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PFU Limited The National Bureau of Statistics of China Chooses Fujitsu Group Scanners and OCR Software for China's 6th National Census

<p><strong>Beijing, China, June 29, 2011 —</strong> Fujitsu announced today that the National Bureau of Statistics of China in Beijing (hereafter NBSC) successfully concluded China's 6<sup>th</sup> National Census Project this past April 2011, with the help of 1,700 fi-Series large-volume document scanners and Chinese OCR<sup>(<a href="http://www.fujitsu.com/global/news/pr/archives/month/2011/20110629-01.ht...)</sup> software which were furnished by the Fujitsu Group. China has the largest population in the world and boasts the world's second largest GDP. This project has been highly anticipated both in China and abroad as it took on the extremely difficult task of surveying the country's approximately 1.3 billion residents in order to obtain accurate demographic statistics and information on household lifestyles. NBSC released the results of the project on April 28, 2011. </p> <p>The Fujitsu Group contributed to the project by providing NBSC with high-duty, high-performance scanners of the fi-Series (the world's no.1 business grade scanner line in terms of market share<sup>(<a href="http://www.fujitsu.com/global/news/pr/archives/month/2011/20110629-01.ht...)</sup>) and extremely accurate Chinese OCR software. </p> <p>By addressing the various needs of customers through its system of total support, ranging from hardware and software to services and solutions, the Fujitsu Group continues to contribute to the growth of businesses and society in the booming scanner market in China.</p>

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ABBYY USA and Fujitsu Team to Deliver Content Management Solutions to Ingram Micro Resellers

<p><b>Milpitas, Calif., (June 7, 2011)</b> - ABBYY®, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture, linguistic technologies and professional services, today announced that it has been selected by Ingram Micro Inc., the world’s largest technology distributor, to join their Content Management Program. ABBYY joins long-standing partner, Fujitsu, the market leader in document imaging scanners, to deliver easy-tosell and easy-to-install, content management solutions to Ingram Micro’s growing community of IT resellers that support millions of small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) throughout the U.S.</p> <p>“Content management is a rapidly growing market segment where we see tremendous potential for our Ingram Micro channel partners,” said Anne Wilcox, vice president, customer solutions marketing at Ingram Micro U.S. “Our channel partner community is looking for affordable, high-value content management, document capture and indexing solutions that meet the performance and budget demands of today’s SMBs. This new program extends our successful working relationship with ABBYY and Fujitsu and will certainly bring forward additional opportunities to address this emerging market together.”</p> <p>Ingram Micro’s Content Management Program targets more than 1,200 U.S.-based channel partner organizations. The Content Management Program focuses on identifying and providing IT resellers with solutions they can offer to SMBs to simplify the capture, management, storage, preservation and delivery of documents and information. Bringing ABBYY USA into the program helps to address the capture needs of SMBs, and also allows Ingram Micro to strengthen its channel offerings across the complete document workflow.</p>

Power Saving Initiatives of the Fujitsu Group

<p><strong>Tokyo, June 3, 2011 —</strong> The Fujitsu Group today announced that, to reduce its peak power usage between July and September 2011 by over 15% compared to the previous year, the company will be implementing the following power saving initiatives for offices and factories located in areas serviced by Tokyo Electric Power Company and Tohoku Electric Power. </p> <p>Main Power Saving Initiatives of the Fujitsu Group</p> <p>1. Relocation of Fujitsu's Own Servers</p> <p>Approximately 3,600 of the roughly 10,000 servers used for Fujitsu's development and business operations at the Kawasaki Research &amp; Manufacturing Facilities (Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture), Fujitsu Solutions Square (Ota Ward, Tokyo), and Makuhari System Laboratory (Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture) will either be relocated to datacenters outside the regions serviced by Tokyo Electric Power Company and Tohoku Electric Power, or will temporarily suspend usage.</p> <p>2. Initiatives at Factories and Offices</p> <p>By reducing the number of production facilities and shifting operations of some manufacturing processes to nighttime, Fujitsu will reduce its peak daytime power consumption without impacting its production schedules or customers' businesses at factories such as the Nasu Plant (Ohtawara City, Tochigi Prefecture) and Oyama Plant (Oyama City, Tochigi Prefecture).</p> <p>Fujitsu will continue pursuing the comprehensive power-saving measures it has already implemented, such as curtailing the use of elevators and lighting, adjusting the temperature of air conditioners, and suspending the use of water heaters and refrigerators at its buildings and offices based in commercial buildings that it occupies as a tenant. Fujitsu will also extend the period of the Japanese Cool Biz workplace attire program within the company to between May and October.</p>

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Replacement Strategy for Out-of-Date Printers in BS2000/OSD

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Mechanical printers
Numerous BS2000 customers are still using mechanical printers that have reached the MEK90 status.

LIP printers
The LP65 printers support the LIP data stream. This data stream is not developed any more, and no new printer is able to support it. The main LIP printer is the 3365. This protocol has also been supported by the PageStream printers PS55, PS75 and PS158. For the comparisons, we will consider a speed of 55 to 158 pages/minute.

HP printers
The most used printers are the “HP” (High Performance) laser printers from Océ. The HP data stream is a frozen technology. It is however still supported, up to now, by the SRA controller running on Océ Production printers, as an alternative to the modern AFP/IPDS data stream, but the printer must be re-booted to switch from a mode to the other one. The support of HP will how-ever be removed from the controller relatively soon.

Spool & Print products overview
Several printing products are (or have been) used on BS2000/OSD:

  • Local Spool This usually concerns the devices locally attached to the host by CT2 or CTS (Escon). Such a connection provides a very high reliability. For local printing, the user does not specify the printer to be used, but rather the required features (data stream, resources ...). The device selection results from the scheduling parameters and algorithm. All 333x and 334x printers belong to the local Spool with a speed equivalent to 15 – 60 pages/min. The LIP and HP printers also belong to this category. The HP printers have a speed ranging from 50 to 1000 pages/min. Let us remark that neither the LIP, nor the HP printers can be considered as a candidate for replacing the mechanical printers; in contrary, they both belong to a frozen technology, and also need a replacement strategy. Last but not least the LAN printer 9045 (see RSO), connected to an SX server (or SR2000), with a speed equivalent to 15-50 pages/min, is also supported by local Spool, via Line Printer emulation in X2000 (resp. SINIX2000).

World's First 1.3µm Wavelength Quantum Dot Laser Capable of Operating in High-Temperature Environments that Exceed 200°C

<p><strong>Kanagawa and Tokyo, Japan, May 25, 2011 —</strong> QD Laser, Inc., Fujitsu Laboratories Limited, and the Institute for Nano Quantum Information Electronics, the University of Tokyo today announced the world's first successful operation of a 1.3µm wavelength semiconductor laser at temperatures over 200°C. This was accomplished by utilizing quantum dots—nanometer-sized semiconductor artificial particles. By enabling a broader range of semiconductor laser applications, this technology shows promise for use in extremely high-temperature operating conditions, such as those encountered in oil and gas exploration. </p> <p>Details of the technology will be presented at the European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (CLEO/Europe -EQEC 2011), held from May 22, 2011, in Munich, Germany. A portion of this research was funded by the Special Coordination Funds for Promoting Science and Technology MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology).</p> <p>Expanding beyond conventional optical communication and storage fields, recent years have seen semiconductor lasers utilized in a variety of industrial areas—even in extremely high temperature operations. The exploration of oil and gas resources is one such area. When drilling a deep well it is necessary to sense whether or not what is being drilled is actually oil. However, 1.3µm wavelength semiconductor lasers used for such sensing and other applications in exploration have been limited to operations at temperatures no higher than 175°C.</p>

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Fujitsu Delivers Flexible Data Management with New ETERNUS DX Disk Storage

<p><strong>Tokyo, May 25, 2011 —</strong> Fujitsu today announces worldwide availability of the second generation of its ETERNUS DX disk storage systems called ETERNUS DX S2, with the extension of Fujitsu's ‘Flexible Data Safe' concept for unlimited data growth and rock solid data protection. </p> <p>Managing the growth in business critical data is one of the major IT challenges for organizations in the digital age. With data becoming the currency of business, storage infrastructure must keep pace with this development. Under its ‘Flexible Data Safe' concept, Fujitsu ETERNUS storage systems have been enhanced to manage the rapid and potentially unexpected growth that will occur in a fully digitized society. </p> <p>Fujitsu also offers organizations the assurance that their disk-based storage systems will deliver on the highest business continuity and data integrity requirements, while eliminating performance and bandwidth bottlenecks. Importantly, ETERNUS systems are efficient in energy consumption, minimize floor space and simplify management, while delivering the flexibility for future capacity growth.</p> <p>Under the banner of the 'Flexible Data Safe' concept, Fujitsu launches the new ETERNUS DX S2 disk storage systems to keep all data assets safe and to deliver the flexibility to meet the key requirements of current and future enterprise needs:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Flexible</strong> data management is at the heart of the new generation. Unified management, provided by new ETERNUS SF software, controls the whole ETERNUS DX disk storage family, further reducing administration effort and maximizing efficient operation. A flexible mix or exchange of models within the product family can be conducted at a minimized cost of change. The fastest disk storage system<sup>(<a href="http://www.fujitsu.com/global/news/pr/archives/month/2011/20110525-02.ht...)</sup> has now been designed to become even faster in terms of throughput and I/O performance to ensure flexible scalability for future requirements. Green storage functionality minimizes power consumption and lowers floor-space requirements, while increasing the flexibility to position systems within data centers that are already tightly packed. Compatibility and integration with virtualization standards allow a seamless integration into the latest server landscapes. </li> </ul>

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Fujitsu Delivers Flexible Data Management with New ETERNUS DX Disk Storage

<p><strong>Tokyo, May 25, 2011 —</strong> Fujitsu today announces worldwide availability of the second generation of its ETERNUS DX disk storage systems called ETERNUS DX S2, with the extension of Fujitsu's ‘Flexible Data Safe' concept for unlimited data growth and rock solid data protection. </p> <p>Managing the growth in business critical data is one of the major IT challenges for organizations in the digital age. With data becoming the currency of business, storage infrastructure must keep pace with this development. Under its ‘Flexible Data Safe' concept, Fujitsu ETERNUS storage systems have been enhanced to manage the rapid and potentially unexpected growth that will occur in a fully digitized society. </p> <p>Fujitsu also offers organizations the assurance that their disk-based storage systems will deliver on the highest business continuity and data integrity requirements, while eliminating performance and bandwidth bottlenecks. Importantly, ETERNUS systems are efficient in energy consumption, minimize floor space and simplify management, while delivering the flexibility for future capacity growth.</p> <p>Under the banner of the 'Flexible Data Safe' concept, Fujitsu launches the new ETERNUS DX S2 disk storage systems to keep all data assets safe and to deliver the flexibility to meet the key requirements of current and future enterprise needs:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Flexible</strong> data management is at the heart of the new generation. Unified management, provided by new ETERNUS SF software, controls the whole ETERNUS DX disk storage family, further reducing administration effort and maximizing efficient operation. A flexible mix or exchange of models within the product family can be conducted at a minimized cost of change. The fastest disk storage system<sup>(<a href="http://www.fujitsu.com/global/news/pr/archives/month/2011/20110525-02.ht...)</sup> has now been designed to become even faster in terms of throughput and I/O performance to ensure flexible scalability for future requirements. Green storage functionality minimizes power consumption and lowers floor-space requirements, while increasing the flexibility to position systems within data centers that are already tightly packed. Compatibility and integration with virtualization standards allow a seamless integration into the latest server landscapes. </li> </ul>

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World's First 1.3µm Wavelength Quantum Dot Laser Capable of Operating in High-Temperature Environments that Exceed 200°C

<p><strong>Kanagawa and Tokyo, Japan, May 25, 2011 —</strong> QD Laser, Inc., Fujitsu Laboratories Limited, and the Institute for Nano Quantum Information Electronics, the University of Tokyo today announced the world's first successful operation of a 1.3µm wavelength semiconductor laser at temperatures over 200°C. This was accomplished by utilizing quantum dots—nanometer-sized semiconductor artificial particles. By enabling a broader range of semiconductor laser applications, this technology shows promise for use in extremely high-temperature operating conditions, such as those encountered in oil and gas exploration. </p> <p>Details of the technology will be presented at the European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (CLEO/Europe -EQEC 2011), held from May 22, 2011, in Munich, Germany. A portion of this research was funded by the Special Coordination Funds for Promoting Science and Technology MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology).</p> <p>Expanding beyond conventional optical communication and storage fields, recent years have seen semiconductor lasers utilized in a variety of industrial areas—even in extremely high temperature operations. The exploration of oil and gas resources is one such area. When drilling a deep well it is necessary to sense whether or not what is being drilled is actually oil. However, 1.3µm wavelength semiconductor lasers used for such sensing and other applications in exploration have been limited to operations at temperatures no higher than 175°C.</p>

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Infrastructure-as-a-Service Transforms Fujitsu’s UK Operations

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Following the merger of Fujitsu companies in the UK and Ireland, Fujitsu’s IT department conducted a comprehensive review of its IT infrastructure looking at a number of factors including operational flexibility, the consolidation of systems from previously separate businesses, for improved reliability, cost effectiveness and a much lower environmental impact.

The internal IT team knew that a hardware refresh could not be delayed any further as a significant number of servers were over eight years old. Additionally a number of the systems were located in a co-location provider’s data centre, whose rates would increase at the end of the year, adding to the financial burden.

The team reviewing the forward roadmap considered the possibility of using cloud computing and soon realised that it would be rapid to deploy and would provide quick wins in terms of cost and energy efficiency. The environment would have to be sufficiently secure and reliable with equivalent end user response times to achieve the business requirements.

“We wanted to reduce the cost of our IT infrastructure, upgrade performance and IaaS was clearly the best way to achieve these objectives,” explains Sean Barker, Head of Architecture strategy team at Fujitsu UK. “We would also provide feedback to our IaaS development team to enhance the service for Fujitsu’s customers.”

SOLUTION
Fujitsu IaaS is the cornerstone in Fujitsu’s cloud services offering for customers, announced in November 2009 the first customer started using the service for production workloads in April 2010.
Fujitsu’s own use of the IaaS hosting environment started a couple of months later, providing a seamless extension to the IT infrastructure owned by the IT department.

Fujitsu's Status and Response to Tohoku Earthquake in Japan

<p><strong>Tokyo, April 20, 2011 —</strong> Fujitsu would like to express our heartfelt condolences to everyone who has been affected by the Tohoku earthquake in Japan. We wish for the fast recovery of the disaster-stricken regions and the safety of all. The entire Fujitsu Group pledges its full support towards assistance and revitalization of the region. </p> <p>The following is an outline of the Fujitsu Group's status and its activities to date.</p> <h6>1. Production Plants</h6> <p>All seven of the Fujitsu Group's production plants that were affected directly by the disaster have resumed regular operations at 100% production capacity as of today.</p> <p>As a result of the earthquake which hit eastern Japan on March 11, 2011, and the aftershocks which followed on April 7 and 11, five plants of the Fujitsu Semiconductor Group, a Fujitsu subsidiary manufacturing semiconductors, sustained damages to their facilities. However, operations at both the Iwate plant of Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited (Iwasa-gun, Kanegasaki-cho, Iwate Prefecture) and Fujitsu Semiconductor Technology Limited (Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture) have resumed as of April 18 and today respectively. Hence, all affected Fujitsu Semiconductor Group plants based in the Tohoku region have fully resumed regular operations.</p> <p>A portion of the production line of desktop PCs was transferred temporarily from Fujitsu Isotec Limited (Date-shi, Fukushima Prefecture), a Fujitsu subsidiary manufacturing PC servers and desktop PCs, to Fujitsu Shimane Limited (Hikawa-gun, Shimane Prefecture). As of April 18, desktop PC production has been transferred back to Fujitsu Isotec and hence, Fujitsu Isotec has resumed regular operations.</p>

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