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Fujitsu Optical Components Limited and Fujitsu Limited announced today that in the Fiscal 2017 Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology they have received Prizes for Science and Technology for their "Development of High Speed 100Gbps Modules for Optical Communications.
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) commends individuals for their important achievements in science and technology R&D and their promotion of science and technology understanding. The awards are aimed at motivating researchers and helping to raise the level of Japan's science and technology. Prizes in development category are awarded to research and development projects or people who produce groundbreaking innovations that are practical, and which contribute to the development and improvement of Japanese society, the economy, or the lives of citizens.
Fujitsu Optical Components and Fujitsu developed a direct mounting technology for optical elements, mounting optical elements directly on the planar lightwave circuit (PLC) and electrically coupling them with the shortest wire-bonding to simultaneously achieve high-speed performance and mass production. In addition, they developed an automatic assembly technology that used highly reliable image recognition technology using machine learning and efficient prediction alignment technology to achieve highly accurate and efficient assembly.
With these technologies, Fujitsu Optical Components and Fujitsu succeeded in mass producing the key components needed to build a 100Gbps optical network which supports the 100Gbps digital coherent method, including receiver devices that demodulate the optically modulated signal, transmission devices that create the optically modulated signal, and the coherent optical transceivers that incorporate both.
By offering these optical communication modules to system providers around the world, the two companies are supporting the development of the digital society and the global expansion of the 100Gbps optical network market. In addition, the two companies are currently working to develop optical communication modules that will exceed 100Gbps, in order to support ever-increasing communication traffic.
Award certificate from the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Award winners, left to right:
Masaki Iwamoto (Manager, Manufacturing Dept., Manufacturing Div., Fujitsu Optical Components)
Taizan Kobayashi (Senior Manager, Smart MONOZUKURI Platform Development Office, Technology & MONOZUKURI Business Unit, and Senior Manager, System Engineering Dept., Production Technology Div., Technology & MONOZUKURI Business Unit, Fujitsu)
Takashi Yamane (Deputy General Manager, Sales & Business Promotion Div., Fujitsu Optical Components)
Hiroyuki Furukawa (Director, Production Engineering Dept., Manufacturing Div., Fujitsu Optical Components)
Yoshinobu Kubota (Deputy Director, Development Dept. ""Network Devices"", Optical Components Div., Fujitsu Optical Components)
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