2019.05.08

ETAS and Kanematsu Futuretech Solutions Corporation sign reseller agreement

Model-based development tool vendor ETAS and electronics technology trading company Kanematsu Futuretech Solutions Corporation sign reseller agreement

Eiichi Tamura, President, Kanematsu Futuretech Solutions CorporationTakayuki; Yokohama, President, ETAS K.K.; Pierre Yamashina, President, Kanematsu GmbH/Europe; Christopher White, Executive Vice-President of Sales, ETAS GmbH

May 8, 2019 – ETAS K.K. (HQ: Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi; President: Takayuki Yokoyama; hereinafter “ETAS”), which provides solutions for all ECU software development processes, and electronics technology trading company Kanematsu Futuretech Solutions Corporation (HQ: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President: Eiichi Tamura; hereinafter “Kanematsu Futuretech Solutions”), have announced that they have signed a reseller agreement. The goal of this agreement is to respond to diverse customer needs accurately and quickly by strengthening sales channels and support systems.

Market Background and Background Behind the Signing of the Reseller Agreement
The automobile industry is currently at a historic turning point. The massive trends of connectivity, automated driving, sharing/services, and electrification are rushing in on it, and there is an ever-increasing demand for quick responses to required new technologies. As cars become more sophisticated, automobile development becomes ever more complex. Since various car-mounted functions are being converted to software, the volume of automotive software development is exploding, and because the development of new technology for use in AI in the fields of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving (AD) is also accelerating, the scale of automobile development is expected to grow even further. Software development technology and a strong development environment are what’s most important under such circumstances. The ability to propose fast, total solutions able to respond to diverse customer needs is key.

ETAS’s solution
ETAS provides model-based development (MBD) solutions, mainly centered around the support of vehicle control development, to the assembly system control sector that support all ECU software development processes from software development and function assessment, to measurement and calibration. The automobile industry is encountering ever larger and more complex scales of development and is thus dealing with the issue of making software development work and overall automobile development more efficient. ETAS’s support capabilities, represented by its MBD tool set, engineering services, and consulting, contribute to the resolution of these issues.

Regarding ETAS K.K.

ETAS provides innovative solutions for assembly system development in a variety of sectors, including the automobile industry. ETAS is a systems provider with a multi-faceted portfolio covering everything from integration tools to tools and solutions for engineering services, consulting, training, and support. Security solutions for the assembly systems sector are provided by ETAS’s subsidiary ESCRYPT. ETAS GmbH was established in 1994 as a 100% subsidiary of the Bosch group, and pursues business in the European, North and South American, and Asian regions. ETAS K.K. was established in 1998 as a Japanese corporation of ETAS GmbH.

Tomoko Sasaki

Marketing Communication

Regarding Kanematsu Futuretech Solutions Corporation

Kanematsu Futuretech Solutions Corporation was separated as a company from Kanematsu Corporation through the spin off of units centered on the electronic component and semiconductor businesses, and started new business on April 1, 2018. The company’s mission is to deliver optimal solutions to customers by organically combining the design and development of modules and systems, with semiconductor products and technology at their core, with various software, hardware, and services. Building on its slogan of “Providing Solutions, Building your Future,” the company will continuously strive to incorporate new information and technology, and to respond to diverse customer needs as a more highly-specialized technology trading company so that we can respond accurately to technical innovations in IoT, AI, etc. and to innovations in the global market. For details, go to www.kft.kanematsu.co.jp.

Kenji Matsuo

Sales Department No.2, Division No.1, Section No.1