― Awards honor outstanding innovation in technology ―
Kariya Japan, December 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Denso Corporation today announced that it has received an IEEE Corporate Innovation Award from the IEEE*.1 The world’s largest international association of electrical and electronic engineering that developed the QR code*2 And its use is spreading all over the world.
One of the world’s most prestigious technology awards, the IEEE Corporate Innovation Award is given to organizations that have made a significant impact on the world with innovative technologies and products that have contributed to the advancement of electrical and electronic engineering. Established by the IEEE in 1985, the award has been presented to leading companies and organizations around the world. This is the sixth Japanese company to do so.
The QR code was developed in 1994 by Denso’s Applied Equipment Technology Division (currently Denso Wave) as a code that is easy to read and can store a large amount of information. Innovative two-dimensional codes can store approximately 200 times more information than barcodes and can be read faster. Denso began using the code primarily for inventory control at manufacturing plants, and later, by releasing patents for free, it was able to spread globally. In the early 2000s, QR codes became popular with the spread of camera-equipped mobile phones. Today, it is widely used in various aspects of life, such as electronic tickets and cashless payments. In 2020, QR Code was recognized as an IEEE Milestone*3 for its outstanding contribution.
Twenty-eight years after its invention, the QR code continues to evolve with new features added. DENSO WAVE develops SQRC*Four Face recognition SQRC, frame QR*, which can convert facial feature points into QR codesFive Provides design flexibility. QR codes contribute to identity verification, prevention of forgery and falsification of information, and electronic ticketing.
DENSO will continue to develop innovative technologies that contribute to society and industry.
*1 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Head office location usathe world’s largest engineering academy with over 400,000 members in over 160 countries.
*2, Four, When Five QR Code, SQRC and Frame QR are registered trademarks of DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED.
*3 IEEE Milestones celebrate historic achievements in electrical and electronic engineering that have made significant contributions to social and industrial progress.
2020/10/07 Denso receives IEEE milestone for QR code
2023 IEEE Award Winners
IEEE Corporate Innovation Award Winner
QR code details
Video introducing the QR code https://youtu.be/ieAYPNJq1bA
About QR code: QR code.com https://www.qrcode.com/ja/
QR code development story https://www.denso-wave.com/ja/technology/vol1.html
QR code development 25th anniversary site (published in 2019)
Proposal for Approval of QR Code as an IEEE Milestone
Denso is $45.1 billion A global mobility supplier that develops advanced technologies and components for virtually every vehicle make and model on the road today. With manufacturing at its core, DENSO invests in 198 facilities to manufacture electrification systems, powertrain systems, thermal systems, mobility electronics and advanced devices, creating jobs that directly change the way the world works. The company’s more than 167,000 employees are paving the way for a future of mobility that improves lives, eliminates traffic accidents and protects the environment. With global headquarters in Kariya, JapanDENSO spent 9.0% of its consolidated worldwide sales on research and development at the end of the fiscal year. March 31, 2022Click here for more information on Global DENSO. https://www.denso.com/global/en/.
of North AmericaDenso’s headquarters is Southfield, Michiganand employs more than 27,000 engineers, researchers and skilled workers at 51 locations across the United States. Canada When Mexico. of usa DENSO alone employs more than 17,700 people in 14 states (and District of Columbia) and 41 sites.end of fiscal year March 31, 2022at Denso North America generated $9.5 billion Consolidated Sales DENSO is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion inside and outside the company. This is the principle that brings together unique perspectives, strengthens innovation, and drives DENSO forward. Join us and shape your career, not just how the world works: Denso Career.com. For more information, https://www.denso.com/us-ca/en/