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Fujitsu, Hitachi and NEC Offer Sample Reliable Messaging Software for Web Services

Fujitsu Limited,Hitachi, Ltd.,NEC Corporation

Tokyo, March 09, 2004

Fujitsu Limited, Hitachi, Ltd., and NEC Corporation today announced that they are making available on their respective websites sample software that implements Web Services Reliability (WS-Reliability), a messaging specification for web services designed to ensure superior reliability. URL links to the royalty-free software downloads from each company's website are listed below.

WS-Reliability has been proposed as the standard specification for open and highly reliable messaging in the provision of web services. In providing the sample software, the companies hope to accelerate the spread of a reliable data transmission environment for the web services market and enable customers to develop systems for reliable web services more quickly.

On January 9, 2003, a group of IT vendors including the three companies published a draft specification for WS-Reliability, and on April 7, 2003, the group submitted it to OASIS, the international standards-setting organization. The specification is now in the final stage of the process for becoming a standard. Today's move demonstrates that the WS-Reliability specification is close to completion and is now ready for actual implementation. The sample software was developed as part of the Business Grid Computing Project of Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

WS-Reliability sample software download sites:

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting technologies, highly reliable computing and telecommunications platforms, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.6 trillion yen (US$38 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003.  
For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company, with approximately 340,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2002 (ended March 31, 2003) consolidated sales totaled 8,191.7 billion yen ($68.3 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors, including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's Web site at
For more information, please see:www.hitachi.com.

About NEC

NEC is one of the world's leading providers of Internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of its diverse and global base of customers. Ranked as one of the world's top patent-producing companies, NEC delivers tailored solutions in the key fields of computer, networking and electron devices, by integrating its technical strengths in IT and Networks, and by providing advanced semiconductor solutions through NEC Electronics Corporation. The NEC Group employs more than 140,000 people worldwide and had net sales of approximately $40 billion in the fiscal year ended March 2003. For additional information, please visit the NEC home page at:
For more information, please see: www.nec.com

Customer Contacts

Strategy and Technology Div., Software Group

E-mail: E-mail: contact@sysrap.cs.fujitsu.co.jp
Company:Fujitsu Limited

Customer Contacts

Next Generation Middleware Center, Software Division

E-mail: E-mail: wsrm-hitachi@itg.hitachi.co.jp
Company:Hitachi, Ltd.

Customer Contacts

System Platform Software Development Division

E-mail: E-mail: ws-r@contact.jp.nec.com
Company:NEC Corporation


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Date: 09 March, 2004
City: Tokyo
Company: Fujitsu Limited, Hitachi, Ltd., NEC Corporation, , ,

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