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New development base “AKM Co-creation & Technology Center” established in Shin-Yokohama, Japan



Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation (AKM) will open the AKM Co-creation & Technology Center, a new technology development base, in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, in June 2024.

In 2023, AKM set its corporate tagline to "Becoming a circuit that connects the world." Additionally, AKM made its mission "To expand the realm of perception by combining technologies." AKM is dedicated to expanding the limits of what people can experience with breakthrough ideas that combine technologies and implement innovation that contributes to society.

To achieve these ideals, the newly established "AKM Co-creation & Technology Center" will meet the key functions of development, design, and research to quickly identify customer concerns, develop solutions, and bring them to fruition.

AKM has stated that it will strive to speed up technology development and provide new value to customers by accelerating the development of solutions across diverse businesses and technologies and strengthening collaboration with external partners.

AKM Co-creation & Technology Center AKM Co-creation & Technology Center

Features of the technology development base “AKM Co-creation & Technology Center”

At the AKM Co-creation & Technology Center, there will be a permanent PoC (proof of concept) and demo vehicle display for customers and external partners to experience first-hand.

Additionally, there will be an idea space for visitors that promotes co-creation and an audio room where visitors can experience AKM's sound technology in person via an immersive format "as if you were there"--a core philosophy of the audio IC brand VELVET SOUND. 

PoC area PoC area
Demonstration car display area Demonstration car display area
Audio room Audio room


AKM Co-creation & Technology Center


Hulic Shin-Yokohama 2-chome Building, 2-13-15 Shin-Yokohama, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture


Product development, design, and R&D of various sensing devices and advanced ICs featuring compound semiconductor technology and analog/digital hybrid technology


June 14th 2024