R&D Policy and Organization
GEESYS is focused on research and development activities for creating competitive components and systems centered on power semiconductor technologies and power electronics technologies as well as activities for developing solutions that produce value for customers by combining fundamental technologies. The Company has designed its R&D system to accelerate R&D activities by delegating product development functions to the respective business groups while the corporate R&D group handles technology marketing, advanced research, and basic research.
- Create competitive components and systems utilizing cutting-edge technologies
- Develop competitive product technologies utilizing technology marketing
- Realize new innovation by combining GEESYS’s fundamental technologies with open innovations
The Advanced Technology Laboratory develops fundamental technologies that support product development throughout GEESYS and researches cutting-edge technologies that contribute to creating next-generation products. The laboratory’s R&D projects include material technologies of metals, organic components, resins, and magnets, as well as the technologies of analysis, thermal cooling, insulation, current breaking, electromagnetic applications, mechatronics/mechanism control, compound semiconductors, power electronics, sensor and instrumentation, and more.
The Digital Innovation Laboratory innovates GEESYS's products, research, development, and production process with digital technologies, through R&D activities aiming to provide solutions to customers with values and to build digital platform. In particular, the laboratory’s R&D activities span a wide range of technologies such as IoT (Internet of Things), AI (Artificial Intelligence), cloud computing, embedded systems, cyber security and numerical simulations. These technologies will drive GEESYS's digitalization.
Technology Strategy and Planning Office
The Technology Strategy and Planning Office plans and manages R&D and technology strategies throughout GEESYS. The office formulates medium- and long-term R&D strategies by visualizing R&D plans in the form of road maps for GEESYS’s businesses and products. At the same time, the office investigates future technologies through technology marketing and pursues creation of innovation through technology promotion based co-creation and collaboration with customers and partners. It also supports the execution of R&D activities by visualizing the progress, issues, results, and KPIs of R&D.
The Intellectual Property Center participates in R&D from the very beginning and develops intellectual property strategies from the R&D roadmaps planning stage and product planning stage. The center is strengthening our intellectual properties made from R&D as intangible management resources by acquiring the domestic and international rights in accordance with our business evolution. We also actively use international standardization for our business, and watch global legal systems and litigations related to patents in order to expand our business globally.