Fujitsu Laboratories and MIT's Center for Brains, Minds and Machines Broaden Partnership Kawasaki, Japan and Cambridge, MA, United States, Global, October 05, 2018 - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. and MIT's Center for Brains, Minds and Machines (CBMM) today announced a multi-year partnership focused on advancing the science and engineering of intelligence while supporting the next generation of researchers in this emerging field. The new commitment follows on several years of collaborative research among scientists at the two organizations.
Fujitsu Develops Non-contact Biometric Integration Technology as an Optimal Solution for a Cashless Society Kawasaki, Japan, Global, October 04, 2018 - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announces development of a non-contact, integrated biometric authentication technology that can identify a person using only their palm vein and facial data. Developed jointly with Fujitsu R&D Center Co., Ltd., the technology represents a step closer to the creation of a cashless society.
Fujitsu Drives Quantum-Inspired Project to Help Solve NatWest’s Complex Optimization Challenges Munich, EMEIA, October 02, 2018 - Fujitsu today announces details of a ground-breaking proof of concept (PoC) project with NatWest for its quantum-inspired Digital Annealer technology. Fujitsu is helping the bank solve some of its most complex, challenging and time-consuming financial investment problems by optimizing its mix of high-quality liquid assets including bonds, cash and government securities.
Fujitsu Deploys "LiveTalk" Multilingual Communication Tool to Interactive Restaurant Kikkoman Live Kitchen Tokyo Tokyo, Global, October 01, 2018 - Fujitsu today announced that it is providing its Fujitsu Software LiveTalk for use in Kikkoman Corporation's restaurant, Kikkoman Live Kitchen Tokyo, set to open November 1. LiveTalk translates to a customer's preferred language in real-time and disp
ON Semiconductor Completes Additional Share Purchase of Fujitsu's 8-inch Wafer Fab PHOENIX, Ariz., US. and YOKOHAMA, Japan, Global, October 01, 2018 - ON Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: ON) and Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited today announced that ON Semiconductor will complete the incremental 20 percent share purchase of Aizu Fujitsu Semiconductor Manufacturing Limited, Fujitsu’s 8-inch wafer fab in Aizu-Wakamatsu, on Oct. 1, 2018. ON Semiconductor will hold a 60 percent majority ownership in the joint venture, and a brand transition will occur following the Oct. 1 close. Consequently, the company name of Aizu Fujitsu Semiconductor Manufacturing Limited will transition to ON Semiconductor Aizu Co., Ltd on Oct. 1, 2018.
Fujitsu Chosen for the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for 19th Time Tokyo, Global, September 27, 2018 - Fujitsu today announced that it has been chosen for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), the world's leading Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) index. This is the 19th time for Fujitsu to have been included in this index since its creation in 1999.
Fujitsu Develops Technology to Improve Reliability of Data Distribution across Industries Kawasaki, Japan, Global, September 20, 2018 - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced that it has developed "ChainedLineage," a blockchain extension technology that enables the safe use of data obtained from a variety of companies and individuals, confirming its provenance and processing history.
Fujitsu Develops Platform Technology to Support High Speed Processing of Massive Data in Distributed Storage Kawasaki, Japan, Global, September 20, 2018 - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced that it has developed a technology that offers both high speed data-processing and high-capacity storage in distributed storage systems, in order to speed up the processing of ever-increasing volumes of data.
Fujitsu Laboratories and Waseda University Agree to Comprehensively Collaborate on Digital Annealer Research Tokyo and Kawasaki, Japan, Global, September 19, 2018 - Fujitsu Limited, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., and Waseda University today announced that Fujitsu Laboratories and Waseda University have signed a comprehensive collaborative activity agreement for joint research on the Digital Annealer, Fujitsu's quantum-inspired computational architecture that is capable of solving combinatorial optimization problems with stunning speed.
Fujitsu's New AI Technology "Wide Learning" Enables Highly Precise Learning Even from Imbalanced Data Sets Kawasaki, Japan, Global, September 19, 2018 - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced the development of "Wide Learning," a machine learning technology capable of accurate judgements even when operators cannot obtain the volume of data necessary for training.
Fujitsu Conducts Memory Expansion Technology Field Trial, Achieves System Performance Equivalent to 10 Servers Kawasaki and Tokyo, Japan, Global, September 19, 2018 - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. and Fujitsu Limited today announced that they had conducted a field trial of a memory expansion technology in India-based Sify Technologies Limited's datacenter. Results showed that by applying this technology to a server, they succeeded in achieving system performance equivalent to that of 10 servers. As a result, when compared to overall systems that include technical servers, the system performance could be improved up to 3.6 times.
Fujitsu Develops Novel Technology to Massively Boost Optical Data Transfer Throughput Using Existing Equipment Kawasaki, Japan, Global, September 19, 2018 - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced that it has developed an ultra-high capacity wavelength-division multiplexing system that considerably expands the transmission capacity of optical fibers in optical networks connecting datacenters. The new technology achieves this without the deployment of new transceivers dedicated to new wavelength.
AI used to detect fetal heart problems Tokyo, Global, September 18, 2018 - A research group led by scientists from the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP) have developed a novel system that can automatically detect abnormalities in fetal hearts in real-time using artificial intelligence (AI). This technology could help examiners to avoid missing severe and complex congenital heart abnormalities that require prompt treatments, leading to early diagnosis and well-planned treatment plans, and could contribute to the development of perinatal or neonatal medicine.
Fujitsu Technology to Solve Combinatorial Optimization Problems for Medium-Sized Drug Discovery Kawasaki, Japan, Global, September 18, 2018 - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced that it has developed a large-scale problem segmentation technology, produced together with Fujitsu Advanced Technologies Limited, that utilizes the Digital Annealer, Fujitsu's computational architecture that can solve combinatorial optimization problems at breathtaking speed.
Fujitsu, SMU, A*STAR, and UrbanFox Launch Field Trial to Enhance Crowdsourced Delivery in Singapore Tokyo, Japan, and Singapore, Global, September 13, 2018 - Fujitsu Limited, Singapore Management University (SMU), A*STAR's Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) and UrbanFox Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Keppel Logistics, today announced that they have signed an agreement to collaborate on a field trial which leverages leading edge technologies to resolve manpower shortages in the logistics industry in Singapore. The trial will utilise a dedicated smartphone app that offers AI-driven delivery recommendations to crowdsourced delivery personnel (Delivery Partners).
Fujitsu Signs IP License Agreements for Green Technologies with Kyushu University and University of the Ryukyus Tokyo, Global, September 13, 2018 - Fujitsu today announced that it has concluded intellectual property (IP) licensing agreements for its technology that visualizes regional characteristics and its technology relating to species identification and population prediction, with Kyushu University and University of the Ryukyus, respectively. Both of these technologies are registered in the WIPO GREEN database, operated by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
Kaga Electronics acquires 70% shares in Fujitsu Electronics from Fujitsu Semiconductor Yokohama, Japan, Global, September 10, 2018 - Kaga Electronics Co., Ltd. (TSE:8154 "Kaga Electronics") and Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited ("FSL") today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement whereby Kaga Electronics acquires 70% shares in Fujitsu Electronics Inc. ("FEI") from FSL. Kaga Electronics plans to also acquire the remaining 30% shares held by FSL by the end of 2021. The transfer of 70% shares, which takes place in Phase 1 is expected to close in January 2019, subject to approval of relevant regulatory authorities and other customary closing conditions.
Fujitsu Creates ICT-Based Learning Environment at Schools for Japanese National Children Living in Thailand Tokyo, Japan, and Bangkok, Thailand, Global, September 07, 2018 - Fujitsu Limited, Fujitsu (Thailand) Co., Ltd., and Marubeni Software & Technology (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (MSTT), today announce that they have been selected by the Thai Japanese Association School Board to build an ICT-based educational platform for the two schools it operates in Thailand - the Thai Japanese Association School and the Thai Japanese Association School Sriracha.
Fujitsu Launches Liquid Immersion Cooling System That Lowers Total Cost of Ownership Tokyo, Global, September 06, 2018 - Fujitsu today announced that it will begin sales of its Fujitsu Server PRIMERGY Liquid Immersion Cooling System in Japan today, with a global rollout to follow.
Fujitsu's Cashless Betting Machines Use Palm Vein Authentication to Support Japan Racing Organization Tokyo, Global, September 05, 2018 - Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Frontech Limited today announced that their jointly developed biometric-enabled cashless betting machines will be put to use by the Japan Racing Association (JRA). The betting machines will allow users to place bets without using cash by simply holding their hands out to the machine and using their JRA-UMACA contactless membership card. The JRA will begin operating the betting machines at the Tokyo Racecourse on September 22, 2018.
[PDF] Notice Regarding Repurchases of Shares (106KB) Tokyo, Global, August 30, 2018 - Fujitsu Limited announces that it has made a resolution at its Board of Directors Meeting held today to repurchase shares of its own stock, pursuant to the provisions of article 459, paragraph 1 of the Companies Act, as well as the Company’s Articles of Incorporation.
Fujitsu Launches 10 New Enterprise PC Models Optimized for Transforming the Ways People Work Tokyo and Kawasaki, Japan, Global, August 22, 2018 - Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Client Computing Limited today announced the launch of six new models in its Fujitsu Notebook LIFEBOOK family of enterprise notebooks, a new model in its Fujitsu Desktop ESPRIMO family of desktop PCs, and three new models in its Fujitsu Workstation CELSIUS family of workstations, all made by Fujitsu Client Computing. Sales of the new models will be rolled out in Japan by Fujitsu from the end of August.
Fujitsu Presents Post-K CPU Specifications Tokyo, Global, August 22, 2018 - Fujitsu today announced publication of specifications for the A64FX™ CPU to be featured in the post-K computer, a supercomputer being developed by Fujitsu and RIKEN as a successor to the K computer, which achieved the world's highest performance in 2011. The organizations are striving to achieve post-K application execution performance up to 100 times that of the K computer.
Fujitsu Relay-type Computer "FACOM128B" Registered as "Essential Historical Materials for Science and Technology" Tokyo, Global, August 21, 2018 - Fujitsu today announced that Japan's National Museum of Nature and Science has decided to register its FACOM128B relay-type automatic computer as "Essential Historical Materials for Science and Technology." The FACOM128B, manufactured in 1959 and still in an operational state to this day, as well as a number of associated materials, will be honored at a registration ceremony to be conducted on August 28, at which time a Certificate of Registration will be presented.
Fujitsu Successfully Triples the Output Power of Gallium-Nitride Transistors Tokyo and Kawasaki, Japan, Global, August 10, 2018 - Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced that they have developed a crystal structure that both increases current and voltage in gallium-nitride (GaN) high-electron-mobility transistors (HEMT), effectively tripling the output power of transistors used for transmitters in the microwave band. The GaN HEMT technology can serve as a power amplifier for equipment such as weather radar—by applying the developed technology to this area, it is expected that the observation range of the radar will be expanded by 2.3 times, enabling early detection of cumulonimbus clouds that can develop into torrential rainstorms.
Financial Information: FY 2018 First-Quarter Financial Results Tokyo, Global, July 26, 2018 - Financial Information: FY 2018 First-Quarter Financial Results
[PDF] Appointments to Executive Nomination and Compensation Committees (14.95 KB) Tokyo, Global, July 26, 2018 - Fujitsu Limited has announced that its Board of Directors today made a decision with regard to appointments to the Executive Nomination Committee and Compensation Committee.
[PDF] Declaration of Opinion regarding the Tender Offer for Our Shares by FC Holdings Godo Kaisha (133KB) Tokyo, Global, July 26, 2018 - Declaration of Opinion regarding the Tender Offer for Our Shares by FC Holdings Godo Kaisha
Notice Concerning Changes to the Capital Structure of Fujitsu Component Limited Tokyo, Global, July 26, 2018 - Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Component Limited (FCL) have announced at a Board of Directors' Meeting of the two companies, held today, that they have made a decision to change the capital structure of FCL.
Fujitsu Launches Latest Version of its VPS Digital Production Preparation Tool Tokyo, Global, July 24, 2018 - Fujitsu today announced that it will begin selling the latest version of Fujitsu Manufacturing Industry Solution VPS, the V15L20 globally. The solution, a digital production preparation tool developed by Digital Process Ltd., delivers comprehensive support for product assembly processes.
Fujitsu and NPO SEEDS Asia in AR-Enabled Mobile App Trial to Measure Indian Flood Waters, Visualize Urban Flooding Tokyo and Kobe, Japan, Global, July 23, 2018 - Fujitsu Limited and NPO SEEDS Asia today announced that they will conduct a field trial in India that utilizes a smartphone application, including augmented reality (AR) technology, to counter flooding and to raise citizens' disaster awareness. The field trial seeks to measure flood water levels and to map out and visualize conditions of urban flooding. The trial will be conducted in India's Varanasi, an urban area prone to flooding damage, between July and September 2018 when localized and torrential rains are frequent.
Fujitsu Joins RE100, a Global Renewable Electricity Initiative Tokyo, Global, July 20, 2018 - Fujitsu today announced that it has joined RE100, an international initiative led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP, as Japan's first Gold Member. RE100 aims to have companies use 100% renewable energy for the electricity they consume. In line with this, Fujitsu will expand its use of renewable energy with the goal of sourcing 100% of the electricity consumed at Group locations, both in and outside of Japan, from renewable sources by 2050. Fujitsu will also undertake R&D and technology trials in areas such as energy management and storage, contributing to the spread of renewable energy throughout society.
Academic, Corporate Collaboration Succeeds at World's Most Efficient Solar Power-Generated Hydrogen Production Tokyo, Japan, July 19, 2018 - University of Miyazaki, The University of Tokyo, Fujitsu Laboratories, and Sumitomo Electric use trial system to create hydrogen energy from solar power in Miyazaki
AEON and Fujitsu Launch Field Trial of Cardless Payments Using Biometric Authentication Technology Tokyo, Global, July 12, 2018 - AEON Financial Service Co., Ltd., its subsidiary AEON Credit Service Co., Ltd., and Fujitsu Limited today announced that AEON Credit Service and Fujitsu will begin a field trial of a cardless payment system using Fujitsu's palm vein biometric authentication technology. Starting in September 2018, the trial will take place in selected Ministop convenience stores. This initiative will be Japan's first example of palm vein authentication-type cardless payments at actual retail stores.
Fujitsu Presents 'Digital Transformation of Banking Services' to Propose Future Banking Sector Business Models Tokyo, Global, July 12, 2018 - Fujitsu today presented an analysis of challenges and the impact of digital transformation in the banking sector, outlining new business models and opportunities.
Fujitsu Identifies Six Success Factors for Digital Transformation Tokyo, Global, July 12, 2018 - Fujitsu today released its Fujitsu Future Insights Global Digital Transformation Survey Report 2018, which outlines the results of its research conducted amongst 1,535 C-level executives and decision-makers at enterprises of various sizes across different industries in 16 countries.
UMC Acquires 100% Ownership of Mie Fujitsu Semiconductor Yokohama, Japan, and Hsinchu, Taiwan, Global, June 29, 2018 - Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited (Fujitsu Semiconductor) and United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TWSE: 2303) ("UMC"), a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced that UMC will acquire all of the shares of Mie Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited (MIFS), a 300mm wafer foundry joint venture between both companies.
Fujitsu-Developed "ABCI" System Takes 5th Place in TOP500, 8th in Green500 Supercomputer Rankings Tokyo, Global, June 26, 2018 - Fujitsu today announces that its AI Bridging Cloud Infrastructure (ABCI) system has placed 5th in the world, and 1st in Japan, in the TOP500 international performance ranking of supercomputers. ABCI has also taken 8th place in the world in Green500, which ranks outstanding energy saving performance. Fujitsu developed ABCI, Japan’s fastest open AI infrastructure featuring a large-scale, power-saving cloud platform geared toward AI processing, based on a tender issued by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST).
[PDF] Notice of Revision to Dividend Forecast in Accordance with Share Consolidation (110KB) Tokyo, Global, June 25, 2018 - Fujitsu Limited ("Fujitsu") announced today that, in accordance with the proposal concerning share consolidation approved at the 118th annual shareholders meeting held today, Fujitsu revise its dividend forecast as bellow.
Fujitsu Enhances Cloud Services Portfolio to Support the Digital Transformation of Customer Businesses Tokyo, Global, June 22, 2018 - Fujitsu today announces enhancements to its existing portfolio of cloud services. Under these service enhancements, Fujitsu will offer cloud services with strengthened functionality to promote migration of mission critical systems to the multi-cloud, and will realize the hybrid IT environments needed by customer businesses. Moreover, Fujitsu will also expand its collaborations with top-tier cloud vendors, and will strengthen its multi-cloud services to provide integration and operation of multiple cloud services, offering rapid build out and high quality operations of diverse ICT environments. This will enable Fujitsu to provide cloud services tailor-made to the business of respective customers, and offer robust support for their digital transformation.
Fujitsu Completes Post-K Supercomputer CPU Prototype, Begins Functionality Trials Tokyo, Global, June 21, 2018 - Fujitsu Limited and RIKEN today announced that the joint development of post-K, a supercomputer that the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) has set forth as a successor to the K computer, is moving forward, with the goal of beginning full operations around 2021. Fujitsu has now completed the prototype CPU chip that will serve as the core of post-K, commencing functionality field trials.
Fujitsu Launches Edge Product Certification Program for "COLMINA" Manufacturing Solution Tokyo, Global, June 20, 2018 - Fujitsu today announced the establishment of the COLMINA Ready Program, a certification regime for Fujitsu Manufacturing Industry Solution COLMINA, a "digital place" connecting an array of manufacturing information, from design to production to maintenance, within the manufacturing industry. The program has begun full-scale operation in June.
Mobile industry works together to deliver complete 5G system standard on time La Jolla, USA, Global, June 13, 2018 - 3GPP TSG #80 Plenary Meeting has approved the completion of the standalone (SA) Release 15 5G specifications. After the release of the 5G NR specifications for non-standalone (NSA) operation in Dec. 2017, another essential step of standardization of 5G has been successfully completed. Now, the whole industry is taking the final sprint towards 5G commercialization. The completion of SA specifications which complements the NSA specifications, not only gives 5G NR the ability of independent deployment, but also brings a brand new end-to-end network architecture, making 5G a facilitator and an accelerator during the intelligent information and communications technology improvement process of enterprise customers and vertical industries. New business models will be enabled and a new era where everything is interconnected will be opened up for both mobile operators and industrial partners.
University of Tokyo's RCAST, Fujitsu, and Kowa Successfully Create Promising New Compounds to Fight Drug-Resistant Cancer Tokyo and Nagoya, Japan, Global, June 13, 2018 - The University of Tokyo's Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), Fujitsu Limited, and Kowa Company Ltd. today announced that using IT-based drug discovery technologies, which entails computer-based virtual design and evaluation, they have successfully created new small molecule compounds that can inhibit cancer-causing "target proteins," and that demonstrate promise against cancers that have shown resistance to existing drugs.
Fujitsu Sports-Analytics Specialist RUN.EDGE Commences Operations Tokyo, Global, June 12, 2018 - Fujitsu Limited, RUN.EDGE Limited and Skylight Consulting Inc. announce that RUN.EDGE, a Fujitsu subsidiary established through a company split announced in April, has today begun operations in Japan to offer ICT-based image-search and image-analysis services for the sports sector, an anticipated growth market.
Fujitsu Launches "Blockchain Asset Service," Leverages User Transaction Data to Promote Regional Revitalization Tokyo, Global, June 06, 2018 - Fujitsu today announced the launch of Fujitsu Intelligent Society Solution Blockchain Asset Service, a cloud service that provides retail mechanisms, such as digital points, stamps and coupons, which can be used for a limited time in specified areas including tourist sites, markets, and shopping centers, using blockchain technology. Sales of the service begin today in Japan.
Fujitsu Sales of PalmSecure Sensors Hit One Million Mark Tokyo, Global, May 31, 2018 - Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Frontech Limited today announced that cumulative sales of the Fujitsu Biometric Authentication PalmSecure palm vein authentication sensor series, manufactured and sold by the two companies, has now broken through the one million unit mark.
Fujitsu Named "Competitive IT Strategy Company" for 2018 Tokyo, Global, May 30, 2018 - Fujitsu announces that Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE), have chosen it as a 2018 "Competitive IT Strategy Company."
Fujitsu Develops Design Technology Using AI for Magnetic Material Geometries Tokyo and Kawasaki, Japan, Global, May 30, 2018 - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. and Fujitsu Limited today announced the development of technology that can automate the design of magnetic material geometries, using AI to minimize energy loss. To design magnetic materials, which are common components in electronic devices, developers previously worked under conditions where they had to spend large amounts of time and money conducting tests based on trial and error. The new technology automates and digitizes the development of prototypes, significantly improving R&D efficiency. In addition, this technology is expected to enable geometric designs for magnets, even without specialized expertise, in a variety of R&D fields, such as power electronics and electric vehicle motors.
Fujitsu Releases Three New D Series Enterprise PC Models Tokyo and Kawasaki, Japan, Global, May 29, 2018 - Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Client Computing Limited today announced the release of three new D series models in the Fujitsu Desktop ESPRIMO lineup of enterprise desktop PCs manufactured by Fujitsu Client Computing. All of these models are equipped with the latest processor--the eighth-generation Intel Core family of processors--and the operating system Windows 10 April 2018 Update. The new models are being rolled out from early July in Japan.
[PDF] Notice Concerning the Completion of the Repurchase of its own Shares (101KB) Tokyo, Global, May 28, 2018 - Fujitsu Limited today announces that the repurchases of its own shares, commenced on April 27, 2018, has been fully completed. Details are as follows.
Fujitsu Develops Network Control Technology to Minimize Impact of Cyberattacks on IoT Devices Kawasaki, Japan, Global, May 28, 2018 - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced the development of network control technology that can securely operate IoT devices installed on-site.
[PDF] Notice Regarding Distribution of Dividends from Retained Earnings (109KB) Tokyo, Global, May 24, 2018 - Fujitsu Limited announced that its Board of Directors today decided upon the dividends to be paid from retained earnings to shareholders on the record date of March 31, 2018, as indicated below.
Fujitsu Wins Hokkaido University Order for Large-scale, Interdisciplinary Computing System Tokyo, Global, May 24, 2018 - Fujitsu today announced that it has received an order from the Information Initiative Center of Hokkaido University for an interdisciplinary, large-scale computing system with a theoretical peak performance of 4.0 petaflops, consisting of a supercomputer system and a cloud system. The system is expected to begin operations in December 2018.
Fujitsu Quantum-Inspired Digital Annealer Cloud Service to Rapidly Resolve Combinatorial Optimization Problems Tokyo, Global, May 15, 2018 - Fujitsu today announced the launch of Fujitsu Quantum-inspired Computing Digital Annealer Cloud Service. This new service leverages the Fujitsu Digital Annealer, a next-generation architecture inspired by quantum phenomena, for the high-speed resolution of combinatorial optimization problems. The service is available in Japan beginning today, and will be steadily rolled out to North America, Europe, and Asia during fiscal 2018.
Fujitsu Puts Blockchain to Use for "Virtuora DX" Data Distribution and Utilization Service Tokyo, Global, May 14, 2018 - Fujitsu today announced that it is launching the Fujitsu Intelligent Data Service Virtuora DX Data Distribution and Utilization Service (Virtuora DX), a cloud service that enables companies and organizations to bring visibility to the value in the data they have, share it, and accelerate co-creation across industries using outlines of the data. Sales of the service begin today in Japan.
Fujitsu and Nippan Jointly Develop "SeleBoo" Book Selection Service Using AI Tokyo, Global, May 14, 2018 - Nippon Shuppan Hanbai, Inc. (Nippan) and Fujitsu Limited announce the joint development of "SeleBoo" book selection service, which uses artificial intelligence to automatically select books that fit with the unique characteristics of a bookstore, such as the store concept and target customers. Nippan will make the service available to its affiliated bookstores across Japan, beginning in the summer of 2018.
Fujitsu Bolsters Global Managed Security Service for Comprehensive Defense against Diversifying Cyberattacks Tokyo, Global, May 09, 2018 - Fujitsu today announced that it is expanding its Fujitsu Security Solution Global Managed Security Service, which provides centralized lifecycle support, from cyberattack prediction to system restoration. The company is strengthening endpoint and cloud security, and will provide analyses of threat information from the dark web.
Fujitsu and Kofax Partner to Improve Business Efficiency with RPA Tokyo, Global, May 08, 2018 - Fujitsu Limited and Kofax Japan have entered into a global sales partner agreement in Robotic Process Automation (RPA). This will enable the two companies to collaboratively conduct new market development activities. Fujitsu and Kofax are now offering RPA solutions in Japan, and will in the future steadily rollout globally.
Fujitsu Develops Molecular Simulation Technology to Effectively Create New Drug Candidates Tokyo and Kawasaki, Japan, Global, May 07, 2018 - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. and Fujitsu Limited today announced the development of molecular simulation technology for drug discovery that can accurately estimate binding affinity, which represents the degree to which proteins that can cause diseases (target proteins) bind to chemical substances that could become candidate drugs.
Financial Information: FY 2017 Full-Year Financial Results Tokyo, Global, April 27, 2018 - Financial Information: FY 2017 Full-Year Financial Results
[PDF] Notice Regarding Determination of Matters Concerning Repurchases (107 KB) Tokyo, Global, April 27, 2018 - Fujitsu Limited announces that it has made a resolution at its Board of Directors Meeting held today to repurchase of shares of its own stock, pursuant to the provisions of article 459, paragraph 1 of the Companies Act, as well as the Company’s Articles of Incorporation, as follows:
[PDF] Notice on Change of Share Unit, Consolidation of Shares And Associated Partial Change of Articles of Incorporation (106 KB) Tokyo, Global, April 27, 2018 - Fujitsu Limited ("Fujitsu") announces that it has made a resolution at its Board of Directors Meeting held today to amend part of its Articles of Incorporation according to the provision of the Article 195 (1) of Companies Act to change share unit of the Fujitsu's shares to comply with a request of Japanese Stock Exchange to which standardize the trading units for common shares issued by all listed domestic corporations at 100 shares by October 1, 2018, based on the "Action Plan for Consolidating Trading Units."
[PDF] Notice concerning the company split (simplified absorption-type split) with a consolidated subsidiary (138 KB) Tokyo, Global, April 27, 2018 - Fujitsu Limited ("Fujitsu") announces that it has made a resolution at its Board of Directors Meeting held today that effective of June 12, 2018, the image retrieval and analysis business of sporting fields of Fujitsu will be succeeded by our consolidated subsidiary, RUN. EDGE Division Preparation Limited (hereinafter referred to as the "Succession Company") by a company split (hereinafter referred to as the "the Company Split"), and hereby gives notice to that effect as stated below. Since the Company Split is a simplified absorption-type demerger to be implemented between Fujitsu and its wholly owned subsidiary, information and details disclosed here are omitted in part.
Fujitsu Control System Deployed to CTA, World's Largest-Scale Gamma Ray Observatory, Commences Operations Tokyo, Global, April 24, 2018 - Today, Fujitsu announced that the array control system recently deployed for the Institute of Cosmic Ray Research (ICRR), University of Tokyo, to be used in the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), a gamma ray observatory capable of observations with a sensitivity aiming to be more than ten times greater than existing gamma ray telescopes, has now commenced operations.
Fujitsu Upgrades RIKEN's AI Research Computer "RAIDEN;" Reaches Top Tier of Processing Performance in Japan Tokyo, Global, April 20, 2018 - Fujitsu has significantly boosted the performance of RAIDEN (Riken AIp Deep learning ENvironment), a computer system for artificial intelligence research it had originally deployed in 2017 to the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP Center), the AI research arm of RIKEN. The system upgrade by Fujitsu was based on an order received from RIKEN, and now RIKEN AIP Center is putting it into operation from April 2018.
Fujitsu and Asahi Shuzo Launch Trial to Brew Sake Using Predictive AI Tokyo, Kawasaki, and Iwakuni, Japan, Global, April 19, 2018 - Asahi Shuzo Co., Ltd., Fujitsu Limited, and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced that they will conduct a joint field trial to brew DASSAI sake, a rice wine brewed and marketed by Asahi Shuzo, using a Fujitsu Laboratories-developed predictive artificial intelligence model that supports the brewing of sake.
Fujitsu Sets Out the 'Fujitsu Technology and Service Vision 2018' Tokyo, Global, April 18, 2018 - Fujitsu today released the latest evolution of the Fujitsu Technology and Service Vision. Fujitsu's global theme this year is 'Co-creation for Success'. Fujitsu has been engaged in many co-creation projects with customers and partners, which have delivered successful outcomes ranging from improvement of efficiency in manufacturing to the transformation of the customer experience in retail and financial services. Today, digital co-creation is shifting into a new phase, from proof of concept to new business creation. In the vision this year, Fujitsu introduces key success factors for digital transformation, while proposing a new approach to transforming data into value, trends in breakthrough technologies, and new business and societal models in the era of IoT, AI, and Blockchain.
Fujitsu Launches New GS21 Mainframe Models Supporting Next-Generation Mission-Critical Systems Tokyo, Global, April 17, 2018 - Fujitsu today announced that it is updating its GS21 series of mainframe products, launching the super-scale Fujitsu Server GS21 3600 model group and the medium-to-large-scale Fujitsu Server GS21 3400 model group, with sales beginning today in Japan. At the same time, Fujitsu is also launching Fujitsu Software GSS21sx V20, with support for the new models and enhanced support for connections with open systems.
Fujitsu Limited Announces Recruitment Plans Tokyo, Global, April 17, 2018 - Fujitsu Limited today announced its new graduate recruitment plans for fiscal 2019, as well as its mid-career recruitment plans for fiscal 2018.
Fujitsu, SMU, and A*STAR collaborate on traffic management technologies with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Singapore and Tokyo, Global, April 16, 2018 - Fujitsu Limited, Singapore Management University (SMU), and A*STAR's Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), today announced their collaboration to develop innovative new technologies for vessel traffic management in the Port of Singapore, with the support of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).
Fujitsu Develops Deep Learning-Based Object Detection Technology Capable of Training with Limited Data Kawasaki, Japan, Global, April 16, 2018 - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced the development of AI technology that uses deep learning to detect objects, even in cases when only a small amount of data is available for learning.
Fujitsu and Kyushu University Enter into Joint Research on AI in Agricultural Production Tokyo and Fukuoka, Japan, Global, April 12, 2018 - Kyushu University and Fujitsu Limited today announced that they will conduct joint research in the field of agriculture, for two years beginning April 2018, with the goal of increasing the stability and sophistication of agricultural production using artificial intelligence.
Fujitsu Commences Sales of PRIMERGY x86 Server Aimed at Data Center Companies Tokyo, Global, April 12, 2018 - Fujitsu today announced that it is launching Fujitsu Server PRIMERGY CX1430 M1, a new multi-node server model aimed at customers such as data center Companies and cloud service providers.
Fujitsu Launches "Heart Explorer" to Study Heart Behavior Tokyo, Global, April 11, 2018 - Fujitsu today announced the Japan launch of Fujitsu Healthcare Solution Heart Explorer, a software for medical and nursing schools, including university medical hospitals. This software is based on the results of a heart simulator that reproduces heart behavior in exquisite detail so that the heart can be modeled in 3D for observation and analysis. The software goes on sale in Japan from today.
Fujitsu Honored by MEXT with Three Prizes for Science and Technology Tokyo and Kawasaki, Japan, Global, April 10, 2018 - Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. announce that they have received three Prizes for Science and Technology in the 2018 Commendation for Science and Technology from the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).
Fujitsu Launches Three New Enterprise Thin Client Models Tokyo and Kawasaki, Japan, Global, April 10, 2018 - Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Client Computing Limited announce the release of three new enterprise thin client models from three product series in the Fujitsu Thin Client FUTRO lineup. The new models will be steadily rolled out from the mid of April in Japan.
Fujitsu to Host Fujitsu Forum 2018 Tokyo, Global, April 03, 2018 - Fujitsu today announced that Fujitsu Forum 2018, the company's largest annual event, will be held May 17-18 at the Tokyo International Forum in Japan. This year's theme will be "Human Centric Innovation: Co-creation for Success."
Fujitsu Releases New, Enhanced Version of Battery-Free Beacon PulsarGum Tokyo, Global, March 30, 2018 - Fujitsu today announced that it has enhanced the features of Fujitsu IoT Solution Battery-free Beacon PulsarGum, and will begin sales of the new version today in Japan. Leveraging the research of Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., the new version can be powered by one-tenth the light of the previous version. It is therefore easier to use in a wider range of locations, such as low-lit manufacturing facilities, the corridors of buildings, and distribution warehouses.
Fujitsu Concludes RPA Software Sales Partnership Agreement with UiPath Tokyo and Yokohama, Japan, Global, March 30, 2018 - Fujitsu Middleware Limited and Fujitsu Limited today announced that Fujitsu Middleware has concluded a sales partnership agreement with UiPath in the robotic process automation (RPA) field in Japan. Under this agreement, Fujitsu Middleware and Fujitsu Limited will offer sales of UiPath's RPA software beginning in early April 2018 in Japan.
Fujitsu and Blue Prism Announce Global Collaboration for Delivering Enterprise Robotic Process Automation (RPA) London, UK, and Tokyo, Japan, Global, March 30, 2018 - Fujitsu Limited and Blue Prism Group PLC today announced that they will be working closely together to deliver Blue Prism's market leading Robotic Process Automation (RPA) offering to enterprise clients across a wide range of industries.
Fujitsu and Taiwan FamilyMart Commence Digital Technology Field Trial in FamilyMart Concept Store Taipei, Taiwan, and Tokyo, Global, March 29, 2018 - Fujitsu Limited, Fujitsu Taiwan Limited, and Taiwan FamilyMart Co., Ltd., which operates over 3,000 FamilyMart stores in Taiwan, today announced that they will begin a field trial at the Chongqing South Road FamilyMart location in collaboration with local venture capital companies and other partners. The field trial aims to attract customers to the store while reducing the burden on staff using digital technologies including robots and blockchain.
Abolishment of the Senior Executive Advisor (Sodanyaku) and Advisor (Komon) System Tokyo, Global, March 29, 2018 - Fujitsu Limited today announced a resolution made at its Board of Directors Meeting held today to abolish its senior executive advisor (Sodanyaku) and advisor (Komon) system, effective March 31, 2018, in order to clarify management responsibilities and strengthen corporate governance. This system had been formulated as a way to treat retiring officers (presidents, chairmen and other corporate executive officers).
[PDF] Nominations for Board of Directors (186 KB) Tokyo, Global, March 29, 2018 - Fujitsu Limited announces that it has made a proposal with regard to members of its Board of Directors, based on the recommendations of the Company’s Executive Nomination Committee. The proposal is subject to official approval at the extraordinary Board of Directors Meeting scheduled to follow the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting planned for June 25, 2018.
Fujitsu Develops Cloud Operations Technology to Keep Customers' Mission Critical Processes Up and Running Kawasaki, Japan, Global, March 28, 2018 - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced the development of cloud operations technology aimed at realizing a cloud that can be safely used without delaying or stopping customer processes due to maintenance.
Fujitsu Supports Rainforest Conservation in Indonesia Tokyo, Global, March 28, 2018 - Fujitsu today announced that it is supporting the forest conservation efforts of BirdLife International Tokyo in the Hutan Harapan rainforest in Sumatra, Indonesia. The organization is supporting forest patrols in Hutan Harapan, as large-scale forest fires and illegal logging has made providing a response an urgent task for many forests in Indonesia. Fujitsu has contributed 3.3 million yen for the purchase of ICT devices, with the goal of increasing the efficiency of these patrols.
FOMM and Fujitsu in Alliance to Create a New Mobile Society Tokyo and Kawasaki, Japan, Global, March 22, 2018 - FOMM Corporation, a specialist in mobility-related R&D to realize unique technologies, and Fujitsu Limited today announced their agreement to commence a partnership aimed at creating a new type of mobile society.
Fujitsu and The University of Tokyo Begin Joint Field Trial to Visualize Active Learning Processes, Invigorate Classes Tokyo and Kawasaki, Japan, Global, March 13, 2018 - The Center for Advanced School Education and Evidence-Based Research (CASEER), an institution affiliated with the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Education and the Secondary School attached to the Faculty of Education, the University of Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced the launch of a joint field trial to visualize students' activities during active learning using Creative Digital Space User-Interface (UI) technology developed by Fujitsu Laboratories, which can digitalize an entire room. The trial will be conducted in classes at the Secondary School from April 10, 2018 through March 20, 2019.
Fujitsu Applies Deep Learning to Develop Estimation Technology for Optical Transmission Signal Parameters Kawasaki, Japan, Sunnyvale, US, and Beijing, China, Global, March 12, 2018 - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc., and Fujitsu R&D Center Co., Ltd. today announced the development of technology for a framework to estimate optical signal transmission parameters from optical receivers. The companies have embarked on this development to simplify the building, operating, and managing of optical networks.
Fujitsu and INESA Establish Joint Venture to Develop the Smart Manufacturing Market in China Tokyo and Shanghai, Global, March 09, 2018 - Fujitsu Limited, Fujitsu (China) Holdings Co., Ltd., and INESA (Group) Co., Ltd., a major state-owned company in China that provides smart city solutions, today announced the establishment of INESA Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd., a joint venture that will provide services and a platform for smart manufacturing solutions in China.
Fujitsu to Deliver Distance Learning for Children of Japanese Expats Working in Myanmar Tokyo, Global, March 08, 2018 - Fujitsu today announced that it will be conducting field research into real-time distance learning, connecting classrooms in Japan and Myanmar over the internet, for elementary school children from Japanese families working temporarily in Myanmar on March 10-11.
Fujitsu Develops Technology to Verify Blockchain Risks Kawasaki, Japan, and Beijing, China, Global, March 07, 2018 - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. and Fujitsu Research and Development Center Co., Ltd. today announced development of technology that can verify, in advance, risks associated with smart contracts, which are programs that automatically execute transactions on blockchain platforms. The technology also identifies relevant locations in the source code.
Fujitsu Develops Data Processing Architecture "Dracena," Can Reconfigure Content within IoT Data Processing Stream Kawasaki, Japan, Global, March 07, 2018 - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced the development of Dracena (Dynamically Reconfigurable Asynchronous Consistent EveNt-processing Architecture), a stream processing architecture that can add or change content while processing large volumes of IoT data, without stopping.
Fujitsu Launches Global On-Site Operations in 180 Countries Tokyo, Global, March 05, 2018 - Fujitsu has announced that it is today commencing sales of the Fujitsu Managed Infrastructure Service Global On-Site Operations, a service that will provide maintenance for IT devices in about 180 countries. Targeting enterprises in Japan that conduct business globally, this service is provided in coordination with Fujitsu Group companies and service providers outside Japan that operate business locations worldwide.
Fujitsu and Kanto Gakuin Establish Joint Venture to Provide IT Systems to Schools Tokyo and Yokohama, Global, March 01, 2018 - Fujitsu Limited and Kanto Gakuin School Corporation announced that they have today established Education IT Service Limited to provide planning, development, operations, and maintenance of IT systems for schools.
Fujitsu to Deliver Base Station Hardware to NTT DOCOMO with Aim of Commercial 5G Launch Tokyo, Global, February 26, 2018 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that it has agreed to provide NTT DOCOMO, INC. with base station hardware that it intends to commercialize, with an eye toward the launch of commercial service using new 5G radio technologies (5G) in 2020.
Fujitsu Launches SAP S/4HANA Conversion Service, Fully Supports Migration to Next-Generation ERP Tokyo, Global, February 26, 2018 - Fujitsu today announced the launch of the SAP S/4HANA Conversion Service, which offers comprehensive support for migration from existing SAP ERP systems to SAP S/4HANA®, SAP's next-generation ERP system.
Fujitsu to Provide Customer Contact Point Platform to Shizuoka Bank for the Realization of Digital Banking Services Tokyo, Global, February 21, 2018 - Fujitsu today announced that it will provide Shizuoka Bank with its Fujitsu Finance Solution Finplex Customer Contact Point Platform FrontSHIP, Fujitsu's customer service platform for the finance industry. To be steadily phased in from October 2018, this solution will create new contact points with customers through digital channels and enhance customer experience.
Fujitsu Group Environmental Report 2017 Wins the Grand Award of Global Warming Countermeasures Report (Japanese Environment Minister's Award) Tokyo, Global, February 21, 2018 - Fujitsu today announced that its Fujitsu Group Environmental Report 2017 received the Grand Award of Global Warming Countermeasures Report (Japanese Environment Minister's Award) as part of the 21st Environmental Communication Awards, sponsored by Japan's Ministry of the Environment and the Global Environmental Forum.
Fujitsu Commences Sales of IoT Service Platform “SMAVIA,” Accelerating Digital Transformation in Retail and Distribution Tokyo, Global, February 20, 2018 - Fujitsu today announced the Japan launch of Fujitsu IoT Solution SMAVIA, an IoT utilization service platform upon which data can be put to new uses. It does this by linking data stored in various systems throughout a supply chain, such as data stored in sales and inventory management, transportation and delivery, and sensor data, such as employee location information and vital signs. Fujitsu plans to roll out the IoT service platform globally in the future.
Fujitsu Launches Biometric Authentication Software "AuthConductor Client" for PCs Tokyo, Global, February 16, 2018 - Fujitsu today announced the launch of Fujitsu Security Solution AuthConductor Client, a suite of biometric authentication software for PCs. The product is intended for markets throughout the world, starting with immediate availability in the Oceania region.
Fujitsu to Showcase Latest Advances in Quantum-Inspired Computing at Mobile World Congress 2018 Munich, EMEIA, February 15, 2018 - At Mobile World Congress 2018, Fujitsu will showcase how it is at the forefront of the next wave of computing technology. With its pioneering work to accelerate the application of Quantum Computing concepts, visitors will be able to see how Fujitsu addresses real-world business challenges across different industry sectors such as finance, chemistry, energy, and distribution.
Executive Appointments and Resignations Kawasaki, Japan, Global, February 13, 2018 - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced the following reappointments, new appointments and resignations.
Fujitsu in Trials with Tokyo's Kita City to Streamline Use of AI in Nursing Care Insurance Processing Tokyo and Kanazawa, Japan, Global, February 13, 2018 - Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Hokuriku Systems Limited today announced that, in partnership with Tokyo's Kita City, they are conducting a field trial to evaluate how AI can be used to streamline tasks associated with guidance and supervision of nursing-care benefit claims from service providers, which Kita City employees customarily process by hand. The field trial will utilize Fujitsu Human Centric AI Zinrai, Fujitsu's approach to artificial intelligence, and will be conducted from January through March 2018 as part of efforts to enhance social security benefits.
Fujitsu and Polaris Reach Share Transfer Agreement for the Reorganization of Fujitsu's Mobile Device Business Tokyo, Global, January 31, 2018 - Fujitsu Limited and Polaris Capital Group Co., Ltd., today announced that they have concluded a contractual agreement for Fujitsu to transfer shares in Fujitsu Connected Technologies Limited, a consolidated subsidiary of Fujitsu, as well as shares in a new company that will take over the mobile device business (company factories) of Fujitsu Peripherals Limited, to a new company (the "successor company") that Polaris will establish. The two companies aim to complete the share transfer by the end of March 2018.
Fujitsu Initiates Joint Research with Recruit Communications on Marketing Technologies Using "Digital Annealer" Tokyo, Global, January 29, 2018 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that this month it will begin joint research with Recruit Communications Co., Ltd. with the aim of developing marketing technologies using quantum-inspired annealing technologies.
Fujitsu President Tatsuya Tanaka Receives the French Government's Prestigious Legion of Honor Tokyo, Global, January 26, 2018 - Fujitsu today announced that Tatsuya Tanaka, President and Representative Director of Fujitsu Limited, has been named a Chevalier (Knight) of the Légion d'Honneur (Legion of Honor) by the government of France. This high-rank honorary decoration was bestowed in a January 25 ceremony held at Élysée Palace in Paris.
Kyoto University and Fujitsu Launch Joint Research Project to Advance Medicine through the Use of AI Kyoto, Tokyo, and Kawasaki, Japan, Global, January 24, 2018 - Kyoto University, Fujitsu Limited, and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced that they have established the Department of Medical Intelligent Systems, a joint research project at the Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine to use artificial intelligence (AI) in the field of medicine. The research activities are being conducted as of January 2018 and will run for approximately two years.
Fujitsu Defends In-Vehicle Networks with New Technology to Detect Cyberattacks Tokyo and Kawasaki, Japan, Global, January 24, 2018 - Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories have announced the development of technology to detect cyberattacks on in-vehicle networks.
Fujitsu Enhances Personal Data Protections to Respond to the General Data Protection Regulation Tokyo, Global, January 19, 2018 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that Fujitsu has applied to the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) to obtain approval for its Binding Corporate Rules for Processors (BCR-P), which are common rules established across the Fujitsu Group related to the handling of personal data that customers have entrusted to Fujitsu for processing. This application is part of the Company's effort to meet the legal requirements for the protection of personal data in Europe laid out in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Fujitsu Begins Large-Scale Internal Deployment of Palm Vein Authentication to Accelerate Workstyle Transformation Tokyo, Global, January 18, 2018 - Fujitsu today announced that this year it will steadily roll out a large-scale deployment of its palm vein authentication technology within the company.
Fujitsu Releases 20 New Enterprise Tablet and PC Models Tokyo and Kawasaki, Japan, Global, January 16, 2018 - Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Client Computing Limited today announced the release of three new enterprise tablet models from two product series, 14 models of notebooks from five product series, and three new models of desktop PCs from a single product series. The new models are being rolled out in stages from the end of January in Japan.
Fujitsu and The Shinano Mainichi Shimbun Create AI-Based System to Automate Article Summaries for Range of Media Tokyo and Nagano, Japan, Global, January 15, 2018 - Fujitsu Limited and The Shinano Mainichi Shimbun, a regional newspaper in Japan, today announced that they have created an artificial intelligence-based automated article summarization system. In a field trial to summarize articles utilizing Fujitsu Human Centric AI Zinrai, Fujitsu's approach to AI, the system was capable of being used on a variety of media distribution formats.
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