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Industry bigwigs launch OpenSSL-fixing Core Infrastructure Initiative

04/24, 1:16pm

New organization to fund open source projects that have wide importance

The Linux Foundation today announced it has formed a new project to fund and support critical elements of the global information infrastructure, namely OpenSSL. The newly-formed Core Infrastructure Initiative enables technology companies to collaboratively identify and fund open-source projects that are in need of assistance, while allowing the developers to continue their work under open-source community norms. Founding backers of the Initiative include Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Dell, Facebook, Fujitsu, Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, NetApp, Rackspace, VMware and The Linux Foundation.

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Fujitsu readies senior citizen-aimed Grannote i7 laptop

02/10, 5:53pm

New model sports enhanced keyboard, clear and large iconography

Fujitsu today announced the introduction of its new Grannote brand personal computer, available exclusively in Japan for what the company calls "active, mature adults, primarily around 60 years of age." The new Windows 8.1-equipped model is set to go on sale in Japan on February 13.

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Intel talks RealSense at CES press conference

01/07, 2:10pm

RealSense will use embedded 3D cameras to allow for NII interface

Intel's CES press conference on Tuesday focused on the interaction between man and machine, thanks to an embedded 3D camera the company has developed in conjunction with a number of hardware partners. The devices Intel will integrate the technology into include 2-in-1 tablets, ultrabooks, touch-enabled all-in-one PCs, and other mobile devices.

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Review: Fujitsu ScanSnap SV600 document scanner

11/25, 3:54pm

Electronista tests Fujitsu's unconventional desktop scanner

There are plenty of desktop scanning solutions on the market to add to productivity and cut down on desk clutter. Whether the user wants to organize daily paperwork, insert documents into the cloud, or just get rid of paper to keep a clean working environment, these scanners come in all shapes and sizes to fit both commercial and consumer needs. But is it possible for one device to span both markets? Electronista has been testing the ScanSnap SV600 for a few weeks, and have the answer to that question.

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Fujitsu teases six new touch-enabled laptops, Bay Trail tablet

10/08, 6:06pm

New devices double touch capable devices in Fujitsu's stable

Electronics manufacturer Fujitsu has doubled its touch-enabled portfolio of of Lifebook notebooks and Stylistic tablet PCs. Launched today are the Lifebook U904 and S904, 14-inch and 13.3-inch high-resolution notebooks; and the Lifebook T904 and T734, a pair of convertible Ultrabooks. Also debuting today are a pair of tablets: the Stylistic Q584 10.1-inch tablet, and the Q704 12.5-inch semi-ruggedized tablet PC with up to a fourth generation Intel Core i7 processor.

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New Fujitsu scanner digitizes spine-bound books, magazines

10/07, 8:27pm

New unit provides software correction of binding image distortion

Image scanner manufacturer Fujitsu today introduced the newest addition to its ScanSnap product lineup, the ScanSnap SV600 -- featuring a new technique to quickly and easily digitize bound, fragile and large documents. While still maintaining the ScanSnap goal of providing one-button scanning and advanced imaging technology, the SV600 utilizes its compact scanning design to turn hard-to-scan objects into PDF or JPEG files which can then be easily stored, shared and accessed.

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NTT DoCoMo reveals smartphone, tablet releases for coming months

05/15, 5:21am

List includes nine smartphones, one tablet, one Raku-Raku device

Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo has revealed the lineup of mobile devices that it will start offering over the summer. Eleven models make the cut, including nine smartphones, one tablet, and one "Raku-Raku" simplified smartphone. Notable additions include a new Sony Xperia smartphone, the Aquos Phone Zeta, and the Aquos Pad tablet from Sharp.

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Fujitsu to bring senior-aimed Raku Raku to Orange in France

02/19, 6:06am

Stylistic S01 includes simplified menus, call assists

Fujitsu and Orange have agreed to offer Fujitsu smartphones to customers in France, with initial handsets being targeted at senior users. The first offering will be the Stylistic S01, a mid-ranged 4-inch Android 4.0 smartphone based heavily on the Fujitsu Raku Raku, one that is focused on helping elderly users communicate.

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Fujitsu unveils new Lifebooks, Esprimo AIOs, Arrows tablet

02/01, 10:44am

Touchscreens include fingerprint-resistant coating

Fujitsu is preparing to sell some new additions to its mobile computing and stationary computer catalog. The Arrows Tab is a water-resistant Android tablet, two new Lifebooks offer fingerprint-resistant screens, while the Esprimo range includes new all-in-one computers with built-in television recievers and DVR functions.

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Fujitsu data transfer protocol to reduce buffering, latency

01/29, 1:23pm

Altered UDP reduces latency to a sixth of normal

Engineers at Fujitsu have developed a new data transfer protocol that can improve streaming media buffering and file transfers over a network. The software-based solution optimizes the amount of data packets traveling through a connection in an attempt to avoid network congestion and packet loss, with a a 30-times improvement in file transfer speeds between the US and Japan claimed in tests.

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Fujitsu adds scan-to-mobile device option to ScanSnap iX500

01/07, 8:01am

Able to send scanned document to mobile phone, cloud storage

Fujitsu has announced a new addition to its ScanSnap range, offering the ability scan documents directly to mobile devices. The ScanSnap iX500 will scan a document and send it over Wi-Fi to an Android or iOS device running the ScanSnap Connect app, without needing to use a computer as an intermediary device.

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Fujitsu: weak Windows 8 demand means we'll miss target

12/30, 8:59pm

Fujitsu blames soft Windows 8 demand for weak PC sales

Fujitsu President Masami Yamamoto blamed weak demand for Microsoft's newest operating system for soft PC sales, telling reporters that that weak demand would cause Fujitsu to miss its annual shipment target for personal computers. For the year ending March 31, Fujitsu may ship more than six million units, well below an estimate of seven million given in October of this year. Fujitsu's struggles typify those of much of the rest of the PC industry, where only Microsoft seems have generated any traction with its newest operating system.

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Fujitsu to bring senior-aimed Raku Raku smartphones to US

12/28, 5:39am

Android phone for elderly users to boost Fujitsu exports

Fujitsu is planning to bring its line of easy-to-use Android smartphones designed for the elderly to the US and Europe. Aimed at seniors and the infirm, the Raku Raku range has seen success in Japan, thanks to its simplified interface and various pre-installed applications designed to make communicating easier.

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AMD scores mobile win, ‘Hondo’ APU in new Fujitsu Win 8 tab

10/23, 6:07am

AMD scores win with low power Z-60 dual-core APU in Fujitsu tab

adopting its new low-power Z-60 ‘Hondo’ APU for its Stylistic Q572 Windows 8 tablet. With ARM processors currently dominating the current mobile device space, both AMD and Intel are fighting to make competive x86 mobile chips that will find their way into new Windows 8 tablet devices. AMDs Z-60 APU’s are competing head-to-head with Intel’s ‘Medfield’ Atom processors for a foothold in light-weight iterations of full Windows 8 tablets.

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Fujitsu adds more tablets, notebooks for Windows 8 launch

10/21, 6:22pm

Touch screens, eye tracking included in new offerings

Fujitsu has listed a number of devices for the Windows 8 launch. A water-resistant tablet, a tablet that transforms into a notebook, two standard notebooks and a touch-screen PC join the already-announced Floral Kiss Ultrabook line for the October 26th Microsoft operating system launch in Japan.

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Fujitsu aims Floral Kiss Ultrabook line at women in Japan

10/19, 6:54am

Notebook planned by female Fujitsu employees

Fujitsu is launching a range of female-oriented Ultrabooks in Japan. Called Floral Kiss, the range hopes to "bring elegance to PCs", and was planned and developed primarily by female Fujitsu employees. The Windows 8 notebooks will be made available in three colors: Elegant White, Feminine Pink and Luxury Brown.

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AuthenTec preparing to cut off non-Apple customers in 2013

09/24, 5:48pm

Samsung, HP, Lenovo among affected parties

Fingerprint technology company AuthenTec will be cutting off all of its non-Apple customers starting in 2013, a Korean report says. This includes companies like Samsung, HP, Dell, Lenovo, and Fujitsu. Apple bought out AuthenTec in July, and as is normally the case for the company, the acquisition appears to have been solely to support its own products. AuthenTec clients are allegedly "in a state of panic" about the situation, since they now have to find alternate suppliers for fingerprint scanning.

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Tobii, NTT DoCoMo eye-tracking tablet to debut next month

09/19, 3:26pm

Prototype ibeam uses eyes for navigation

A tablet concept with embedded eye-tracking is being prepared for its first public demonstration. The ibeam, a collaboration between NTT DoCoMo, Fujitsu, and Tobii Technology, is an Android tablet with Tobii's IS20 sensor that can detect where eyes are looking at, and then perform the action being focussed on by the user.

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Fujitsu, NEC, NTT Docomo form mobile chip alliance

08/01, 7:18am

Access Network Technology set to take on Qualcomm, Samsung

Fujitsu, NEC and NTT Docomo have formed an alliance to manufacture their own smartphone mobile processors. Access Network Technology will see Fujitsu taking a majority 52.8 percent stake, with Docomo holding 19.9 percent and NEC 17.8 percent - Fujitsu Semiconductor will pick up the remaining 9.5 percent stake. The partnership has been borne out necessity as mobile chip supplies are constrained due to global demand, while the Japanese companies want to reduce their reliance on chips sourced from outside Japan.

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Fujitsu shows LTE-capable REGZA Phone T-02D for Japan

07/23, 4:30pm

Fujitsu T-02D gets OLED touchscreen, 13.1-megapixel cam and Japan-only launch

Fujitsu has just introduced a new handset for the Japanese market, the NEXT-series REGZA Phone T-02D. It gets a 4.3-inch OLED touchscreen with 960x540 resolution that Fujitsu calls new AMOLED Plus. The display works with a sensor that measures the color of ambient light to change its own color as needed.

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Fujitsu sets hybrid tablet, slate notebook for Q3 release

07/09, 4:50pm

Both Ivy Bridge systems gain options for 10 hour battery life

Fujitsu has unveiled two notebooks that are set to arrive later this year. Both are aimed at business users and institutions; the Q702 is an 11.6-inch tablet hybrid with an optional keyboard dock, while the LifeBook T902 is more of a standard notebook that can convert into a slate. Both devices will ship with Windows 7, but are Windows 8-ready.

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Fujitsu Japan customers to build PCs, notebooks in classes

07/05, 5:14pm

PC instruction schools expand on classes started in factories

Fujitsu is going to offer build-your-own computer classes to customers in Japan. The Hands-on Custom PC Assembly Service will teach absolute beginners how to build their own computer, as well as fundamental knowledge about its inner workings, and to perform computer support tasks themselves.

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Docomo demonstrates Android on a transparent touchscreen

05/31, 5:53pm

Transparent, double-sided screen with interaction possibilities

Japanese cellular carrier Docomo has been showing off a prototype smartphone that sports a transparent display. The device, developed in conjunction with Fujitsu, opens up new possibilities for smartphone interfaces, as the touchscreen is capable of registering inputs from both its front and back surfaces.

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Smartphones outsell keitais in Japan, iPhone growing faster

04/23, 10:00pm

comScore sees smartphone take hold in Japan

Smartphones have broken the reign of the traditional Japanese cellphone for the first time, comScore found late Monday. As of February, smartphones were overall more popular than keitais, the often feature-heavy but complicated basic phones that have dominated Japanese use for more than a decade. Local brands like Sharp still led at 23.5 percent, but they were either flat or down slightly as frequently foreign smartphone brands took hold.

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Fujitsu brings Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs to two notebooks

04/19, 3:50pm

Fujitsu updates LifeBooks with Sandy Bridge CPUs

Fujitsu has refreshed two of its Lifebook notebooks with the last wave of Intel Sandy Bridge processors. The 15-inch AH532 and 14-inch LH532 are now powered by a 2.3GHz, dual-core Intel Core i3. It's paired with the onboard Intel 3000 HD for graphics.

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Fujitsu takes over Fujitsu-Toshiba phone business

04/02, 2:40pm

Fujitsu buys out Toshiba's stake in joint venture

Fujitsu has bought the remaining 19.9 percent of the shares it didn't own from Toshiba in the pair's jointly owned Fujitsu Toshiba Mobile Communications business. The Monday announcement means the new company is now a fully-owned subsidiary of the Fujitsu Group and has thereby been renamed to Fujitsu Mobile Communications. The joint venture worked on the IS12T Windows Phone smartphone that was launched in Japan at KDDI, but little else outside of an Android equivalent.

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NTT DoCoMo, Samsung, others drop LTE chip alliance

04/02, 8:55am

NTT DoCoMo and firms don't reach pact in time

In a rare instance of backing off of a major deal, NTT DoCoMo said Monday that it had broken up its planned 4G chip alliance. The Japanese carrier along with Fujitsu, NEC, Panasonic, and Samsung had ended their joint venture in chips after an agreement on exact terms "could not be reached" by the end of the fiscal year, at the end of March. The company NTT DoCoMo had made to get ready for the alliance, Communication Platform Planning Co., was being closed and liquidated as a result.

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AMD intros low-cost, eight-core Opteron 3200

03/20, 11:15am

AMD's Opteron 3200 web server chips start to ship

Chipmaker AMD has just detailed its new eight-core Opteron 3200-series CPUs, meant primarily for cloud and web hosting servers. Based on its current Bulldozer architecture, it can be had in four- or eight-core variants and is rated at 2.7GHz. A Turbo Core mode bumps the clock speed up to 3.7GHz, though only at half the active cores.

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iPhone becomes biggest-selling cellphone in Japan

03/09, 8:45am

Apple gets absolute lead in Japan phones

Apple now has the top-selling cellphone of any kind in Japan, IDC Japan determined late Thursday. The iPhone 4S launch helped Apple claim 26.6 percent of all cellphone shipments in the country this fall. It may have been the first non-Japanese company to top local ranks, ending a longstanding emphasis on local makers.

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Fujitsu brings Lifebook Premium ultrabook to CeBIT

03/05, 1:35pm

14-inch Lifebook ultrabook sports magnesium body

Fujitsu took the opportunity at the CeBIT show to introduce its ultrabook under the working name Lifebook Premium. Images, specs, and a video come courtesy of NotebookItalia, with the 14-inch notebook sporting a 'frameless' design and the ability to open 180 degrees. The notebook is just 16mm (0.63 inches) thick and weighs 1.5kg (3.3lbs).

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Hands on: Fujitsu Arrows F-07D Android phone

02/28, 7:30am

Claims to be thinnest waterproof smartphone

Fujitsu first introduced its Arrows F-07D smartphone in December, though the device at the time was only confirmed for a launch in Japan. The company brought the handset to Mobile World Congress, where it was displayed beside a sign noting that it had "cleared the FCC." Electronista checked out the compact Android phone, which is claimed to be one of the thinnest smartphones on the market.

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Hands on: Fujitsu's Tegra 3 smartphone

02/27, 9:20am

Handset has yet to receive official name

Fujitsu was one of many companies that have adopted NVIDIA's Tegra 3 chipset to power their latest smartphones. The company has yet to give its new offering an official name, calling it an "ultra-high-spec smartphone," however the device appeared to be ready to arrive on the market. Electronista stopped by Fujitsu's booth at Mobile World Congress for a bit of hands-on time.

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See you at Mobile World Congress 2012

02/24, 2:50pm

We travel to Barcelona for MWC 2012

Electronista is traveling to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress 2012. Updates may come in at unusual times, but we should have updates over the weekend, especially mid-Sunday, as most of the cellphone and tablet world shows its hand. Hands-on coverage will continue through mid-week.

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DoCoMo, NEC, Panasonic, Fujitsu make all-in-one 3G, 4G modem

02/24, 11:40am

LSI chips will allow for multi-network modems

Japanese wireless provider NTT DoCoMo has teamed up with hardware makers NEC, Panasonic, and Fujitsu on developing a rare large-scale integration (LSI) chip for modems that supports GSM, WCDMA, HSPA+, and LTE networks. The companies have developed both the software and hardware intellectual property. An engineering sample of the chips exists, and testing on major mobile networks has been completed.

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Fujitsu to detail quad-core Tegra 3 phone at MWC

02/22, 12:50pm

Fujitsu to show waterproof Tegra 3 at MWC

Fujitsu now plans to bring its quad-core Arrows smartphone to Mobile World Congress, and release more information about, perhaps including shipping and prices. We saw the phone at CES behind glass, and now the Japanese company has revealed its major specs. The phone will be powered by NVIDIA's Tegra 3 chip, which is capable of 1.5GHz clock speeds.

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Fujitsu to begin offering smartphones in Europe

02/20, 12:55pm

Fujitsu's Euro phones to get NFC, LTE support

Fujitsu plans to offer smartphones and tablets for the first time in Europe and will bring some of its new hardware to the Mobile World Congress next week. They will include devices that run on Android and Windows operating systems, the Financial Times reported. The phones will also get NFC chips for wireless payments and support 4G LTE where it's active.

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Fujitsu roadmap shows ultrabooks, Windows 8 in fall

02/16, 12:10pm

Fujitsu conference shows off Windows 8 tablet,

Slides from a Fujitsu press conference held on Wednesday show that the company is planning on releasing ultrabooks later this year. At the same time, the fourth quarter will see the release of a Windows 8-powered tablet, the roadmap shared by Notebook Italia indicated. The notebooks will continue to be known as LifeBooks, while the tablets will carry the Fujitsu Stylistic brand name.

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NVIDIA sets low outlook, sees Tegra 3 phones by end of April

02/15, 6:45pm

NVIDIA Q4 disappoints but promises quick follow-up

NVIDIA in a mix of quarterly and yearly results disappointed investors even as it teased quad-core phones coming quickly. It expected its first fiscal quarter of the year to get it between $900 million and $930 million in revenue, under a $944 million average investor target, with a lower 49.5 percent margin on what it sold than the 52.1 percent most wanted. The company didn't say what prompted the particular outlook.

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NVIDIA Mobile World Congress invite hints quad-core phones

02/08, 11:00pm

NVIDIA likely to show HTC Endeavor at MWC

NVIDIA has sent out invitations to a special event at Mobile World Congress that's likely a strong clue of what at least one partner will show at the event. It plans to show more "quad-core firsts," hinting that a Tegra 3 phone will appear at the event. Most likely, the reference is to either the HTC Endeavor or the upcoming Fujitsu Arrows phone.

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Fujitsu, Panasonic, Renesas said teaming on chip design

02/07, 4:15pm

Three Japanese to merge chip-making business

Three large Japanese electronics makers are involved in talks on merging assets to build computer chips. Renesas, Fujitsu and Panasonic will at first spin off their separate chip design and development divisions to create a joint company, according to Japan's Nikkei newspaper (login required). The three are doing so in order to better compete in the industry for devices and vehicles.

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Fujitsu intros Tegra 3-based M532 tablet with Android 4.0

01/17, 8:25pm

Tablet unveiled just after CES

Fujitsu has introduced a new tablet, the M532, that has surfaced just days after most companies showed off their latest gadgets at CES. The tablet, which was detailed by the German site TechFokus, is powered by NVIDIA's Tegra 3 chipset and previewed with Android 3.2, however the device will be outfitted with Ice Cream Sandwich before launch.

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Fujitsu demos quad-core 4G smartphone, Arrows Tab stateside

01/15, 9:05pm

Fujitus teases Tegra 3 and shows Arrows Tab in US

Fujitsu in its turn at CES was focusing mostly on the mobile side, demoing the Arrows Tab and, in a surprise, a quad-core smartphone. The Arrows-badged phone, which was using a Tegra 3, was behind glass at the main Fujitsu booth running the Riptide GP game NVIDIA likes to use to show the Tegra 3's graphics power. We were told it was running Android 4.0 and, on-device, had a 4.6-inch "HD" screen.

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Samsung, Panasonic, NTT DoCoMo team on smartphone chips [U]

12/27, 12:15am

Samsung, Pana, DoCoMo may co-create by late March

(Update: official details) Samsung, Panasonic, NTT DoCoMo, Fujitsu, and NEC are working together on smartphone processors, according to apparent slips from the industry early Tuesday. A joint venture as cast by the Wall Street Journal would probably have Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo have majority control over the project, which would go live by late March. Little else is known other than that official news could come as soon as later on Tuesday.

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Fujitsu develops ultra-low voltage RAM

12/08, 3:55pm

New process/technology breaks 1V barrier

Fujitsu Semiconductor and SuVolta have demonstrated a new process and technology that promises to greatly reduce the power consumption of SRAM. The new technology could be used to create SRAM capable of operating at ultra-low-voltages of 0.4V, less than one-half of today's power consumption levels. The new lower voltage SRAM could soon be seeing its way into mobile devices, tethered servers, and networking equipment.

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Fujitsu Arrows ES IS12F unveiled for KDDI, only 6.7mm thin

12/05, 5:30am

Fujitsu unveils a super thin Android smartphone

Japan’s KDDI has announced the Fujitsu Arrows ES IS12F that measures in at just 6.7mm at its thinnest point, and 8.5mm at its thickest. The Arrow also only weighs 105 grams despite being fitted with a 4-inch (480x800) AMOLED display. This makes the device thinner than the Motorola RAZR and lighter than the Samsung Galaxy S II.

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Gartner: Apple PC share jumps 20% in Europe as Acer plunges

11/14, 11:55am

Gartner sees Apple, ASUS taking over European PCs

Apple and ASUS are cutting deeply into the European computer market, Gartner found on Monday. Apple was now in the top five in Western Europe, having seen its shipments this past summer jump 19.6 percent over the past year to get it 7.6 percent. ASUS was the only other company in the top five to gain share and grew roughly as quickly, with a 20.3 percent jump putting it above Dell at 10.6 percent of the computer space.

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ARM's new Mali GPU promises 10x leap in performance

11/09, 11:20pm

Chip uses latest Midgard architecture

ARM has introduced a new graphics core, known as the Mali-T658, that promise to bring a significant leap in performance over its predecessor. The GPU is designed for mobile applications, working in conjunction with the company's Cortex-A15 and Cortex-A7 processors. The system is also compatible with a range of APIs such as OpenGL ES, OpenCL, OpenVG and DirectX 11.

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Fujitsu sells 23.2-petaflop PrimeHPC FX10 supercomputer

11/07, 7:30pm

System centers on 16-core processors

Fujitsu has introduced a new supercomputer, known as the PrimeHPC FX10, that is said to be capable of theoretical processing performance up to 23.2 petaflops. The system relies on the company's new VIIIfx processor, which serves as the successor to the existing IXfx chips. The 16-core water-cooled design supports standalone performance up to 236.5 gigaflops, with performance-per-watt reaching 2 gigaflops.

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Oak Ridge Titan supercomputer aims at record with Tesla card

10/11, 9:40am

Tesla GPUs could deliver up to 20 petaflops

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory will use the parallel processing capability of the NVIDIA Tesla M2090 GPU in a new supercomputer, a Cray XK6 nicknamed "Titan." The new supercomputer could deliver over 20 petaflops, making it more than twice as fast as the most powerful supercomputer today, the Fujitsu K supercomputer. Titan will also be three times more energy efficient.

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KDDI adds eight new phones and tablet led by Android

09/26, 5:20pm

Almost entire lineup waterproof

Japanese carrier KDDI has announced its winter lineup for the last quarter of 2012. The second largest wireless provider in Japan will be offering six Android phones, two feature phones and a new tablet. In a unique touch, most of these phones offer waterproof protection.

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