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MHI: Advanced light water reactor "SRZ-1200"

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

TOKYO, Sept 29, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) in collaboration with four Japanese PWR utilities*, has developed the conceptual design of an advanced light water reactor "SRZ-1200".

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, Sept 29, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) in collaboration with four Japanese PWR utilities*, has developed the conceptual design of an advanced light water reactor "SRZ-1200".
  • This reactor has additional safety features when compared to conventional pressurized light water reactors.
  • The SRZ-1200 is a 1,200MWe class advanced light water reactor designed based on enhanced Japanese regulatory safety standards which incorporates lessons learned from the Fukushima Daiichi accident.
  • This is part of our contribution to society and we intend to continue this contribution through the development of advanced light water reactors which achieve the world's highest level of safety.

NTT DOCOMO and NEC Reduce Power Consumption for 5G SA Core by an Average of 72% using AWS Graviton2, Followed by a Successful Onboarding of 5G SA Core on Hybrid Cloud

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

The trial demonstrated an average of a 72% reduction in power consumption against incumbent x86 processors using NEC's 5GC software running on AWS Graviton2.

Key Points: 
  • The trial demonstrated an average of a 72% reduction in power consumption against incumbent x86 processors using NEC's 5GC software running on AWS Graviton2.
  • The trial tested performance within a 5GC hybrid cloud environment leveraging AWS Graviton2 and DOCOMO's on-premises Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) infrastructure.
  • AWS Graviton2 processors deliver a major leap in performance and help reduce the carbon footprint of IT workloads through energy efficiency.
  • In this proof of concept, the use of Graviton2 was able to reduce power consumption of 5GC by 72%, on average.

NEC and Red Hat Expand Global Collaboration to Drive IT Modernization and Digital Transformation

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

- NEC solutions built and delivered on Red Hat OpenShift, the industry's leading enterprise Kubernetes platform for mission-critical applications -

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  • - NEC solutions built and delivered on Red Hat OpenShift, the industry's leading enterprise Kubernetes platform for mission-critical applications -
    Tokyo and Raleigh, N.C., Sept 29, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation and Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced an expanded global collaboration to drive IT modernization and digital transformation on Red Hat OpenShift.
  • NEC was recently announced as a Red Hat Premier Business Partner and was the first certified partner to support Red Hat OpenShift in Japan.
  • NEC and Red Hat will strengthen joint engineering activities, including Kubernetes community collaboration(2) and co-located global engineering resources in order to expand NEC's solutions with Red Hat OpenShift.
  • Red Hat, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the Red Hat logo and OpenShift are trademarks or registered trademarks of Red Hat, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries.

NTT DOCOMO to Add Fourth Virtualized Base Station to Open RAN Verification Environment

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

TOKYO, Sept 29, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that it will be adding a fourth type of flexible and highly scalable virtualized base station to its verification environment for open radio access networks (Open RAN) that allow equipment and components of various vendors to integrate via standardized specifications.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, Sept 29, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that it will be adding a fourth type of flexible and highly scalable virtualized base station to its verification environment for open radio access networks (Open RAN) that allow equipment and components of various vendors to integrate via standardized specifications.
  • The new virtualized base station will combine NEC Corporation's open virtualized RAN software, Red Hat Openshift, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.'s inline accelerator cards and Hewlett Packard Enterprise's servers.
  • We are pleased to collaborate with NTT DOCOMO and other industry leaders to further accelerate Open RAN."
  • In February 2021, DOCOMO was joined by 12 global equipment vendors in establishing the 5G Open RAN Ecosystem (OREC) to promote Open RAN, which supported the development of the virtualized base station being announced today.

NEC Launches Open RAN cloud-native virtualized software suite to extend the NEC Open Networks best of breed ecosystem

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

TOKYO, Sept 29, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) introduces its open virtualized RAN software suite to the international market.

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  • TOKYO, Sept 29, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) introduces its open virtualized RAN software suite to the international market.
  • NEC's vCU/vDU software suite leverages the company's long history of technological leadership and commitment to improving Open Radio Access Networks (RAN).
  • NEC Open Networks is an ecosystem that provides operators with choice in every category with best-of-breed solutions and services from both NEC and its partners in Open RAN radio units, software, open transport, converged packet core, automation, and orchestration.
  • NEC will continue integrating, commercializing, and deploying multiple ecosystem partners in this vRAN software suite to meet its customers' needs.

MHI and Institut Teknologi Bandung Launch Joint R&D for Ammonia-Fired Power Generation Using Gas Turbines in Indonesia

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

- Target set on achieving cleaner power generation in Indonesia, based on demonstration testing with H-25 gas turbine

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  • - Target set on achieving cleaner power generation in Indonesia, based on demonstration testing with H-25 gas turbine
    TOKYO, Sept 28, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has concluded an agreement with Indonesia's Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) to conduct joint research and development of ammonia-fired power generation by gas turbine.
  • MHI and ITB have already been undertaking joint research on a variety of clean energy solutions to help Indonesia achieve decarbonization.
  • As part of that ongoing initiative, this new research will apply ITB's expertise in chemical reaction engineering to optimize power generation using ammonia fuel.
  • Following demonstration testing with MHI's H-25 gas turbine, the R&D partners will work towards commercial application of ammonia-fired power generation in Indonesia.

Eisai's Lecanemab Confirmatory Phase 3 Clarity AD Study Met Primary Endpoint

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Lecanemab met the primary endpoint (CDR-SB: Clinical Dementia Rating-Sum of Boxes*) and all key secondary endpoints with highly statistically significant results.

Key Points: 
  • Lecanemab met the primary endpoint (CDR-SB: Clinical Dementia Rating-Sum of Boxes*) and all key secondary endpoints with highly statistically significant results.
  • Additionally, Eisai will present the Clarity AD study results on November 29, 2022, at the Clinical Trials on Alzheimer's Congress (CTAD), and publish the findings in a peer-reviewed medical journal.
  • Clarity AD was a global confirmatory Phase 3 placebo-controlled, double-blind, parallel-group, randomized study in 1,795 people with early AD.
  • The FDA has agreed that the results of Clarity AD can serve as the confirmatory study to verify the clinical benefit of lecanemab.

Olympus Launches THUNDERBEAT Energy Device for Open Surgery

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

With a new thermal shield, the THUNDERBEAT Open Fine Jaw Type X surgical energy device is designed to support safer procedures.

Key Points: 
  • With a new thermal shield, the THUNDERBEAT Open Fine Jaw Type X surgical energy device is designed to support safer procedures.
  • This device is part of Olympus' THUNDERBEAT portfolio of hybrid energy devices that deliver both ultrasonic and bipolar energy simultaneously for tissue management, including hemostatic cutting and dissection, in laparoscopic surgery and open surgery.
  • The THUNDERBEAT(TM) Open Fine Jaw Type X device is a single use hybrid ultrasonic and bipolar electrosurgical instrument intended for use in open surgery.
  • The THUNDERBEAT Open Fine Jaw Type X device is manufactured by Olympus Medical Systems Corporation.

NEC Launches North American Innovation Hub for Open RAN

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

TOKYO, Sept 28, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) has created a North American 5G innovation unit in New Providence, New Jersey, to expand product development and cater to the growing global demand for Open RAN solutions.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, Sept 28, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) has created a North American 5G innovation unit in New Providence, New Jersey, to expand product development and cater to the growing global demand for Open RAN solutions.
  • NEC Advanced Networks is led by Rahul Chandra, a longtime technology and business development leader in the telecommunications industry.
  • Using the former Blue Danube resources to create a center of innovation and product development is an important advancement as NEC continues its push for Open RAN 5G solutions built on multi-vendor ecosystems.
  • Tatewaki continued, "As the Open RAN market rapidly grows, we need to expand our presence to achieve global goals.

Keppel, MHI and DNV Sign Agreement to Explore Adoption of Ammonia-fired Gas Turbine on Jurong Island

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Alongside this, DNV will lend its assurance and risk management expertise to prepare and present a QRA analysis on the project.

Key Points: 
  • Alongside this, DNV will lend its assurance and risk management expertise to prepare and present a QRA analysis on the project.
  • Takao Tsukui, General Manager, International Sales and Marketing Department, GTCC Business Division, MHI, said: "Ammonia is a potential key component to building a hydrogen society.
  • "DNV is proud to use our well established advisory and hydrogen technical capabilities to provide quantitative risk assessment for this impactful project.
  • A long-term service (LTS) contract for major maintenance of the turbine was also awarded to Mitsubishi Power.

DENSO Expands Vision Sensor Detection Angle for Subaru Legacy Outback, Crosstrek Models

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

The vision sensor is used on some grades of the SUBARU Legacy Outback, announced on April 13, 2022, for the North American market, and the all-new SUBARU Crosstrek(1), unveiled on September 15, 2022, for Japanese market.

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  • The vision sensor is used on some grades of the SUBARU Legacy Outback, announced on April 13, 2022, for the North American market, and the all-new SUBARU Crosstrek(1), unveiled on September 15, 2022, for Japanese market.
  • DENSO decided to tackle this issue and succeeded in expanding the detection angle of its vision sensor to 128 degrees(3).
  • (1) The all-new Subaru Crosstrek will be officially announced in autumn, 2022
    (3) The detection angle of vision sensor is based on DENSO's measurement.
  • The conditions are considered to be difficult to meet in terms of the angle of view; they have been met by expanding the detection angle.

Hitachi Astemo Receives EV e-Axle Orders from Honda, and will Further Expand its Electrification Business

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Monday, September 26, 2022

To this end, Hitachi Astemo will respond to the rapidly expanding e-Axle demand by expanding sales of its in-house developed electric axles to various automobile manufacturers globally.

Key Points: 
  • To this end, Hitachi Astemo will respond to the rapidly expanding e-Axle demand by expanding sales of its in-house developed electric axles to various automobile manufacturers globally.
  • Moving forward, Hitachi Astemo will strengthen its position as a global leader in electrification.
  • Hitachi Astemo also shows its strengths as a systems integrator, which includes optimization control software for motors and gears.
  • Hitachi Astemo is committed to strengthening its business and delivering technological innovation through a strategic business portfolio, which consists of the Powertrain & Safety Systems business, Chassis business, Motorcycle business, Software business and Aftermarket business.

Eisai: Metoject Subcutaneous Injection Syringe (Methotrexate) Approved in Japan for Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Monday, September 26, 2022

Metoject will be the first self-administrable MTX subcutaneous injection formulation for rheumatoid arthritis in Japan.

Key Points: 
  • Metoject will be the first self-administrable MTX subcutaneous injection formulation for rheumatoid arthritis in Japan.
  • It is reported that there are approximately 700,000 - 800,000 rheumatoid arthritis patients in Japan.
  • Eisai and nippon medac will provide a self-administrable subcutaneous injection as a new treatment option for rheumatoid arthritis patients in Japan as soon as possible, and will make further contributions to address the diversified needs of, and increase the benefits provided to, rheumatoid arthritis patients.
  • *ACR20 is a criterion developed by the American College of Rheumatology that measures improvement in clinical symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

Fujitsu, Tohoku University embark on strategic alliance to realize 'Well-being Society'

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Monday, September 26, 2022

Tohoku University and Fujitsu will further promote active usage of Tohoku University Hospital's ASU to contribute to the development of new medical services based on design thinking.

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  • Tohoku University and Fujitsu will further promote active usage of Tohoku University Hospital's ASU to contribute to the development of new medical services based on design thinking.
  • As a university that works together with society, Tohoku University will create new social value and lead reforms that open the way for the future.
  • (8) Tohoku University Vision 2030: Challenging vision of Tohoku University looking ahead to the year 2030.
  • The key is to realize a virtuous cycle of "education," "research," and "co-creation with society" at a higher level by innovating university management based on the three traditional principles of Tohoku University.