Nidec Corporation Announces Second Annual Nagamori Awards

St. Louis, MO – Nidec Corporation (NYSE:NJ), in conjunction with The Nagamori Foundation, has announced that the company is accepting applications for the Second Annual Nagamori Awards. The Awards, named for Nidec founder Shigenobu Nagamori, seek to commend entry to middle-level Research and Development engineers who demonstrate innovative, documented development of motors, actuators, power generators and associated technologies.

Applicants must be engineers who are members of a university, public organization, or private company located anywhere in the world, and be recommended by their academic circle or their company supervisor. The application period closes on January 31, 2016.

The Nagamori Awards are monetary rewards, and are granted to 3 to 5 people annually. Winners of the Awards will be notified in mid-May of 2016. Each winner will receive 1 million yen and a paid trip (for the winner and a companion) to the award ceremony in Kyoto, Japan on September 4, 2016. The Grand Nagamori Award recipient will be announced at the commendation ceremony, and will receive a total of 5 million yen.

For more information about the Nagamori Award and to request an application, contact Nagamori Awards Secretariat Corporate Planning Department either by phone at +75-935-6130 or via e-mail,

About Nagamori Awards

Motors are essential in our daily lives, and believed to account for 50% of the world's power consumption because of their use in so many different places. This is why the research and development of motors are critical for the perpetual conservation of our abundant lives and the global environment. It is for this purpose that we will hold the Second Nagamori Awards this year, in hope of further vitalizing the research and development of motor-related technologies.


About Nidec Motor Corporation:  Nidec Motor Corporation (NMC) is a leading manufacturer of commercial, industrial, and appliance motors and controls.  The NMC product line features a full line of high efficiency motors, large and small, which serve industrial, residential and commercial markets in applications ranging from water treatment, mining, oil and gas, and power generation to pool and spa motors, air conditioning condensers, rooftop cooling towers, and commercial refrigeration.  It also makes motors, controls, and switches for automotive and commercial markets.   Brands include U.S. Motors, SR Drives, Hurst, Rescue, ECOTECH EZ.

Parent company Nidec Corporation (NYSE:  NJ) is the world's leading manufacturer of small precision motors, including motors used in hard and optical disk drives.  The company has extended its focus beyond the information storage motor market to the home appliance and automotive markets, where it sees high future growth potential.  For more information, visit

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