Since its foundation in 1897, where initial business stemmed from producing copper wire for electrical uses, Sumitomo Electric Group has established a leading presence in the business sectors in Energy, Communication and Mobility. Sumitomo Electric's electrical wiring harness systems, which are used to send information and power to automobiles, hold the second largest market share in the world. Sumitomo Electric is actively developing a variety of electronic components required for car electronics. Sumitomo Electric has been producing Central Gateway. The next generation Central Gateway which is under development, has Sumitomo Electric’s original security functions, applicable to multi-protocol.