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December 2010

29 December 2010  Singapore
Over One Million Units of Fujitsu Semiconductor's New Low-Cost MPEG-2 Set-Top Box Chip H20D Shipped

Singapore, December 29, 2010 – Fujitsu Semiconductor Asia Pte Ltd (FSAL) announced today that the shipment of Fujitsu's new low-cost MPEG-2 set-top box chip H20D has exceeded one million units. The product went into mass production in March 2010. This demonstrates the strong competitive edge of Fujitsu’s set-top box solutions in the highly competitive, low-cost set-top box market.

28 December 2010  Japan
Toshiba Storage Device Corporation Becomes Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation

Tokyo, December 28, 2010 – Fujitsu Limited and Toshiba Corporation today announced that Toshiba has acquired Fujitsu's shareholding in Toshiba Storage Device Corporation (TSDC). With the completion of the transaction, TSDC has become a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba.

22 December 2010  US
Better Buys for Business Awards Fujitsu Scanners as "Editor's Choice" in Scan-to-File Guide for 11th Consecutive Year

Sunnyvale, CA, December 22, 2010 – Fujitsu, the market leader in document imaging scanners, is pleased to announce that nine Fujitsu scanners were selected as "Editor’s Choice Award" winners in the Better Buys for Business 2011 Scan-to-File Guide, published in the November issue. The Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 & S1500M, ScanSnap fi-6010N iScanner, fi-6130 & fi-6230, fi-6670 & fi-6770, fi-6800, and fi-5950 were deemed winners in five out of six product categories, including multipurpose, networked, low-volume, midrange, and high-end production models. Additionally, the fi-6800 model received the 2010 Innovative Product of the Year Award in the “scan-to-file” category. This signals the eleventh consecutive year Fujitsu has won the "Editor’s Choice Award" in the publication’s Scan-to-File Guide.

22 December 2010  US
Fujitsu Receives 2010 Vendor Award of Excellence from Ingram Micro

Sunnyvale, CA, December 22, 2010 – Fujitsu, the market leader in document imaging scanners, today announced that it received the 2010 Vendor Award of Excellence in the “Content Management” category from Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world’s largest technology distributor, at Ingram Micro’s Marketing Symposium in Anaheim, Calif., in November.

21 December 2010  Japan
Fujitsu Upgrades Production Management System for Daifuku in China

Tokyo, December 21, 2010 – Fujitsu today announced that, in collaboration with Daifuku Co., Ltd., which is globally expanding its material handling system, it has upgraded the production management system at Daifuku (China) Manufacturing Co., Ltd., the company's Shanghai-based Chinese production center. Responding to increased demand for material handling systems in China, the new system started operations in November 2010.

20 December 2010  UK
Fujitsu Agrees New 7-Year Shared Services Contract with Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire County Councils

London, December 20, 2010 – Fujitsu has successfully retained its contract with Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire County Councils to work in partnership to deliver a pioneering shared service.

20 December 2010  Japan
Fujitsu Unveils Software for Detecting Network and Cloud Environment Failures

Tokyo, December 20, 2010 – Fujitsu today announced the launch of a software package for managing network monitoring services available only in Japan.

17 December 2010  UK
Fujitsu scores marketing awards hat-trick

London, December 17, 2010 – Fujitsu has won three coveted marketing awards for campaigns delivered in 2010, using traditional techniques such as direct mail as well as social media.

17 December 2010  U.S. and Japan
Fujitsu Accelerates Exhaustive Verification of Java Software Through Parallel Processing

Sunnyvale, U.S. and Kawasaki, Japan, December 17, 2010 – Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc. and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced the development of technology enabling high-speed exhaustive verification of Java software using parallel processing. In order to ensure the quality of ICT systems, it is critical that software programs be sufficiently tested. By employing this new technology that leverages the power of cloud computing, on previous technologies enabling exhaustive verification of programs developed by Fujitsu Laboratories, time required for verification can be dramatically shortened, leading to expectations that the technology will result in enhancement of program quality.

17 December 2010  Japan and US
Fujitsu and Boeing Form Strategic Alliance in Aircraft Maintenance Services

TOKYO and SEATTLE, WA, December 17, 2010 – Fujitsu (TSE: 6702) and Boeing [NYSE: BA] have established a strategic alliance in which the companies will develop a service to enable greater efficiency in aircraft maintenance operations. The partnership will employ unique tools such as Radio Frequency Identification Devices (RFID) and Contact Memory Buttons (CMB) to allow customers to use these technologies without needing to retrofit their own fleets. Airlines can reduce costs by reducing inventory and manual data entry errors without having to create new processes.

16 December 2010  Germany
Fujitsu Adds New Models to Popular "Get it All" Channel Marketing Campaign

Munich, December 16, 2010 – Fujitsu today announces that it has added two new models to the popular “Get IT All” program, making special configurations of the very latest PRIMERGY servers available to customers via Fujitsu channel partners at an attractive price.

16 December 2010  Japan
Fujitsu Establishes Corporate Social Responsibility Policy

Tokyo, December 16, 2010 – Fujitsu today announced the establishment of a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy to enable the Fujitsu Group to contribute to the sustainable development of society and the planet. In implementing the new policy, the company has determined five priority issues around which it will focus its CSR practices. By addressing these issues, Fujitsu will promote socially responsible management as a global ICT company.

15 December 2010  UK
PFU Imaging Solutions enhances presence and focus across sub-Saharan Africa

London, December 15, 2010 – PFU Imaging Solutions Europe Ltd., a subsidiary of Fujitsu Ltd., today announced the appointment of three new distribution partners in sub-Saharan Africa

15 December 2010  Japan
Fujitsu introduces VAAI support with ETERNUS disk storage systems for VMware vSphere™ 4.1

Tokyo, December 15, 2010 – Fujitsu announced today the immediate global availability of vStorage APIs for Array Integration(VAAI) with ETERNUS DX400/DX8000 series disk storage systems, delivering new levels of performance to customers by optimizing storage efficiency in VMware environments. The combined solutions for ETERNUS DX400/DX8000, particularly when teamed with Fujitsu PRIMERGY servers, deliver the ideal platform for high-performing and reliable datacenter virtualization.

14 December 2010  USA
Fujitsu, SafeNet Combination Delivers High Security, High Throughput for Government Networks

Richardson, TX, December 14, 2010 – Fujitsu, a leading provider of business, information technology and communications solutions, announced today the successful completion of interoperability testing with SafeNet, a global leader in information security.

14 December 2010  Germany
Fujitsu Completes Green Life Cycle Assessment for Selected Products

Augsburg/Munich, December 14, 2010 – Fujitsu has completed its product carbon footprint (PCF) project within nine months, and presented the results together with the bifa environmental institute, an institute for ecological issues in Augsburg. The ‘product carbon footprint’ represents the greenhouse gas emissions that products contribute to the CO2 balance of our planet. With the help of a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) according to ISO standard 14040/44, and in cooperation with the bifa environmental institute and Fraunhofer IZM in Berlin (Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration), Fujitsu analyzed selected products in its PC and server lines throughout their product life cycle and evaluated the results. Fraunhofer Institute checked the findings and gave Fujitsu a positive evaluation.

10 December 2010  Japan
Fujitsu Introduces docomo Smartphone REGZA Phone T-01C

Tokyo, December 10, 2010 – Fujitsu today announced that its new docomo smartphone REGZA Phone T-01C will be available in Japan from NTT DOCOMO, Inc. beginning December 17, 2010.

9 December 2010  UK
British Businesses Failing to Invest in IT Innovation

London, December 9, 2010 – The results of Fujitsu's first bi-annual Business Certainty Index has shown apathy is the main reason for the lack of investment in IT innovation.

9 December 2010  Japan
Fujitsu Develops Hybrid Energy Harvesting Device for Generating Electricity from Heat and Light

Kawasaki, Japan, December 9, 2010 – Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced that it has developed a new hybrid energy harvesting device that generates electricity from either heat or light. With this single device, it is possible to derive energy from two separate sources, which previously could only be handled by combining individual devices. Furthermore, because the cost of the hybrid device is economical, this technology paves the way to the widespread use of highly efficient energy harvesting devices. The new technology has great potential in the area of energy harvesting, which converts energy from the surrounding environment to electricity. Since there is no need for electrical wiring or battery replacements, this development could enable the use of sensors in previously unserved applications and regions. It also has great potential for powering a variety of sensor networks and medical-sensing technologies.

8 December 2010  UK
Fujitsu Turns Traditional Approach to Innovation on its Head With New "Open Innovation" Service

London, December 8, 2010 – Fujitsu is turning the traditional approach to customer innovation on its head with a new 'Open Innovation' service.

8 December 2010  Japan
Fujitsu Releases Design Support Software for Manufacturers

Tokyo, December 8, 2010 – Fujitsu announced the launch of a design-support software package for the manufacturing sector that brings visibility to manufacturing costs during the design phase, in Japan.

7 December 2010  Japan
Fujitsu to Strengthen Network Business Structure

Tokyo, December 7, 2010 – Fujitsu Limited today announced that it will transfer the manufacturing and quality assurance operations for mobile systems products from its Nasu Plant to its wholly owned subsidiary, Fujitsu Telecom Networks Limited, which is responsible for developing and manufacturing photonics products for the Japanese market. As a result, the manufacturing and quality assurance functions for both mobile systems products and photonics products in Japan will be consolidated and integrated at the Oyama Plant operated by Fujitsu Telecom Networks, thereby unifying the manufacturing infrastructure for the network product lines.

6 December 2010  Japan
Fujitsu Develops Wide-Area Traffic Simulator Featuring Virtual Driving Experience

Kawasaki, Japan, December 6, 2010 – Fujitsu Laboratories Limited today announced the development of a wide-area traffic simulation system that reproduces in real-time the behavior of tens of thousands of vehicles located across a wide area of roadway, and enables users to virtually ride inside of one of the vehicles and drive it. The new simulator makes it possible to verify in advance the effectiveness of a variety of traffic policies designed to improve traffic flow. In addition, through virtual driving experience, users can evaluate the effectiveness of these policies and discover problem areas from the actual driver's perspective, making it possible to design appropriate policies that are tailored to the traffic conditions. These efforts will support the creation of a transportation system that is safe, comfortable, and environmentally-friendly, in addition to being acceptable to users.

3 December 2010  Japan
Fujitsu Develops Technology to Manufacture Power-Supply Transistors On Nearly Any Flat-surface Material

Kawasaki, Japan, December 3, 2010 – Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced the development of a technology that enables the manufacture of power-supply transistors on nearly any flat surface, including glass, plastic, or copper. High breakdown-voltage was achieved by forming a high breakdown-voltage power-supply transistor on a target substance using zinc-oxide (ZnO) material and protecting the transistor's channel using a polymer layer. This new technology will enable power-supply circuits to be manufactured on a wide range of flat surfaces, with potential applications including sensors and piezoelectric devices.

2 December 2010  Japan and USA
Fujitsu and Oracle Enhance SPARC Enterprise M-Series Servers with New Processor

Tokyo and Redwood Shores, Calif., December 2, 2010 – Continuing their more than 20-year partnership and leadership in mission-critical computing, Fujitsu and Oracle announced the enhanced SPARC Enterprise M-Series server product line with a new processor SPARC64 VII+. Fujitsu and Oracle also unveiled the unified enclosure design of the Fujitsu and Oracle SPARC Enterprise M-series servers which features the logos of both companies.

1 December 2010  Singapore
New Graphics Display LSI for Digital Dashboards and Car Navigation Featuring the Industry's Top-Ranking Rendering Performance

Singapore, December 1, 2010 – Fujitsu Semiconductor Asia Pte Ltd (FSAL) today announced the development of MB86R11, a LSI chip used in the graphic displays of automotive digital dashboards and car navigation systems. Samples of the new chip will begin shipping at the end of December 2010.

1 December 2010  Japan
Fujitsu and JAIST Win Minister of the Environment Award for Significantly Reducing ICT Energy Consumption with Advanced Private Cloud

Tokyo, December 1, 2010 – Fujitsu Limited and Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) today announced that they have been awarded the 2010 Minister of the Environment Award for the Prevention of Global Warming for achieving significant reductions in the energy consumption of ICT equipment by building an advanced on-campus private cloud.

1 December 2010  Japan
Fujitsu Wins Japan Minister of the Environment Award for Reducing CO2 Emissions Through Modal Shift

Tokyo, December 1, 2010 – Fujitsu today announced that it has been awarded the 2010 Minister of the Environment Award for the Prevention of Global Warming for reducing carbon dioxide emissions in Japan through its modal shift program for product and parts shipments.