Research & Development

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Our Research & Development is promoted in four broad categories – "investigation into future technologies," "feasibility studies of business potential," "R&D into our company’s generic technologies," and "advanced development toward new business." R&D is being extensively promoted ranging from research into various elemental technologies through to development of new materials and process technologies and advanced development with a view to commercialization.
In recent years, we have also been concentrating our efforts on R&D in the fields of "next-generation automobiles," "environment / energy" and "medical" that are being advocated by our company as the pillars of new business. And, we have continued to make positive efforts so that we can provide new value to customers in a wide range of fields through the use of state-of-the-art technology as typified by nanotechnology and biotechnology, for example.