We have been told by an extremely reliable source that Yokogawa has joined the HART Communications Foundation board of directors. Takahashi Kimi will be the board member for Yokogawa.
In the past, Yokogawa had been kept off the HCF board because there was no open slot, but recently the bylaws were changed to provide for up to 7 members. Yokogawa makes the sixth. Only a four member majority will be necessary to adopt measures brought before the board.