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A Shift to Solutions and Services (1992 - )

Fujitsu sells more than just hardware products. The company uses technology to solve customers' problems and help them achieve their business objectives. This has always been Fujitsu's philosophy since its foundation. By placing an emphasis on services, Fujitsu continues to find new ways to deliver on its promise.

1992

Historical Events

Fujitsu Milestones

  • Unveils PROPOSE, an integrated services framework for information and communication systems
  • Releases VPP 500, the world's fastest vector parallel supercomputer

1993

Historical Events

Fujitsu Milestones

  • Selected as a supplier of broadband-ISDN switching systems by a U.S. carrier; receives order for FETEX-150, the world's first commercial Asynchronous Transfer Mode(ATM) switching system
  • Introduces FMV Series of personal computers supporting Microsoft Windows

1994

Historical Events

Fujitsu Milestones


1995

Historical Events

  • Great Hanshin Earthquake
  • Microsoft releases Windows 95

Fujitsu Milestones

  • Opens Tatebayashi System Center as base for outsourcing services
  • Releases FMV-BIBLO, B5-size software preinstalled notebook computer
  • Introduces new GS8000 series, global server employing the world's fastest CMOS general-purpose processor and parallel processing technology
  • Commercializes world's first 42-inch color plasma display

Color plasma display


1997

Historical Events

  • Hong Kong reverts to China

Fujitsu Milestones

  • Amdahl Corporation becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu
  • Announces SOLUTIONVISION, a new business architecture featuring network computing solutions

1998

Historical Events

  • Nagano Winter Olympics
  • Google established
  • EU introduces the euro currency

Fujitsu Milestones

  • ICL becomes a wholly owned subsidiary
  • Fujitsu Laboratories Limited awarded Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon from Japanese Government for development of high electron mobility transistors (HEMT)
  • Develops NAND-type flash memory

1999

Historical Events

  • i-mode (first cell phone internet service) released in Japan
  • Y2K

Fujitsu Milestones

  • Receives external certification for environmental accounting, a first in Japan
  • Announces Fujitsu Siemens Computers, a joint venture with Germany-based Siemens AG
  • Merges internet service InfoWeb, with online information service, NIFTY-serve, to form @nifty internet service provider
  • Succeeds in world's first 1 terabit/sec optical Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) transmission over a distance of 10,000km
  • Releases first i-mode cell-phone, Digital mova F501i HYPER

2000

Historical Events

  • 26th G8 Summit opens in Okinawa
  • Sydney Olympics
  • Proportion of people in their 20s with cell-phones reaches 90% in Japan
  • IT bubble bursts

Fujitsu Milestones

  • Unveils world's highest capacity (1.76Tbps) optical Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) transmission system

2001

Historical Events

  • September 11 attacks in United States

Fujitsu Milestones

  • Announces"Everything on the Internet" business direction, a new era in broadband Internet
  • Begins delivery of IMT-2000 switching system
  • Releases mova F671i cell-phone (employing universal design)
  • Releases FMV-BIBLO LOOX, world's first mobile computer offering built-in 64Kbps wireless data transmission

mova F671i


2002

Historical Events

  • Japan and Korea host FIFA World Cup

Fujitsu Milestones

  • Renames ICL, U.S. based companies DMR and Amdahl Corp. as Fujitsu Services Holding PLC, Fujitsu Consulting Holdings, Inc. and Fujitsu IT Holdings, Inc. respectively
  • Commences world's first large-scale pilot manufacturing of 90-nm LSI devices at Akiruno Technology Center
  • Announces expansion of global alliance with Microsoft
  • Releases GS21 600, the world's fastest mainframe
  • Unveils"TRIOLE" platform-integration strategy
  • Pioneers use of energy-efficient, biodegradable plastic in notebook computers

2003

Historical Events

  • Apple launches iTunes

Fujitsu Milestones

  • Announces strategic collaboration to develop mission-critical enterprise servers with Intel Corporation
  • Opens Fujitsu Solution Square, its center for solutions business
  • Announces global partnership in mission-critical Linux solutions field with Red Hat
  • Releases FOMA F2051, marking full-scale entry into 3rd generation cell-phone market
  • Fujitsu Laboratories Limited awarded Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon from Japanese Government for Surface Acoustic Wave(SAW) filter

2004

Historical Events

  • Athens Olympics

Fujitsu Milestones

  • Obtains ISO14001 certification for environmental management
  • Expands strategic global alliances, forming partnerships with Sun Microsystems, Microsoft Corp., and Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Releases PRIMEPOWER, the world's first UNIX servers using 90-nm semiconductor technology
  • Fujitsu Laboratories Limited awarded Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon from Japanese Government for Plasma Display Panel

2005

Historical Events

  • Aichi 2005 Expo
  • Kyoto Protocol comes into effect

Fujitsu Milestones

  • Begins production of 90 -nm logic LSI devices employing 300mm wafers (Mie 300mm Fab. No.1) in Mie Plant in Japan
  • Obtains ISO 14001 certification for consolidated subsidiaries in Japan collectively
  • Concludes global technology partnership agreement with U.S. based EDS
  • Releases PRIMEQUEST, the world's most powerful mission-critical IA server
  • Releases next-generation router, CSR-1, developed under a strategic tie-up with Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Releases Japan's first UHF band RFID products
  • Launches globally PalmSecure contactless palm vein authentication equipment business
  • Develops world's first highly integrated LSI for use in WiMAX-compliant base stations and subscriber stations
  • Releases processor conforming to the latest H.264 standard for video compression

PalmSecure


2006

Historical Events

  • Torino Winter Olympics
  • Terrestrial digital TV one-segment broadcasting begins in Japan

Fujitsu Milestones

  • Announces expansion of global partnership in services area with SAP AG
  • Releases World's first 300GB 2.5" serial ATA hard disk drive
  • Delivers Castor oil based biodegradable plastic

2007

Historical Events

Fujitsu Milestones

  • Begins operations for 65nm technology at Mie plant in Japan (Mie 300mm Fab.No.2)
  • Releases Solaris/SPARC server,"SPARC Enterprise", achieving new standards in speed and reliability in open systems

2008

Historical Events

  • Beijing Olympics

Fujitsu Milestones

  • Establishes LSI Subsidiary, Fujitsu Microelectronics Limited
  • Sales of"universal designed" mobile phones surpass the 12-million-unit mark
  • Develops the world's first 64 KB high-capacity FRAM RFID tag for aviation applications
  • Releases world's first 320GB 2.5" hard disk drive with AES 256-bit encryption

2009

Historical Events

Fujitsu Milestones

  • Fujitsu Siemens Computers GmbH becomes a wholly owned subsidiary, and name is changed to Fujitsu Technology Solutions (Holding) B.V.

2010

Historical Events

  • Vancouver Winter Olympics

Fujitsu Milestones

  • Fujitsu Trusted Cloud Square is opened, a facility for testing cloud computing systems
  • Introduces new brand promise "shaping tomorrow with you"
  • Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) launches Next-Generation "arrowhead" Trading System

2011

Historical Events

  • The Great East Japan Earthquake

Fujitsu Milestones

  • Supercomputer "K computer" Takes Consecutive No. 1 in World Ranking
    - Achieves world's fastest processing speed of 10.51 petaflops and 93.2% operating efficiency -

    * The K computer is jointly developed by RIKEN and Fujitsu.  "K" comes from the Japanese Kanji letter "Kei" which means ten peta or 10 to the 16th power.

2012

Historical Events

  • London Olympics

Fujitsu Milestones

  • Opens First Data Center in China
    Optimizes data and makes the Cloud work for enterprise customers
  • Fujitsu Group in World's First of Third-Party Certification for ISO 22301, the International Standard for Business Continuity Management Systems
  • Agriculture cloud solution, Akisai, is launched

2013

Historical Events

  • Mount Fuji is granted World Heritage status

Fujitsu Milestones

  • Fujitsu Sets Out its "Fujitsu Technology and Service Vision"
    New structure of technologies and services based on Fujitsu's vision of a "Human Centric Intelligent Society".
  • Systemizes Fujitsu products and services for cloud, big data, mobility and security to accelerate innovation for customers and companies.Launches the FUJITSU Cloud, FUJITSU Big Data, FUJITSU Mobile and FUJITSU Security Initiatives between 2013-2014.

2014

Historical Events

  • Sochi Olympics

Fujitsu Milestones

  • Announces New Global Matrix Organization
    - Accelerate the globalization of its business by creating a new organization structure consisting of five regions – EMEIA (Europe, Middle East, India and Africa), Americas, Asia, Oceania and Japan

2015

Historical Events

Fujitsu Milestones

  • Named to FORTUNE Magazine's 2015 List of 'World's Most Admired Companies' for Third Consecutive Year
  • Appoints as an official Gold Partner of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in the category of Data Center Hardware
  • 80th anniversary of its foundation

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