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Premium prize for Asahi Kasei – German Design Award for a fascinating glimpse of the automotive world of tomorrow

Premium prize for Asahi Kasei - German Design Award for a fascinating glimpse of the automotive world of tomorrow

AKXY Concept Car (Source: @Asahi Kasei)

Düsseldorf, November 08, 2018 – The German Design Council has honoured Asahi Kasei and its fully drivable electric vehicle AKXY™ with the German Design Award 2019 in the category ‚Special Mention‘. The predicate ‚Special Mention‘ acknowledges works with a design that offers particularly successful solutions and honors the commitment of companies and designers. Asahi Kasei received the award in the category ‚Excellent Product Design – Conceptional Transportation‘. The award ceremony will be held in Frankfurt on February 8, 2019.

The German Design Award sets international standards when it comes to innovative design developments. It exclusively honours projects that are pioneering in the German and international design landscape. This is ensured by an international jury, which gathers leading heads from all disciplines of design. Design experts justified their decision as follows: „The concept combines all relevant vehicle areas – exterior and interior – into a progressive design that convinces in form and function right down to the last detail and thus provides a fascinating glimpse of the automotive world of tomorrow“.

„AKXY™ perfectly combines organic curves with inorganic straight lines,“ explained Michitaka Udaka, Head of Automotive Marketing at Asahi Kasei, about the design philosophy. „I am delighted that this design, which embodies our ideal for the future of safety, comfort and environmental performance in the automobile, has received such prestigious recognition.

Moreover, futuristic design would not be a contradiction to harmony with the environment, Udaka further said, and it would also offer an invitation to feel good. Components people have direct contact with would be characterised by elegant shapes and soft and warm materials.

Since its debut in Japan in May 2017, AKXY™ has been exhibited at trade shows, roadshows and customer events worldwide. Wherever it appears, the „rolling competence center“ stimulates discussions with experts from the automotive industry about the future of the automobile and the solutions AKXY™ offers.

Hideki Tsutsumi, Managing Director of Asahi Kasei Europe, added: „In September 2018, AKXY™ delighted more than 200 customers and journalists at our Business Forum in Düsseldorf. I am proud of this pioneering vehicle and the achievements of our designers and engineers“.

Asahi Kasei will present AKXY™ for the first time at a European trade fair from November 13 to 16, 2019 at the world’s leading trade fair for electronics electronica in Munich (Hall B4 – Booth 516).

For further information on AKXY™ please visit: https://automotive-asahi-kasei.eu/.

About AKXY™
AKXY™ is a drivable electrically powered concept vehicle focused on vehicle safety, comfort and environmental performance. It contains 36 Asahi Kasei products and technologies, including driver recognition technology to support safe driving, fiber materials and a communication system to improve interior comfort, and high-performance polymers to reduce environmental impact. The name derives from Asahi Kasei X (multiplied by) You (the customer).

About the German Design Council
The German Design Award is awarded by the German Design Council, the German brand and design authority. Its mission from the highest level: To represent the German design scene. Founded in 1953 on the initiative of the German Bundestag, it supports the economy in consistently achieving added brand value through design. This makes the German Design Council one of the world’s leading competence centres for communication and brand management in the field of design. In addition to trade associations and institutions, the exclusive network of foundation members includes in particular the owners and brand managers of many well-known companies.

The Asahi Kasei Group is a diversified group of companies led by Asahi Kasei Corp., with operations in the Material, Homes, and Health Care business sectors. Asahi Kasei distributes its innovative technologies and unique materials on markets worldwide.
With more than 30,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries. Asahi Kasei is „Creating for Tomorrow“ with all operations sharing a common mission of contributing to life and living for people around the world.

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Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH
Sebastian Schmidt
Am Seestern 4
40547 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 (0)211 280 68 139
E-Mail: Sebastian.Schmidt@asahi-kasei.eu
Url: https://www.asahi-kasei.eu/

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KDPOF ermöglicht mühelose Integration in optische Netzwerke

Polymere optische Faser gewinnt an Boden bei Gigabit-Ethernet-Vernetzung in Fahrzeugen

KDPOF ermöglicht mühelose Integration in optische Netzwerke

KDPOF bietet eine vollständige POF-Lösung zur nahtlosen Integration in das Bordnetz im Fahrzeug.

KDPOF – führender Anbieter für die Gigabit-Vernetzung über POF (Polymere optische Faser) in Fahrzeugen – präsentiert eine vollständige POF-Lösung zur mühelosen Integration in das Bordnetz im Fahrzeug. Auf dem internationalen Kongress ‚Bordnetze im Automobil‘ am 13. Und 14. März 2018 in Ludwigsburg zeigt KDPOF in Partnerschaft mit führenden Kabelsatzlieferanten wie TE und anderen innovative Gigabit-POF-Lösungen. „POF-Kabel sind ausgesprochen zuverlässig: Sie widerstehen rauen Umgebungen und vertragen Bedingungen wie beispielsweise das Verlegen durch den Motorraum bei hohen Temperaturen bis 105°C oder hinunter bis -40°C“, erläutert Carlos Pardo, CEO und Mitgründer von KDPOF. „Als optische Faser mit großem Kern toleriert es Vibrationen und Achsverschiebungen viel besser als andere optische oder Kupfer-Alternativen wie Glasfaser (Glass Optical Fiber, GOF), Koaxialkabel und STP.“

Bewährte Entwicklungsbeziehungen zwischen den weltweit führenden Optoelektronik-, Steckverbinder- und Kabelbaumanbietern gewährleisten einen gut liefer- und wettbewerbsfähigen Markt für alle im System notwendigen Komponenten: Physical Layer (PHY), faseroptische Transceiver (FOT), Faserkabel und Steckverbinder. Alle involvierten Hersteller wie Broadcom (ehemals Avago), Hamamatsu, KDPOF, TE und weitere sind gemeinsam mit den Organisationen IEEE und ISO bereit für die Marktchancen, die die neue Gigabit-POF-Technologie eröffnet.

Einfaches Handling und große Robustheit

Als Kunststofffaser mit großem Durchmesser lässt sich POF kostengünstig fertigen und installieren. POF benötigt keine ausgefeilte Ausrüstung oder Spezialqualifikation, und auch die Prozesse der Kabelbaumfertigung müssen nicht geändert werden. Die Installation ist einfaches Plug-and-Play. Wickeln und Befestigen entspricht etwa dem von Kupferkabeln. Das gute Biegeverhalten von POF beginnt bei einem Radius von zehn Millimetern. Die Entfernungen für die Gigabit-Übertragung reichen bis 40 Meter ohne Inline-Steckverbinder oder 15 Meter mit bis zu 4 Inline-Steckverbindern. Zudem erlaubt POF schnelles, dynamisches und enges Biegen sowie das Eintauchen in dunkle Flüssigkeiten, neben den Vorteilen des geringen Rauschens und der Robustheit bezüglich des Einkoppelns elektromagnetischer Felder.

Über KDPOF

Das Fabless-Halbleiterunternehmen KDPOF bietet innovative Gigabit- und Langstrecken-Kommunikation über POF (Plastic Optical Fiber). KDPOF lässt die Gigabit-Vernetzung über POF Wirklichkeit werden, indem die KDPOF-Technologie POF-Links mit 1 GBit/s für Automobil, Industrie- und Heimnetzwerke bereitstellt. Das 2010 in Madrid, Spanien, gegründete Unternehmen bietet seine Technologie entweder als ASSP (Application Specific Standard Product) oder als IP (Intellectual Property) für die Integration in System-on-Chips (SoCs) an. Das adaptive und effiziente System funktioniert mit einer großen Bandbreite an optoelektronischen Bauelementen und kostengünstigen optischen Fasern mit großem Kerndurchmesser. Damit gewährleistet KDPOF den Automobilherstellern niedrige Risiken, geringe Kosten und kurze Markteinführungszeiten.

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KDPOF
Óscar Ciordia
Ronda de Poniente 14 2ºA
28760 Tres Cantos
+34 91 8043387
ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
http://www.kdpof.com

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KDPOF Enables Seamless Optical Networks Integration

Plastic Optical Fiber Gains Ground for Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity in Vehicles

KDPOF Enables Seamless Optical Networks Integration

KDPOF provides a complete POF solution to be seamlessly integrated into the harness of the vehicle.

KDPOF – leading supplier for automotive gigabit transceivers over POF (Plastic Optical Fiber) – is delighted to present a complete POF solution to be seamlessly integrated into the wire harness of the vehicle. At the International Congress Automotive Wire Harness on March 13 and 14, 2018 in Ludwigsburg, Germany, KDPOF will display innovative gigabit POF solutions in partnership with leading wire harness suppliers such as TE and others. „POF cables are very reliable: they can withstand harsh environments and tolerate conditions such as routing across the engine compartment with temperatures as high as 105°C and down to -40°C,“ stated Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF. „As an optical fiber with a large core, POF is able to withstand vibrations and misalignments much better than other optical or copper alternatives such as glass optical fiber (GOF), coax, and STP.“

Well-established engineering collaboration between key leading optoelectronic, connector, and wire harness vendors worldwide ensures a well-supplied and competitive market for all the components needed in the system: Physical Layer (PHY), Fiber Optic Transceiver (FOT), fiber cable, and connectors. All these companies, such as Broadcom (formerly Avago), Hamamatsu, KDPOF, TE, and others, as well as the IEEE and ISO, are ready for the market opportunities that the new gigabit POF technology has opened.

Easy Handling and High Robustness

As a plastic, wide diameter fiber, POF is cheap to manufacture and install. It does not require any sophisticated equipment or professional qualification, and harness manufacturing processes do not need to be changed. Installation is just easy plug and play. Winding and clamping is similar to copper cables. Their good bending performance starts at a radius of 10 mm. Gigabit transmission distances of up to 40 meters are possible without in-line connectors, or 15 meters with up to 4 in-liners. Further, POF allows fast dynamic bending, tight bending, and dark liquid immersion in addition to delivering low noise and robustness regarding incoupling of electromagnetic fields.

About KDPOF

Fabless semiconductor supplier KDPOF provides innovative gigabit and long-reach communications over Plastic Optical Fiber (POF). Making gigabit communication over POF a reality, KDPOF technology supplies 1 Gbps POF links for automotive, industrial, and home networks. Founded in 2010 in Madrid, Spain, KDPOF offer their technology as either ASSP or IP (Intellectual Property) to be integrated in SoCs (System-on-Chips). The adaptive and efficient system works with a wide range of optoelectronics and low-cost large core optical fibers, thus delivering carmakers low risks, costs and short time-to-market.

Company-Contact
KDPOF
Óscar Ciordia
Ronda de Poniente 14 2ºA
28760 Tres Cantos
Phone: +34 91 8043387
E-Mail: ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
Url: http://www.kdpof.com

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Mandy Ahlendorf
Schiffbauerweg 5F
82319 Starnberg
Phone: +4981519739098
E-Mail: ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
Url: http://www.ahlendorf-communication.com