Japan Aviation Electronics Industry and AIO Core form capital and business alliance

~ Joint Development for Optical Next-Generation In-Vehicle Networks ~


October 12, 2023
Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Ltd.
AIO Core Co., Ltd.

Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Ltd. (headquartered in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; Masayuki Muraki, President; hereinafter "JAE") and AIO Core Co., Ltd. (headquartered in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo; Hidetaka Fukuda, President; hereinafter "AIO Core") have announced a capital and business alliance. JAE will acquire a stake in AIO Core through underwriting AIO Core's fourth round of capital increase and jointly develop an automotive AOC (active optical cable) in anticipation of the future shift to optical in-vehicle networks.

AIO Core, a startup established in April 2017, specializes in optical modules and aims to commercialize IOCore™, the world's smallest class of optical modules developed by the Photonics Electronics Technology Research Association (PETRA). Their optical connectivity solutions based on state-of-the-art silicon photonics technology, are ultra-compact, high-speed, and highly reliable across a wide temperature range.

Considering the expected evolution from ADAS to automated driving and the ongoing development of electric vehicles, the use of optics in in-vehicle information networks is being explored to enhance speed, reduce weight, and minimize noise. This technical alliance seeks to facilitate the joint development of in-vehicle AOC (active optical cable) by leveraging AIO Core's silicon photonics technology, as well as JAE’s connection technology, and experience in in-vehicle connectors.

A mock-up sample of the jointly developed product will be showcased at CEATEC 2023, taking place at Makuhari Messe (Hall 4, Key Devices Area, Booth No. K016), during the event held from October 17th (Tuesday).

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