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Wednesday, October 11 2023 - 17:00
SEKISUI CHEMICAL Inks Capital and Business Partnership with Next-generation Telecommunications Infrastructure Optimization Tool Developer LATYS Intelligence
TOKYO, Oct. 11, 2023 /Kyodo JBN-AsiaNet/ --

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD. (hereinafter, "SEKISUI CHEMICAL") has concluded a 
capital and business partnership agreement with LATYS Intelligence Inc. 
(hereinafter, "LATYS") headquartered in Montreal, Canada, which develops 
wireless networking solutions for the WiFi, 5G, and 6G next-generation 
telecommunications fields. Going forward, SEKISUI CHEMICAL aims to develop a 
communication environment design service business by combining its 
next-generation communications components.


1. Background
SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group has identified "next-generation communication 
components" as one of its Innovation Areas and seven key themes to realize its 
long-term vision "Vision 2030." Focusing on the development of components and 
devices that control high-frequency radio waves, the Group is accelerating 
commercialization to solve the issues faced in next-generation communications.

LATYS, one of the Group's business partners, has also commercialized its own 
wireless relay systems, and is developing tools to optimize equipment 
deployment (simulation) for effective use of these systems. This will enable 
the automation of the deployment and installation of wireless relay systems to 
achieve a good communication environment, which was previously done based on 
empirical knowledge.

Image1: LATYS' wireless relay building blocks

Image2: Conceptual example of communication environment optimization using 
LATYS' wireless relay systems

2. Details of the Business Partnership and Future Initiatives
SEKISUI CHEMICAL has signed a capital and business partnership with LATYS to 
develop a service business, including the provision of components/devices and 
construction proposals, in order to build a good communication environment that 
allows pleasant connections anytime, anywhere by combining SEKISUI CHEMICAL's 
next-generation communication components and LATYS' tools for optimal 
deployment. Through this partnership, SEKISUI CHEMICAL will contribute to the 
development and sustainability of next-generation communication infrastructure.

SEKISUI CHEMICAL is accelerating collaboration with startup companies and 
academia to expand and strengthen strategic business areas. For the exploration 
of new technologies and businesses, SEKISUI CHEMICAL will continue to engage in 
similar partnerships in the future.

Futoshi Kamiwaki, Senior Managing Executive Officer of SEKISUI CHEMICAL, said: 
"We are excited to support LATYS and provide new solutions to the wireless 
network through our collaboration. By combining LATYS's advanced metasurface 
and deployment technologies with SEKISUI's next-generation communication 
components, we will provide new value to next-generation communication 

Paul Tornatta, CEO of LATYS, expressed his excitement about the partnership: 
"We are thrilled to welcome SEKISUI as a strategic partner and investor. Their 
commitment to innovation and sustainability aligns perfectly with our vision 
for reshaping wireless communication. With SEKISUI's support, we aim to further 
enhance our technology and expand its application in various industries."

Overview of LATYS
(1) Name: LATYS Intelligence Inc. 
(2) Headquarters: 321 Rue de la Commune, Suite 300, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2E1, 
(3) Representative: CEO Paul Tornatta
(4) Services: Development, manufacture, and sale of wireless relay systems and 
provision of communication environment design services
(5) Year of establishment: 2020
(6) Website:


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