Sumitomo Electric @ Defense+ Commercial Sensing 2019

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. exhibited industry-leading products of imaging and sensing at the Defense+ Commercial Sensing 2019, held in Baltimore, Maryland from April 16 to April 18, 2019.

The SPIE Defense+ Commercial Sensing is a leading global event focuses on sensors, imaging, and photonics technologies. In this exhibition, Sumitomo Electric and its subsidiaries Innovation Core SEI and A.L.M.T. Corp. jointly presented a wide range of imaging and sensing products.

T2SL eSWIR Image Sensors

Type II superlattice eSWIR focal plane arrays having wide range sensitivity up to 2.5 μm are now available. Features are low dark current, high frame rate, and stable operation.

Mid-infrared QCL

The world’s smallest DFB-QCL CAN module which can oscillate in a single-mode and high temperature (60℃) under continuous-wave (CW) condition. Type 5μm-range has been released add to type 7μm-range.


Ag-Diamond “AD90” heatspreaders for RF devices. Highest thermal conductivity of 600 W/(m・K) or more. Stable thermal conductivity for broad heat-cycling applications.

Sumitomo Electric @ Hannover Messe 2019, Germany

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., a leading global provider of fuel cell & hydrogen solutions, exhibited industry-leading products at the Hannover Messe 2019, held in Hanover, Germany from April 1 to April 5, 2019.

The Hannover Messe (HM; English: Hanover Fair) is one of the world’s largest trade fairs.  In the year 2019, there were 6,500 exhibitors from 75 countries and 215,000 attendees from 95 nations.

In this exhibition, Sumitomo Electric and its subsidiaries Innovation Core SEI, Sumitomo Electric Hartmetall GmbH, Sumitomo Electric Toyama Co., Ltd, Sumiden Fine Conductors Co., Ltd, Sumitomo Riko Co., Ltd, and Sumitomo Electric Europe Ltd. jointly presented a wide range of hydrogen & fuel cell products.


Sumidia™ is an nano-polycrystalline diamond that makes a perfect mold-finishing for fuel cell separators. Its extremely high-precision on super hard materials also helps the design flexibility of fuel cell stacks.


Celmet™ is a porous metal that has the highest porosity and best electrical conductivity. It works as a current collector for batteries and fuel cells to achieve efficient gas utilization and simplify inter-connector structures


Gaskets for cells maintain the flows of hydrogen and oxygen inside the fuel cell. Our gaskets have wide temperature range that enables the long-term durability, and their flexibility helps you tailor complex structures in fuel cells

Sumitomo Electric Teams with EV Safe Charge for EV Roadtrip Experience

Sumitomo Electric Teams with EV Safe Charge to Create Ultimate EV Roadtrip Experience

Las Vegas, NV – January 10, 2019 (CES 2019) – Sumitomo Electric Industries and EV Safe Charge, a Pepperdine Most Fundable Company, today announced collaboration on a new mobile app to enable electric vehicle (EV) drivers to experience the optimal road trip. During any journey, the EV Safe Charge app, powered by Sumitomo Electric, will provide users with never-before offered features, including benefits from hotel and restaurant partners and specialized travel coordination.

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Sumitomo Electric’s demonstration of storage battery system in CA

Sumitomo Electric starts demonstration of storage battery system in California

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. and New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), in cooperation with the State of California and public utility company San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), started the demonstration of the United States’ largest redox flow battery system in California, and a commencement ceremony was held at the project site on March 16, 2017.

Following the start of the project in September 2015, a redox flow battery system (2 MW x 4 hours) was constructed for a power grid at a substation in San Diego. Demonstration will now be carried out to evaluate the management of surplus electricity and regulation of grid frequency and voltage fluctuation. Data on performance in the transmission and distribution grid will also be collected to improve the system’s economic value.

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Sumitomo Electric partners with GoMentum station

Sumitomo Electric partners with GoMentum station

Sumitomo Electric is the first automotive supplier to partner with GoMentum Station to test Autonomous and Connected vehicle technologies. Sumitomo Electric’s research and development subsidiary in Silicon Valley, Innovation Core SEI, leads the collaboration.

“Sumitomo Electric products form the ‘nervous systems’ of the latest vehicles, and our efforts with GoMentum Station complement testing at our own testbeds in Japan and elsewhere,” explains Mark Jansen, head of Autonomous and Connected Vehicles for Sumitomo in Silicon Valley. “Our goal is to test future vehicle developments in real-world settings, safely and at scale. GoMentum Station offers a uniquely realistic setting close to our Silicon Valley lab, and we’re looking forward to accelerating our advanced technology testing at this world-class proving ground.”

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Sumitomo Electric’s Global Internship Program 2019 starts recruiting 

Sumitomo Electric’s Global Internship Program 2019 starts recruiting

Sumitomo Electric is offering a unique program that gives students the opportunity to gain practical experience at our R&D labs and corporate headquarters in Japan. The internship will start on May 27, 2019 and end on August 2, 2019 (10 weeks) in Osaka, Itami or Yokohama, Japan.

It is possible to amend your internship period on a case-by-case basis, please contact us for detail. Full time opportunity is available for some positions after the completion of the internship program. Recruiting starts on January 30 and the application deadline is February 24, 2019.

For more information, please visit our recruiting site.