AGC Named Thomson Reuters 2013 Top 100 Global Innovator

AGC, a world-leading manufacturer of glass, chemicals and high-tech materials, has been named a Thomson Reuters 2013 Top 100 Global Innovator.

This program identifies and honors corporations and institutions that are at the heart of innovation as measured by a series of proprietary patent-related metrics: overall patent volume, patent grant success rate, global reach of the portfolio and patent influence as evidence by citations.Among these criteria, AGC received particularly high ratings for global reach of the portfolio and patent influence as evidence by citations.

“AGC has been operating globally including Japan, Asia, Europe, North America and also new markets like Brazil where we started commercial production this year. In each of the business areas we are engaged in, we are always committed to technology development that serves the needs of local communities. AGC’s intellectual property (IP) management, which focuses on the global utilization of IP rights, underpins the Group’s technological strength, and it is a great honor that our efforts have earned this prestigious recognition from Thomson Reuters,” said Yoshiaki Tamura, General Manager of Technology General Division and Executive Vice President of AGC.

 

Mr. Toshiyuki Tomii of Thomson Reuters (right) presents a trophy to Yoshiaki Tamura, Executive Vice President of AGC (left).

Thomson Reuters 2013 Top 100 Global Innovators Trophy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AGC’s advanced technological capabilities are being showcased at SMART MOBILITY CITY 2013, which is taking place in Tokyo until December 1, 2013.

AGC will continue to seek innovations in technology, products and services beyond conventional concepts and frameworks.

About the AGC Group

The AGC Group, with Tokyo-based Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. at its core, is a world-leading supplier of flat, automotive and display glass, chemicals and other high-tech materials and components. Drawing on more than a century of technical innovation, the AGC Group has developed world-class expertise in fields including glass, fluorine chemistry and ceramics technologies. The group employs some 50,000 people worldwide and generates annual sales of approximately 12 billion USD through business in about 30 countries. For more information, please visit www.agc-group.com/en.

Media Contact

Toshihiro Ueda, General Manager, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations

AGC Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.

(Contact: Tomoko Komazaki; Tel: +81-3-3218-5603; E-mail: info-pr@agc.com)

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