March 16, 2023

Toray Engineering Co., Ltd.

Additional Investment in LPIXEL Inc.

Toray Engineering Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; CEO & COO: Takashi Iwade; hereinafter “Toray Engineering”) has made an additional investment in LPIXEL Inc. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Directors: Yuki Shimahara, Tomy Kamada; hereinafter “LPIXEL”), a company that possesses unique artificial intelligence (AI) image analysis technology.

LPIXEL is a company with expertise in image analysis in the life science field. It develops highly accurate AI-based software in the medical, pharmaceutical, and agricultural sectors. LPIXEL possesses advanced technology in the image analysis field that specializes in AI-based image diagnosis support and drug discovery.
AI technology’s ability to predict, recognize, and execute, is expected to become one of the key elemental technologies that will add value to all kinds of industrial equipment and systems going forward.
Since investing in LPIXEL in 2016, Toray Engineering has been working to expand their advanced AI image analysis technology, which has been used primarily in the medical field, to industrial applications. To date, it has developed and commercialized defect classification functions for semiconductor inspection equipment and logistics systems, among others.
This additional investment will further strengthen the collaboration between Toray Engineering and LPIXEL. Toray Engineering will promote the expansion of its business in next-generation equipment and systems by further developing the use of AI technology in the Toray Group.

Toray Engineering will contribute to both solutions for solving all kinds of issues in manufacturing using its technologies, engineering, and know-how, as well as the realization of a carbon neutral society.

Overview of LPIXEL

1. Company Name : LPIXEL Inc.
2. Location : 6F, Otemachi Building, 1-6-1, Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
3. Representative : Yuki Shimahara and Tomy Kamada, Directors
4. Capital : JPY 100 million
5. Established : March 4, 2014
6. Line of Business : 1. Research development and support business
2. Internet related services
3. Software planning, research, development, manufacturing, and sales
4. Other business related to the items listed above