[Guide]Kaga Electronics Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Kaga Electronics”) has acquired the commercial rights, development and manufacturing technologies, and technologies related to Bluetooth and wireless LAN modules from Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Taiwan Yuden”) Intellectual property rights, and will start its small wireless module business from January 2022.
With the advent of the Internet of Things era, the wireless module market is expected to become a growth market with sustainable growth in demand. In particular, the small low-power Bluetooth and wireless LAN modules purchased by Kaga Electronics from Taiyo Yuden will become the most favored and most promising products for major global customers engaged in the development of IoT products in the fields of communication equipment and consumer electronics.
Since its predecessor, Fujitsu Electronics, Kaga Electronics, as a core trading company within the group, not only has its own internal engineering technology department, but also has been engaged in the entrusted development and manufacturing of LSI and other customized products. In addition, the company also has a wide range of software and hardware development records in the wireless business, such as the use of mesh networking technology to develop specific low-power wireless modules. In addition to applying these technologies to devices that provide critical performance, Kaga Electronics also aims to expand its IoT solution business through a wide range of proposal capabilities, ranging from the previous network/cloud, software development and radio type certification to Including EMS (Electronic equipment development and production outsourcing services).
Since Kaga Electronics joined the Kaga Group in January 2019, based ON the recognition that improving profitability is an important management issue, it has been actively promoting business restructuring, including new supplier acquisition and EMS service proposals. The acquisition of the wireless module business is also part of the plan.
In addition, through this business acquisition, Taiyo Yuden’s small, high-density installation technology is added to the Kaga Group’s EMS business, allowing Kaga Electronics to provide customers with a wider range of recommendations. In the future, the group aims to further improve the competitiveness and added value of the business by incorporating the production of newly developed products into the group.
The small wireless module acquired by Kaga Electronics under this agreement has the following advantages:
1) Ultra-small Bluetooth low energy module. Built-in antenna, suitable for wearable devices and other devices requiring small size.
2) Software embedding. The software can be embedded in some Bluetooth modules.
3) Rich product series. The product series include various combinations with Bluetooth/Bluetooth Low Energy/Wireless LAN/Wireless LAN+Bluetooth functions, and a wide range of products have been prepared to meet diverse customer needs.
About Taiyo Yuden:
1) Company name: Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (http://www.ty-top.com/)
2) Representative: President and CEO Shoichi Tosaka (Shoichi Tosaka)
3) Headquarters address: Kyobashi East Building, No. 19, Kyobashi 2-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
4) Established time: March 23, 1950
5) Business activities: development, production and sales of electronic components
About Kaga Fuyi Electronic (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Kaga Fuyi Electronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. was originally Fujitsu Electronics. Its business has been merged into Kaga Group since December 2020, aiming to provide customers with better quality products and services. There are branches in Shenzhen, Dalian and other places, responsible for coordinating the sales business of Kaga Fuyi Electronics in China. The main sales products of Kaga Fuyi Electronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. include Custom SoCs (ASICs), foundry services, application-specific standard products (ASSPs), ferroelectric random access memories, relays, GaN (gallium nitride), MCUs and power devices , They are provided to customers in the form of independent products and supporting solutions, and are widely used in high-performance optical communication network equipment, handheld mobile terminals, imaging equipment, automobiles, industrial control, home appliances, wearable devices, medical electronics, power meters , Security and other fields. For more details, please visit: https://www.kagafei.com/cn.