Basic Agreement on Stock Transfer of Eudyna Devices Inc. Tokyo, Global, December 19, 2008 - Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. and Fujitsu Limited have reached an agreement on the transfer of Fujitsu’s shares of Eudyna Devices Inc., a 50-50 joint venture between the companies, to Sumitomo Electric.
Fujitsu Develops CMOS Logic-Based High-Voltage Transistor for Power Amplifiers Kawasaki and Tokyo, Japan, Global, December 17, 2008 - Fujitsu Laboratories Limited and Fujitsu Microelectronics Limited today announced the development of a CMOS logic process-based high-voltage transistor featuring high breakdown voltage, suitable for power amplifiers used in wireless devices. As a world's first, Fujitsu developed a 45 nanometer (45nm)-generation CMOS-based transistor capable of handling 10V power output, thus enabling the transistor to handle high-output requirements necessary for power amplifiers used in WiMAX and other high-frequency applications. The new technology makes it possible for power amplifiers to be formed on the same die as CMOS-logic control circuitry to achieve single-chip integration, thereby making high-performance, low-cost power amplifiers feasible.
Fujitsu Laboratories Develops Power-Saving CMOS Technology for 32nm-Generation and Beyond Kawasaki, Japan, Global, December 16, 2008 - Fujitsu Laboratories Limited announced today the development of power-saving CMOS technology for logic LSI chips for 32 nanometer- (32nm-) generation and beyond. The new technology enables employment of a specific silicon crystal surface, which previously had not been applied in silicon substrates due to the crystal surface's conventionally low performance in the past, by improving its performance. As a result, as a world's first, the technology makes it possible to use current 45nm-generation fabrication facilities to reduce LSI power voltage without lowering operation speed, thereby containing production costs and cutting LSI power consumption during operation by approximately 20 percent (20%). It is anticipated that the technology can be used in a wide range of applications, such as system LSIs for various mobile devices that will need to be increasingly multi-functional, and for microprocessors of which many are running with multiple processing cores.
Fujitsu Receives Supercomputer Order from Riken Tokyo, Global, December 08, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that it has received an order from Japan's Institute of Physical and Chemical Research, known as Riken, for a new supercomputer system with a peak theoretical performance of 108 teraflops, approximately 9 times the performance of the existing system.
Fujitsu Unveils Interstage XWand Version 10 Tokyo, Global, November 20, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited today announced Interstage® XWand® Version 10, the latest release of its acclaimed XBRL software designed to help companies increase transparency and governance around financial activities. The newest release is one of the industry's first offerings to incorporate the power of business rules in XBRL-based reporting with the adoption of XBRL Formula 1.0, the latest extension to the XBRL specification. Early test results in customer environments have shown significant reductions in the time and cost associated with verifying and submitting financial reports.
Fujitsu's New Supercomputer System Ranked in Latest TOP500 List Tokyo and Austin, Texas, Global, November 19, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited announced today that a Fujitsu supercomputer system is included in the latest edition of the TOP500 List supercomputer performance ranking, presented at the SC08 conference sponsored by the University of Texas at Austin. The system, built around Fujitsu FX1 advanced technical computing server, achieves an outstanding execution efficiency of over 89%.
Fujitsu and Red Hat Strengthen Alliance on Linux Support Services for Mission-Critical Environments Tokyo and Raleigh, North Carolina, Global, November 18, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited and Red Hat, Inc. today announced that they have strengthened their global alliance for providing Linux support services for mission-critical environments. Building on the maintenance and support expertise Fujitsu has cultivated through its mainframe systems, the two companies have jointly developed new Linux support services that are designed to provide quicker response times and extended support periods for mission-critical systems. The new support services will be available beginning today for the Japan market through Fujitsu, and gradually expanded to other geographic markets in the future.
Fujitsu Laboratories Develops Video-Processing Technology Enabling World's First Wraparound View of Vehicles in Real Time Kawasaki, Japan, Global, November 17, 2008 - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. announced today the development of a new video-processing technology that enables a complete wraparound view of a vehicle's perimeter in real time, to enhance the driver's field of view. The new driver assistance technology adapts to different driving situations, enabling the driver to peripherally view the entire surroundings of a vehicle, from the point of view and field of view that is most appropriate for each driving situation. The technology improves driving safety by assisting the driver in a variety of situations, such as parking, passing on a narrow street, and seeing around corners at intersections with poor sightlines.
Fujitsu to Release New Line of Enterprise Hard Disk Drives Tokyo, Global, November 17, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited today announced the development of two new series in its line of 2.5" enterprise hard disk drives (HDDs), the 10,025-rpm MBD2 RC series and 15,000-rpm MBE2 RC series, both of which provide standard support for the 6Gb/s SAS interface. The MBD2 RC series will be released in the first quarter of 2009 calendar year, and the MBE2 RC series will be available in the second quarter.
Fujitsu to Release New Energy-Efficient 500 GB 2.5" HDD Models Tokyo, Global, November 11, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that it has developed two new 500 GB 2.5" hard disk drive (HDD) models that feature a rotational speed of 5,400 RPM and deliver industry-leading levels of energy efficiency. The MJA2 BH series will be available from the end of December 2008, and the MJA2 CH series will be available in the first quarter of the 2009 calendar year.
Fujitsu to Acquire Siemens's Stake in Fujitsu Siemens Computers Tokyo and Munich, Global, November 04, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited and Siemens AG announced today that Fujitsu will acquire Siemens's 50% share in their joint venture Fujitsu Siemens Computers (Holding) B.V., effective April 1, 2009 subject to the approval of relevant government agencies.
Fujitsu MHZ2 CJ Series of 2.5” HDDs Earns JIS Security Accreditation Tokyo and Kawasaki, Global, November 04, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced that the MHZ2 CJ Series of 2.5” hard disk drives (HDDs) with automatic hardware-based encryption, introduced by Fujitsu in April 2008, has become the first HDD line to obtain JIS X 19790 (*1) Security Accreditation. The accreditation means that these products have met one of the major standards for data security required for the procurement of IT products by government agencies in Japan and signifies that the MHZ2 CJ Series provides the level of data security required by all public agencies in Japan.
Fujitsu Laboratories Develops C- to X- Ultra-Wideband Gallium-Nitride HEMT Power Amplifier Featuring High Output and Efficiency Kawasaki, Japan, Global, November 04, 2008 - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. announced today the development of a high-performance power amplifier based on gallium nitride (GaN) high electron mobility transistors (HEMT), which as a hybrid amplifier - an amplifier in which the transistor and capacitor are each mounted on separate semiconductor package substrates - features the world's highest output performance in terms of power and efficiency in the C-band to X-band radio frequency bandwidths above 5GHz. This technology opens the potential for higher performance and functionality in broadband and radar communication systems, in particular for airplane radar systems and other instruments that use multiple frequencies, which could be accommodated by a single amplifier. Furthermore, in comparison with conventional power amplifiers that use gallium-arsenide (GaAs), the new ultra-wideband (UWB) GaN-HEMT-based amplifier features higher efficiency, thus enabling a reduction in the size of cooling equipment, which is anticipated to result in power amplifiers that are smaller and lighter.
Fujitsu Reports Fiscal 2008 First-Half Financial Results Tokyo, Global, October 29, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited, a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace, today reported consolidated net income of 4.6 billion yen (US$44 million*) for the first half of fiscal 2008 ended September 30, 2008, compared with a net loss of 9.3 billion yen in the first half of fiscal 2007. Earnings per share for the period were 2.24 yen, compared to a loss per share of 4.55 yen in the year-earlier period.
Notice Regarding Distribution of Dividends from Retained Earnings Tokyo, Global, October 29, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited announced that its Board of Directors decided today to distribute interim dividends from retained earnings for shareholders of record as of September 30, 2008, as indicated below.
Fujitsu Revises Earnings Projections for Fiscal 2008 Tokyo, Global, October 29, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited announced today that it has revised its consolidated earnings projections for fiscal 2008 (ending March 31, 2009), previously announced July 31, 2008.
Fujitsu and Sun Unveil New Entry-level Server Powered by the SPARC64 Ⅶ Processor and the Solaris OS Tokyo and Santa Clara, Calif., Global, October 28, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) and Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) today expanded their SPARC Enterprise® server family by adding the entry-level SPARC Enterprise M3000 server, powered by a single quad-core SPARC64™ Ⅶ processor and the Solaris™ 10 Operating System (OS). The SPARC Enterprise M3000 server inherits the mission-critical features of the SPARC64-based SPARC Enterprise server family, delivering mainframe-class reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) in an ultra-dense open system at an entry-level price. The new systems are ideal platforms for single-threaded enterprise applications including databases, BIDW, ERP and CRM.
Fujitsu Laboratories Develops High-Efficiency Gallium-Nitride HEMT Power Amplifier Featuring World's Highest Output Power Kawasaki, Japan, Global, October 21, 2008 - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. announced today the development of a new high-efficiency, high-output amplifier based on gallium-nitride (GaN) high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) that produces over 300 watts (300W) of power in the C band, with 60% efficiency as a ratio of DC input power converted to high-frequency output power. Use of GaN HEMT technology increases output power over existing amplifiers using gallium-arsenide (GaAs) transistors (comparison by Fujitsu Laboratories) by more than six-fold, to 320W. This is expected to extend radar detection range by 2.4 times. It is anticipated that replacing the traveling-wave tube amplifiers commonly used for high output power applications with this new technology will enable smaller, lighter, more energy-efficient, and longer-lasting transmission systems for applications including satellite communications, next-generation mobile phone base stations and radar.
NTT DOCOMO, Renesas, Fujitsu, and Sharp to Jointly Develop Platform for HSUPA Mobile Phone Tokyo, Global, October 16, 2008 - NTT DOCOMO, INC., Renesas Technology Corp., Fujitsu Limited, and Sharp Corporation today announced that they plan to jointly develop the SH-Mobile G4 single-chip LSI device, and a platform incorporating it, to support the HSUPA1/HSDPA2/W-CDMA and GSM/GPRS/EDGE (2G) mobile telephony standards. Development of the platform is targeted for completion by the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009 (January–March 2010).
Fujitsu Accelerates Business Change with Comprehensive Application and Service Management Suite Tokyo, Global, October 15, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited today announced the worldwide release of Application and Service Management (ASM) Suite of software consisting of the Interstage® Application Development Cycle Manager (ADM), the Interstage Software Quality Analyzer (SQA) and CentraSite®. This suite brings greater control and governance to business service delivery with clear and consistent management of all the services, underlying applications and source code that make up business systems.
Fujitsu and Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 Server Redefines Midrange Enterprise Computing with Industry-leading Price Points, Power Management and Multiple World-record Benchmarks Tokyo and Santa Clara, Calif., Global, October 13, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) and Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) today announced the SPARC® Enterprise T5440 server, the first server to deliver the scalability and reliability of traditional midrange systems with the breakthrough performance and radical energy efficiency of the UltraSPARC® T2 Plus architecture.
Fujitsu Develops World's First Gallium-Nitride HEMT Able to Cut Power in Standby Mode and Achieve High Output Tokyo and Kawasaki, Japan, Global, October 10, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced the development of a new type of gallium nitride (GaN) -based high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) that features a new structure ideal for use in amplifiers for microwave and millimeter-wave transmissions, frequency ranges for which usage is expected to grow. In a technological first, a novel transistor structure was developed that achieves high output of over 100 watts and enables power to be cut when the transistor is in standby mode. This technological advance will contribute to higher output and lower power consumption in microwave and millimeter-wave transmission amplifiers for high-speed wireless communications.
Fujitsu Selected as NTT DOCOMO's Core Network System Supplier for "Super 3G" Tokyo, Global, September 26, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited announced today that it has been selected by NTT DOCOMO, Inc. to be a supplier of core network systems for the carrier's next-generation Super 3G high-speed wireless communications network.
Fujitsu Launches "Global Infrastructure Services" Tokyo, Global, September 24, 2008 - The Fujitsu Group today announced the launch of a new menu of IT outsourcing services, Global Infrastructure Services, with five categories of offerings designed to raise the efficiency and competitiveness of customers' international business operations. The services will be rolled out in stages on a worldwide basis in the second half of the fiscal year under a new customer management structure.
Fujitsu to Strengthen North American Solutions Business Tokyo, Global, September 18, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited announced today that it will reorganize its North American solutions operations as part of its strategy to generate growth in business outside Japan.
Fujitsu Laboratories Develops ID Information Repository Technology Kawasaki, Japan, Global, September 16, 2008 - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced the development of the world's first ID information repository technology for Service Delivery Platforms (SDPs), which provide the core platform for delivering network services. The new technology organizes data collected by sensors and other ubiquitous-networking technologies from the frontlines of a business, making it accessible from applications at the single object or individual person level. The technology is designed to make it easy for programmers to develop applications that use this field data, even if they have no specialized background dealing with sensor or network technology.
Fujitsu Ranked No. 1 in Japan's IT Services and Outsourcing Markets Tokyo, Global, September 16, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that the company ranked number one in revenues both in Japan's IT services and IT outsourcing markets for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008, according to two reports released by IDC Japan, "Japan IT Services Leading Vendor Profile 2008", released on September 10, 2008, and "Japan IT Outsourcing Leading Vendor Profile 2008", released on September 16, 2008.
Fujitsu Microelectronics and Nanya Technology Sign License Agreement to Settle Patent Dispute Tokyo & Taipei, Global, September 02, 2008 - Fujitsu Microelectronics Limited and Nanya Technology Corporation today announced that they have signed a patent license agreement containing licensing terms with financial arrangements to resolve patent disputes between the companies.
Vietnam Telecom National to Deploy Fujitsu's High-Speed Optical Wavelength Division Multiplexer Tokyo, Global, August 20, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that Hanoi-based Vietnam Telecom National will deploy Fujitsu's FLASHWAVE 7500 high-speed optical wavelength division multiplexer as the transmission backbone of its next-generation network.
Fujitsu Reports Fiscal 2008 First-Quarter Financial Results Tokyo, Global, July 31, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited, a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace, today reported consolidated operating income of 5.8 billion yen (US$55 million*) for the first quarter of fiscal 2008 (April 1 – June 30, 2008), nearly double the previous year's first-quarter result on strong growth in the IT services business.
Fujitsu Establishes Medium-Term Environmental Vision: "Green Policy 2020" Tokyo, Global, July 23, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that the Fujitsu Group has established "Green Policy 2020," its medium-term environmental vision which defines the role the Group seeks to play in addressing global environmental issues.
Fujitsu and Sun Microsystems Unveil Next-Generation SPARC Enterprise Servers TOKYO and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Global, July 14, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) and Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAVA) today announced an enhanced line of SPARC® Enterprise servers – M4000, M5000, M8000 and M9000 -- that delivers a highly scalable, enterprise-class virtualization and consolidation platform with up to 80 percent better performance on commercial applications and 2x better performance on HPC workloads and using 44 percent less energy per core. Based on the quad-core SPARC64™ Ⅶ processor and the Solaris™ Operating System (OS), the new SPARC Enterprise servers are ideal platforms for high-availability, mission-critical enterprise applications including large-scale databases, BIDW, ERP and CRM. The new processor is also available as an option for seamless upgrades in existing SPARC Enterprise servers.
Sinosoft Technology Offers Solutions Using Fujitsu PalmSecure Biometric Authentication System Nanjing, Global, July 10, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that its PalmSecure palm vein biometric authentication system has been selected for use in IT solutions offered by Jiangsu Province-based systems integration company Sinosoft Technology Plc.
Fujitsu Laboratories Develops World's First Practical-Use Technology that Ensures Authenticity of Digital Video Clips Kawasaki, Japan, Global, July 03, 2008 - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. announced today the development of the world's first technology that makes it possible to ensure that digital video data recorded over long time periods and then stored and managed in segments, or clips extracted from the video, are actual parts of the original video and that the segments have not been falsely manipulated, while at the same verifying the time that the video data was recorded. This new technology makes it possible to ensure that when portions of video - such as from 24-hour surveillance cameras - are public disclosed, that the video data segments have not been tampered with.
Fujitsu Becomes Promoter Member of Trusted Computing Group Tokyo, Global, June 25, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited, one of the world's leading suppliers of trusted computing and security solutions, today announced that the company has become a Promoter Member of the Trusted Computing Group (TCG), a computing security industry standards organization. By achieving Promoter Member status, Fujitsu receives the right to a permanent seat on the group's Board of Directors.
Fujitsu Wins Major Server, Storage Order from China Mobile Communications Shanghai, Global, June 23, 2008 - Fujitsu (China) Holdings Co., Ltd. today announced that China Mobile Communications Corporation, the country's largest mobile phone carrier, has selected Fujitsu's SPARC Enterprise UNIX servers, ETERNUS storage equipment, and PRIMECLUSTER middleware for its core information system, which is to be deployed in all 31 provinces, cities, and autonomous regions in mainland China. Fujitsu will also set up 24 x 7 maintenance support sites across mainland China and dispatch personnel and supply maintenance components to the sites as part of a support network to keep the system running smoothly.
Fujitsu Supercomputers Make TOP500 List Tokyo, Global, June 19, 2008 - Thanks to their outstanding execution efficiency, supercomputer systems constructed by Fujitsu Limited were included in the latest edition of the TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers, announced on June 18 at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) '08 in Dresden, Germany.
Fujitsu Develops Millimeter-Band Transmitter Capable of Data Transmission Speeds Exceeding 10 Gbps Kawasaki and Tokyo, Japan, Global, June 19, 2008 - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. and Fujitsu Limited announced today, as a world's first, the development of a transmitter operating in the 70-100 GHz band using impulse radio that is capable of transmitting data at speeds of more than 10 gigabits per second. This new development eliminates the need for oscillators and other hardware that had been required for use of earlier millimeter-band transmitters, thus enabling a smaller millimeter-band transmitter. As a substitute for fiber-optic high-speed lines, the new transmitter could be used in wide range of applications geared to help bridge the digital divide, including for platform networks and short-range wireless LANs.
Fujitsu Laboratories Develops Power Gating Technology to Enable Power Savings in System LSIs Kawasaki and Tokyo, Japan, Global, June 17, 2008 - Fujitsu Laboratories Limited and Fujitsu Microelectronics Limited announced today, as an industry first, the development of circuit technology that can rapidly switch a power supply from off to on in less than one microsecond. This makes it possible to extend the "off" period - sleep time - of a chip as a means to reduce leakage current, enabling highly integrated LSI chips to consume less power. Details of this technology will be presented at the 2008 Symposium on VLSI Circuits, to be held from June 18 to June 20 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Fujitsu Laboratories Develops Low-power CMOS Technology For 32nm Generation Kawasaki and Tokyo, Global, June 17, 2008 - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. and Fujitsu Microelectronics Limited today announced the development of low-power CMOS technology for 32nm-generation logic LSIs, which makes it possible to minimize the number of necessary manufacturing processes for LSIs, and without the need to utilize additional new materials. While minimizing rising costs associated with a rise in additional manufacturing processes, the newly developed technology can reduce power-supply voltage without causing a drop in operation speeds, and can lower operational power consumption by approximately 40% compared to technologies for 45nm-generation logic LSIs. It is anticipated that this new technology can be used for wide range of applications, such as for system LSIs for mobile devices which are becoming increasingly multi-functional, and microprocessors that are increasingly adopting multi-core configurations.
Fujitsu Introduces Interstage Business Process Manager Version 10 Tokyo, Global, June 16, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited today announced the worldwide release of Interstage® Business Process Manager Version 10, the latest release of its award-winning business process management software. As a result of customer feedback on the popular BPM solution - which has seen 50 percent year-over-year revenue increases for three consecutive years - the new Interstage Business Process Manager release delivers several enhancements, including improved business process simulation, analysis, and monitoring capabilities; advanced Rapid Application Development tools that enable customers to bring products and services to market faster; and multi-tenancy options to reduce a customer's total cost of ownership (TCO) for its business systems.
Fujitsu Joins Business and Biodiversity Initiative Tokyo, Global, May 29, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited announced today it will join the Business and Biodiversity Initiative by signing a Leadership Declaration on May 29 (local time) at the Ninth Conference of the Parties (COP9) to the Convention on Biological Diversity being held in Bonn, Germany.
Fujitsu to Release New 2.5" Hard Disk Drive Designed for 24-hour Continuous Operation Tokyo, Global, May 19, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that it has developed a new series of 2.5" hard disk drives (HDDs) specifically designed for 24-hour continuous operation and are available in a category-leading capacity of 250 GB and a rotational speed of 7,200 RPM. Sales of the new MHZ2 BK Series will start at the end of July 2008.
Fujitsu Prevails in Patent Litigation Against Nanya Technology Tokyo, Global, May 14, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that Nanya Technology Corporation Japan has withdrawn its appeal against a Tokyo District Court ruling which found that Nanya Technology infringes a Fujitsu patent.
Fujitsu Laboratories Develops Industry's First Image-Sensing Technology for Thorough Motion Path Tracking of Individuals Kawasaki, Japan, Global, May 13, 2008 - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. announced today, as an industry first, the development of a new image-sensing technology that can thoroughly and accurately track - without blind spots - the motion paths of multiple individuals as they move while indoor. By employing ceiling-mounted multiple compact surveillance cameras to monitor designated areas, and enabling automatic and accurate extraction of the motion paths of individuals shown in images from those cameras, this technology has potential for practical use in a wide variety of applications, including surveillance of suspicious behavior, observation of consumer purchasing behavior as retail marketing, and task analysis as part of visualization of work efficiencies.
Fujitsu to Spin Off Photonics Business in Reorganization Tokyo, Global, May 12, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited announced today that it will spin off, through a simple absorption-type separation, its photonics manufacturing division and photonics product development division for the Japanese market and transfer the divisions to its wholly owned subsidiary, Fujitsu Access Limited, as of July 1, 2008. The decision was made at a meeting of the Board of Directors today.
Fujitsu Reports Fiscal 2007 Financial Results Tokyo, Global, May 12, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited, a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace, today reported a consolidated operating income of 204.9 billion yen (US$2,049 million) for fiscal 2007 (April 1, 2007 – March 31, 2008), an increase of 12.6% over the previous year. The increase in operating income was primarily attributable to sharply higher sales of solutions/SI, servers, PCs and mobile phones as well as the success of cost control initiatives throughout the Fujitsu Group.
Regarding Revision to Earnings Projections for Full Year Fiscal 2007 Tokyo, Global, May 12, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that it has revised its unconsolidated earnings projections for fiscal 2007 ended March 31, 2008.
Regarding Restructuring Charges for Full Year Fiscal 2007 Tokyo, Global, May 12, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that it recorded a loss on restructuring charges for fiscal 2007 ended March 31, 2008 in relation to the restructuring of its LSI business.
Regarding Losses on Revaluation of Investment Securities and Stocks of Subsidiaries and Affiliates Tokyo, Global, May 12, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that in its financial results for fiscal 2007 ended March 31, 2008, it has recognized a loss on the revaluation of investment securities as well as a loss on the revaluation of stocks of subsidiaries and affiliates whose current market value or net worth has declined significantly and is unlikely to be recovered in the future. In addition, a gain on the sale of a portion of investment securities was recognized.
Notice Regarding Distribution of Dividends from Retained Earnings Tokyo, Global, May 12, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited announced that its Board of Directors decided today to revise the planned cash dividend payment as indicated below. The company will notify shareholders regarding the distribution of dividends at a later date, following the completion of an audit process and a resolution by the Board of Directors, as required under the Corporate Law.
Fujitsu Announces Executive Appointments and Resignations Tokyo, Global, May 12, 2008 - Following a meeting of its Board of Directors today, Fujitsu Limited announced the following executive appointments and resignations, which will take effect after approval at meetings of the Board of Directors and Board of Statutory Auditors, following the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting in June 2008.
Fujitsu Begins Worldwide Sales of UHF-Band RFID Tags for Garment Management Tokyo, Global, May 12, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Frontech Limited announced that they are expanding sales of UHF-band RFID tags for garment management to markets outside Japan, beginning today. Small, thin and boasting superior durability, the tags will be marketed primarily in North America, Europe, and China.
Fujitsu Launches World's First Train Simulation System with Variable-Speed Playback of High-Definition Video Tokyo, Global, May 08, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited, building on technology developed in collaboration with Ongakukan Co., Ltd., has developed the world's first train simulation system using full high-definition video. The system is available on a commercial basis starting today.
Fujitsu Laboratories Develops Technology for Quick and Accurate Estimation of Rate of Soft Errors in Advanced Semiconductors Kawasaki, Japan, Global, April 30, 2008 - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced that, in collaboration with the Hawaii Observatory of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, an inter-university research institute that is part of Japan's National Institute of Natural Sciences, the development of a technique for quick and accurate field measurement of the rate of "soft errors", which are erroneous operations that occur in advanced semiconductors and are caused by neutrons from a type of cosmic ray.
Fujitsu to Reorganize Photonics Business Tokyo, Global, April 28, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited and subsidiary Fujitsu Access Limited announced today that they plan to merge and reorganize their photonic systems businesses in July in order to strengthen their photonics systems development, manufacturing and sales operations for the Japanese market. The plan was approved today at a meeting of Fujitsu Limited's Board of Directors.
Fujitsu to Launch World's First 320 GB 2.5" Hard Drive with AES 256-bit Encryption Tokyo, Global, April 21, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited today announced the release of the MHZ2 CJ Series of 320 GB 2.5" hard disk drives with automatic hardware-based encryption to effectively secure data against theft or loss, along with the industry's highest rotational speed of 7200-rpm and a 3.0 Gb/s Serial ATA interface. The new series of drives for computers and external storage devices will be available at the end of May 2008.
China Electronic Commerce Association Becomes First in China to Deploy PalmSecure Tokyo, Global, April 18, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that its PalmSecure PC mouse equipped with a palm vein biometric sensor has been deployed by the China Electronic Commerce Association (CECA), a government-backed organization that rates the trustworthiness of electronic transactions carried out by Chinese companies. The CECA is using the PalmSecure PC mouse as the login mechanism for its employees to gain access to their computers, ensuring that for each PC, only users who have previously registered their biometric palm vein data can log into it, greatly increasing the organization's information security.
Fujitsu Launches New PRIMEQUEST Server Line Tokyo, Global, April 17, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited today announced the immediate availability of a new line of mission-critical IA servers, the PRIMEQUEST 520A/540A/580A, built around the newest Dual-Core Intel® Itanium® 9100 series processor.
Fujitsu to Exhibit at "Japan Design 2008 - Innovation - " Expo in Milan Tokyo, Global, April 11, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that it will be an exhibitor at the "Japan Design 2008 - Innovation - " exposition, which will run from April 16 to 20 in Milan.
Fujitsu Becomes First in Japan to Attain BS25999 Certification in Business Continuity Management System Tokyo, Global, April 11, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu FSAS Inc. today announced that their maintenance services business for customer IT infrastructure attained BS25999 certification, the British Standard certification for business continuity management system, on April 8, becoming the first organization in Japan to do so. This achievement was the result of the consulting support the companies received from Fujitsu Research Institute, followed by an independent evaluation that found the companies' world-class business continuity management system to be in full compliance with the certification standard.
Fujitsu and Sun Microsystems Expand SPARC Enterprise Server Line with New UltraSPARC T2 Plus Processor-Based Systems Tokyo and Santa Clara, Calif, Global, April 09, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) and Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) today expanded the Fujitsu and Sun SPARC® Enterprise server line with the introduction of two new systems based on the UltraSPARC® T2 Plus processor. Scaling from the edge of the network to the heart of the enterprise, the third-generation CMT SPARC Enterprise T5140 and T5240 servers deliver breakthrough performance and scalability and help enable customers to consolidate the datacenter into an ultra-dense, energy-efficient compute environment, optimized and managed by the Solaris™ 10 Operating System (OS). The SPARC Enterprise T5140 and T5240 servers deliver up to 16 times higher compute density than competitive two-socket x86 systems and up to 32 times higher compute density than competitive four-socket x86 systems. The Fujitsu and Sun SPARC Enterprise T5140 and T5240 servers provide up to three times more performance than competitive RISC systems in half the space.
Fujitsu Announces Executive Resignation Tokyo, Global, April 08, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited announced that Toshihiko Ono, corporate senior vice president and representative director, submitted his resignation today, citing personal reasons. The resignation took effect the same day.
Fujitsu Develops Technology Enabling Real-time Multiple-Point Temperature Measurement Kawasaki, Japan, Global, April 04, 2008 - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. announced today the development of a new technology, based on optical fibers, that enables accurate and real-time temperature distribution measurement in large datacenters which have multiple heat sources. Through a single optical fiber, this technology makes it possible to measure simultaneously the temperature of over 10,000 areas in a facility, thereby enabling visibility of temperature distribution in large datacenters. Combining this technology with an air conditioning control system will enable fine-tune air conditioning, allowing for more energy-efficient large-scale data centers.
Fujitsu Develops Software Verification Technology for Practical-use Web Applications Kawasaki, Japan and Sunnyvale, US, Global, April 04, 2008 - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. and Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc. announced today their joint development of the world's first core technology for automatic verification of Java-based practical-use web applications. It is used to automatically verify if a web application can operate properly to process specified task transactions - referred to as "business specifications", without the need for manually preparing detailed test procedures or test data.
Fujitsu Opens Data Center in Thailand Tokyo, Global, March 31, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that affiliate Fujitsu Systems Business (Thailand) Ltd. has opened a new data center in the Bang Na district of Bangkok, and has begun offering services to Japanese companies doing business in Thailand.
Fujitsu Completes Upgrade of Japan-US Cable Network Tokyo, Global, March 27, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that it has successfully completed an upgrade of the Japan-US Cable Network, a submarine fiber-optic cable system spanning the Pacific Ocean. Fujitsu's state-of-the-art technology allows the network to carry a capacity of more than 1.28 terabits per second (Tbps), doubling the original design capacity of 640 gigabits per second (Gbps) to support growing demand for high-speed, high-capacity trans-Pacific communications.
Fujitsu Announces Executive Appointments Tokyo, Global, March 27, 2008 - Following a meeting of its Board of Directors today, Fujitsu Limited announced the following executive appointments, to take effect after approval by an extraordinary meeting of the Board to be held following the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting scheduled for late June, 2008.
Fujitsu to Host Fujitsu Forum 2008 Tokyo, Global, March 26, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that it will hold Fujitsu Forum 2008, its largest annual event, on May 15 (Thursday) and 16 (Friday) at the Tokyo International Forum.
Fujitsu to Release World's First 7200-RPM 320 GB 2.5" Hard Disk Drive Tokyo, Global, March 24, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited today announced its new MHZ2 BJ series of 2.5" hard disk drives that feature a rotational speed of 7200 RPM and capacities up to 320 GB. Sales of the new series will begin at the end of June 2008. The new series is designed for use in high-performance PCs, such as high-end notebook computers and compact desktops.
Fujitsu Becomes First Japanese Contributor Member of The Green Grid Consortium Tokyo, Global, March 24, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited announced today that it has become a Contributor Member of The Green Grid, the first Japanese company to take a leadership role in the global consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems.
Fujitsu and Pacific Crossing Announce Successful Upgrade of Trans-Pacific Fiber Optic Network Tokyo, Global, March 19, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited and Pacific Crossing Limited today announced the successful completion of an upgrade project that more than doubles the capacity of the 21,000-kilometer PC-1 trans-Pacific fiber optic submarine cable network (see Figure 1).
Fujitsu Introduces Financial Reporting Software Tokyo, Global, March 11, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited today announced its XWand® Tool for EDINET, a new software tool for generating XBRL-formatted financial reporting data that will be required for the Japan Financial Services Agency's (FSA) EDINET system beginning with the 2008 fiscal year. Sales of the new software tool will begin May 1, 2008.
Fujitsu and HHI Achieve Optical Amplitude Noise Reduction Using Ultra High-Speed Optical Switch Kawasaki, Japan and Berlin, Global, March 06, 2008 - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. and Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institut(HHI) today announced the development of an ultra high-speed optical switch that uses nonlinear optical fiber to reduce optical amplitude noise, which degrades the quality of optical signals when they are transmitted. Employing this technology, suppression of optical amplitude noise using a 107 gigabit per second (Gbps) phase modulated ultra high-speed signal was successfully verified. In addition, in a data transmission test across 320 km, it was verified that data quality after transmission could be received with roughly the equivalent of its quality prior to transmission.
Fujitsu Helps Capacity Upgrade Between Asia and Europe with Sea-Me-We 4 Tokyo, Global, March 05, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that it will upgrade the capacity of the South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe (SEA-ME-WE) 4 submarine cable network connecting numerous countries between Singapore and France. With completion scheduled in 2009, this multi-million dollar second upgrade project will further triple the existing trunk capacity of the system, enabling SEA-ME-WE 4 to support the increased broadband traffic requirements along the route.
Fujitsu Accessibility Assistance Software Achieves Milestone of 200,000 Downloads Worldwide Tokyo, Global, March 03, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that Fujitsu Accessibility Assistance, a set of three software tools for diagnosing and improving web accessibility, has passed the milestone of 200,000 downloads worldwide.
Fujitsu's Compact Mobile WiMAX Base Station Selected by UQ Communications Tokyo, Global, March 03, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that its outdoor base station for mobile WiMAX, BroadOne WX300, has been selected by UQ Communications Inc. for the development of the company's nationwide WiMAX services infrastructure in Japan.
Fujitsu Achieves Breakthrough with World's First New Carbon Nanotube Composite Atsugi, Japan, Global, March 03, 2008 - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced the successful formation of a new nano-scale carbon composite featuring a self-organizing structure , by combining carbon nanotubes and graphene which are both nano-scale carbon structures. The newly-discovered composite structure is synthesized at a temperature of 510 °C, cooler than for conventional graphene formed at temperatures too high for electronic device applications, thereby paving the way for the feasible use of graphene as a material suitable for future practical use in electronic devices which are vulnerable to heat. Carbon nanotubes have properties including high thermal conductivity and high current-density tolerance , while graphene is known for its high electron mobility. Carbon nanostructures combining these two materials hold the promise of creating new potential for material research and applications.
Fujitsu Launches Full HD Multi-Decoder LSI Supporting Both MPEG-2 and H.264 Tokyo, Global, February 26, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited today announced the launch of a new full high-definition (HD) multi-standard video decoder LSI for Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) HD broadcasts, that decodes both MPEG-2 and H.264 compression formats in full HD resolution (1920 dots x 1080 lines). Sample shipment of the new LSI, the MB86H60, will start from the end of May 2008.
Fujitsu to Release 2.5" Hard Disk Drive with World-Class 500 GB Capacity Tokyo, Global, February 25, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited today announced the release of its new series of MHZ2 BT 2.5" hard disk drives with world-class capacity of up to 500 GB. Sales of the new series will begin at the end of May 2008.
Shimane Fujitsu Marks Production of 20 Millionth PC Tokyo, Global, February 22, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited announced that Shimane Fujitsu Limited, which manufactures personal computers for the Fujitsu Group, today passed the manufacturing milestone of 20 million computers.
Fujitsu Announces Executive Appointments for Fujitsu Microelectronics Limited Tokyo, Global, February 22, 2008 - Following a meeting of its Board of Directors today, Fujitsu Limited announced the following executive appointments for Fujitsu Microelectronics Limited, which is scheduled to be established on March 21, 2008.
JAXA Orders Fujitsu Supercomputer Tokyo, Global, February 19, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that it has received an order from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) for a supercomputer system using Fujitsu's FX1 technical computing server.
Fujitsu Announces 2009 Hiring Plan for University Graduates Tokyo, Global, February 18, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited announced today that it plans to hire 585 university graduates in April 2009, on par with the number of new hires scheduled to join the Company this April.
Fujitsu Wins Order for Next-Generation Supercomputer from Kyoto University Tokyo, Global, February 15, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that it has received an order from Kyoto University to construct a next-generation supercomputer comprising a large-scale cluster system using the Fujitsu HX600 high-performance computing (HPC) server.
Fujitsu to Establish LSI Subsidiary Tokyo, Global, February 12, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited announced today that it will reorganize its LSI business into a wholly owned subsidiary, Fujitsu Microelectronics Limited, to be incorporated through a company split on March 21, 2008. The decision was made at a Board of Directors meeting held today.
Fujitsu Launches World's Smallest RF Module for Mobile WiMAX Devices Tokyo, Global, February 07, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited today announced the launch of the world's smallest radio frequency (RF) module for mobile devices, which supports all of the RF circuitry necessary for Mobile WiMAX, the highly anticipated next-generation broadband wireless technology. The new RF module, MB86K71, co-developed with Fujitsu Laboratories Limited, was designed using 90-nanometer CMOS process technology. Sample shipment is scheduled to start at the end of February 2008.
Fujitsu Launches SaaS Solutions in Collaboration with Partners Tokyo, Global, February 07, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited announced today the launch of a comprehensive set of SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) solutions which will deliver cutting-edge software platforms and applications to customers in the form of web-based subscription services.
Fujitsu Announces Global Launch of Mobile WiMAX Base Stations Tokyo, Global, February 06, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited announced today the development of the BroadOne™ WX series of mobile WiMAX base stations. The BroadOne WX300, an outdoor macrocell base station, is light, energy-efficient, and - as the smallest in its class - occupies less space, which makes it economical to deploy. The BroadOne WX300 will be available globally beginning in the second quarter of 2008 (April-June).
Fujitsu Laboratories Develops World's First CMOS-based Power Amplifier Operating at 77GHz Kawasaki, Global, February 04, 2008 - Fujitsu Laboratories, Ltd. today announced the development of a millimeter-waveband power amplifier (PA) using standard 90nm CMOS process technology. Targeting millimeter-wave applications, Fujitsu Labs developed a standard CMOS modeling technology and design techniques to minimize high-frequency signal loss, thereby enabling the development of the world's first CMOS-based PA that operates at 77GHz. The technology realizes CMOS radio frequency (CMOS RF) front-end circuitry that includes a PA, thereby enabling integration with baseband circuitry on a single chip, for use in millimeter-wave automotive radar systems.
Fujitsu Revises Earnings Projections for Full Year Fiscal 2007 Tokyo, Global, January 31, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that it has revised its earnings projections for fiscal 2007 ending March 31, 2008 for both consolidated and unconsolidated results.
Fujitsu Recognizes Loss on Revaluation of Investment Securities Tokyo, Global, January 31, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that in its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2007 ended December 31, 2007, it has recognized a loss on the revaluation of investment securities whose current market value has declined significantly and is unlikely to be recovered in the future. These securities are classified as "available-for-sale securities" in Article 8, Paragraph 22 of the Regulations for Terminology, Forms and Preparation of Financial Statements, financial reporting guidelines issued by Japan's Financial Services Agency.
Fujitsu Reports Fiscal 2007 Third-Quarter Financial Results Tokyo, Global, January 31, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited, a leader in customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace, today reported consolidated operating income of 46.6 billion yen (US$417 million) for the third quarter of fiscal 2007 (October 1, 2007 – December 31, 2007), a sixfold increase of 39.5 billion yen over the same period of fiscal 2006.
Fujitsu and Fujitsu Network Communications File Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Tellabs Tokyo, Global, January 30, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. ("Fujitsu") announced today that they filed a patent infringement lawsuit on January 29, 2008 (U.S. time) against Tellabs, Inc. and Tellabs Operations, Inc. ("Tellabs") in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Fujitsu seeks monetary damages and an injunction against Tellabs' future infringement of Fujitsu's patents.
Japan Customs Grants Application for Import Suspension against Nanya Technology Corporation Japan Products Tokyo, Global, January 24, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited announced that Japan Customs granted on January 23, 2008 its application seeking suspension of imports of Nanya Technology Corporation Japan memory products that infringe Fujitsu patent.
Fujitsu to Realign and Strengthen LSI Business Tokyo, Global, January 21, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited announced today its decision to pursue the reorganization of its LSI business divisions into a new subsidiary scheduled to be established within March 2008. The decision was approved at a Board of Directors meeting held today, based on careful consideration that Fujitsu had given this matter over a significant period of time. The new subsidiary will enable Fujitsu to accelerate the growth of and intensify its focus on its ASSP business in addition to its ASIC business, while moving forward with business development offering greater speed and flexbility that are characteristic of the LSI industry.
Fujitsu Develops World's First 64KByte High-Capacity FRAM RFID Tag for Aviation Applications Tokyo, Global, January 09, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited today announced the development of the world's first 64 kilobyte (KB) ultra-high frequency (UHF)-band radio frequency identification (RFID) tag with high-capacity FRAM, featuring memory capacity sufficient to store large volumes of aircraft part and maintenance history data, while supporting a number of different radio frequencies to enable traceability worldwide. Fujitsu anticipates that this 64KB UHF-RFID tag will transform global aircraft maintenance operations.