Fujitsu Introduces World's First 300 GB 2.5" SATA Hard Disk Drive Tokyo, Global, December 12, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited today announced the development of the world's first 2.5" hard disk drive that offers storage capacity of 300 gigabytes (GB) with a Serial ATA (*1) interface. The new hard disk drive "MHX2300BT" will be available in late February 2007. Featuring the highest storage capacity in the 2.5" class, it will be available on a global basis for use primarily in multifunctional mobile PCs and digital TVs.
Fujitsu Develops New Bio-Based Polymer from Castor Oil Tokyo, Global, December 07, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories Limited today announced their development of a new polymer with a high bio-content that uses castor oil extracted from the seeds of the castor bean. The new bio-based polymer features superior flexibility that can withstand repeated bending. Fujitsu will consider using this new bio-based polymer for small components of notebook PCs and mobile phones, such as connector covers.
Fujitsu is Elected to Board of Directors of Trusted Computing Group (TCG) Tokyo, Global, December 05, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories Limited today announced that Dr. Seigo Kotani, Senior Researcher of the Secure Computing Laboratory of Fujitsu Labs, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) for a one-year term by TCG members. The board includes permanent board members AMD, HP, IBM, Infineon, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft, and Sun. Fujitsu is the first member from Japan to be elected to the TCG board, which guides its approximately 140 members and work groups in development of industry specifications for hardware and software that protect PCs and other computing devices from attacks of critical information and transactions.
Fujitsu to Release H.264 Format Video-Processing LSI Chip Supporting High-Definition and Low Power Consumption Tokyo, Global, November 30, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited today announced the development of a new large-scale integrated circuit (LSI) chip capable of real-time compression and decompression of high-definition TV-level video, in H.264 format. The new LSI chip, to be released in March 2007, is based on a H.264 processing algorithm developed by Fujitsu Laboratories Limited and integrates Fujitsu's high-performance audio and video processing technology with its 90nm process technology. This is the industry's first such chip to support H.264 High Profile, Level 4.0 standard used in next-generation DVDs. This LSI enables high-resolution recording, playback, and transmission of high-definition video on audio-visual products such as surveillance cameras, hard disk recorders, and home network equipments.
Fujitsu Announces Appointment of New Corporate Executive Officer Tokyo, Global, November 30, 2006 - Following a meeting of its Board of Directors today, Fujitsu Limited announced the following new corporate executive officer appointment.
Fujitsu Selected to Develop and Manufacture Super 3G Wireless Base Station Equipment for NTT DoCoMo Tokyo, Global, November 21, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that it has been selected in NTT DoCoMo, Inc.'s procurement process to develop and manufacture prototypes and commercial equipment for DoCoMo's super 3G wireless base stations.
Fujitsu to Demonstrate "NeTTomorrow" Next Generation Networking Concept at ITU TELECOM WORLD 2006 in Hong Kong Tokyo, Global, November 17, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that it will exhibit cutting-edge products and services for Next Generation Networking (NGN) at ITU TELECOM WORLD 2006, the international networking exhibition to be held December 4 – 8 in Hong Kong.
Fujitsu's PalmSecure™ Biometric Palm Vein Authentication Deployed by Hair Care Company Aderans for PC Log-in System Tokyo, Global, November 02, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that Aderans Co., Ltd., a major Japanese hair care company, will deploy Fujitsu's PalmSecure™ contactless biometric palm vein authentication system for the PC log-in system for computers used by staff at Aderans branches throughout Japan. This is the first implementation of palm vein-based biometric authentication to safeguard customer data by the hair care industry, which includes wigs and hair pieces, hair-volumizing products, and services for healthy hair growth. In recent years, companies and government agencies have an increased awareness of the importance of protecting personal data. At Aderans, due to the fact that the company's internal information system handles sensitive customer data, the company sought advanced high-level security measures for system log-in, beyond merely employee IDs and passwords.
Fujitsu and Advantest Establish Joint Venture for LSI Prototyping Services: e-Shuttle, Inc. Tokyo, Global, October 30, 2006 - Tokyo, October 30, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited and Advantest Corporation today announced their agreement to establish on November 1 a new joint venture, e-Shuttle, Inc., to provide prototyping services for leading-edge large-scale integrated circuit (LSI) semiconductors. e-Shuttle will use electron beam direct lithography technology that combines advanced semiconductor process technologies with electron beam exposure systems, to provide new LSI prototyping services for 65nm process technology. The services are scheduled to start in the first half of fiscal 2007 (April - September).
Fujitsu Reports Fiscal 2006 First-Half Financial Results Tokyo, Global, October 26, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited, a leader in customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace, today reported consolidated net sales of 2,362.3 billion yen (approximately US$20,020 million*) for the first half of fiscal 2006 (April 1, 2006 - September 30, 2006), an increase of 7.8% over the first half of fiscal 2005. The solid sales results were driven by double-digit year-on-year overseas sales growth in each of the company’s three major business segments, with modest growth in Japan. Overseas sales of IT services were exceptionally strong, rising 25.8% over the first half of fiscal 2005 on continued growth in outsourcing services in the UK and the impact of acquisitions in North America.
Fujitsu Revises Fiscal 2006 First-Half Financial Results Forecasts Tokyo, Global, October 23, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited today revised its consolidated and unconsolidated earnings forecasts for the first half of fiscal 2006 (April 1, 2006 – September 30, 2006) that were previously issued on July 27, 2006. The company's full-year fiscal 2006 earnings forecasts (consolidated and unconsolidated) remain unchanged.
Fujitsu Launches Global Sales of glovia.com v9 ERP Solution Tokyo and El Segundo, CA, Global, October 12, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited and its subsidiary Glovia International Inc. today announced the availability of glovia.com v9, the latest version of their glovia.com ERP solution for manufacturing and assembly businesses. Sales of the new version have begun in Japan, the US, Europe and Asia.
Fujitsu and SAP Strengthen Services Partnership Tokyo, Global, October 05, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) and SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced an expansion of their longstanding technology partnership in the services area. In support of their commitment to help companies adopt a flexible IT infrastructure that will come from a services-based IT approach, Fujitsu has become a SAP global services partner and the first Japan-based services company to achieve this standard. Fujitsu and SAP will team worldwide to market and deliver SAP's business applications based on Fujitsu's cutting-edge, high-reliability platform products and consulting services. The combined offering will enable companies around the globe to boost competitiveness by optimizing their overall operations. The announcement was made at SAP® TechEd'06, SAP's largest ecosystem education event of the year, being held in Tokyo, Japan, October 5 to 6.
Fujitsu and Cisco Systems Introduce New IP/MPLS Core Router for IP Next-Generation Networks in Japan Tokyo, Global, October 05, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited and Cisco Systems, Inc. today announced that they have launched sales in Japan of a four-slot model of the co-branded "Fujitsu and Cisco CRS-1" Carrier Routing System. The latest product in the Fujitsu and Cisco CRS-1 series resulting from the strategic alliance announced on December 6, 2004, the new router model delivers the same 40 gigabits-per-second (Gbps) of switching capacity per slot as other models in the series, providing a total switching capacity of 320 Gbps in the world's most compact 40 Gbps-per-slot chassis.
Fujitsu to Purchase Semiconductor Fabs in Japan from Spansion Tokyo, Global, September 28, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that it has signed an agreement today with Spansion Japan Limited to purchase Spansion Japan's semiconductor fabs in Japan known as JV1 and JV2, located in the city of Aizu-Wakamatsu in Fukushima prefecture of northeastern Japan. As an extension of Fujitsu's ongoing business strategy of focusing on logic large-scale integrated circuit (LSI) devices, in addition to production of advanced logic LSI devices at its 300mm fab in Mie, Japan, as part of its strategy to reinforce its standard logic LSI device business Fujitsu will increase production at JV1 and JV2 with a focus on production of flash memory-embedded microcontrollers that anticipated to see market growth. For the immediate future, Fujitsu will continue to manufacture certain flash memory products for Spansion that are currently manufactured at fabs JV1 and JV2 under their foundry arrangement.
Fujitsu Develops SmartCODEC™ Streamlined Image Compression Technology for Automotive Applications Kawasaki, Global, September 21, 2006 - Fujitsu Laboratories Limited today announced that it has developed image compression technology for automotive use that complies with the IDB-1394 (ITS Data Bus-1394) standard for in-vehicle digital imaging transmission system networks. The new technology, SmartCODEC, features a compression rate of one-third (1/3), and a fast compression-decompression time of just 2 to 3 milliseconds that enables compression and multiplex transmission of images to inside the vehicle, such as images from multiple automotive cameras located externally on the vehicle. In addition to assisting facilitation of safer driving through these functions, Fujitsus'new technology also makes it possible to reduce the amount of cable required within the vehicle to achieve fast and high-quality image transmission of multiple images.
Fujitsu Licenses MoSys IT-SRAM®Technology for its Leading-Edge 65nm Semiconductor Manufacturing Process Tokyo and Sunnyvale, Global, September 20, 2006 - MoSys, Inc. [NASDAQ: MOSY], the industry's leading provider of high-density system-on-chip (SoC) embedded memory solutions, and Fujitsu Limited [TSE:6702], a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace, announced today an agreement under which MoSys' IT-SRAM-®technology is licensed to Fujitsu on its advanced 65 nanometer (nm) production process.
Fujitsu and Advantest to Establish Joint Venture to Create Semiconductor Prototypes Using Electron Beam Direct Lithography Tokyo, Global, September 15, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited and Advantest Corporation today announced plans to establish a joint venture to create prototype semiconductors by using electron beam direct lithography, a technology that combines 65 nanometer (nm) and 45 nm semiconductor process technologies with electron beam exposure devices. The companies are currently discussing the terms of a formal contract, targeting November for this year for establishment of the joint venture.
Fujitsu PRIMEQUEST Mission-Critical IA Server Powers Information Analysis System Enhancement for Circle K Sunkus Tokyo, Global, September 11, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that Circle K Sunkus Co., Ltd., the major Japanese convenience store retailer, has utilized the Fujitsu PRIMEQUEST mission-critical IA server in the reconstruction of its information analysis system. The enhanced new system, which will become fully operational at the end of this month, is a data warehouse system that enables the search and analysis of sales data to support product planning and store management. Powered by a PRIMEQUEST server equipped with a 64-bit processor and running the Oh-Pa 1/3 on-memory database from Fujitsu Broad Solution and Consulting Inc. (Fujitsu BSC), the system achieves dramatically faster data processing.
Quantum Dot Laser Technology from Fujitsu Laboratories, QD Laser, and University of Tokyo Wins Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Awards 2006 Runner-Up Award for Semiconductors Atsugi, Japan, Global, September 11, 2006 - Atsugi, Japan, September 11, 2006 - Fujitsu Laboratories Limited today announced that quantum dot laser technology from Fujitsu Laboratories Limited, QD Laser, Inc., and the University of Tokyo has won a Runner-Up award for the Semiconductor category of The Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Awards 2006.
Fujitsu Remains at the Top in Japanese IT Outsourcing Revenue Ranking for Two Consecutive Years Tokyo, Global, September 04, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that according to the press release issued on September 4 by IDC Japan, the company was number one in revenues in the Japanese IT outsourcing market for fiscal 2005 (the year ending March 31, 2006). According to IDC Japan's newly released document, "Japan IT Outsourcing Leading Vendor Profile 2006" (J6100104), this marks the second successive year in which Fujitsu has ranked first in revenues in the Japanese IT outsourcing market.
Fujitsu Introduces its First 2.5" Hard Disk Drives Featuring Perpendicular Magnetic Recording Tokyo, Global, August 30, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited today announced the new MHW2 BH series of hard disk drives (HDDs) for mobile PCs, its first 2.5" HDD offerings to incorporate advanced perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR)(*1) technology for enhanced storage capacity. Two new models, the 160GB MHW2160BH (which boasts the industry's highest storage capacity for a 5,400 rpm HDD), and the 80GB MHW2080BH, will go on sale worldwide from October 2006.
Fujitsu Strengthens Global Sales Support for Optical Components Products Tokyo, Global, August 01, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that it will open a European business support center for its optical components products based in Amsterdam, Netherlands in addition to an existing facility located in Sunnyvale, California in the US. The company is also creating a new sales support organization in Singapore to handle the Asian market. The two new sales support sites will begin operations on August 1. This strengthening of Fujitsu's global sales and support network is expected to significantly expand its sales of optical components products worldwide.
Fujitsu Reports Fiscal 2006 First-Quarter Financial Results Tokyo, Global, July 27, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited, a leader in customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace, today reported consolidated net sales of 1,102.8 billion yen (approximately US$9,674 million*) for the first quarter of fiscal 2006 (April 1, 2006 - June 30, 2006), a 7.5% increase over the same period in the previous fiscal year. A more than 20% year-on-year increase in first-quarter overseas sales offset flat sales in Japan. Strong performers in overseas markets, where all three of the company’s business segments recorded revenue gains, ranged from optical transmission systems and outsourcing services to logic LSI devices, hard disk drives and personal computers.
Fujitsu Revises Fiscal 2006 First-Half Financial Results Forecast Tokyo, Global, July 27, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited today revised its consolidated earnings forecast for the first half of fiscal 2006 (April 1, 2006 – September 30, 2006) as shown below. The forecast was previously issued on April 27, 2006 at the time of Fujitsu's fiscal 2005 financial results announcement. The company's full-year fiscal 2006 earnings forecast remains unchanged.
New PRIMEQUEST 500 Series Server Delivers More than Double Performance and Advanced Virtualization in Mission-Critical Linux and Windows Environments Tokyo, Global, July 19, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited today announced the release of a new high-end series in its PRIMEQUEST™ server line, the PRIMEQUEST™ 500 series (three models) servers with Dual-core Intel® Itanium® 2 processors, providing performance improvements up to 2.5 times that of previous models. Fujitsu PRIMEQUEST servers are built to meet the highest demands for reliability and availability in the data center operations. The PRIMEQUEST 500 series servers deliver the most advanced virtualization capabilities available along with extended system scalability for Linux and Windows environments. Combining the latest Dual-Core Intel processor with Fujitsu cutting-edge architecture and design, the PRIMEQUEST 500 series servers are the ideal choice for enterprises that require the economic benefits and flexibility of industry-standard solutions without compromising business continuity.
Fujitsu Introduces New Biometric Security Solution for ATMs in Brazil Sao Paulo, Global, July 13, 2006 - Fujitsu do Brasil Ltda. today announced PalmSecure™, a new biometric security solution featuring a compact, high-performance sensor that scans palm vein patterns to verify user identification in bank ATM transactions. This pioneering palm vein solution is already being tested internally at Banco Bradesco S.A. ("Bradesco"), the largest private bank in Latin America, with general operation scheduled to start soon.
Fujitsu Launches New Image-Processing Chips for Compact Digital Cameras with Video Tokyo, Global, July 12, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that from August 1 it will begin sales of two new models, MB91683 and MB91686, in its Milbeaut ™ line of advanced image processing large-scale integrated circuit (LSI) chips for digital cameras.
Fujitsu and Lattice Strengthen Partnership Tokyo, Global, June 13, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited and Lattice Semiconductor Corporation today announced that they have signed a distribution agreement in which Fujitsu Devices Inc. will be added as an authorized distributor of Lattice's FPGA/PLD products in Japan.
Fujitsu, NEC Electronics, Renesas, and Toshiba to Aim for Standardization of Semiconductor Process Technology for Next-Generation LSI Tokyo, Global, June 13, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited ("Fujitsu"), NEC Electronics Corporation ("NEC Electronics"), Renesas Technology Corp. ("Renesas"), and Toshiba Corporation ("Toshiba") today announced that they have agreed to seek to define a standard process technology that can be applied to the manufacture of advanced system LSIs at the 45-nanometer (nm)* generation and beyond.
Fujitsu and Cisco Introduce New High-Performance Routers for IP Next-Generation Networks Tokyo and San Jose, CA, Global, May 25, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited and Cisco Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the co-branded "Fujitsu and Cisco XR12400" series (four models) of high-performance routers specifically designed for the needs of the Japanese market. These are the latest products to be delivered through the strategic alliance between the two companies announced in December 2004. Like the "Fujitsu and Cisco CRS-1" Carrier Routing System, which was introduced in May 2005, the new series runs on the next-generation Cisco IOS XR operating system. Offering highly secure virtualization, continuous system operation and multi-service scalability, the Fujitsu and Cisco XR 12400 series provides intelligent routing solutions that scale from 2.5 to 10 Gbps capacity per slot, helping to enable construction of next-generation IP/multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) networks.
Fujitsu Announces Executive Appointments and Resignations Tokyo, Global, May 25, 2006 - Following a meeting of its board of directors today, Fujitsu Limited announced the following executive appointments and resignations.
Fujitsu Develops Bio-based Polymer with Superior Impact Resistance - Ideal for Use in Mobile Phones Tokyo, Global, May 16, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories, Ltd. today announced the development of a new bio-based polymer that retains the heat resistance and moldability of their previously developed bio-based polymer, while improving impact resistance by 50%. Fujitsu has succeeded in developing a prototype mobile phone chassis using the new bio-based polymer, which will be exhibited at Fujitsu Forum 2006 to be held from May 18 to 19 at the Tokyo International Forum.
Fujitsu Reports FY 2005 Financial Results Tokyo, Global, April 27, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited, a leader in customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace, today reported consolidated net sales of 4,791.4 billion yen (approximately US$40,605 million) for fiscal year 2005 (April 1, 2005 - March 31, 2006), a slight increase over the net sales recorded in the previous fiscal year. Solid business results outside Japan, including robust sales of optical transmission systems in North America, outsourcing services in the UK, and hard disk drives in overseas markets, helped to offset sales declines in servers and PCs in Japan.
Fujitsu and Mitsui Launch Optical Device Venture for Commercialization of Quantum Dot Lasers Tokyo, Global, April 20, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. today announced that they have established a new optical device venture, QD Laser, Inc. ("QDL"), leveraging venture capital funding from both companies and Fujitsu's quantum dot laser technology.
Fujitsu Releases ETERNUS8000 and ETERNUS4000 Storage Platforms Tokyo, Global, April 20, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited today announced the release of two new storage platforms, the ETERNUS8000 and ETERNUS4000 disk array systems. The ETERNUS8000 is an enterprise disk array available in four models, including a top-of-the-line model that boasts the world's largest storage capacity (1.36 petabytes) as well as the highest I/O processing performance. The ETERNUS4000, also available in four models, is a mid-range disk array providing superior cost performance. Both new product lines combine massive scalability and high performance with robust data security and encryption features to manage the information assets of the enterprise, making them ideal storage platforms for customers dealing with new business compliance laws. The company will begin taking orders today in Japan and in other countries.
Fujitsu Revises Fiscal 2005 Full-Year Financial Results Forecast Tokyo, Global, April 18, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited today revised its consolidated earnings forecast for the fiscal 2005 full-year period, ending March 2006, which was previously issued on January 31, 2006 at the time of its third-quarter financial results announcement. Details are as follows.
Fujitsu's Grid Computing System for Telecom Carriers Passes Test Tokyo, Global, April 12, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories, Ltd. today announced that, in collaboration with France Telecom, they have developed a system based on grid computing that enables telecommunications carriers to optimize use of their IT resources, and have successfully completed testing of the system. In these tests, service loads were automatically allocated among servers located in Paris, Tokyo, and Kawasaki, enabling the overall system to handle loads that would have been beyond the capacity of conventional systems.
Fujitsu Opens Platform Solution Center in Shanghai Tokyo, Global, April 11, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that it has opened a new facility, "Platform Solution Center (Shanghai)," to promote the full-scale penetration of Fujitsu's platform products in China's rapidly-growing IT market. The center offers a full range of services, from consulting to system verification of platform products from Fujitsu and its partners, enabling customers to pre-verify systems tailored to their needs.
Technology Leaders to Create Specification for Federating and Accessing IT Information Tokyo and New York City, Global, April 11, 2006 - BMC Software, Fujitsu Limited, HP and IBM today announced plans to create a new interoperability specification designed to enable customers to federate and access information from their complex, multi-vendor IT infrastructures. The companies plan to submit a draft specification to an industry standards organization later this year.
Fujitsu to Host Fujitsu Forum 2006 Tokyo, Global, April 03, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that it will be holding a two-day event, Fujitsu Forum 2006 on May 18 (Thursday) and 19 (Friday) at the Tokyo International Forum. This is the largest annual event hosted by Fujitsu, and it will demonstrate the specific ways in which the company, in its role as a key business partner to its customers, can harness its extensive capabilities and technological strengths to help foster innovation on the front lines of business.
Fujitsu Receives Worldwide Integrated ISO 14001 Certification Tokyo, Global, March 30, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that the ISO 14001 certification of its environmental management system, which the Japan-based operations of Fujitsu Limited and its domestic consolidated subsidiaries received on March 16, 2005, has now been expanded to cover its international consolidated subsidiaries, with Fujitsu receiving worldwide integrated certification on March 23, 2006.
Fujitsu Launches Worldwide Sales of New Compact, High-Performance Palm Vein Biometric Authentication Device Tokyo and Hannover, Global, March 09, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories Limited today announced the joint development and commercial introduction of a significantly more compact and higher performance model of their original award-winning contactless palm vein biometric authentication device. Targeting a major expansion of its biometric security systems business, Fujitsu will market the new device worldwide under the PalmSecure™ brand beginning today.
Yokogawa and Fujitsu to Form Strategic Partnership Tokyo, Global, March 01, 2006 - Yokogawa Electric Corporation and Fujitsu Limited today announced that the two companies have agreed to form a strategic partnership to jointly develop core system technologies and key components, focusing on high-speed optical-electronic device technologies. The technologies developed through this new partnership will be applied to ultra high-speed optical transmission systems.
Fujitsu Adds Attractively-Priced PRIMEQUEST 420 Midrange Model to Line of Mission-Critical IA Servers Tokyo, Global, February 17, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited today announced the immediate availability of the PRIMEQUEST™ 420 server for the Japanese market, a new midrange model for its PRIMEQUEST line of mission-critical IA servers. The PRIMEQUEST 420 server shares the architecture of high-end models in the same line, but offers a new price entry point, a lower power consumption and space saving design.
Toshiba, NEC Electronics and Fujitsu Announce Agreement on "COSMORAM Rev. 4" Common Pseudo SRAM Specifications for Mobile Devices Tokyo, Global, February 15, 2006 - Toshiba Corporation, NEC Electronics Corporation, and Fujitsu Limited today announced that they have reached an agreement on standard interface specifications known as COSMORAM (COmmon Specifications for MObile RAM) Rev. 4, for Pseudo Static Random Access Memory (PSRAM) for use in mobile devices. Based on these specifications, each of the three companies will independently begin production and sales of PSRAM devices, with products scheduled to be available from each company from March 2007.
NTT DoCoMo, Renesas, Fujitsu, Mitsubishi Electric and Sharp to Jointly Develop Platform for W-CDMA Handsets Tokyo, Global, February 13, 2006 - NTT DoCoMo, Inc., Renesas Technology Corp., Fujitsu Limited, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and Sharp Corporation today announced that they will jointly develop a comprehensive mobile phone platform combining a single-chip LSI for dual mode handsets supporting HSDPA/W-CDMA and GSM/GPRS/EDGE, and core software such as operating systems. The new mobile phone platform will help accelerate the global adoption of W-CDMA services including FOMA™, and lower the costs of these handsets. The companies expect to have the platform developed around Q2/FY2007 (July-September).
Fujitsu PRIMEPOWER UNIX Server Achieves World Record Performance in SPECjbb®2005 Java Server Benchmark Tokyo, Global, February 02, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that PRIMEPOWER 2500, the high-end model of its PRIMEPOWER™ server line, achieved a new world record in the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC®) Java Business Benchmark 2005 (SPECjbb®2005) , with performance of 1,157,619 business operations per second.
Fujitsu Reports FY 2005 Third-Quarter Financial Results Tokyo, Global, January 31, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited, a leader in customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace, today reported consolidated net sales of 1,121.4 billion yen (approximately US$9,504 million*) for the third quarter of fiscal 2005 (October 1, 2005 – December 31, 2005), an increase of 7.5% over the third quarter of fiscal 2004. Excluding the impact of changes in accounting policies and restructuring, sales increased by 7%. Growth was led by sharply higher overseas sales of outsourcing services, UNIX servers, PCs, optical transmission systems, hard disk drives (HDDs), and LSI devices, while higher sales of network products in Japan helped to offset sales declines in servers and other system products.
Fujitsu Records Valuation Loss on Investment and Revises Fiscal 2005 Full-Year Unconsolidated Financial Results Forecast Tokyo, Global, January 31, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that, with respect to its unconsolidated financial results, it has recorded a valuation loss on investment in its U.S.-based affiliated company, Spansion Inc. (hereafter, “Spansion”), resulting from its initial public offering on the NASDAQ stock market last December. Along with this, as described below, Fujitsu has revised its unconsolidated earnings forecast for the full-year fiscal period ending March 2006, which it had previously announced on October 27, 2005. Fujitsu's full-year consolidated earnings forecast remains unchanged.
Fujitsu to Release World's First XFP-type 10 Gbps DWDM Optical Transceiver Tokyo, Global, January 18, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories Limited today announced the joint development of the world's first commercial 10 Gigabit Small Form Factor Pluggable (XFP)-type optical transceiver for Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM). The transceiver will make it possible to develop and manufacture smaller, less expensive, high-speed DWDM optical transmission equipment. The transceiver will be available March 31, 2006.
Fujitsu To Expand its Hard Disk Drive Business Tokyo, Global, January 13, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited today announced strategic measures to expand its hard disk drive (HDD) business. Fujitsu will be expanding its line of 2.5-inch models and also entering the 1.8-inch small form factor HDD market. The company has been focusing on 2.5-inch HDDs for mobile PCs and 3.5-inch models for enterprise server and network storage systems, and due to the high quality and technological advancement of its products, held second-largest market share worldwide in both sectors in 2005(*1). Fujitsu will be focusing its resources in markets where significant growth is expected, aiming to double unit sales and secure its position as the world's third-largest overall supplier of HDDs in fiscal 2008.
Fujitsu to Construct New Fab for Logic Chips Employing 65nm Process Technology and 300mm Wafers Tokyo, Global, January 11, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that it will construct a new fab to mass-produce logic semiconductors employing leading-edge 65-nanometer (nm) process technology and 300 millimeter (mm) wafers. The fab will be constructed at Fujitsu's Mie semiconductor plant, in Mie prefecture of central Japan, as the second 300mm fab of the plant and will be referred to as 300mm Fab No.2. In addition to accommodating increasing demand for semiconductors produced using advanced processes through construction of the new fab, by offering high-performance products based on leading-edge technology and providing optimized solutions that maximize its technical expertise, Fujitsu will make every effort to continue to be a trusted business partner to its customers.
Fujitsu PRIMEQUEST Mission-Critical Server Achieves World Record Performance in SPECjbb®2005 Java Server Benchmark Tokyo, Global, January 05, 2006 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that the high-end model of its PRIMEQUEST™ server line, PRIMEQUEST 480, has achieved a new world record in the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC®)(*1) Java Business Benchmark 2005 (SPECjbb®2005), with performance of 322,719 business operations per second(*2).