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NEC X and Alchemist Accelerator Announce Partnership to Speed Successful Startup Launches

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 6:02am

NEC X provides its Corporate Accelerator Program (CAP) together with AlchemistX, Alchemist\'s corporate innovation accelerator, to speed the development of early-stage startups.\n"Our CAP has evolved by leveraging the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem," said Shige Ihara, CEO of NEC X.

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  • NEC X provides its Corporate Accelerator Program (CAP) together with AlchemistX, Alchemist\'s corporate innovation accelerator, to speed the development of early-stage startups.\n"Our CAP has evolved by leveraging the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem," said Shige Ihara, CEO of NEC X.
  • Additionally, NEC X CAP graduates have the option to join Alchemist for further growth and investment opportunity.
  • Alchemist has access to NEC X\'s early-stage startups using cutting-edge technologies from NEC R&D.\n"We are excited to partner with NEC X--we think the synergies are strong.
  • "\nAdditionally, NEC X and Alchemist are pleased to announce the graduation of new windowMetabob at the Alchemist 27th Demo Day today.

Mitsubishi Power Achieves #1 Market Share Globally in the First Quarter of 2021 According to McCoy Power Report

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 10:29am

b'YOKOHAMA, Japan, May 13, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Power, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, captured the top market share by megawatts in the first quarter of 2021 with a global gas turbine market share of 29.0% according to McCoy Power Reports data.

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  • b'YOKOHAMA, Japan, May 13, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Power, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, captured the top market share by megawatts in the first quarter of 2021 with a global gas turbine market share of 29.0% according to McCoy Power Reports data.
  • Mitsubishi Power has extensive experience with large gas turbines, including the F, G and J series.
  • The order also underscores Mitsubishi Power\'s deep commitment to the CIS region.\n"Mitsubishi Power continues to be recognized as both a market and industry leader, once again receiving top global market share behind the strength of the JAC," said Ken Kawai, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Power.
  • "\n*This is based on the McCoy Power Report in the United States, which provides detailed market research.

Showa Denko Announces 2021 First Quarter Financial Results

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 7:30am

b'TOKYO, May 13, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Showa Denko K.K.

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  • b'TOKYO, May 13, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Showa Denko K.K.
  • (SDK; TSE:4004) today announced its 2021 first quarter financial results.\nShowa Denko K.K.
  • (SDK; TSE:4004, ADR:SHWDY) is a major manufacturer of chemical products serving from heavy industry to computers and electronics.
  • For more information, please visit www.sdk.co.jp/english/.\nShowa Denko K.K., CSR & Corporate Communication Office, Tel: +81-3-5470-3235\n'

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Holds Christening and Launch Ceremony in Shimonoseki for Large Ferry Built for Meimon Taiyo Ferry

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 7:06am

The ceremony took place at the Enoura Plant at MHI\'s Shimonoseki Shipyard & Machinery Works in Yamaguchi Prefecture.

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  • The ceremony took place at the Enoura Plant at MHI\'s Shimonoseki Shipyard & Machinery Works in Yamaguchi Prefecture.
  • The handover is scheduled for December 2021 following completion of interior work and sea trial.
  • Named FERRY KYOTO, the new ship is 195m long, 27.8m wide, and 20.3m deep, with gross tonnage of approximately 15,400.
  • The largest ship ever operated by Meimon Taiyo Ferry, the vessel has passenger capacity for 675 persons, and vehicle capacity for approximately 162 12-meter trucks and 140 passenger cars.

MHI Thermal Systems fully revises a lineup of inverter multi-split air conditioners for buildings in its overseas markets

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 6:06am

b"- Renewed design with same exterior dimensions, offering enhanced efficiency and other features to meet market needs.\nTOKYO, May 13, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd., a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, has redesigned all 17 models in its KXZ Series of building-use inverter multi-split air conditioners for its worldwide markets.

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  • b"- Renewed design with same exterior dimensions, offering enhanced efficiency and other features to meet market needs.\nTOKYO, May 13, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd., a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, has redesigned all 17 models in its KXZ Series of building-use inverter multi-split air conditioners for its worldwide markets.
  • Further updates include greater flexibility when connecting indoor and outdoor units, increased operational controls, and enhanced efficiency alongside energy performance.\nThe KXZ2 line benefits from an increased vertical height difference(1) between indoor units and between indoor and outdoor units.
  • A heightened difference between units creates a better-condensed refrigeration system in high-rise buildings with multiple indoor units, while also contributing to lower costs during installations.
  • As well as an increased exhaust system of 85Pa, increasing from a previous 50Pa(3).\nLike the previous models, the new lineup has specifications to provide energy-efficient heating and cooling, particularly in the intermediate performance range.

MHI Thermal Systems Confirms Effectiveness of Air Purification Filtering Technology for Removal and Inactivation of SARS-CoV-2

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 4:17am

b"TOKYO, May 12, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd. (MHI Thermal Systems), a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, has confirmed that the air purification technology it has developed is effective for removal and inactivation of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).

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  • b"TOKYO, May 12, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd. (MHI Thermal Systems), a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, has confirmed that the air purification technology it has developed is effective for removal and inactivation of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).
  • This technology suppresses pollen and other allergens collected in the filter utilizing the power of enzymes and urea.
  • MHI Thermal Systems had previously verified that a liquid enzyme-urea formulation had the capability to remove and inactivate SARS-CoV-2 (announced in February this year) and has now completed effectiveness verification with a test air filter.\nA demonstration test(1) for this technology was conducted by Japan Textile Products Quality and Technology Center (Q-TEC).
  • Specifically, filtering media in MHI Thermal Systems' air purification filters was inoculated with a viral fluid containing SARS-CoV-2, and left to rest in an incubator at 35degC for one hour.

Collaboration with South Pole to Generate and Sell Carbon Credits from Carbon Removal Technologies

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 4:02am

b'TOKYO, May 12, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) is pleased to announce it has signed a collaboration agreement with one of the world\'s largest carbon credit developers, South Pole.

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  • b'TOKYO, May 12, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) is pleased to announce it has signed a collaboration agreement with one of the world\'s largest carbon credit developers, South Pole.
  • To leverage this potential, South Pole focuses on working with large companies to reduce their environmental footprint while making concrete impacts on removing CO2 from the atmosphere through direct development of climate action projects.
  • Founded in 2006, South Pole today has about 500 staff in 18 offices globally, and has developed about 1,000 projects responsible for removing, reducing or avoiding over 100 million tons of CO2e to date.
  • South Pole has worked with over 1,000 companies and organizations on their climate journeys.

Fujitsu Signs Strategic Collaboration Agreement with AWS to Accelerate Digital Transformation in the Mobility Industry

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 2:51am

To help accelerate this transition, Fujitsu and AWS will collaborate to develop fully managed mobility solutions, offered by Fujitsu through AWS Marketplace (1).

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  • To help accelerate this transition, Fujitsu and AWS will collaborate to develop fully managed mobility solutions, offered by Fujitsu through AWS Marketplace (1).
  • This will see Fujitsu combining its Digital Twin and security solutions for the mobility industry with AWS\'s world-leading cloud services.\nFujitsu will work with the AWS Professional Services Team (2) to help companies in the mobility industry develop and operate new systems, as well as modernize their existing systems.
  • Reinforcing this capability will enable Fujitsu to deliver systems that promote DX in the mobility industry.\nDevelops technologies of mobility solutions including Digital Twin Analyzer, Digital Twin Utilizer, Digital Twin Collector, V-SOC and develops and delivers fully managed mobility solutions.
  • Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 3.6 trillion yen (US$34 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021.

Eisai's Statement of Commitment for Carbon Neutrality by 2040

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 2:00am

(Aiming zero CO2 emitted by the use of electric power classified in Scope 2.

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  • (Aiming zero CO2 emitted by the use of electric power classified in Scope 2.
  • )\nEisai will ensure the ratio of CO2 emission to absorption across the entire Group is to come out even.
  • (Following the achievement of the reduction target of Scope 2, Eisai will aim to reduce the CO2 emitted with use of fossil fuels classified in Scope 1 to net zero.
  • Furthermore, Eisai is a member of the Japan Climate Initiative (JCI)(3) and is actively working with more than 600 actors, including companies, local governments and NPOs, to realize a carbon-free society.

ENEOS and Toyota Come Together to Make Woven City the Most Hydrogen-Based Society

Monday, May 10, 2021 - 7:38am

b'TOKYO, May 10, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - ENEOS Corporation (ENEOS) and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announced that they have agreed on a new partnership to explore the utilization and application of hydrogen energy at Woven City, the prototype city of the future that Toyota has started to develop in Susono City, Shizuoka Prefecture.

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  • b'TOKYO, May 10, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - ENEOS Corporation (ENEOS) and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announced that they have agreed on a new partnership to explore the utilization and application of hydrogen energy at Woven City, the prototype city of the future that Toyota has started to develop in Susono City, Shizuoka Prefecture.
  • ENEOS and Toyota, together with Woven Planet Holdings (Woven Planet), a subsidiary of Toyota, leading the Woven City project, intend to conduct testing and demonstration in areas related to a hydrogen-based supply chain, from production, delivery to usage of hydrogen, in and around Woven City.
  • ENEOS to produce "green hydrogen," hydrogen derived from renewable energy, at the aforementioned station and to supply Woven City using stationary fuel cell generators to be installed within the city by Toyota.\n3.
  • "\nAkio Toyoda, President and CEO of Toyota Motor Corporation, said, "We are very pleased to have ENEOS as our core partner to validate the hydrogen society in Woven City.

Showa Denko Revises Forecast of Consolidated Performance and to Record Extraordinary Loss

Monday, May 10, 2021 - 3:30am

Following this revision, SDK also revises its full-year forecast of consolidated business results for the year ending on December 31, 2021.

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  • Following this revision, SDK also revises its full-year forecast of consolidated business results for the year ending on December 31, 2021.
  • Regarding the latter forecast, we revised the full-year forecast to reflect only the changes in the performance forecast for the first half of 2021.\nSDK also announces that it will record an extraordinary losses in its 2021 consolidated financial statements.\n1.
  • In the Showa Denko Materials' segment, sales of semiconductor related products have been exceeding previous forecast due to tighter supply-demand situation.
  • In the Inorganics segment, sales volumes of graphite electrodes have been exceeding the previous forecast due to an improvement in supply-demand situation.