12/14/2020

Business Alliance with HIOKI

Business alliance between electrical measuring instrument manufacturer HIOKI and measurement and calibration solutions vendor ETAS

Figure: INCA Add-on HIOKI Integrated High-Precision Electrical Measurement Package

HIOKI E.E. Corporation (Headquarters: Ueda, Nagano, President & CEO, Kazutoshi Hosoya, hereinafter “HIOKI”), which engages in electrical measuring instrument development, production, sales, and services, and ETAS K.K. (Headquarters: Nishi-ku, Yokohama, President & Representative Director, Takayuki Yokoyama, hereinafter “ETAS”), which provides measurement and calibration solutions for ECU software announce a business alliance. The purpose of this alliance is to fuse high-precision electrical measuring technology and measurement and calibration solutions, which are essential to improving the efficiency of electric powertrain development.

Market background

In the automotive industry, there is currently a demand for the massive technology innovation represented by CASE (Connected, Autonomous, Shared, and Electric).

Larger capacity for storage batteries represented by lithium-ion batteries, inverters with increased switching frequencies through the evolution from IGBTs to SiC, and new electrical measuring technologies based on the higher responsiveness of the motor system are needed, particularly in the electrification arena. There is also demand for the efficient development of ECU software for controlling these technologies.

For further information, please refer to the press release.