Asahi Kasei Microdevices (AKM) traces its roots to the 1980s, when the Asahi Kasei Group began developing its semiconductor business. Since then, we have continued to grow by providing customers with unique products which combine elements based on compound semiconductor technology used for magnetic sensors with ASIC technology based on silicon semiconductors. In recent years, we are making new proposals to meet the needs of the IoT era by focusing particularly on sensing and voice solutions incorporating software technology, as well as various solutions of invisible optics utilizing compound semiconductor technology.
Among individual products, our magnetic sensors for controlling motor rotation, and our audio & voice ICs that provide high-quality sound with low power consumption, have gained strong recognition among customers around the world, and azimuth angle sensors (e-compasses) that are essential for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets are also widely known as a product practically originated by AKM. Moreover, AKM has continued to provide unique products to customers such as sensor devices and motor driver ICs used in image stabilization and autofocus systems for cameras, infrared sensors featuring ultra-small size and fast response for static human detection and CO2 detection—all combining packaging, software engineering, testing, and implementation support technology in addition to circuit technology and material technology.
In addition to products for mobile communications and consumer electronics, we are also expanding in the fields of automotive electronics, residential equipment, and industrial equipment. AKM continues to advance while keeping track of the latest information in the semiconductor industry for the Asahi Kasei Group as a comprehensive manufacturer centered on chemistry, working in coordination with other business units of Asahi Kasei to propose innovative new value.
Throughout our history of development and growth, we have always been guided by the needs of our customers and end-users, and we remain committed to working together with you to achieve the solutions that truly meet your requirements and those of your customers. We look forward to continuing to serve you with superior AKM products.
Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation
Vision of Asahi Kasei Microdevices
“Our mission is to create new solutions and provide benefit to end-users using our devices.”
AKM believes that we can achieve our mission by providing end-users with new experience and value through our products and solutions. We contribute to life and living for people around the world based on the Asahi Kasei Group Values of “Sincerity,” “Challenge,” and “Creativity.”
Asahi Kasei Group Philosophy
We, the Asahi Kasei Group, contribute to life and living for people around the world.
This is the Asahi Kasei Group's unchanging reason for being. What we never cease to strive for, though the needs of society change throughout the ages. It is in our very nature, deriving from a sincere regard for the people of the world.
Providing new value to society by enabling “living in health and comfort” and “harmony with the natural environment.”
This vision for the Asahi Kasei Group indicates the direction in which our business activities advance based on our Group Mission to meet the needs of the times.
Sincerity: Being sincere with everyone.
Challenge: Boldy taking challenge, continuously seeking change.
Creativity: Creating new value through unity and synergy.
Creating for Tomorrow
The commitment of the Asahi Kasei Group:
To do all that we can in every era to help the people of the world make the most of life and attain fulfillment in living.
Since our founding, we have always been deeply committed to contributing to the development of society, boldly anticipating the emergence of new needs.
This is what we mean by “Creating for Tomorrow.”