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Fujitsu Ten

Fujitsu Ten Limited
Subsidiary
Industry Automotive
Electronics
Founded 25 October 1972[1]
Headquarters Kobe, Japan
Key people
Keijiro Katsumaru (Chairman)
Takashi Shigematsu (President)[1]
Products Automotive electronics, home audio equipment, mobile communication radios[1]
Number of employees
3,836 (consolidated: 11,410) (end March 2012)[1]
Parent Fujitsu
Website www.fujitsu-ten.com

Fujitsu Ten Ltd. (富士通テン株式会社 Fujitsū Ten Kabushiki-gaisha?) is a Japanese company developing and manufacturing car audio, video, navigation and control systems. The headquarters is located in Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. As its name shows, Fujitsu Ten belongs to the Fujitsu group led by Fujitsu Ltd., which is one of the leading electronics companies in Japan.

The major product of Fujitsu Ten is the car audio and navigation systems sold in Eclipse brand. It is also a supplier of OEM products to major automobile companies in Japan and U.S.

Fujitsu Ten Corporation of America, the U.S. headquarters is located in Novi, Michigan is a subsidiary of Fujitsu Ten that supplies products to the U.S. market and industry.

Name

The Ten in the company's name does not refer to the number 10, but rather comes from a Chinese character Ten (天), meaning heaven in Chinese and Japanese.

History

Fujitsu Ten was created in 1972 when it was spun out by Fujitsu Limited. It took with it the automotive and radio electronics departments. The intention was that creating a separate company would give more focus to these areas.[2] The automotive and radio departments were themselves were the result of a merger between Fujitsu Limited and Kobe Industries Corp. in 1968.[2]

Notable staff

A Nobel prize winner, Leo Esaki (江崎 玲於奈 Esaki Reona), worked at Kobe Kogyo (神戸工業 Kōbe Kōgyō), which is the preceding company of Fujitsu Ten before it changed its name to Fujitsu Ten.[citation needed]

Eclipse

Eclipse is brand name for their GPS car navigation and audio system products.

TMC

Eclipse AVN726EE, AVN726EA and AVN440 include TMC.[3]

External links

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Company outline" (PDF). Fujitsu Ten. Retrieved 2 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "History of FUJITSU TEN". Retrieved 21 November 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.eclipse-web.com/eu/en/avn/AVN726EE_feature.html