11,608 (As of March 31, 2014)
・Description of business: In-car audio products / In-car information & communication products
・Stock exchange listing: First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
・Headquarters: <TOKYO>1-1-8 Nishi-Gotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
<IWAKI>20-1 Yoshima-Kogyodanchi, Iwaki, Fukushima
About FUJITSU TEN Open link in new window
・President & Representative Director: Takashi Shigematsu
・Capital: ¥ 5,300 million
・Number of employees: Stand-alone: 2,904 Consolidated: 10,187 (As of March 31, 2014)
・Description of business: Manufacture and sale of infotainment equipment and car electronic devices
・Headquarters: 2-28, Gosho-dori 1-chome, Hyogo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo