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December 2004

23 December 2004  Italy
SCALEO C Wins Coveted Green Button Award

Milan, December 23, 2004 – Fujitsu Siemens Computers has received the coveted Green Button Award for its SCALEO C Windows Media Center PC. The award, in the category for products offering the best value for the price, was presented by Microsoft® at Futurshow 3004, a technology fair that took place last month in Milan, Italy. The winning SCALEO C will be exhibited at the Microsoft House, a showcase of future technologies at the company's Redmond campus outside Seattle.

22 December 2004  U.S.
Fujitsu to Showcase Innovative Magneto-Optical Storage and Scanning Solutions at Digital Experience!

San Jose, CA, December 22, 2004 – Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., a leader in document imaging scanners, services and removable storage solutions, today announced that it will display the award-winning ScanSnap™ scanning solution and 1.3GB and 2.3GB removable Magneto-Optical (MO) storage solutions at the CES 2005 press event, Digital Experience! on Wednesday, January 5 from 7-10 p.m. at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.

22 December 2004  U.S.
Fujitsu to Speak at the JP Morgan Technology Forum at CES 2005

San Jose, CA, December 22, 2004 – Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., one of the world's leading suppliers of hard disk drives and computer peripherals, today announced that Joel Hagberg, vice president, Marketing and Business Development, will speak at JP Morgan's 3rd Annual Technology Forum at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2005.

22 December 2004  U.S.
Fujitsu Vice Presidents to Discuss the Role of Hard Disk Drives in Consumer Electronics at Storage Visions 2005

San Jose, CA, December 22, 2004 – Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., one of the world's leading suppliers of hard disk drives and computer peripherals, today announced that Joel Hagberg, vice president, Marketing and Business Development and Mike Chenery, vice president, Advanced Product Engineering will speak at Storage Visions 2005 in Las Vegas, NV. Storage Visions 2005 aims to educate its attendees about the convergence of data storage and content creation and delivery.

22 December 2004  Germany
Plaut Ushers in a New Era in SAP Operations Management with FlexFrame from Fujitsu Siemens Computers

Munich, December 22, 2004 – Fujitsu Siemens Computers has recorded another success with its FlexFrame™ for mySAP™ Business Suite. This time, Plaut/Germany, a management consultancy, was won over by the innovative SAP adaptive computing concept with functionality of SAP NetWeaver. Plaut, which plans to use the system for prototyping, testing and training, sees FlexFrame as the key to more efficiently operating existing SAP solutions as well as acquiring new customers. A detailed concept analysis performed by the company's in-house SAP specialists made the FlexFrame decision simple. As a Fujitsu Siemens Computers technology partner, Munich-based IT consultancy NYX3 was involved from the beginning in the planning and "ready for SAP" realization.

21 December 2004  Japan
Fujitsu Develops Breakthrough Technology for Low-Cost Production of Gallium-Nitride HEMT

Tokyo, 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.

17 December 2004  Germany
easyXchange from Fujitsu Siemens Computers Receives Windows IT Pro 2004 Editors' Choice Award

Munich, December 17, 2004 – Penton Media's Windows IT Pro announced at the Microsoft ITforum 2004 in Copenhagen that easyXchange from Fujitsu Siemens Computers was selected a winner in the messaging and mobility category of the 2004 Windows IT Pro Editors' Choice Awards. This prestigious award recognizes companies that offer innovative products and services. The award illustrates the product use through successful case studies in the categories of administration and management, data management, infrastructure solutions, messaging and mobility, hardware and security.

15 December 2004  Germany
Fujitsu Siemens Computers PRIMERGY Blade Server for the Dynamic Data Center

Munich, December 15, 2004 – As part of its efforts to provide infrastructures which fulfill the demanding needs of the dynamic Data Center, Fujitsu Siemens Computers today announced the next generation of the Xeon® dual blade servers, the PRIMERGY BX620 S2 with Extended Memory 64 Technology™ (EM64T). This announcement by the leading European IT provider further enhances the PRIMERGY Blade Server ecosystem, which consists of appropriate deployment and automation tools, a successful blade server family and the skills necessary to serve the needs of the dynamic datacenter. For Data Center applications, IT managers require a server that provides excellent performance with a small footprint and low power consumption. In addition, IT managers say that it is increasingly important to have user-friendly system management as well as high scalability and increased flexibility from their servers. The new blade server PRIMERGY BX620 S2 – designed for the PRIMERGY BX600 blade server – is now available to meet these requirements at a starting price of 2.500 Euro (excl. VAT).

15 December 2004  U.S.
Staples Signs Wireless Deal With Fujitsu

Frisco, TX, December 15, 2004 – In a move to improve associate productivity, Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), the largest operator of office superstores in the world, is installing new wireless technology from Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc. in its nearly 1200 U.S. retail stores.

14 December 2004  Japan
Fujitsu and PARC Launch Joint Research on Ubiquitous Computing

Tokyo, 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.

14 December 2004  United Kingdom
Fujitsu Offers Tailor-made Customer Support through Its PROgram For InTegration

Middlesex, December 14, 2004 – Fujitsu has launched a PROgram For InTegration in its EMEA (Europe/ Middle East/Africa) sales regions, offering customized sales support to system integrators, original equipment manufacturers, VARs and system houses. The new program aims to forge a strategic alliance between Fujitsu and its customers for a stronger commitment in Fujitsu hard disk drive integration. The enrolment for the PROFIT partnership is simple, requiring a brief registration on Fujitsu’s website – http://www.fel.fujitsu.com/PROFIT. Upon receiving the registration, Fujitsu Sales will provide the partner applicant with an individual, tailor-made PROFIT service package.

13 December 2004  Germany
Fujitsu Siemens Computers and T-Systems Conclude International Cooperation Agreement

Munich and Frankfurt , December 13, 2004 – T-Systems and Fujitsu Siemens Computers announced today the signing of a strategic partnership that encompasses a world wide cooperation, primarily for computer workplaces and server infrastructure services. The companies are looking to jointly develop and market new solutions. The agreement extends the existing international hardware resale cooperation and framework contracts.

10 December 2004  United Kingdom
Fujitsu Wins Multi-Million BT Contract with Skanska

Birmingham, December 10, 2004 – Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd, the leading supplier of high performance telecommunications solutions, announces that a Skanska Fujitsu joint venture has been awarded a major contract by UK-based telecom operator BT. The equal-share partnership will be providing BT with build-out and network upgrade services during the contract, which has a total value of some 130 million GBP, with the project forming an integral part of BT's network upgrade programme. Within Fujitsu, the company's Network Support Services (NSS) division will be managing the contract, working in partnership with Skanska, while reinforcing its long-established role in supporting BT's network.

9 December 2004  Australia
Fujitsu's Record-Breaking Storage Solutions Now Available in Australia and New Zealand

Sydney, December 9, 2004 – Following significant sales success and an outstanding 'no-outage' record in Fujitsu's home and Asian markets, the ETERNUS3000 SAN storage range is now available in Australia and New Zealand.

8 December 2004  Japan and France
France Telecom and Fujitsu Announce Initial Project of Partnership for New Value-added Services

Tokyo and Paris, December 8, 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.

8 December 2004  U.S.
Lean Manufacturing Initiatives Supported By Glovia Realize Significant Operational Benefits For OPW Fueling Components

El Segundo, CA, December 8, 2004 – Glovia International, a subsidiary of Fujitsu (TSE:6702) and a leading provider of extended ERP solutions for engineer-to-order and high volume manufacturers, announced today that OPW Fueling Components is achieving significant operational benefits from continuous Lean Manufacturing strategies supported by Glovia's extended ERP solution, glovia.com.

6 December 2004  USA and Japan
Fujitsu and Cisco Form Strategic Alliance

San Jose, CA and Tokyo, Japan, December 6, 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.

6 December 2004  USA and Germany
Atempo and Fujitsu Siemens Computers Jointly Announce Certification of Time Navigator for use with CentricStor

Palo Alto, USA and Munich, Germany, December 6, 2004 – Fujitsu Siemens Computers, the leading European IT provider and Atempo Inc., a leader in information lifecycle strategies for data protection, today announced the completion of testing and certification of Atempo's data protection product Time Navigator with Fujitsu Siemens Computer's CentricStor Virtual Tape Appliance. With this announcement, Fujitsu Siemens Computers takes another step towards delivering the broadest system platform support with its CentricStor storage solution. The advantages of a combined Time Navigator and CentricStor solution include: ・Open architecture for maximum integration flexibility ・Protection of investment ・Dramatic cost savings through consolidation and reduced administration effort ・Improved utilization of existing peripherals ・Advanced disk-to-disk-to-tape backup capabilities (D2D2T) ・High performance data protection and uninterrupted data availability

6 December 2004  U.S.
Fujitsu Increases Mobile Hard Disk Drive Performance

San Jose, CA, December 6, 2004 – Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., one of the world's leading suppliers of hard disk drives and computer peripherals, today announced its next generation MHV2100AH mobile hard disk drive. The new Fujitsu drive offers 100GB capacity with 5400 RPM functionality giving users more performance compared to 4200 RPM hard disk drives, but with low power consumption increasing the time that users can spend away from an outlet.

6 December 2004  U.S.
Fujitsu Posts Record Enterprise and Mobile Hard Disk Drive Shipments

San Jose, CA, December 6, 2004 – Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., one of the world's leading suppliers of hard disk drives and computer peripherals, today announced that it significantly increased hard disk drive shipments in the third calendar quarter 2004. Fujitsu increased its mobile hard disk drive volume to 3.3M units, a 23% increase over the previous quarter 2Q04 (CY) and a 63% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the enterprise hard disk drive market, Fujitsu increased shipments to a record 1.3M units for the third calendar quarter 2004.

2 December 2004  United Kingdom
Employee Consultation Wins Fujitsu a Prestigious Personnel Today Award

London, December 2, 2004 – Fujitsu Services, one of Europe's leading providers of IT infrastructure management services, has won the Collaborative HR award from Personnel Today magazine. Fujitsu was chosen for its Pension Review Project, an innovative programme that was adopted to address challenges facing the existing UK pension plan. Three other organisations were shortlisted for the award: HBOS plc, The AA and Yorkshire Water.

2 December 2004  United Kingdom
Walsall Council and Fujitsu to Transform Services for Local People

London, December 2, 2004 – Walsall Council's cabinet last night approved proposals for a joint venture worth £650 million with Fujitsu Services, one of Europe's leading providers of public sector services.