June 18, 2014
Alpine Electronics, Inc.
FUJITSU TEN LIMITED
Alpine Electronics and FUJITSU TEN reach a basic agreement on joint development of
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||http://www.alpine.com|
|・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||http://www.fujitsu-ten.com/|
|・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|