As an R&D-oriented company, EBARA values research and development as an important theme of its business operations.
The mid-term and long-term management plans state promotion of research and development, meeting customers' needs, improvement of research and development efficiency (contribution of investment on research and development to profits) and reviewing its management of intellectual properties. In existing business fields, EBARA will promote research and development to increase added values of products, as well as research and development related to cost reductions and manufacturing technologies, toward improving its competitiveness and profitability in each business field.
For promoting existing businesses, each company is promoting R&D on their own initiative geared to customer needs, and are focusing on fields where the results of R&D can quickly lead to new results in business and product development, and increased income.
On the other hand, with regard to searching out technological seeds based on basic research and long-term vision, maintaining and improving fundamental technologies, expanding existing business, and commercializing or releasing of new products on the market, research and development up till now has been conducted by Headquarters.
Each company and Headquarters are conducting R&D in close collaboration with each other, and are aggressively promoting open innovation with universities and other external resources to best apply their knowledge and expertise.
In existing business fields, EBARA has selected R&D themes from a customer needs viewpoint - the development of new products, higher added value in existing product groups, higher performance and efficiency, and reduced lifecycle costs and environmental impact, and improved customer services. Besides these, it is also implementing measures to reduce costs and improve manufacturing technologies.
Semiconductors and electronic devices today are indispensable in supporting the very fabric of our lives and all sectors of industry. This is an area of spectacular growth; R&D matched to advances in this area, too, is vital.
Driven by a corporate philosophy of "extensive contribution to society by providing superior technologies and services related to water, air and environment." also reliably sensing major market trends and devoting its energies to promising fields amongst its existing product groups, without losing sight of its mission to help solve themes of climate change, energy, food, water, and the environment confronting Man in the 21st century.
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