Fujitsu Wins Contract for World's First Library System Using Palm Vein Authentication Technology Tokyo, Global, December 22, 2005 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that it has been awarded a contract by Naka city in Ibaraki prefecture of Japan, to construct a system utilizing Fujitsu's biometric palm vein authentication technology for the city's new public library scheduled to open in October 2006. The library system is the world's first of its kind.
Fujitsu and Cisco Collaborate to Enhance Network Switch Management and Reliability Tokyo, Global, December 21, 2005 - Fujitsu Limited, a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace, and Cisco Systems, K.K., the Japanese subsidiary of Cisco Systems, Inc., the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, today announced that they will collaborate to enhance network management and reliability for large enterprises and service providers in Japan. Specifically, Fujitsu Proactnes/SN will be made compatible with Cisco's Generic Online Diagnostics (GOLD) capabilities integrated on the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series switches. The collaboration is based on the strategic alliance announced by Fujitsu and Cisco in December 2004.
Fujitsu Completes Construction of SEA-ME-WE 4 Submarine Cable Network Tokyo, Global, December 13, 2005 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that the construction of the optical submarine cable network for the SEA-ME-WE 4 consortium has been completed within 18 months. Fujitsu was awarded the contract with co-contractor Alcatel Submarine Networks of France in March 2004. The optical submarine cable network, which links the 14 countries of Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Italy, and France, spans 20,000 kilometers, creating an optical telecommunications network of grand proportions.
Fujitsu Pioneers Use of Carbon Nanotubes for Heatsinks for Semiconductors Tokyo, Global, December 05, 2005 - Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories, Ltd. today announced that they have succeeded in the world's first development of carbon nanotube-based heatsinks for semiconductor chips. The use of carbon nanotubes as heatsinks for high-frequency high power amplifiers successfully achieves heat dissipation and high amplification simultaneously.
Fujitsu Develops GaN HEMT Technology for Next-generation Mobile Phone Base Station Amplifiers Kawasaki, Global, December 05, 2005 - Fujitsu Laboratories Limited today announced the development of the world's first gallium nitride (GaN) high electron-mobility transistor (HEMT) with insulated gates capable of practical output levels of 100 watts (W) or higher. By reducing gate leakage current to less than one-one millionth that of conventional levels, the technology paves the way for high-efficiency operation of high power GaN HEMT amplifiers of next-generation mobile phone base stations.
Fujitsu and Red Hat Work to Expand Enterprise Ecosystem Raleigh, N.C. and Tokyo, Global, December 01, 2005 - Fujitsu Limited and Red Hat today announced that, under their global agreement to provide Linux solutions, they will collaborate in porting applications to Fujitsu mission-critical PRIMEQUEST™ Intel Architecture servers running Red Hat enterprise Linux. This collaboration will enable user businesses to securely and quickly port applications running on other platforms into Red Hat Enterprise Linux-based PRIMEQUEST servers.
Announcement Regarding Disciplinary Actions Tokyo, Global, November 25, 2005 - Following a meeting of its Board of Directors today, Fujitsu Limited announced disciplinary actions in regard to the loss of society's confidence in the vitally important large-scale infrastructure systems resulting from the recent incidents involving disruptions to stock exchanges due to system malfunctions. The disciplinary actions taken represent recognition of management's responsibility as well as reaffirmation by senior executives and all Fujitsu employees of the importance of Fujitsu's role in supporting customers' systems. The disciplinary actions are as follows.
Fujitsu Launches Nearline FC Drive for ETERNUS Storage Systems Tokyo, Global, November 21, 2005 - Fujitsu Limited today announced the release of the Nearline FC disk drive for ETERNUS storage systems, a new high-capacity, high-reliability, low-cost storage drive. The new product will be available worldwide beginning with Japan. The product is designed to be used with the ETERNUS6000 enterprise disk array and ETERNUS3000 mid-range disk array storage systems. In addition, the company announced that several models in the ETERNUS series will support a 4Gbps Host Fibre Channel interface.
Fujitsu Develops High-Quality Video Compression Technology Conforming to H.264 Standard Kawasaki, Japan, Global, November 14, 2005 - Fujitsu Laboratories Limited today announced the development of core circuitry technology for video compression and decompression that features high-quality video processing and operation with world-class ultra-low power consumption of less than 100 milliwatts. The new technology enables prolonged recording of high-quality video for digital devices that employ flash memory or hard-disk drives (HDDs) for recording, such as digital cameras and video camcorders. Fujitsu's new video compression and decompression technology conforms to the latest H.264 international standard for video compression, which is expected to attract wide attention in the future for next-generation DVDs and terrestrial digital broadcasting for mobile devices.
EDS To Offer Fujitsu PRIMEQUEST Servers in its Mission-Critical Computing Solutions Sunnyvale, Calif., November 3, 2005 and Tokyo, Global, November 04, 2005 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that it has signed a global Technology Alliance Agreement with EDS. As a Technology Alliance Partner, Fujitsu will provide EDS with highly reliable, high-performance computing platforms such as the PRIMEQUEST™ line of mainframe-class mission critical open systems servers, together with its Stylistic® and LifeBook® Tablet PCs. Under the agreement, Fujitsu platforms will be incorporated in EDS' solutions and are expected to be available to enterprise customers worldwide beginning with North America.
Fujitsu to Manufacture Leading-edge 3D Graphics Processors for S3 Graphics Fremont, California, November 1, 2005 and Tokyo, Global, November 02, 2005 - 3 Graphics and Fujitsu Limited today announced that Fujitsu will be producing the new range of S3 Graphics' high performance graphics processors, which leverage Fujitsu's 90 nanometer (nm) process technology to enable the realization of graphics processors that feature high speeds and industry-leading performance per watt.
Astellas and Fujitsu Sign Agreement for Information-System Outsourcing Tokyo, Global, October 28, 2005 - Astellas Pharma Inc. ("Astellas") and Fujitsu Limited ("Fujitsu") today announced that they have reached an information-system outsourcing agreement on October 28. Under the agreement, the operation of Astellas' information systems which has been handled by Astellas Systems Co.,Ltd. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Astellas, "Astellas Systems") and its headquarter ERP systems will be outsourced to Fujitsu.
Fujitsu Reports FY 2005 First-Half Financial Results Tokyo, Global, October 27, 2005 - Fujitsu Limited, a leader in customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace, today reported consolidated net sales of 2,192.3 billion yen (approximately US$19,231 million*) for the first half of fiscal 2005 (April 1, 2005 - September 30, 2005), a decrease of 1.2% over the first half of fiscal 2004. Excluding the impact of accounting policy changes and restructuring, sales were essentially flat. Although intensified competition led to lower year-on-year sales of LSI devices and PCs, sales of optical transmission systems and hard disk drives (HDDs) rose sharply, and sales of outsourcing services in the UK were robust.
Fujitsu Announces Corporate Executive Officer Appointments Tokyo, Global, October 27, 2005 - Following a meeting of its Board of Directors today, Fujitsu Limited announced the following corporate executive officer promotion and new appointments, effective as of today.
Fujitsu Palm Vein Authentication Technology Wins The Wall Street Journal 2005 Technology Innovation Award for Security in Networks Kawasaki, Japan, Global, October 25, 2005 - Fujitsu Laboratories, Ltd. today announced that its palm vein authentication technology has won The Wall Street Journal's 2005 Technology Innovation Award, for Security in Networks. Fujitsu's palm vein authentication technology is a biometric technology that recognizes the unique vein pattern of a person's palm, as a highly secure means of personal identification. This technology is extremely difficult to forge compared to other methods of biometric security, since palm vein patterns are internal to the body. Fujitsu's palm vein authentication technology is also hygienic, as the scanning is contactless, thereby requiring no direct surface contact with the scanning device even when used in public applications. Fujitsu has commercialized this technology, which thus far has been implemented in bank ATMs, for room entry access in hospitals and residential condominiums, and for access to personal records and transcripts at academic institutions.
Fujitsu Revises First-Half and Full-Year FY 2005 Financial Results Forecasts Tokyo, Global, October 18, 2005 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that it has revised its forecast consolidated and unconsolidated financial results for the first half and full year of fiscal 2005 (the periods from April 1 to September 30, 2005 and from April 1, 2005 to March 31, 2006, respectively) from its previous forecasts announced on July 27, 2005. Details are as follows.
Fujitsu and Software AG Deliver Joint Offering to Manage Integration Components within an SOA Tokyo and Darmstadt, Global, October 11, 2005 - Fujitsu Limited and Software AG today announced that they have delivered a joint offering to help organizations manage integration components within a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). CentraSite™, an open, next generation SOA repository, promotes greater collaboration between business and IT by uniting metadata from service oriented integration products, including Fujitsu's Interstage Business Process Manager™ and Software AG's Enterprise Service Integrator™ and Enterprise Information Integrator™.
Staccato Communications and Fujitsu Limited Announce Joint Marketing of Certified Wireless USB and UWB Products and Sales Agreement for Ripcord™ Family of UWB Products Tokyo and San Diego, CA, Global, September 27, 2005 - Staccato Communications and Fujitsu Limited today announced the signing of an agreement that will enable Fujitsu Limited to distribute and sell Staccato's Ripcord™ family of Ultra-Wideband (UWB) product solutions for Certified Wireless USB. Under the terms of the non-exclusive sales agreement, Fujitsu has the ability to sell the entire family of Ripcord products, including development kits, software drivers, silicon and System-in-Package (SiP) products, through Fujitsu sales channels. Fujitsu has also retained a license to Staccato's MAC (Media Access Controller) technology for inclusion in Fujitsu ASICs and ASSP product lines requiring Certified Wireless USB functionality. This includes Fujitsu Milbeaut™ products, which hold a large share of the worldwide digital still camera market. Both companies will jointly market Ripcord products worldwide.
Fujitsu Begins Limited Sales of Service Robot "enon" For Task Support in Offices and Commercial Establishments Tokyo, Global, September 13, 2005 - Fujitsu Frontech Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced that Fujitsu Frontech will begin limited sales of their new service robot, enon(TM), on a limited basis in Japan from September 13, 2005. Jointly developed by the two companies, enon is an advanced practical-use service robot that can assist in such tasks as providing guidance, escorting guests, transporting objects, and security patrolling.
Announcement Regarding Pension System Revisions and the Return of the Past Substitutional Portion of the Pension Plan Tokyo, Global, September 05, 2005 - Announcement Regarding Pension System Revisions and the Return of the Past Substitutional Portion of the Pension Plan
Fujitsu Initiates Legal Action Against Nanya Technology Corporation Japan Tokyo, Global, August 22, 2005 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that it has asserted patent infringement claims against Nanya Technology Corporation Japan, which is a subsidiary of Nanya Technology Corp. ("Nanya"), in Tokyo District Court. Fujitsu seeks a court order against future importation and sales of infringing DRAM products, and compensation for past infringement.
Meiwa Estate Implements Fujitsu Palm Vein Authentication Technology for Condominium Entrance Access Security Tokyo, Global, August 18, 2005 - Meiwa Estate Implements Fujitsu Palm Vein Authentication Technology for Condominium Entrance Access Security
Fujitsu Reports FY 2005 First-Quarter Financial Results Tokyo, Global, July 28, 2005 - Fujitsu Limited, a leader in customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace, today reported consolidated net sales of 1,026.3 billion yen (approximately US$9,246 million*) for the first quarter of fiscal 2005 (April 1, 2005 - June 30, 2005), an increase of 1.8% over the first quarter of fiscal 2004. Stronger year-on-year sales of 3G mobile phone base stations and mobile phones in Japan, optical transmission systems in North America and hard disk drives helped to offset lower sales of LSI devices for consumer electronics products.
Fujitsu Revises First-Half FY 2005 Financial Results Forecast Tokyo, Global, July 27, 2005 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that it has revised its forecast consolidated and unconsolidated financial results for the first half of fiscal 2005 (the period from April 1 to September 30, 2005) from its previous forecast announced on April 27, 2005. Details are as follows.
Fujitsu Develops World's First Film Substrate-based Bendable Color Electronic Paper featuring Image Memory Function Tokyo, Global, July 13, 2005 - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Fujitsu Frontech Limited, and Fujitsu Limited today announced their joint development of the world's first film substrate-based bendable color electronic paper with an image memory function. The new electronic paper features vivid color images that are unaffected even when the screen is bent, and features an image memory function that enables continuous display of the same image without the need for electricity. The thin and flexible electronic paper uses very low power to change screen images, thereby making it ideal for displaying information or advertisements in public areas as a type of new electronic media that can be handled as easily as paper.
Fujitsu Launches "USX" Field Connectivity Software Solution Tokyo, Global, July 12, 2005 - Fujitsu Limited today launched its new USX™ field connectivity software package, which is designed to help accelerate customer innovation in the field and bring ubiquitous connectivity to the front lines of businesses. The new software package will be commercially available in Japan beginning today.
Fujitsu and Novell Deliver Linux for High-Performance Servers Waltham and Tokyo, Global, July 08, 2005 - Fujitsu Limited and Novell today announced an agreement to deliver new Linux* technology and support to their customers. As part of the agreement, Fujitsu will offer support services for Novell's SUSE™ LINUX Enterprise Server, which will soon be available worldwide on Fujitsu mission-critical PRIMEQUEST™ and PRIMERGY™ servers. As a result, customers gain a powerful new Linux solution for their high-performance server needs, backed by two of the leading vendors in the Linux market.
Fujitsu Triples Charging Capacity of Fuel Cells for Mobile Phones Tokyo, Global, July 06, 2005 - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced its co-development with NTT DoCoMo of a prototype high-capacity micro fuel cell and the prototype development of an external recharger for FOMA handsets. For the prototype micro fuel cell device, the concentration of the methanol fuel used was raised from 30%, the concentration used for the companies' previous fuel cells, to a remarkably higher concentration of over 99%. This enables the prototype device to charge up to three FOMA handset batteries with just 18 cc of methanol.
Fujitsu Announces Global Launch of its Contactless Palm Vein Authentication Technology Tokyo, Global, June 30, 2005 - Fujitsu Limited today announced the global launch of its contactless palm vein authentication device for biometric authentication security. Fujitsu aims to establish a de facto standard in the area of high security biometric authentication with its palm vein authentication technology, and from July this year will collaborate with its group companies in North America, Europe, and Asia to aggressively drive its palm vein authentication business in these regions, with other regions to follow.
Chiba Institute of Technology To Implement World's First Student I.D. System Using Fujitsu Palm Vein Authentication Technology with Smart Cards to Securely Access Student Records Tokyo, Global, June 22, 2005 - Chiba Institute of Technology, Fujitsu Limited, and Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. today announced that the Chiba Institute of Technology will deploy the world's first student I.D. system that combines contactless palm vein authentication technology from Fujitsu and multi-functional smart cards manufactured by Dai Nippon Printing (DNP), to verify the identity of students and enable them to securely access their academic transcripts and other personal records through information kiosk terminals installed at various set locations on campus. This system will be operating from July 1, 2005.
Fujitsu and Epson Announce Joint Development of Next-generation Technology for FRAM Non-Volatile Memory Tokyo, Global, June 15, 2005 - Fujitsu Limited ("Fujitsu") and Seiko Epson ("Epson") today announced their agreement for joint development of next-generation technology for Ferroelectric Random Access Memory (FRAM) non-volatile memory.
Fujitsu and Synplicity Launch Amplify AccelArray Pro Software Tokyo and Sunnyvale, CA, Global, June 09, 2005 - Fujitsu Limited, Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA), and Synplicity, Inc. today announced the availability of Synplicity's new Amplify® AccelArray™ Pro software, a physical synthesis solution uniquely optimized for Fujitsu AccelArray structured ASIC devices.
Fujitsu To Highlight the Next Frontier of IT at Fujitsu Forum 2005 Tokyo, Global, June 06, 2005 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that it will be holding a two-day event, Fujitsu Forum 2005, at the Tokyo International Forum on July 14 (Thursday) and 15 (Friday). The theme of this year's Fujitsu Forum is "Ubiquitous Networking's Next Stage." The event will feature a number of speeches including an opening speech by Fujitsu president Hiroaki Kurokawa and seminars from experts both within as well as outside the company. Visitors will also be given a look at the future of ubiquitous networking being created by Fujitsu and its customers while introducing the Fujitsu technologies and products that support this vision.
Fujitsu Successfully Demonstrates Interoperability of 10GbE-LANPHY Interface for Next-Generation Photonic Networks with FLASHWAVE 7500 ROADM Tokyo, Global, May 31, 2005 - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. and Fujitsu Limited today announced their successful demonstration of the interoperability of 10GbE-LANPHYinterface for the next-generation photonic network known as the Optical Transport Network (OTN), using the market-leading Fujitsu Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) FLASHWAVE® 7500 transmission platform. This 10GbE-LANPHY over OTN interoperability trial, the world's first trial of its kind, was organized by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) of Japan and was conducted in collaboration with participating organizations both in and outside of Japan.
Fujitsu Announces Executive Appointments and Resignations Tokyo, Global, May 26, 2005 - Following a meeting of its board of directors today, Fujitsu Limited announced the following executive appointments and resignations.
Notice Regarding Signing of Exchange Offer Agreement Tokyo, Global, May 26, 2005 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that, as of July 1, 2005, Fujitsu Info Software Technologies Limited, Fujitsu Prime Software Technologies Limited, Fujitsu Hyper Software Technologies Limited, Fujitsu Network Technologies Limited, and Fujitsu Mobile Communication Technologies Limited will be merged into Fujitsu Limited.
Fujitsu and Cisco Deliver Next-Generation High-End Routers Based on Strategic Alliance San Jose, CA and Tokyo, Japan, Global, May 24, 2005 - Fujitsu Limited and Cisco Systems, Inc. today introduced the first product to be delivered under the strategic alliance announced on Dec. 6, 2004, a Fujitsu and Cisco CRS-1 Carrier Routing System built on the Cisco IOS XR next-generation operating system.
Announcement of Simplified Merger with Subsidiaries Tokyo, Global, May 20, 2005 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that, as of July 1, 2005, Fujitsu Info Software Technologies Limited, Fujitsu Prime Software Technologies Limited, Fujitsu Hyper Software Technologies Limited, Fujitsu Network Technologies Limited, and Fujitsu Mobile Communication Technologies Limited will be merged into Fujitsu Limited.
New Fujitsu PRIMEPOWER UNIX Servers Feature Processors Exceeding 2GHz Tokyo, Global, May 17, 2005 - Fujitsu Limited, a leader in mission critical computing, today announced the availability of five new PRIMEPOWER™ server models based on SPARC64™ V RISC processors that exceed 2GHz clock speeds. These UNIX® servers, designed for mission-critical computing, enable Fujitsu to offer its enterprise customers a broad choice of IT systems, services, and solutions running on the Solaris™ Operating System. Simultaneously, Fujitsu announced that a PRIMEPOWER 2500 configured with 128 2.08GHz SPARC64 V CPUs, has set a world record for the SAP® SD two-tier Standard Application Benchmark with 1.6 times the performance of its predecessor with 1.30GHz processors (for details see: www.sap.com/benchmark).
The University of Tokyo Hospital Deploys Fujitsu's Contactless Palm Vein Authentication Technology for Room Access Security Tokyo, Global, May 11, 2005 - Fujitsu Limited today announced its development of a room access security system utilizing its contactless palm vein authentication technology, for the room access security of the Department of Planning, Information and Management of the University of Tokyo Hospital. The University of Tokyo Hospital's deployment represents the world's first implementation of Fujitsu's palm vein authentication technology by a university or hospital for room access security.
Fujitsu Reports FY 2004 Financial Results Tokyo, Global, April 27, 2005 - Fujitsu Limited, a leader in customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace, today reported consolidated net sales of 4,762.7 billion yen (approximately US$44,512 million*) for fiscal year 2004 (April 1, 2004 - March 31, 2005), roughly even with the net sales recorded in the previous fiscal year. Solid sales gains in the Platforms segment helped to offset modest sales declines in Software & Services and Electronic Devices. Although sluggish domestic sales and certain problematic projects in Japan adversely impacted Software & Services income, bolstered by continued gains in production efficiency, strong results in Platforms - where operating income more than doubled - and higher income in Electronic Devices contributed to an increase in consolidated operating income to 160.1 billion yen (US$1,497 million), up 3.4% over the previous year.
Fujitsu Limited Announces Proposed Board Member Changes Tokyo, Global, April 27, 2005 - Following a meeting of its board of directors today, Fujitsu Limited announced the following proposed board member appointments and resignations. The changes will take effect pending approval at the 105th General Shareholders' Meeting, scheduled for June 23, 2005.
Fujitsu Announces Revised Financial Results Forecast for Fiscal 2004 Tokyo, Global, April 20, 2005 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that it has revised its forecast consolidated and unconsolidated financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005 (FY 2004) from the previous forecast made on January 28, 2005 at the time of its third-quarter financial results announcement.
Fujitsu Begins Operation of Japan-U.S. Grid-based Large-Scale R&D Environment Tokyo, Global, April 08, 2005 - Fujitsu Laboratories, Ltd. and Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc. (FLA) today announced the establishment and commencement of operations of a grid-based large-scale computing research environment that enables more efficient mutual use of computing resources at Fujitsu R&D facilities in Japan and the U.S. In conjunction with the inauguration of the new environment, the two companies augmented the computer resources for the grid, upgrading the simulation environment currently available to Fujitsu for in-house use by about three-fold, to over 2,000 nodes.
Fujitsu Unveils Mission-Critical Server for Linux and Windows Tokyo, Global, April 06, 2005 - Fujitsu Limited, a leader in mission-critical computing, today unveiled the new PRIMEQUEST™ server line based on the Intel® Itanium® 2 processor. The PRIMEQUEST server line combines data center class fault immunity and high system scalability for industry standard environments running Linux and Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based systems. This makes it an ideal choice for organizations wishing to realize the economic benefits and flexibility of industry standard solutions without compromising their business continuity. The new line is being launched globally today through Fujitsu Limited in the Asia/Pacific region as well as Fujitsu Computer Systems in North America and Fujitsu Siemens Computers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Staccato and Fujitsu Jointly Develop Industry's First Wireless USB-Enabled Digital Still Camera Development Platform Tokyo, Global, April 05, 2005 - Staccato Communications, Inc. and Fujitsu Limited today announced their joint development of a wireless universal serial bus (USB) demonstration system comprised of Staccato's new Ripcord™ UWB Development Kit (SC3100D) and the Fujitsu digital still camera (DSC) development platform. This system will be the first demonstration to show wireless USB connectivity to DSCs, one of the most popular applications of wireless USB.
Fujitsu and IDS Scheer Partner to Promote Business Process Management Solution Tokyo, Japan / Munich, Germany, Global, March 07, 2005 - Fujitsu Limited and IDS Scheer today announced that they have entered into a partnership to offer a next-generation business process management solution. Under this collaboration, both companies will carry out sales and marketing activities based on an integrated offering of Fujitsu's Interstage Business Process Manager and IDS Scheer's ARIS Toolset™ for business process design and ARIS Process Performance Manager™ (ARIS PPM) for business process monitoring and analytics. The integrated solution will be showcased during CeBIT 2005, March 10-16, in Hannover, Germany at the Fujitsu exhibit (Hall 1, Stand 7f1) and the IDS Scheer exhibit (Hall 4, Stand E48).
Fujitsu Develops World's First Semiconductor Optical Amplifier with Signal Waveform Re-shaping Function at 40Gbps Tokyo, Global, March 04, 2005 - Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories Limited today announced the development of the world's first semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) enabling waveform re-shaping of high-speed optical signals at 40Gbps by using quantum dots. Optical technology capable of restoring degradation of optical signals to their original quality without converting them into electronic signals is known as all-optical 3R regeneration, consisting of re-amplification, re-shaping, and re-timing. The new SOA accomplishes both re-amplification and re-shaping of optical signals through a single semiconductor device, thereby enabling optical regenerators to become further compact and facilitating higher functionality of future optical networks.
Fujitsu and Software AG Announce a Strategic Alliance to Deliver a Joint Integration Offering for Service Oriented Architecture Tokyo, Japan / Darmstadt, Germany, Global, March 01, 2005 - Fujitsu Limited and Software AG today announced their intent to jointly develop, market and sell an offering that will help customers improve business processes and increase information visibility through a leading service-oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure. SOA is a standards-based organizational and design methodology for redesigning business systems and applications to more closely align with the functional processes of the organization.
Fujitsu Wins Most Prestigious Award at Nano Tech 2005 Tokyo, Global, February 25, 2005 - Fujitsu Limited today announced it has been awarded the Nano Tech Award of the nano tech 2005 International Nanotechnology Exhibition and Conference, held in Tokyo from February 23 to February 25 with 350 exhibitors from around the world. The award is recognized as the most prestigious award presented at Nano Tech, and was presented today to Fujitsu for its development of simulation technology which plays an important role in nanotechnology research and development, and in addition for its future-generation LSI (large-scale integrated circuit) via interconnection technology utilizing carbon nanotubes.
Notice Regarding the Sale of Shares in FANUC and Advantest Tokyo, Global, February 23, 2005 - Fujitsu Limited ("Fujitsu") today announced that, as part of its effort to further enhance its financial stability, it has sold a portion of its shareholdings in FANUC Ltd. ("FANUC") and Advantest Corporation ("Advantest") via block trade.
Notice Regarding the Sale of Shares in FANUC and Advantest Tokyo, Global, February 22, 2005 - Fujitsu Limited ("Fujitsu") today announced that, as part of its effort to further enhance its financial stability, it has sold a portion of its shareholdings in FANUC Ltd. ("FANUC") and Advantest Corporation ("Advantest") via the Tokyo Stock Exchange's ToSTNet-2.
Fujitsu Wins Contract to Upgrade World's Longest Intercontinental Submarine Cable System with Next Generation FLASHWAVE Solution Tokyo, Global, February 21, 2005 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that it has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract by the 'Sea-Me-We 3' consortium to deploy Fujitsu's next-generation FLASHWAVE S650 submarine transmission equipment. The project, which is scheduled for completion in ten months, will upgrade the current Sea-Me-We 3 Cable System infrastructure and significantly expand submarine network capacity without changing the undersea plant.
Fujitsu Develops Technology Enabling Prolonged Viewing of Digital Terrestrial Broadcasts on Mobile Phones Tokyo, Global, February 09, 2005 - Fujitsu Limited today announced the development of a low-power analog to-digital (AD) converter that employs a delta-sigma modulator for mobile phones that are capable of receiving digital terrestrial television and radio broadcasts.
Fujitsu Develops Multi-core Processor for High-Performance Digital Consumer Products Tokyo, Global, February 07, 2005 - Fujitsu Laboratories, Ltd. today announced the development of a single-chip multi-core processor designed for image processing use in high-performance digital consumer products, that is equipped with four FR-V processor cores (FR550) with operation frequencies of 533 megahertz (MHz). Using software only, the new multi-core processor features image processing functionality at speeds of 51.2 GOPS (giga operations per second) and data transfer performance at speeds of 1 gigabyte per second (GB/s), both which are four or more times greater than that of the conventional FR-V processor. This new multi-core processor is suited for wide application, in that by utilizing only software it enables image processing that in the past required customized large-scale integrated circuit chips (LSIs), and offers high performance and flexibility to adapt easily to specification modifications, version upgrades, and added features.
Sharp and Fujitsu Announce Agreement on Transfer of Fujitsu's LCD Business Tokyo, Global, February 07, 2005 - Sharp Corporation and Fujitsu Limited today announced that they have entered into a basic agreement regarding the transfer of Fujitsu's liquid crystal display (LCD) operations to Sharp. The agreement calls for Fujitsu to transfer to Sharp the LCD research and development, manufacturing and sales operations of its consolidated subsidiary, Fujitsu Display Technologies Corporation (FDTC), along with related R&D equipment at Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. As a result of the transfer, Sharp is expected to take on FDTC's personnel and Yonago Plant in Tottori Prefecture, as well as Fujitsu Laboratories' personnel involved in FDTC-related R&D, and related intellectual property rights held by the Fujitsu Group. Sharp and Fujitsu are now discussing details of a definitive agreement, which they expect to complete in March.
Basic Agreement for the Transfer of Flat Panel Display Manufacturing Equipment Operations Global, February 07, 2005 - ULVAC, Inc. (Representative Director, President and CEO, Kyuzo Nakamura; headquarters: Chigasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan; hereafter referred to as "ULVAC"), Fujitsu Limited (Representative Director, Hiroaki Kurokawa; headquarters: Minato Ward, Tokyo, Japan; hereafter referred to as "Fujitsu") and its wholly owned subsidiary, Fujitsu VLSI Limited (Representative Director, Hitoshi Takahashi; headquarters: Kasugai City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan; hereafter referred to as "Fujitsu VLSI") have reached basic agreement regarding the transfer of Fujitsu VLSI's manufacturing equipment operations to ULVAC.
Fujitsu Announces Agreement with Hitachi on Plasma Display Panel Business Tokyo, Global, February 02, 2005 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that it has reached a basic agreement with Hitachi, Ltd. regarding Fujitsu's transfer to Hitachi of 30.1% of the issued shares in their joint venture company, Fujitsu Hitachi Plasma Display Limited (FHP), along with related plasma display panel (PDP) intellectual property rights. The companies intend to sign a formal agreement finalizing the arrangements by the end of March, at which time the specified intellectual property rights will be transferred to Hitachi. After providing financial support aimed at eliminating FHP's excessive debt, the companies plan to complete the transfer of shares, following which FHP will become a consolidated subsidiary of Hitachi.
Fujitsu to Use Biodegradable Plant-based Materials for All of Its Embossed Carrier Tape Used in Packing for Reel-based Shipment of LSIs Tokyo, Global, February 01, 2005 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that it will shift completely to the use of biodegradable plant-based materials for the manufacture of embossed carrier tape, used for packing large-scale integrated circuit chips (LSIs) when shipping them on reels (Figure 1, Figure 2). Fujitsu expects an 11% reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by employing biodegradable plant-based materials to produce embossed carrier tape, in place of polystyrene, a material which was conventionally used in the industry
Fujitsu Reports FY 2004 Third-Quarter Financial Results Tokyo, Global, January 28, 2005 - Fujitsu Limited, a leader in customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace, today reported consolidated net sales of 1,043.6 billion yen (approximately US$10,133 million*) for the third quarter of fiscal 2004 (October 1 - December 31, 2004), a decline of 2.3% compared to the same period in the previous fiscal year. Excluding the impact of restructuring last fiscal year, on a continuing-operations basis Fujitsu's third-quarter sales were flat. IT investment in Japan remained generally weak, and growth in overseas sales of IT outsourcing services, UNIX servers, personal computers, optical transmission systems, and hard disk drives was offset by sharply lower sales of semiconductors, plasma display panels (PDPs), and liquid crystal displays (LCDs) arising from deteriorating conditions in the digital home electronics market.
Fujitsu Announces FlexRay License Agreement with Bosch Tokyo, Global, January 26, 2005 - Fujitsu Limited today announced the acquisition of a license to use the FlexRay™ (*1) Communication Controller IP-Module from Robert Bosch GmbH. The license will allow Fujitsu to embed precision-designed FlexRay IP into its automotive control MCUs (*2) and quickly bring to market high-quality next-generation products.
Fujitsu and HHI Develop World's First Ultra High-Speed Optical Fiber Switch with Power Amplification Features Tokyo and Berlin, Global, January 21, 2005 - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. and Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (HHI) today announced their development of the world's first ultra high-speed optical fiber switch with optical amplification features using nonlinear optical effects of optical fiber, and succeeded in ultra high-speed optical signal processing at 640 gigabits per second (Gbps). The newly developed optical fiber switch features amplification capabilities of 100 times and more over a wide wavelength range, and enables ultra high-speed switching at over 1 terabit per second.
Fujitsu and Toray Develop World's First Environmentally-Friendly Large-Size Plastic Housing for Notebook PCs Tokyo, Global, January 13, 2005 - Fujitsu Limited, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., and Toray Industries, Inc. today announced their joint development of the world’s first large-size notebook PC plastic housing made of plant-based plastic with low environmental burden. The new environmentally-friendly plastic is used in Fujitsu's 2005 spring model FMV-BIBLO NB80K notebook PC.
Fujitsu and Staccato Communications Partner to Offer All-CMOS Single-Chip Wireless USB Tokyo and San Diego, Global, January 05, 2005 - Fujitsu Limited and Staccato Communications, Inc. today announced a partnership under which they will provide all-CMOS, single-chip wireless universal serial bus (USB) and ultra-wideband (UWB) solutions for the global marketplace.
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