Our Future Creation Research Laboratory has been launched in 2021 under the technology development strategy, “Connecting people, time and space to create the future."
The Company has contributed to society by developing the technologies to deliver images and music that touch people’s hearts, such as talking machines, radios, TVs, VCRs, car audio systems, navigation systems, dashboard cameras, video cameras and projectors, as well as the technologies to provide people with a sense of security brought by connecting with people through communications, including amateur radios and industrial digital radio systems.
The mission of the Future Creation Research Laboratory is always to create new value for the next 10 years. We are now entering a new era in which everything—people, things and society—is connected. Our laboratory will focus on six technologies: AI, UX (user experience)/UI (user interface), security, 5G/6G, biological information and location information, in addition to visual, audio and communication technologies that we have cultivated over the years. These technologies are indispensable for our future, and by merging them with our strengths, we will carry out unique research and development activities that can contribute to the solution of various social issues.
The Future Creation Research Laboratory will explore various areas beyond the current boundaries of business domains. For social issues that we may find difficult to solve on our own, we will proactively cooperate with external partners and increase business incubation to achieve next-generation innovation, imagining a future that no one has ever seen before. We will also consider the method of effectively utilizing intellectual properties generated in the above process and contribute to the operation of the Company as a "profitable laboratory."