Nissan and NEC to Form New Company for Advanced Batteries; Leading Company to Mass Produce Lithium-ion Batteries for the Global Automotive Community.Tokyo, Japan, Apr 13, 2007 - (JCN JCN Japan Corporate News
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NEC was founded in Tokyo in 1899 as Nippon Electric Company, Ltd. Corporation, and its subsidiary, NEC TOKIN Corporation, have signed an agreement to establish a joint-venture company - Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (AESC AESC Association of Executive Search Consultants
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AESC Aerojet Electrosystems Company ) - to focus on lithium-ion battery Lithium-ion batteries (sometimes abbreviated Li-ion batteries) are a type of rechargeable battery commonly used in consumer electronics. They are currently one of the most popular types of battery for portable electronics, with one of the best energy-to-weight ratios, no business for wide-scale automotive application by 2009.
Nissan and NEC Group will invest 490 million yen (approx. USD USD
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NEC and NEC TOKIN bring expertise in cell technology and battery manufacturing; while Nissan will focus on the cell stack for real-world application in electric-powered vehicles. AESC's core product will be advanced lithium-ion batteries for automotive application and the company will be fully responsible to market its products to other potential customers in the auto industry.
AESC will mass produce lithium-ion batteries with a set of unique properties that makes them a highly competitive and appealing energy-generation solution for automotive application. Among the multiple advantages that the new batteries will offer are cutting-edge and environmentally-friendly technology, cost competitiveness, superior performance, safety, and versatility.
Nissan's partnership with NEC represents a key component of its "Nissan Green Program 2010" mid-term environmental action plan, as announced in December, 2006. "As a `Sincere Eco-Innovator', Nissan continues to develop forward-looking `green technologies' that contribute to sustainable mobility. Nissan will introduce our own original hybrid vehicle For other types of "Hybrid Transportation", see .
A hybrid vehicle (HV) is a vehicle that uses two or more distinct power sources to propel the vehicle such as:
"Together, Nissan and NEC's engineers have addressed the key challenges of cost, performance, safety and reliability - we believe that we have a breakthrough technology in the lithium-ion battery product we will produce. Through AESC, this battery will be made available to all automakers, and we expect this could further accelerate the development of future generations of eco-friendly vehicles," explained Tavares.
"NEC brings to the partnership years of knowledge, expertise, and resources in lithium-ion battery technology through NEC TOKIN's know-how, cultivated cultivated,
n in herbal medicine, used to describe plants that are commercially farmed rather than collected from the wild. through long years of experience in battery business. Further co-development with Nissan has enabled a superior-class battery that we expect to spread in the market at an unmatched speed due to the wealth of benefits it will assuredly bring to our future eco-conscious customers," said Konosuke Kashima, Executive Vice President of NEC. "Moreover, the alliance with Nissan guarantees Nissan as a prospective customer of AESC. We will also strive to accelerate growth by expanding marketing to auto manufacturers worldwide."
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n. of a wider mix of electric-powered vehicles including hybrids, plug-in hybrids, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles
New Company Outline
Name: Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (AESC) Headquarters: Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan Date of Establishment: April 19, 2007 Business Description: Development and marketing of advanced lithium-ion batteries for automotive application Start of Production: 2009 Capital: 490 million yen (approx. USD 4.1 million*) Stakeholders: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (50%) NEC Corporation / NEC TOKIN Corporation (50%) Management Structure: President: Masahiko Otsuka Vice President: Nobuaki Yoshioka (And 4 board members)
* Calculated at 1 JPY JPY
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About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation (TSE See Tokyo Stock Exchange.
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2. See Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE). : 6701; NASDAQ NASDAQ
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v. spe·cial·ized, spe·cial·iz·ing, spe·cial·iz·es
1. To pursue a special activity, occupation, or field of study.
2. needs of its diverse and global base of customers. NEC delivers tailored solutions in the key fields of computer, networking and electron devices, by integrating its technical strengths in IT and Networks, and by providing advanced semiconductor solutions through NEC Electronics Corporation. The NEC Group employs more than 150,000 people worldwide. For additional information, please visit the NEC home page at: http://www.nec.com or the Newsroom: http://www.nec.co.jp/press/en/
About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. was established in 1933 to manufacture and market the Datsun, a small passenger car, and related automotive components. The company markets a wide range of passenger cars, commercial vans, trucks and buses, parts and components in over one hundred and seventy countries. The company has also expanded its operations to include forklifts, textile machinery and other industrial machinery and equipment. Nissan's affiliation with French automaker Renault in 1999 has helped produce Nissan's best results in a decade. The company has three hundred and forty two consolidated subsidiaries worldwide.
About NEC Tokin
NEC TOKIN Corporation creates next-generation, value-added devices that integrate TOKIN's sophisticated material development and application skills with NEC's expertise in high-density technology and miniaturization min·i·a·tur·ize
tr.v. min·i·a·tur·ized, min·i·a·tur·iz·ing, min·i·a·tur·iz·es
To plan or make on a greatly reduced scale.
min . Starting with custom-designed materials, we produce highly innovative devices for three core fields: energy, networks, and functional applications. Today, our commitment to precision is taking us beyond micro, into the realm of nano (1) Billionth (10 to the -9th power). See space/time.
(2) Refers to the nanotech industry in general. See nanotechnology.
(3) See iPod nano. , establishing new standards for the global electronics revolution, and giving birth to new and exciting dreams.
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