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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering to Establish "Decarbonation Business Department"

Friday, November 20, 2020 - 7:53am

- In energy transition field, chemical reaction technologies are being applied to manufacture of clean fuels (ammonia, hydrogen)

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  • - In energy transition field, chemical reaction technologies are being applied to manufacture of clean fuels (ammonia, hydrogen)
    TOKYO, Nov 20, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - On December 1, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd. (MHIENG), a Group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) based in Yokohama, will establish a new "Decarbonation Business Department."
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group (TSE: 7011; US: MHVYF) is one of the world's leading industrial firms.
  • We deliver innovative and integrated solutions across a wide range of industries, covering land, sea, sky and even space.
  • MHI Group employs 80,000 people across 400 locations, operating in three business domains: "Power Systems," "Industry & Infrastructure," "Aircraft, Defense & Space."

NEC to Launch PCIe-based Vector Engine Card to Explore New Opportunities in the SME Market

Friday, November 20, 2020 - 12:20am

TOKYO, Nov 20, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) today announced the global launch of a PCIe-based Vector Engine card (Vector Engine) to tap into the growing demand for High Performance Computing (HPC) from Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).

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  • TOKYO, Nov 20, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) today announced the global launch of a PCIe-based Vector Engine card (Vector Engine) to tap into the growing demand for High Performance Computing (HPC) from Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).
  • The Vector Engine is the core component of NEC's SX-Aurora TSUBASA vector supercomputer, which has been deployed to more than 100 customers worldwide since 2018.
  • The Vector Engine provides a 2.45 TeraFlops computation capability and a 1.53 TeraBytes/second memory bandwidth with around 200W power consumption for processing scientific applications.
  • Sourcing the Vector Engine from NEC allows system integrators to offer vector computing systems by combining the Vector Engine and general x86 servers from other IT vendors while enabling server manufacturers to develop and market their own-branded vector computing servers using the Vector Engine.

Honda to Begin Sales of All-new N-ONE Mini-vehicle

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 8:04am

TOKYO, Nov 19, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. will begin sales of the all-new N-ONE mini-vehicle on November 20, 2020, at dealerships across Japan.

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  • TOKYO, Nov 19, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. will begin sales of the all-new N-ONE mini-vehicle on November 20, 2020, at dealerships across Japan.
  • The interior was designed in the pursuit of a cozy cabin space with a minimalist design.
  • This is the embodiment of Honda's M/M concept(1) inherited from the N360, the starting point of Honda's passenger cars.
  • The Honda SENSING advanced safety and driver-assistive system is standard equipment of the all-new N-ONE.

Fujitsu, AIST, and RIKEN Achieve Unparalleled Speed on the MLPerf HPC Machine Learning Processing Benchmark Leveraging Leading Japanese Supercomputer Systems

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 6:29am

Utilizing about half the computing resources of its system, ABCI achieved processing speeds 20 times faster than other GPU-type systems.

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  • Utilizing about half the computing resources of its system, ABCI achieved processing speeds 20 times faster than other GPU-type systems.
  • MLPerf is a machine learning benchmark community established in May 2018 for the purpose of creating a performance list of systems running machine learning applications.
  • MLPerf developed MLPerf HPC as a new machine learning benchmark to evaluate the performance of machine learning calculations using supercomputers.
  • MLPerf HPC v0.7 evaluated performance on two real applications, "CosmoFlow" and "DeepCAM," to measure large-scale machine learning performance requiring the use of a supercomputer.

NEC Establishes its Global Open RAN Center of Excellence in the U.K. to Accelerate Global Adoption of 5G Open RAN

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 6:16am

TOKYO, Nov 19, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) today announced the establishment of its Global Open RAN Center of Excellence (CoE) in the U.K. to accelerate the global adoption of Open RAN and to further strengthen its structure for accelerating the global deployment of 5G.

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  • TOKYO, Nov 19, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) today announced the establishment of its Global Open RAN Center of Excellence (CoE) in the U.K. to accelerate the global adoption of Open RAN and to further strengthen its structure for accelerating the global deployment of 5G.
  • This new CoE is responsible for business and solution development, product development support, project execution and technical support for NEC's global Open RAN business.
  • The CoE helps communication service providers (CSP) introduce Open RAN worldwide through its in-depth knowledge of wireless technology and NFV businesses, as well as NEC's experience in supporting large scale Open RAN commercial deployment in Japan.
  • NEC will further leverage the CoE to strengthen collaboration with partner companies to contribute to revitalizing the global Open RAN market and transforming CSPs into digital service providers.

Fujitsu Chosen for the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for 21st Time

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 1:43am

TOKYO, Nov 19, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu today announced that it has been chosen for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), the world's leading Socially Responsible Investment (SRI)(1) index.

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  • TOKYO, Nov 19, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu today announced that it has been chosen for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), the world's leading Socially Responsible Investment (SRI)(1) index.
  • This is the 21st time for Fujitsu to have been included in this index since its creation in 1999.
  • DJSI World is a stock index offered cooperatively by US-based S&P Dow Jones Indices that selects companies for their excellent sustainability, based on an analysis from the perspective of governance and economics, the environment, and society.
  • Annually, 2,500 companies are eligible globally for this designation, and the top 10% of businesses per industry are chosen from the perspective of sustainability.

Eisai Selected for Membership in Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index 2020 for Seventh Time

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 11:11am

TOKYO, Nov 18, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that it has been selected for a membership in the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific), the Asia Pacific version of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), which are a family of premier global indices for socially responsible investment (SRI).

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  • TOKYO, Nov 18, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that it has been selected for a membership in the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific), the Asia Pacific version of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), which are a family of premier global indices for socially responsible investment (SRI).
  • The DJSI family was jointly established between RobecoSAM AG (Switzerland) and S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC (United States) in 1999 and assesses the corporate sustainability performance of eligible member companies based on economic, environmental and social criteria.
  • Eisai received high scores in categories such as Innovation Management, Climate Strategy, Environmental Reporting as well as Human Rights.
  • By strengthening its ESG initiatives and increasing non-financial value, Eisai is striving to sustainably enhance corporate value based on this corporate philosophy.

Eisai: Jyseleca (Filgotinib) for Rheumatoid Arthritis Launches in Japan

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 11:00am

Jyseleca is indicated for RA (including prevention of structural joint damage) in patients who have had an inadequate response to conventional therapies.

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  • Jyseleca is indicated for RA (including prevention of structural joint damage) in patients who have had an inadequate response to conventional therapies.
  • Based on a co-promotion agreement entered into by Gilead and Eisai in December 2019, Gilead will hold the marketing authorization of Jyseleca, while Eisai will be responsible for product distribution of Jyseleca in Japan.
  • Gilead and Eisai are committed to delivering the new treatment option Jyseleca and supporting RA patients in Japan."
  • "Eisai has extensive clinical development and commercialization experience in RA and has established a solid RA franchise in Japan," said Hidenori Yabune, President of Eisai Japan, Senior Vice President, Eisai.

Honda e Becomes First Japanese Vehicle to Win 'German Car of the Year'; Adds to Growing Tally of Global Accolades

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 7:32am

The German Car of the Year awards are decided by a jury of leading German car journalists.

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  • The German Car of the Year awards are decided by a jury of leading German car journalists.
  • The panel tests and reviews the latest cars, ranking them according to their usability, driving characteristics, market relevance and level of innovation.
  • The winners of five categories - Compact, Premium, Luxury, New Energy and Performance - then go head-to-head to decide an overall winner.
  • "Customer and media response to the Honda e since it was first unveiled has been overwhelmingly positive.

Japan's Fugaku Retains Title as World's Fastest Supercomputer

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 6:45am

The awards were announced on November 16 (Japan time) at the SC20 High-Performance Computing Conference, currently being held as an online event.

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  • The awards were announced on November 16 (Japan time) at the SC20 High-Performance Computing Conference, currently being held as an online event.
  • The results this time were made with Fugaku's full complement of 158,976 nodes fit into 432 racks.
  • On the Top500, it achieved a LINPACK score of 442.01 petaflops, an improvement over the 415.53 petaflops set in June.
  • In the future, we anticipate that Fugaku will demonstrate high application performance and will be widely used as a supercomputer contributing to the realization of Society 5.0.

MHI Included in Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index for Fourth Consecutive Year

Monday, November 16, 2020 - 7:59am

TOKYO, Nov 16, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has been selected again this year for inclusion in the Asia Pacific Index of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), one of the world's leading investment indices for ESG (environmental, social, and governance) performance.

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  • TOKYO, Nov 16, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has been selected again this year for inclusion in the Asia Pacific Index of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), one of the world's leading investment indices for ESG (environmental, social, and governance) performance.
  • This is the fourth consecutive year that MHI has been included in the index, beginning in 2017.
  • The DJSI was developed in 1999 by the U.S. firm S&P Dow Jones and the Swiss investment advisory company RobecoSAM.
  • MHI Group employs 80,000 people across 400 locations, operating in three business domains: "Power Systems," "Industry & Infrastructure," "Aircraft, Defense & Space."

Fujitsu Launches iCAD SX V8, 3D CAD Processing 3 Million Parts in 0.2 Seconds

Monday, November 16, 2020 - 5:38am

TOKYO, Nov 16, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu today announced the Japan launch of iCAD SX V8L1, the latest version of the 3D CAD software Fujitsu Manufacturing Industry Solution COLMINA Design & Manufacturing Support iCAD SX(1) for machinery design, which is powered by the world's fastest 3D CAD engine.

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  • TOKYO, Nov 16, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu today announced the Japan launch of iCAD SX V8L1, the latest version of the 3D CAD software Fujitsu Manufacturing Industry Solution COLMINA Design & Manufacturing Support iCAD SX(1) for machinery design, which is powered by the world's fastest 3D CAD engine.
  • This solution greatly enhances current high-speed processing performance by improving memory access processing and can handle large-scale 3D data consisting of as many as 3 million parts in the design examination and verification of machine equipment.
  • It delivers processing performance that arrives at the result of trial and error by the designer in 0.2 seconds.
  • (1) Fujitsu Manufacturing Industry Solution COLMINA Design & Manufacturing Support iCAD SX Please note that outside the Japanese market the product is officially referred to as Fujitsu Manufacturing Industry Solution COLMINA Design & Manufacturing Support FJICAD SX.

Eisai Receives Approval for Indication Expansion of Anti-Epileptic Agent Fycompa for Use in Pediatric Patients

Monday, November 16, 2020 - 1:06am

Study 232 evaluated the pharmacokinetics, efficacy, and long-term safety of Fycompa as an adjunctive therapy in pediatric patients with epilepsy (from 2 to less than 12 years of age).

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  • Study 232 evaluated the pharmacokinetics, efficacy, and long-term safety of Fycompa as an adjunctive therapy in pediatric patients with epilepsy (from 2 to less than 12 years of age).
  • As we offer several treatment options in Europe, including Fycompa, Eisai pursues its mission to provide "seizure freedom" to a greater number of patients with epilepsy.
  • Eisai is conducting a global Phase III clinical study (Study 338) for the agent in patients with seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.
  • For more information about Eisai Co., Ltd., please visit https://www.eisai.com
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DENSO Takes a Stake in Envoy, an EV Startup Serving the Commercial Real Estate Industry's Mobility Needs

Friday, November 13, 2020 - 10:10am

Envoy's Mobility as an Amenity service is a turn-key solution that includes technology to reserve and access vehicles, driver insurance, maintenance, and electric vehicle chargers.

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  • Envoy's Mobility as an Amenity service is a turn-key solution that includes technology to reserve and access vehicles, driver insurance, maintenance, and electric vehicle chargers.
  • Even in the face of a global pandemic, the company has experienced record utilization amounting to more than 1.25 million electric miles driven.
  • "As mobility needs change, DENSO continues to change along with them," said Yoshifumi Kato, a senior executive officer at DENSO Corporation.
  • In support of this, DENSO has actively built strategic partnerships in and outside Japan to meet the needs of an array of mobility providers.