DENSO Accepts IEEE Company Innovation Award at Ceremony for Creating and Spreading Use of QR Code

DENSO Accepts IEEE Company Innovation Award at Ceremony for Creating and Spreading Use of QR Code

— Recognition, accepted by DENSO President and CEO Koji Arima, honors excellent innovation in technical fields —


TOKYO, Could 09, 2023 – (JCN Newswire) – DENSO Company accepted the IEEE Company Innovation Award throughout a Could 5 ceremony in Atlanta. IEEE,(1) the most important worldwide affiliation for electrical and digital engineering, awarded DENSO for creating the QR Code(2) and spreading its use globally, enabling the world to profit from its quite a few capabilities.

From left, IEEE President-Elect Thomas Coughlin, DENSO President and CEO Koji Arima, IEEE President Saifur Rahman

The IEEE Company Innovation Award, one of the prestigious technical awards on the earth, is offered to organizations which have made a major world influence with progressive applied sciences and merchandise and contributed to the event {of electrical} and digital engineering.

The QR Code was developed in 1994 by DENSO’s utilized gear engineering group (at present DENSO WAVE) as an easy-to-read code that may retailer giant quantities of data. The progressive two-dimensional code can retailer about 200 instances extra data than barcodes and could be learn at excessive pace. DENSO began to make use of the code primarily for stock administration at its manufacturing vegetation, and later made the patent out there freed from cost, permitting it to unfold globally. Within the early 2000s, the QR Code turned extra acquainted to most of the people as the usage of cellphones with cameras grew. At the moment, it’s extensively utilized in many each day life purposes, together with digital tickets and cashless funds. In 2020, the QR Code was acknowledged as an IEEE Milestone(3) for its excellent contribution to the world.

To assist commemorate that the corporate invented the QR Code almost 30 years in the past, DENSO lately launched a free on-line recreation – DENSO QR Code Maze – and created a brand new webpage on its North America web site detailing the QR Code’s historical past and the IEEE honor.

Guided by its Two Nice Causes – Inexperienced and Peace of Thoughts – DENSO stays dedicated to creating progressive applied sciences that contribute to society and business, making for a future that’s inexperienced, secure and seamless for all.

*Please discuss with the December 2, 2022, press launch for award particulars.

(1) The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Headquartered in the US, it’s the world’s largest engineering academy with greater than 400,000 members in additional than 160 nations.
(2) QR Code is registered emblems of DENSO WAVE Included.
(3) An IEEE Milestone commends a historic achievement which has tremendously assisted the event of society and business in electrical and digital engineering.
2020/10/07 DENSO receives IEEE Milestone for QR Code

– 2023 IEEE Award Recipients

– IEEE Company Innovation Award Recipients material/dam/ieee-org/ieee/internet/org/about/awards/recipients/corp-inn-rl.pdf

– Particulars of the QR Code
Video that includes the QR Code
Concerning the QR Code: QR
QR Code improvement story
Web site commemorating the twenty fifth anniversary of the event of the QR Code (launched in 2019)
Proposal for recognition of the QR Code as an IEEE Milestone


DENSO is a $47.9 billion world mobility provider that develops superior know-how and parts for almost each car make and mannequin on the street right now. With manufacturing at its core, DENSO invests in its round 200 services to provide electrification, powertrain, thermal, mobility electronics, superior units to create jobs that instantly change how the world strikes. The corporate’s round 165,000 workers are paving the best way to a mobility future that improves lives, eliminates visitors accidents, and preserves the surroundings. Globally headquartered in Kariya, Japan, DENSO spent round 9.0 p.c of its world consolidated gross sales on analysis and improvement within the fiscal 12 months ending March 31, 2023. For extra details about world DENSO, go to

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