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R&D and Technology

On the theme of new "potential"

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New reliability testing is necessary in order for innovative technology to attain the required level of reliability. And, in order to evaluate innovative products, new testing and inspection methods are used. ESPEC has proposed testing methods, devices, and systems that correspond to these new technologies via solutions comprised of innovative technical development and creative new products.

For example, securing reliability is one of the more important technological issues in R&D in new energy fields. In research into next-generation power semiconductors, which are expected to help solve problems related to global warming, ESPEC participates in Tsukuba Power Electronics Constellations (TPEC), sponsored by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), and has been working to develop associated testing methods. We are also developing testing methods for lithium ion batteries jointly with universities.

As seen with such industrial-government-academia joint research, the manner in which we engage in R&D varies according to the specific theme. One of the characteristics of R&D at ESPEC is in the understanding of the customer's work, sharing in their problems, and the provision of proposals to resolve the problems / issues.

Amid intensifying global environmental issues, product development at ESPEC involves the development of environment-friendly products focused on saving energy and resources. We also have developed "Test Navi," which is a website that specializes in information on reliability technology, to provide our customers with information on the latest technology. The number of members registered with this website has reached 14,000. This is how R&D at ESPEC always aims to be as progressive as possible even in the newest fields in order to open up a new future.

Kobe R&D Center

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This center engages in technology development and new product development as the base of our R&D activities. The biotope on the premises features a natural ecological system native to Kobe and is used as a place for local children to learn about environmental preservation.

We also have been acclaimed for our work in energy efficiency and received awards for the environment-friendly work of our offices such as the installation of solar panels on our office roofs. The facility also features an adjoined Kobe Test Center that provides commissioned testing services.

Year operations started: 2001 Total area: 31,911m²

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5-2-5 Kanokodai minamimachi, Kita-ku, Kobe 651-1514, Japan TEL: 81-78-951-0960
FAX: 81-78-951-0967