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IoT Devices Research Laboratories

Soichi Tsumura
General Manager,
IoT Devices Research Laboratories

Researching to deepen the linkage between the real and cyber worlds,
to create value that is useful for society.

We are conducting research to deepen the linkage between the real and cyber worlds, to effectively provide ICT value to real-life society. More concretely, our research is about expanding and enhancing the connections between the real and cyber worlds, based on the concepts of "Making visible what was invisible," and "Reaching what was unreachable."

Technology development to support an IoT platform is in demand.

Larger viewMission of the IoT Devices Research Laboratories

With this in mind, it is essential to expand connections between the real and cyber worlds, and integrate communications and computing that supports the AI+IoT era. We urgently need research into new sensing and actuation methods that have not been available until now, research into an ICT processing platform to pervade the real world from the device/edge side, and research into the construction of an operating environment (energy securing/efficiency, miniaturization/low-power design, reduction of environmental impact, etc.) for IoT devices that are spreading widely throughout the real world. This R&D will enable us to expand value realized by ICT from the superficial, macroscopic, and conscious level that it has been at until now, to an internal, microscopic, and unconscious level.

Researching from the perspectives of both basic technology and commercialization.

IoT Devices Research Laboratories has a research base located close to other industrial labs and national academic research institutions, and a research base located close to the business divisions. We utilize the attributes of both of these locations to engage in our research activities from both the perspective of basic technology and the perspective of commercialization.


Koichi Todoroki
Joined the company in 2015
IoT Devices Research Laboratories

It is a workplace where we can freely fling around ideas to create better things for society.

At graduate school, I researched elementary particles and atom cores. I joined the Laboratories because, in addition to the advanced and diverse research being conducted, the people I met here when job-hunting were easy to talk to and it seemed like a good match for me. I am currently developing a phase change cooling system, which uses latent heat to transport heat, and effectively emits exhaust heat from the servers in the data center. I find it a workplace where it is easy to conduct research because we can freely fling our ideas around regardless of our positions, to create better technology and products for society. In the future, I would really like to conduct research into solving the world's energy problems.

Emmanuel Le Taillandier de Gabory
Joined the company in 2007
Principal Researcher,
IoT Devices Research Laboratories

Our laboratories value the curiosity and playful imagination of researchers.

Laying of large capacity submarine optical cable

I majored in optics and optical communications. I tried my hand in development of optical communication devices, but I decided to join the Laboratories because I wanted to contribute to a bigger technological change from a wider perspective. At our Laboratories, I have been in charge of development of new modulation and demodulation methods and distortion compensation technology for large capacity optical communications and submarine networks. I conducted an experimental validationof transmission over 10,000km of optical fiber cable. The Laboratories are an environment overflowing with an atmosphere of passion and responsibility, which emphasizes the researcher's curiosity and playful imagination. I was particularly delighted when my paper on optical coded modulation technology received an award for Best Paper.

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