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Fujitsu and Panasonic Begin Joint Pilot Project of Cloud-Enabled Smart Appliances

Seeking to create new value around food and health

Fujitsu Limited,Panasonic Corporation

Tokyo, April 26, 2013

Fujitsu Limited and Panasonic Corporation today announced the launch of a joint pilot project that aims to create new value for customers while also tying in with other industries such as food and health. Each company's respective strengths, including information from Panasonic's smart appliances and Fujitsu's cloud technology, which enables this information to be efficiently analyzed and visualized, will be leveraged in the pilot project. Fujitsu and Panasonic intend to use the knowledge gained through the pilot project to develop new services that enhance convenience and comfort in customers' daily lives.

Overview of the Joint Pilot Project

1. Objectives

To design and demonstrate ways for creating added value and developing new services businesses focusing on broad industry sectors such as food and health. This, in turn, will enrich the daily lives of home appliance users.

2. Period

Until March 2014

3. Test Group

Panasonic employees

4. Organization

The pilot project will be overseen by a dedicated organization established by Fujitsu in April of this year, as well as the Panasonic R&D division's Cloud Solutions Center.

5. Project Activities

Fujitsu's cloud technology will be employed to analyze information generated by smart appliances used by the test group. In collaboration with partners in other industries, the companies will explore plans for developing new service businesses. For example, Fujitsu and Panasonic will work with companies in the food industry to explore services that provide appliance users with relevant recipes, food-related health information, and discount information based on analyses of their food consumption habits and lifestyles.

6. Future Plans

In light of the results from the pilot project, Fujitsu and Panasonic will work to develop and commercialize services with partner companies from other industries.

Overview of the Pilot Project

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

About Panasonic

Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and engineering of electronic technologies and solutions for customers in residential, non-residential, mobility and personal applications. Since its founding in 1918, the company has expanded globally and now operates over 500 consolidated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 7.85 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2012. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company strives to create a better life and a better world for its customers. For more information about Panasonic, please visit the company's website at http://panasonic.net/.

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Company:Fujitsu Limited Public and Investor Relations Division

Press Contacts

Phone: Phone: 03-3574-5664
Fax: 03-3574-5699
Company:Panasonic Corporation Tokyo Public Relations Office

Press Contacts

Phone: Phone: 03-3542-6205
Fax: 03-3542-9018
Company:Panasonic Corporation Panasonic News Bureau


All company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.

This press release has been revised as of December 17, 2018.

Date: 26 April, 2013
City: Tokyo
Company: Fujitsu Limited, Panasonic Corporation, , , , , , , , ,

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