Notice of Our Merger
August 3, 2016
KDDI R&D Laboratories, Inc.
KDDI Research Institute, Inc.
KDDI R&D Laboratories, Inc. (head office: Fujimino-shi, Saitama / President and CEO: Yasuyuki Nakajima / hereinafter referred to as “KDDI R&D Laboratories.”) and KDDI Research Institute, Inc. (head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo / President: Tsuzuki Toujou / hereinafter referred to as “KDDI Research Institute”) will merge on October 1, 2016 (plan) as the date of entry into force and the company name will be changed to “KDDI Research, Inc.”
As the core of KDDI group’s research and development since April, 1998, KDDI R&D Laboratories has consistently conducted the research, development, and practical use of the world’s leading information and telecommunications technologies in a wide range of research fields. As KDDI group’s think tank since October, 1990, KDDI Research Institute has put efforts into various kinds of research projects and analyses with information and telecommunication at home and abroad as their central region.
Both companies have cooperated with each other in research and development, as well as investigations. In order to improve both companies’ research functions and further strengthen the creation of next-generation technologies and future prediction, KDDI R&D Laboratories and KDDI Research Institute have agreed to merge as of October 1, 2016 (plan).
We will promote a wide variety of investigations, research and development aimed at the creation of new value that will contribute to the development of society.
1. Merger Schedule
Date of merger (date of entry into force): October 1, 2016 (plan)
2. Merger Method
It is the absorption-type merger in which KDDI R&D Laboratories will be a merging company and KDDI Research Institute will be a merged company.
3. Outline of the Companies Involved in the Merger
|Merging Company||Merged Company|
|1. Company Name||KDDI R&D Laboratories, Inc.||KDDI Research Institute, Inc.|
|2. Business Description||Commission of R&D projects pertaining to information and telecommunications||Research and publications dealing with the telecoms sector in Japan and other countries|
|3. Date of Establishment||April 1, 1998||October 16, 1990|
|4. Head Office||2-1-15, Ohara, Fujimino-shi, Saitama||3-10-10, Iidabashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo|
|5. Representative||Yasuyuki Nakajima, President and CEO||Tsuzuki Toujou, President|
4. Situation after the Merger
|1. Company Name||KDDI Research, Inc.|
|2. Business Description||
Investigations and studies of policies, markets, etc., with a focus on information and telecommunications, as well as research and development pertaining to the said fields
|3. Head Office||2-1-15, Ohara, Fujimino-shi, Saitama|
|4. Website URL||https://www.kddi-research.jp/ (On and after October 1, 2016)|
* Company names in this material are the registered trademarks or the trademarks of the respective companies.
* Information written in the news release is as of the announcement date.
Inquiries on this matter:
Sales/Public Relations Department, KDDI R&D Laboratories, Inc.
General Coordination & Management Department, KDDI Research Institute, Inc.
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