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December

  • Fujitsu Develops Breakthrough Technology for Low-Cost Production of Gallium-Nitride HEMT Tokyo, Global, December 21, 2004 - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced the development of a technology that enables low-cost production of gallium-nitride (GaN)(*1) high electron mobility transistors (HEMT)(*2), a key technology in mobile base station amplifiers for 3G and future generations. This breakthrough technology reduces GaN HEMT production costs to less than one-third that of conventional levels, thereby contributing to the realization of lower-cost GaN HEMT-based amplifiers.

  • Fujitsu and PARC Launch Joint Research on Ubiquitous Computing Tokyo, Global, December 14, 2004 - Fujitsu Limited and the Palo Alto Research Center Inc. (PARC), a subsidiary of Xerox Corporation, announced that they have signed a multi-year joint research agreement in the field of ubiquitous computing. Working together, the companies will establish and facilitate a new vision of ubiquitous computing that goes well beyond 2010, aiming to make peoples' lives safer, simpler, more efficient, and more comfortable.

  • France Telecom and Fujitsu Announce Initial Project of Partnership for New Value-added Services Tokyo and Paris, Global, December 08, 2004 - France Telecom (Euronext Paris: FR0000 133308 NYSE: FTE) and Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) today announced a grid computing technology-based joint project, the first project of their strategic R&D partnership agreement tied in July of this year to widely promote joint research and development in the fields of distributed computing, ubiquitous networking, and storage.

  • Fujitsu and Cisco Form Strategic Alliance San Jose, CA and Tokyo, Japan, Global, December 06, 2004 - Fujitsu Limited and Cisco Systems, Inc. today announced that they have reached a fundamental agreement to enter into a strategic alliance focusing on routers and switches that will enable service providers and enterprises to build advanced Internet Protocol (IP) networks. Under this collaboration, Fujitsu and Cisco will carry out joint development of high-end routers, plan future cooperation in routing and switching, and collaborate on continuous quality improvement, enhanced support and service.

November

  • Fujitsu and IBM Partner to Promote Open Standards for Autonomic Computing Tokyo and Armonk, NY, Global, November 30, 2004 - Fujitsu Limited and IBM today announced that they have agreed to collaborate on autonomic computing standards. Initial areas of collaboration are expected to include existing or new standardization efforts related to the Web Services Distributed Management (WSDM) Event Format, standardization of a set of actions to manage IT resources, and standards related to software installation and deployment.

  • Leading IT Vendors Release Royalty-Free Software for Reliable Messaging Tokyo, Global, November 26, 2004 - Fujitsu Limited, Hitachi, Ltd., and NEC Corporation today announced that they are making available as open source their jointly developed messaging software that implements the Web Services Reliability (WS-Reliability) standard, a messaging specification for web services designed to ensure superior reliability. The software will be available for download free of charge as of November 26 at the website of the Information-Technology Promotion Agency, Japan.

October

  • Fujitsu Reports FY 2004 First-Half Financial Results Tokyo, Global, October 28, 2004 - Fujitsu Limited, a leader in customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace, today reported consolidated net sales of 2,220.0 billion yen (approximately US$20,182 million*) for the first half of fiscal 2004 (April 1 - September 30, 2004), an increase of 3.6% over the same period last year. Double-digit sales increases in system chips, 3G mobile phone base stations, and hard disk drives were offset by lower than expected sales of mobile phone handsets and solutions and systems integration services. Excluding the impact of restructuring last fiscal year, on a continuing operations basis Fujitsu's first-half net sales increased by 8.1%.

  • Alcatel and Fujitsu Bring 'Beyond 3G' Solution to Europe Paris and Tokyo, Global, October 21, 2004 - Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) and Fujitsu Limited today announced the joint launch and operation of a live HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access) demonstration system in France. This system, which was developed by Fujitsu based on technical specifications provided by NTT DoCoMo, Inc., is located at Alcatel's 3G Reality Centre (3GRC) in Vélizy, France.

  • Fujitsu Revises Forecast for First-Half FY 2004 Financial Results Tokyo, Global, October 18, 2004 - Fujitsu Limited today revised its forecast financial results for the first half of FY 2004 from previous projections issued at the time of its first-quarter results announcement on July 29, 2004.

  • Fujitsu and VERITAS to Collaborate on Mission-Critical Linux Solutions Tokyo, Global, October 06, 2004 - Fujitsu Limited and VERITAS Software Corporation today announced plans to collaborate in offering mission-critical Linux system solutions. The companies plan to introduce Linux solutions optimizing market-leading storage management and backup products from VERITAS together with Fujitsu's world-class storage, server and middleware offerings. This will include the large-scale mission-critical Intel Architecture (IA) servers with 64-bit Linux that Fujitsu is readying for market introduction. Additionally, the companies plan to strengthen existing cooperation in sales, marketing and support activities, and Fujitsu plans to set up a competency center for testing and pre-verification of Fujitsu and VERITAS product combinations. The companies expect that their expanded collaboration will contribute to greater robustness and manageability of future Linux-based systems comprising Fujitsu and VERITAS products.

September

  • Rikkyo Primary School Introduces Advanced Security System for Real-time Monitoring of Students' Arrival/Departure Tokyo, Global, September 27, 2004 - Rikkyo Primary School today introduced a new security system at its Tokyo campus that uses active RFID tags to accurately monitor the comings and goings of its students in real time. The system, which was developed and is being deployed by Fujitsu Limited, will also help guard against unauthorized entry to the school grounds. The system begins trial operation today and is scheduled for full-scale rollout with the beginning of the new school year in April 2005.

  • Fujitsu and Synplicity Join Forces to Deliver Customized Amplify Product for Fujitsu AccelArray™ Structured/Platform ASICs Sunnyvale, CA, September 21, 2004 and Tokyo, Global, September 22, 2004 - Fujitsu Limited, Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) and Synplicity, Inc., a leading supplier of software for the design and verification of semiconductors, today announced a joint development and marketing agreement to develop a custom physical synthesis product for Fujitsu AccelArray™ structured/platform ASIC devices. Fujitsu and Synplicity will work closely to produce an optimized version of Synplicity's Amplify® physical synthesis software, specifically targeting the AccelArray architecture and enabling greater performance and faster overall timing closure for Fujitsu's devices.

  • Fujitsu Develops Service Robot that Offers Human Task Support in Offices and Commercial Establishments Tokyo, Global, September 13, 2004 - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. and Fujitsu Frontech Limited today announced their joint development of a service robot that can provide support for various services in offices, commercial facilities, and other public areas in which people work or spend leisure time. The newly developed robot features functions that enable it to provide such services as greeting and escorting guests onto elevators, operating the elevators, moving parcels using a cart, and security patrolling of buildings at night.

  • Fujitsu, University of Tokyo Develop World's First 10Gbps Quantum Dot Laser Featuring Breakthrough Temperature-Independent Output Tokyo, Global, September 10, 2004 - Fujitsu Limited and a research group at the University of Tokyo led by Professor Yasuhiko Arakawa, today announced the joint development of a quantum dot (*1) laser that succeeds in minimizing temperature-sensitive output fluctuations, which was not possible with semiconductor lasers in the past. The newly developed quantum dot laser achieves high-speed operation of 10 gigabits per second (Gbps) across a temperature range of 20°C to 70°C without electrical current adjustments, and has minimal output fluctuations caused by changes in temperature. This breakthrough technology will pave the way for compact, low-cost, and low power-consumption optical transmitters targeting optical metro-access systems (*2) and high-speed optical LAN (*3) for which further development continues.

  • Toshiba, NEC Electronics, and Fujitsu Agree on "COSMORAM Rev.3" Common Specifications for PSRAM Tokyo, Global, September 06, 2004 - Toshiba Corporation, NEC Electronics Corporation, and Fujitsu Limited today announced that they have agreed on standard interface specifications for Pseudo Static Random Access Memory (PSRAM) (*1) with burst mode. Based on the specifications, known as COSMORAM (Common Specifications for Mobile RAM) Rev. 3, each of the three companies will independently begin production and sales of PSRAM devices, with products scheduled to be available from each company starting March 2005.

August

  • Fujitsu Develops World's First Technologies Enabling Formation and Multi-layering of High Dielectric Constant Ceramic Film on Resin Circuit Boards Tokyo, Global, August 06, 2004 - Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., in collaboration with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) of Japan, have jointly developed the world’s first technologies that enable the formation and multi-layering at room temperature of ceramic film with dielectric constant of 400, on resin circuit boards. The new technologies makes it possible to embed passive components such as condensers into printed circuit boards, such as FR4, thereby achieving miniaturization and cost reductions of circuit boards.

  • Fujitsu Ties Global Partnership with Cadence to Create Advanced SoC Design Environments Tokyo, Global, August 04, 2004 - Fujitsu Limited and Cadence Design Systems, Japan today announced a global partnership agreement under which they will create advanced system-on-chip (SoC) design environments. The design environments resulting from this agreement will further address today's demand for new design methodologies for the development of advanced SoCs.

July

  • Fujitsu Reports FY 2004 First-Quarter Financial Results Tokyo, Global, July 29, 2004 - Fujitsu Limited, a leader in customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace, today reported consolidated net sales of 1,008.1 billion yen (approximately US$9,249 million*) for the first quarter of fiscal 2004 (April 1, 2004 - June 30, 2004), an increase of 7.4% over the same period last year. Although first-quarter sales in the Software & Services segment rose only slightly year-on-year, sales of semiconductors, hard disk drives and plasma display panels increased significantly. Sales also rebounded sharply in servers, mobile and IP networks and other categories in Fujitsu's Platforms segment.

  • Fujitsu and TDK Plan Strategic Alliance in Hard Disk Drive Head Business Tokyo, Global, July 29, 2004 - Fujitsu Limited and TDK Corporation today announced that they have agreed in principle to form a strategic alliance in the magnetic hard disk drive head business.

  • University of Tokyo and Fujitsu Succeed in World's First Single-photon Emission in Data Transmission Wavelengths for Quantum Encryption Tokyo, Global, July 15, 2004 - The University of Tokyo's Nanoelectronics Collaborative Research Center and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced the joint development of technologies that generate and measure single-photons, succeeding in observing the world's first emission of single-photons in data transmission wavelengths. The newly developed technologies pave the way for accelerating speeds for quantum encryption data transmission, considered the ultimate method of encrypted transmission, to 400 times faster than the data transmission speeds of conventional quantum encryption that could only transfer data at a few hundred bits per second (bps). The technologies represent a major step forward towards the practical application of quantum encryption data transmission.

  • Fujitsu and Idenken Collaborate on World's Fastest Bio-Database Tokyo, Global, July 07, 2004 - The National Institute of Genetics, also known as Idenken, and Fujitsu Limited today announced their agreement to collaborate on development of a next-generation database system. Aiming to develop a research and business platform for the post-genome era of biotechnology, an industry that is expected to reach 25 trillion yen by 2010, Idenken and Fujitsu plan to develop the world’s fastest database system and position it as the de-facto standard for the field.

June

  • Fujitsu Develops World's First Technology That Embeds Data Invisibly in Print Images Tokyo , Global, June 30, 2004 - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced the development of the world's first technology that embeds 12-digit numerical data in printed color images in a way invisible to the human eye. This new technology makes it possible to embed data, such as ID codes to convert URLs or telephone numbers, into color images for magazines or advertisements without interfering with the printed design. Utilizing this technology with mobile phones or PDAs enables easy Internet access and phone calling. This technology was developed to provide more natural interfaces using mobile phones or PDAs, to customers offering new services such as linking printed images to the Internet.

  • Fujitsu Develops Push-to-Talk Ubiquitous-Networking Transceiver Technology Tokyo, Global, June 29, 2004 - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. and Fujitsu Limited today announced their joint development of a ubiquitous-networking transceiver technology that enables simultaneous voice communication to multiple users from virtually anywhere, by using mobile phone and wireless LAN networks. The new technology, called “Push-to-talk over Cellular/Wireless” (PoC/W), opens up new opportunities when used with PCs, PDAs, mobile phones and other mobile devices in consumer applications, or as part of enterprise solutions to facilitate interdepartmental group communication.

  • Fujitsu and Microsoft to Deliver Mainframe-Class Capability on Open-Standard IT Platforms for Mission-Critical Environments Tokyo, Global, June 28, 2004 - In a press conference held here today, Fujitsu Limited Chairman Naoyuki Akikusa and Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer announced a significant expansion of the companies' long-standing global enterprise relationship. The companies entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with respect to their companies' commitment to collaborate in the development of Fujitsu's next-generation Intel® Itanium® Processor Family-based server for Windows Server™ 2003 and next-generation Windows Server (code-named "Longhorn" Server), as well as in platform integration, services and mission-critical customer support. This expanded collaboration is designed to help enterprise customers obtain optimal levels of reliability, scalability, performance and value for mission-critical IT environments.

  • Net-2Com and Fujitsu Develop World's First Wireless IP Handset Enabling Seamless Switching Between Wireless Networks Tokyo , Global, June 23, 2004 - Net-2Com Corporation and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today jointly announced the development of the world's first wireless IP mobile handset capable of seamless switching between wireless LAN and public wireless networks. The prototype handset features built-in wireless LAN functions and enables free selection of public wireless networks through inserting various CompactFlash® (CF) networking cards, allowing global use. By adopting standard operating systems (OS) for PDAs, this handset supports a wide range of applications including business applications.

  • Fujitsu Announces Realignment of Its Solutions Business Tokyo, Global, June 23, 2004 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that it will realign its sales and software and services groups to develop closer relationships with its customers. The move will help Fujitsu keep on top of market shifts and changing customer needs and enhance Fujitsu's ability to provide group-wide integrated support over the entire lifecycle of customers' IT systems. With this realignment, Fujitsu plans to change its business structure to increase customer satisfaction and to generate solid profit from its solutions business.

  • Fujitsu Unveils New PRIMEPOWER Models, World's First UNIX Servers Using 90-nm Technology Tokyo, Global, June 22, 2004 - Fujitsu Limited today announced the launch of five new high-end and mid-range models in its PRIMEPOWER server lineup. The new products incorporate 1.89GHz SPARC64™ V processors based on 90-nm semiconductor technology, offering a dramatic improvement in performance. The new models represent the world's first use of 90-nm technology in UNIX® servers.

  • Fujitsu, SAP AG and SAP Japan Strengthen Global Collaboration in Platforms Tokyo, Global, June 15, 2004 - Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702), SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), and SAP Japan Co., Ltd. today announced that the three companies will further strengthen their global alliance in the platform field.

  • Fujitsu Announces Details of Stage Four of Its Environmental Protection Program Tokyo, Global, June 07, 2004 - Fujitsu Limited today announced the details for Stage Four of the Environmental Protection Program of its group companies. This program will span from fiscal years 2004 to 2006 and will promote from an environmental aspect the establishment of sustainable management and environmental group governance, and the offering of products and solutions that will contribute to customers' efforts to reduce their burden on the environment.

  • Fujitsu and Samsung Reach Plasma Display Settlement Tokyo, Suwon, Global, June 07, 2004 - Fujitsu Limited and Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. have today agreed to settle all current disputes concerning plasma display panel (PDP) patents held by Fujitsu.

  • Fujitsu and Sun Expand Partnership to Grow Solaris Market & Unleash New Generation of Innovations in the Data Center Santa Clara, Calif., June 1, 2004 and Tokyo, Global, June 02, 2004 - Sun Microsystems, Inc., (NASDAQ: SUNW) and Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) today announced the expansion of their 20-year strategic relationship to include the joint development and delivery of future generation Solaris and SPARC-based systems. Today's announcement brings together two of the strongest companies in the world to deliver best-of-breed platforms for all possible computing workloads and grow the market for Solaris and SPARC.

May

  • Fujitsu Solution Forum 2004 to Be Held July 7 - 9, 2004 Tokyo, Global, May 31, 2004 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that it will hold its "Fujitsu Solutions Forum 2004" over a three-day period from July 7 through July 9 at the Tokyo International Forum in Japan.

  • Fujitsu Extends TRIOLE Strategy for IT Optimization to Global Market Tokyo, Global, May 25, 2004 - Fujitsu Limited today announced the global expansion of its TRIOLE™ strategy for the optimized design, development and deployment of highly reliable and adaptive business-critical IT infrastructure in heterogeneous environments. Fujitsu group companies and affiliates in EMEA, North America and Asia-Pacific will introduce innovative products, solutions and services based on the TRIOLE strategy to enterprise customers in those regions, enabling them to significantly increase business efficiency, agility and continuity.

  • Fujitsu Limited Announces Executive Appointments Tokyo, Global, May 17, 2004 - Following an extraordinary meeting of its board of directors today, Fujitsu Limited announced the following executive appointments and changes. The appointments will take effect pending approval at the 104th General Shareholders' Meeting, scheduled for June 23, 2004.

  • Fujitsu Announces Election of New Corporate Executive Officers Tokyo, Global, May 17, 2004 - Following an extraordinary meeting of its board of directors today, Fujitsu Limited announced Corporate Executive Officer appointments and resignations to become effective June 23, 2004.

  • Notice Regarding Signing of Exchange Offer Agreement Tokyo, Global, May 17, 2004 - Fujitsu Limited ("Fujitsu") and Fujitsu Support and Service Inc. ("Fsas") today announced that, in accordance with decisions taken by their respective boards of directors, they have signed an agreement for an exchange of shares whereby Fsas will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu. Pending ratification of the exchange offer agreement at Fsas' Annual Shareholders' Meeting, scheduled to be held June 29, 2004, the exchange of shares is expected to take place on October 1, 2004. In accordance with Section 358 (simple share exchange) of the Commercial Code of Japan, there are no plans to submit the agreement for approval at Fujitsu's Annual Shareholders' Meeting.

  • Eudyna and Fujitsu Develop Ultra Small, Low Power 2.5Gbps DWDM Transceiver San Jose, CA, USA and Tokyo, Japan, Global, May 10, 2004 - Eudyna Devices USA Inc. (EUDU), a leading supplier of optical components, and Fujitsu Limited, a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace, today announced that they have started sampling DWDM 2.5 Gigabit small form-factor pluggable transceivers (SFP) to optical network equipment manufacturers. Eudyna Devices and Fujitsu have jointly developed the transceivers, which utilize Fujitsu's high level module development technology, Eudyna's high performance low power cooled Laser in a small TOSA package enabling SFP modules to support DWDM function, and Eudyna's high performance Avalanche Photodiode receiver in a compact ROSA package.

  • Eudyna and Fujitsu Develop Ultra Small, Low Power XFP Transceiver San Jose, CA, USA and Tokyo, Japan, Global, May 10, 2004 - Eudyna Devices USA Inc. (EUDU), a leading supplier of optical components, and Fujitsu Limited, a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace, today announced that they have started sampling 40km 1550nm 10 Gigabit small form-factor pluggable transceivers (XFP) to 10-Gigabit SONET and Ethernet network equipment manufacturers. Eudyna Devices and Fujitsu have jointly developed the transceivers, which utilize Fujitsu's high level module development technology, Eudyna's high performance Modulator Integrated Laser in a small TOSA package enabling over 40km transmission, and Eudyna's high performance PIN receiver in a compact ROSA package.

April

  • Fujitsu Reports FY 2003 Financial Results Tokyo, Global, April 27, 2004 - Fujitsu Limited, a leader in customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace, today reported consolidated net sales of 4.77 trillion yen (approximately US$45.0 billion*) for fiscal year 2003 (April 1, 2003 - March 31, 2004), an increase of 3.2% over the previous fiscal year. The higher sales, together with company-wide cost-cutting efforts, efficiency gains and significantly improved profitability in its Electronic Devices and Platforms business segments, contributed to a jump in consolidated operating income to 150.3 billion yen (US$1.4 billion), up 49.7% over the previous year.

  • Fujitsu Announces Revised Financial Results Forecast for Fiscal 2003 and Resumes Dividends Tokyo, Global, April 22, 2004 - Following a meeting of its Board of Directors today, Fujitsu Limited issued the following revised projections and guidance regarding its financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2004 (FY 2003). The company now forecasts FY 2003 consolidated net income of 50 billion yen, an increase over previous projections. Unconsolidated net income is now forecast at 17 billion yen, a decrease over previous estimates. Fujitsu also announced that a fiscal year-end dividend of 3 yen per share would be paid.

  • Fujitsu Initiates Legal Action Against Samsung SDI Tokyo, Global, April 07, 2004 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that it has asserted patent infringement claims against Samsung Japan Corporation in Tokyo District Court and Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. in U.S. Federal District Court in Los Angeles, California. Fujitsu seeks a court order against future importation and sales of infringing PDP products, and compensation for past infringement. In addition, the company is seeking administrative injunctive relief under a Japanese customs and tariffs law, which prohibits importation of products that infringe Japanese patents.

March

  • Fujitsu Awarded Contract for SEA-ME-WE 4 Submarine Optical Network Tokyo, Global, March 30, 2004 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that it has been selected by the Sea-Me-We 4 consortia, together with its co-contractor Alcatel, to construct a high-capacity fibre optic submarine cable network, as part of the Sea-Me-We 4 submarine optical network linking Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Western Europe. The new terabit cable system will support more than 32 times the initial transmission capacity of the previous Sea-Me-We 3 network.

  • Fujitsu and Mitsubishi Electric Explore Collaboration on FOMA® Handset Development for NTT DoCoMo Tokyo, Global, March 24, 2004 - Fujitsu Limited and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation today announced that they are exploring a collaboration to jointly develop new FOMA mobile handsets running the Symbian OS operating system for NTT DoCoMo, Inc.

  • Fujitsu to Manufacture Leading-Edge FPGA Products for Lattice Semiconductor Tokyo, Global, March 23, 2004 - In a press conference today, Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702), a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace, and Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC), a leading provider of programmable logic devices, announced an agreement under which Fujitsu Limited will manufacture Lattice Semiconductor's next-generation FPGA (field programmable gate array) products on its leading-edge 130-nanometer (nm) and 90nm CMOS process technologies, as well as a 130nm technology with embedded flash memory being jointly developed by Fujitsu and Lattice.

  • Fujitsu Develops World's First CMOS Selector Chip Operating at 50 Gbps Tokyo, Global, March 23, 2004 - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. and Fujitsu Limited today announced the development of a selector chip using Fujitsu's CMOS technology capable of record-breaking 50-Gbps throughput. The new technology delivers the benefits of a highly integrated, low-power design in CMOS with the 40-Gbps performance levels required for devices used in high-bandwidth data communications, speeds that previously could only be attained using silicon-germanium chips or other compound semiconductors.

  • Fujitsu to Construct New Facility for Mass Production of Logic Chips using 90nm and 65nm Process Technology Tokyo, Global, March 19, 2004 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that it has decided to construct a new facility at its Mie semiconductor plant in central Japan to mass-produce logic chips utilizing state-of-the-art 90-nanometer (nm) volume process technology as well as next-generation 65nm technology, and employing large-diameter 300mm wafers.

  • NCR and Fujitsu Develop Cash Deposit and Bill Recycling Module for ATMs Tokyo, Japan / Dayton, OH, USA, Global, March 18, 2004 - NCR Corporation (NYCE: NCR) and Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) today announced that they have developed a new cash deposit and recycling module for automated teller machines (ATMs) that provides superior performance and unprecedented levels of availability. The new module is the first commercial result of a strategic alliance under which NCR and Fujitsu are pursuing collaborative research and development and supply of products and technology.

  • IPFlex and Fujitsu Introduce DAP/DNA®-2, the Dynamically Reconfigurable Processor Tokyo, Global, March 17, 2004 - IPFlex Inc. and Fujitsu Limited today announced the commercial release of their jointly developed processor, the DAP/DNA®-2 (Digital Application Processor/Distributed Network Architecture), which features a unique ability to dynamically reconfigure its internal circuitry. Employing the newly developed processor enables systems to perform multiple processing tasks with a single-chip solution that previously required several specialized chips.

  • Fujitsu, Hitachi and NEC Offer Sample Reliable Messaging Software for Web Services Tokyo, Global, March 09, 2004 - Fujitsu Limited, Hitachi, Ltd., and NEC Corporation today announced that they are making available on their respective websites sample software that implements Web Services Reliability (WS-Reliability), a messaging specification for web services designed to ensure superior reliability. URL links to the royalty-free software downloads from each company's website are listed below.

  • Fujitsu Develops World's First Multi-layer PCB Capable of 5Gbps Transmission and 4000 Pin Mounting Tokyo, Global, March 09, 2004 - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Fujitsu Interconnect Technologies Ltd., and Fujitsu Limited today announced the joint development of new manufacturing technologies for large-sized, high-count multi-layer printed circuit boards (PCBs) that enable support of 5Gigabits per second (5Gbps) high-speed transmission and 4000 pin high-density mounting (0.8mm pitch). Fujitsu's new technologies succeed in improving manufacturing yields and significantly reducing production time for high-count multi-layer PCBs. The technologies were developed for use in such areas as next-generation, high-speed servers and telecommunication base station equipment, which demand fast transmission speeds and high-density mounting.

  • Fujitsu Unveils New Enterprise 300GB Hard Drives with 4-Platter Design Tokyo, Global, March 08, 2004 - Fujitsu Limited today announced the introduction of two new series of 3.5-inch enterprise hard disk drives that deliver superior levels of performance and storage capacity. The MAT series, featuring spindle speeds of 10K rotations per minute (rpm), offers storage capacity of up to 300 gigabytes (GB) with 4-platter design. The MAU series, featuring spindle speeds of 15K rpm, offers up to 147GB in storage capacity. Both are available in three capacity points and two different types of interfaces. The new hard drives deliver the superior levels of performance and reliability required of today's enterprise systems, from servers to storage systems.

February

  • Alcatel and Fujitsu support live FOMA 3G showcase at 3GSM World Congress Paris, Global, February 19, 2004 - Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) and Fujitsu Limited today announced that both companies joined forces to establish a FOMA® live demonstration environment at NTT DoCoMo's booth in 3GSM World Congress.

  • Fujitsu Develops Ultra-Low-Power Transceiver Chipset for Next-Generation Optical Transmissions Systems Kawasaki, Global, February 17, 2004 - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced the development of a new communications chipset that uses Indium Phosphide-based high-electron mobility transistor (InP-HEMT) technology to enable 50-Gbps operation of a 4:1 multiplexer and 1:4 demultiplexer chipset. Fujitsu's newly developed chipset is the world's first to achieve superior signal quality and operating margins in full-rate clocking scheme, with breakthrough low-power consumption of less than 1 watt (70% lower than conventional technology).

  • Exel and Fujitsu Announce Agreement in Principle for Exel to Acquire Fujitsu Logistics Ltd London, Global, February 16, 2004 - Exel, the UK-based, world leader in supply chain management and Fujitsu Limited, a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace, have today announced that they have agreed in principle for Exel to acquire Fujitsu's wholly owned subsidiary company, Fujitsu Logistics Ltd (FJL).

January

  • Fujitsu Reports FY 2003 Third-Quarter Financial Results Tokyo, Global, January 29, 2004 - Fujitsu Limited, a leader in customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace, today reported consolidated net sales of 1,068.2 billion yen (approximately US$9.9 billion*) for the third quarter of fiscal year 2003 (October 1 - December 31, 2003), a 5.0% increase over the third quarter of fiscal 2002. The company posted higher year-over-year third-quarter sales in each of its main business segments - Software & Services, Platforms, and Electronic Devices. In addition to strong sales of semiconductors and other electronic devices, sales of new server and storage system models contributed to the positive results. Higher sales and the effects of cost cutting initiatives combined to produce an operating profit of 10.1 billion yen (US$94.4 million) for the third quarter, with all three business segments posting an operating profit for the quarter.

  • Fujitsu Develops High Capacity Micro Fuel Cell Technology Tokyo, Global, January 26, 2004 - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced the development of a new fuel-cell material technology that enables the use of 30% methanol - highly concentrated methanol - as a fuel source, as well as a prototype power unit that incorporates the technology. This technology enables much higher power capacities for passive micro fuel cells and realizes longer runtimes for mobile devices such as notebook PCs, PDAs and mobile phones.

  • Fujitsu and MoSys Tie Technology License for 1T-SRAM-Q Embedded Memory Tokyo, Japan / Sunnyvale, CA, USA, Global, January 26, 2004 - MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) the industry's leading provider of high density system-on-chip (SoC) embedded memory solutions, and Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702), a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace, today announced an agreement under which MoSys' innovative quad density 1T-SRAM-QTM technology is licensed to Fujitsu Limited for use on its 0.13-micron logic process. Fujitsu will use MoSys' 1T-SRAM-Q to provide high-density embedded memory solutions for their SoC designs in consumer applications, including digital cameras and video camcorders. Fujitsu ranks as the largest Japanese ASIC vendor, attributable to its successes in these markets.

  • Alcatel and Fujitsu Officially Open a FOMA Showroom in France Paris, France / Tokyo, Japan, Global, January 20, 2004 - Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) and Fujitsu Limited today announced the official opening of a FOMA® showroom showcasing NTT DoCoMo's third-generation (3G) FOMA mobile communication services in France. The new facility is located in the premises of Alcatel, Fujitsu's 3G partner, in the suburbs of Paris. This is the only FOMA showroom available in France.

  • Fujitsu Introduces World's First 2.5" Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive Tokyo, Global, January 05, 2004 - Fujitsu Limited today announced the availability of the MHT20xxBH hard disk drive (HDD) series, the world's first 2.5" HDDs with a Serial ATA interface. The new HDDs deliver superior performance, making them ideal for notebook computers and other mobile computing products. The MHT20xxBH series, which offers spindle speeds of 5,400 RPM and storage capacities of up to 80 gigabytes (GB), will be available to product manufacturers worldwide.