Yaskawa Electric Corp has invested $15 million in US-based Transphorm Inc, while Fenox Venture Capital led the completion of a $2.6 million funding round into Japanese business mobile communication solutions company AOS Mobile Co.
Yaskawa Electric invests $15m in US-based Transphorm
Transphorm intends to allocate the funds to product development. Yaskawa made the investment a few weeks after announcing its integrated S-7 F servo motor uses Transphorm’s high-voltage (HV) GaN product.
The technology serves automotive systems, data center and industrial power supplies, renewable energy and other broad industrial applications.
Founded in 1915, Yaskawa is a provider of core technologies focused on motion control, robotics, and system engineering.
Fenox leads $2.6 million round for AOS Mobile
Founded in 2015, AOS Mobile is a developer of work efficiency applications and platform services. Its business chat integrates SMS solution, e-mail, chat, and IVR, among others.
The Tokyo-based startup intends to use its fresh capital to incorporate AI (artificial intelligence) for further enhancement of its chatbot function, and development of data analysis function on interaction between users and the chatbot.
AOS Mobile also plans to establish stronger managerial structure and sales team for public offering and overseas expansion strategy in Asia.