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December 2003

25 December 2003  Japan
Fujitsu and Sumitomo Electric Establish Joint Venture in Compound Semiconductor Devices

Tokyo, December 25, 2003 – Fujitsu Limited and Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. today announced that they have reached a basic agreement to create a joint venture that will consolidate the operations of Fujitsu Quantum Devices Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu that is focused on the development, manufacture and sales of compound semiconductors, with the electronic devices business of Sumitomo Electric's compound semiconductor operations. Fujitsu and Sumitomo Electric will each have an equal equity ownership in the joint venture.

22 December 2003  Japan
Fujitsu Develops World's First Touch Panel Using Conductive Polymer Film

Tokyo, December 22, 2003 – Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. and Fujitsu Component Limited today announced the joint development of the world's first resistive touch panel that uses a conductive polymer film, a transparent conductive film that offers durability 10 times that of the conventional ITO film and succeeds in reducing production costs to less than half. Volume production capabilities for this breakthrough technology have been confirmed.

22 December 2003  Germany
Fujitsu Siemens Computers Outperforms European SME Market and Strengthens its Number 3 Position

Munich, December 22, 2003 – Fujitsu Siemens Computers provided further verification of how successful its sales and marketing strategy for the small and medium sized enterprise (SME) market has proven to be. Europe’s leading IT company outperformed the European SME market in the third quarter 2003, achieving 18 percent year-on-year growth in a market that expanded by only 3 percent, according to IDC revenue figures for sales of PCs and x86 (Intel-architecture) servers. According to the data, Fujitsu Siemens Computers holds the number 3 spot in this segment in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region with an 11 percent market share.

18 December 2003  Japan
Fujitsu and Red Hat Form Joint Development Organization for Linux

Tokyo, December 18, 2003 – Fujitsu Limited and Red Hat today announced that, as a part of their global partnership in providing Linux-based solutions, engineers from the two companies have started to work together located on-site at a Red Hat office in Boston, Massachusetts (USA). The new organization will develop Linux features focusing on enterprise customer needs and will assert Fujitsu's support operations in Japan and worldwide as well.

18 December 2003  Germany
Fujitsu Siemens Computers' Best-Suited Hardware for Linux Wears a New Hat

Munich, December 18, 2003 – Fujitsu Siemens Computers provided further verification of how successful its sales and marketing strategy for the small and medium sized enterprise (SME) market has proven to be. Europe’s leading IT company outperformed the European SME market in the third quarter 2003, achieving 18 percent year-on-year growth in a market that expanded by only 3 percent, according to IDC revenue figures for sales of PCs and x86 (Intel-architecture) servers. According to the data, Fujitsu Siemens Computers holds the number 3 spot in this segment in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region with an 11 percent market share.

18 December 2003  UK
Futuremedia Selects Fujitsu Siemens Computers to Deliver e-Learning to Thousands of UK Homes

Bracknell, December 18, 2003 – Fujitsu Siemens Computers, which has already established an enviable track record in Home Computing, will be the provider of choice of PCs and/or laptops to be installed at Royal Mail employees’ homes for all orders resulting from the first of six marketing campaigns. This ensures that all subscribers of this first campaign, ending on December 23, will have the best means of using the resources provided by the Learning For All? programme, including innovative and exciting e-Learning content through Futuremedia’s Learning Management System.

17 December 2003  Japan
Notice Regarding the Total Value of the Sale of Shares of FANUC (Including the Greenshoe Option)

Tokyo, December 17, 2003 – Fujitsu Limited ("Fujitsu") today announced the total value of the sale of the portion of its shareholdings in FANUC LTD. (FANUC) that it has announced to sell, on October 28 and November 12, 2003, through a secondary offering (the "Offering"), as Nikko Citigroup, the holder of the option to purchase up to 3,600,000 additional shares (the "Greenshoe Option"), has decided to exercise this option for 2,207,700 shares. Details are as below.

17 December 2003  USA
Fujitsu Announces Availability of New fi-4860C Color Scanner with Ultrasonic Double-Feed Detection

San Jose, CA, December 17, 2003 – Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. (FCPA), a market leader in document imaging scanners and services, today announced volume availability of its new fi-4860C production-level scanner equipped with state of the art ultrasonic double-feed detection technology, which helps prevent lost images and enables larger batches of mixed document types to be scanned quickly, reliably, and automatically. With the addition of ultrasonic technology, Fujitsu's fi-4860C becomes the first scanner in the document imaging market to include three independent methods to detect document double-feeds -- the scanner is also equipped with infrared and length sensors. All three detection methods can be used separately or can be combined to accommodate a wide variety of document environments.

17 December 2003  Germany
Fujitsu Siemens Computers Offers Complete Package Based on Unicenter NSM from Computer Associates

Munich, December 17, 2003 – Fujitsu Siemens Computers announced that it will extend its global partnership with US-based Linux and open source technology provider Red Hat into sales. As a result, the leading European computer company is now able to directly offer its customers all Red Hat products and thus act as a single source supplier. At the same time, Fujitsu Siemens Computers is now a Red Hat Premier Partner.

17 December 2003  Germany / USA
Joint Forces to Provide PRIMECLUSTER High Availability for Novell's Nterprise Linux Services

Munich, Germany / Provo, UT, USA, December 17, 2003 – Fujitsu Siemens Computers and Novell today announced that the cluster product suite PRIMECLUSTER™ from Fujitsu Siemens Computers and the Fujitsu Group of companies has been successfully tested and customized for the soon-to-be-released Novell® Nterprise™ Linux Services and is available for mission-critical business solutions.

16 December 2003  Germany
CELSIUS V - The New High-end Workstation from Fujitsu Siemens Computers with an AMD Opteron Processor

Dresden, December 16, 2003 – With the new CELSIUS V810, Fujitsu Siemens Computers is the first leading supplier to offer a high-end workstation based on an AMD OpteronTM processor, which supports both 32-bit and 64-bit computing. The resultant performance level of up to two AMD Opteron™ processors makes it the ideal system for all workstation target markets, including CAD (Computer Aided Design), CAE (Computer Aided Engineering), DCC (Digital Content Creation), visualization, virtual reality and software development. The workstation can be integrated in standard 19-inch racks and, thanks to its cluster capability, used as a high-performance compute node. The CELSIUS V810 is currently being certified for all major ISV applications.

16 December 2003  USA
Fujitsu Introduces New Rack-Optimized PRIMERGY RXI600 Server with Intel Itanium 2 Processor

Sunnyvale, CA, December 16, 2003 – Fujitsu Computer Systems today announced its new Intel® Itanium® 2-based PRIMERGY®RXI600, a high performance 64-bit, 4-way rack server to round out the company's Intel-based product portfolio and offer enterprise customers a foundation for the future.

16 December 2003  USA
Fujitsu Microelectronics America & Cogent Systems Provide Comprehensive Fingerprint Biometric Solutions

Sunnyvale, CA, December 16, 2003 – Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA), a leader in biometric fingerprint sensor hardware, and Cogent Systems Inc., a leading developer of integrated biometric solutions, will collaborate on the development of new biometric security designs for government and commercial applications. The two companies will develop solutions for network security, physical and logical access control, positive ID for identity documents, and mobile/wireless security.

16 December 2003  USA
Staples Fastens on Fujitsu to Expand IT Services Partnership

Frisco, TX, December 16, 2003 – Based on its ability to meet or beat stringent service performance metrics and contribute to significantly reduced costs for in-store technologies, Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc. has expanded its relationship with Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), the largest operator of office superstores in the world.

15 December 2003  Japan
Fujitsu Achieves Breakthrough in Ultrafine-Pitch Solder Bumping and Flip-Chip Bonding

Tokyo, December 15, 2003 – Fujitsu Limited today announced that it has developed new technology that enables formation of ultrafine pitch 35 micron (center-to-center distance of bumps) solder bumps, and high-precision flip-chip bonding interconnection. This breakthrough technology increases connection density by approximately 50 times compared to conventional flip chip interconnections and actualizes downsizing of LSIs and LSI packaging.

15 December 2003  USA
Fujitsu Delivers First Full-Speed 3Gb Serial SCSI Hard Disk Drive Prototypes to HP

San Jose, CA, December 15, 2003 – Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. (FCPA), one of the world's leading suppliers of hard disk drives and computer peripherals, today announced that its small form factor (SFF), full-speed 3Gb/second serial attached SCSI (SAS) hard disk drive interface is being tested for next generation enterprise storage solutions by HP. The Fujitsu SAS interface leverages the recognized benefits of SCSI with the latest serial technology and Fujitsu expects SAS to become the enterprise I/O interface of choice for the new 2.5" small form factor enterprise hard disk drives. HP's testing of Fujitsu's 3Gb/second SAS interface in enterprise solutions is intended to take advantage of reduced form factor hard disk drives and the increased performance associated with serial attached SCSI.

11 December 2003  Germany
BearingPoint and Fujitsu Siemens Computers to Help Customers Drive Innovation

Munich, December 11, 2003 – With the global economy in a cautious upswing, companies are anxious to ensure that they can continue to drive innovation and business models to capitalize on the growing market and to gain new business in 2004. BearingPoint and Fujitsu Siemens Computers unveiled an alliance designed to help customers maximize technology to enhance their specific business model. A December 2004 IDC study concludes that most IT providers need to understand how to solve their customers high-priority issues, provide solutions that meet these needs while helping the customer to understand how to use them. (IDC Insight: Predictions 2004) This alliance joins BearingPoint’s excellent knowledge of vertical markets and complex project management expertise with the broad IT infrastructure experience and offerings of Fujitsu Siemens Computers. Together, the companies have the skills to deliver outstanding IT solutions to their customers. The System Integrator relationship, reaching across Europe, Middle East and Africa, will enable fast development of proof of concept through to implementation of solutions for customers.

11 December 2003  USA
Glovia Receives Funding from California's Employment Training Panel to Expand Ongoing Programs

El Segundo, CA, December 11, 2003 – Glovia International, a subsidiary of Fujitsu and a leading provider of extended ERP solutions for engineer-to-order and high volume manufacturers, today announced the company received a $128,080 performance based contract from California’s Employment Training Panel (ETP) to continue and expand employee computer, business and advanced technology training programs. The scheduled rollout plan for the ETP-funded training is between December 3, 2003 and December 2, 2005 and will affect 107 of Glovia’s California-based employees.

11 December 2003  UK
The Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Group to Work with Fujitsu Services on the Inland Revenue's ASPIRE Contract

London, December 11, 2003 – The estimated £3 billion contract will start on the 1 of July 2004, after a six-month transition period from incumbents EDS & Accenture. Fujitsu estimates its business under the contract will result in revenues of approximately £1 billion. The deal is for an initial ten years with an option to extend for up to a further 8 years.

11 December 2003  Germany
Whisper-Quiet SCENIC PCs with Best Price-Performance

Munich, December 11, 2003 – With the global economy in a cautious upswing, companies are anxious to ensure that they can continue to drive innovation and business models to capitalize on the growing market and to gain new business in 2004. BearingPoint and Fujitsu Siemens Computers unveiled an alliance designed to help customers maximize technology to enhance their specific business model. A December 2004 IDC study concludes that most IT providers need to understand how to solve their customers high-priority issues, provide solutions that meet these needs while helping the customer to understand how to use them. (IDC Insight: Predictions 2004) This alliance joins BearingPoint’s excellent knowledge of vertical markets and complex project management expertise with the broad IT infrastructure experience and offerings of Fujitsu Siemens Computers. Together, the companies have the skills to deliver outstanding IT solutions to their customers. The System Integrator relationship, reaching across Europe, Middle East and Africa, will enable fast development of proof of concept through to implementation of solutions for customers.

10 December 2003  USA
Fujitsu Delivers World's First 2.5" Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive with Native Command Queuing for Testing

San Jose, CA, December 10, 2003 – Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., one of the world's leading suppliers of hard disk drives and computer peripherals, today announced that Fujitsu has delivered the first 2.5" 5400RPM Serial ATA hard disk drives to selected customers to begin compatibility testing. Fujitsu's 2.5" Serial ATA hard disk drives include Marvell®'s system on chip (SOC) that supports the SATA Extensions (SATA II, Phase I) including Native Command Queuing and 1.5Gb/s performance. Fujitsu's 2.5" 5400RPM Serial ATA hard disk drives (HDDs) are intended for use in blade servers, mobile products, and consumer applications.

10 December 2003  USA
Fujitsu to Present at Lehman Brothers 2003 Global Storage Conference

San Jose, CA, December 10, 2003 – WHAT - Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. (FCPA), one of the world's leading suppliers of hard disk drives and computer peripherals, today announced that Mike Chenery, vice president of advanced product engineering, will speak at the Lehman Brothers 2003 Global Storage Conference Monday, December 15, at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers in New York City.

9 December 2003  UK
Fujitsu Introduces Innovative Integrated Solution for Cost-Effective Carrier-Voice Migration

Birmingham, December 9, 2003 – Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd, the leading supplier of high performance telecommunications solutions, has unveiled a cost-effective, integrated solution for migrating legacy carrier-voice services to broadband. With Fujitsu's new GeoStream Integrated Voice and Data ADSL Line Card (IV-LCSS), the same exchange equipment supports conventional and broadband services concurrently. This ensures that traditional voice revenues can be generated from a new network platform without any customer disruption. For voice-only customers, the upgrade process to broadband is handled by straightforward remote configuration, eliminating the need for engineer intervention at the exchange. With the IV-LCSS, the door is also opened on a cross-section of innovative possibilities, such as customers enabling their broadband access via the web, and the integration of voice and data services.

9 December 2003  USA
Fujitsu Named "Most Engaged TechSelect Vendor" by Tech Data Resellers

San Jose, CA, December 9, 2003 – Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. (FCPA), a market leader in document imaging scanners and services, today announced that Tech Data Corporation's TechSelect community (NASDAQ/NMS: TECD) named Fujitsu its "Most Engaged Vendor." The award was presented to Fujitsu last month at the TechSelect Partner Conference in Washington, D.C. and recognizes Fujitsu's outstanding work with TechSelect members by providing superior support and optimizing sales opportunities.

8 December 2003  Japan
Fujitsu Achieves Breakthrough Output with Gallium Nitride HEMT Amplifier

Kawasaki, December 8, 2003 – Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced that it has developed a gallium nitride (GaN) high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) amplifier (Figure 1) which achieves the world's highest power output of 174 watts at 63 volts, while demonstrating unprecedented record drain efficiency of 40%, fulfilling W-CDMA system requirements for base stations. This breakthrough represents a significant step forward in making smaller and more energy efficient base stations for 3G mobile networks, and overcomes the technical hurdle for output needs exceeding 150 watts required for realistic application in 3G mobile systems.

8 December 2003  Hong Kong
Establishing New Company to Aggressively Achieve IT Leadership Position in Mainland China and Hong Kong

Hong Kong, December 8, 2003 – Fujitsu Hong Kong Limited, a leading provider of information technology and telecommunications (IT & T) solutions and services today announced the establishment of a new company Fujitsu (China) Holdings Co., Ltd. The new company will now oversee the IT & T business in Mainland China and Hong Kong, and aims to meet the needs of Fujitsu's customers in the territory.

8 December 2003  USA
GlobalSight Ambassador Software Employs Next Generation Fujitsu Interstage Business Process Manager

San Jose, CA, December 8, 2003 – GlobalSight Corporation, the leading provider of business process automation software for content globalization, today announced the incorporation of the Fujitsu next-generation Interstage® Business Process Manager software into Ambassador 5, the leading multilingual content management software. Demonstrating a continuing commitment to partner with leading-edge technology providers, the use of Interstage Business Process Manager (formerly i-Flow) complements and extends Ambassador’s capabilities to deliver superior workflow processes in a globalization management system.

6 December 2003  Canada
Fujitsu Taps into Mobile Market: New Pen-Based LifeBook B Series Notebook Is More Powerful and Versatile

Mississauga, ON, December 6, 2003 – Fujitsu Canada today introduced its latest LifeBook® B Series notebook - LifeBook B3010 - offering an impressive mix of power and versatility in a slim 3.3-pound design measuring only around 10 by 9-inches. The latest generation features the Ultra Low Voltage Intel® Pentium® M Processor operating at 1.0 GHz and equipped with high-speed 802.11a+b/g wireless LAN and a spacious 40GB hard drive1.

1 December 2003  USA
Fujitsu Adds Full Ring Functionality to its FLASHWAVE 4010 DS1 and DS3 Service Device

Richardson, TX, December 1, 2003 – Low-Cost Access Solution Now Supports UPSR Capability Fujitsu Network Communications Inc., the leader in the IT and telecommunications market, today announced the availability of Unidirectional Path Switched Ring (UPSR) on its FLASHWAVE® 4010 SONET access device. Support for UPSR networks on the FLASHWAVE 4010 device allows service providers to reduce the cost of fiber access and extend the proven reliability and protection of SONET rings directly to customer premises. Temperature hardening has also been added to the FLASHWAVE 4010 device, which means it can be used in locations with little or no environmental control.

1 December 2003  USA
Fujitsu Broadens Removable Storage Offerings for Medical Imaging Industry at RSNA 2003

Chicago, IL, December 1, 2003 – Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. (FCPA), a leading provider of removable storage solutions, today expanded its reach in the medical imaging marketplace with the introduction of the DynaMO® 2300 SCSI Magneto-Optical (MO) drive at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2003 Conference and Exposition. Fujitsu's DynaMO 2300 SCSI MO drive uses 3.5" 2.3GB Magneto-Optical Disks (MOD) which were recently approved by the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM).