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Encyclopedia > Fujitsu
Fujitsu Limited
富士通株式会社
Type Public (TYO: 6702)
Founded 1935
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Key people Hiroaki Kurokawa, President
Industry Computer hardware, software
Products software & services, Consulting,computing & communications platforms, electronic devices
Revenue ¥5,100.1 billion yen (year ending 31 March 2007)
Employees ~161,000 (31 March 2007)
Slogan The Possibilities Are Infinite
Website www.fujitsu.com

Fujitsu (富士通株式会社 Fujitsū Kabushiki-kaisha?) is a Japanese company specializing in semiconductors, computers (supercomputers, personal computers, servers), telecommunications, and services, and is headquartered in Tokyo. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Tokyo Stock Exchange ), or TSE, is one of the largest stock exchange markets in the world by monetary volume located in Tokyo, Japan, second only to the New York Stock Exchange. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... Computer hardware is the physical part of a computer, including the digital circuitry, as distinguished from the computer software that executes within the hardware. ... Computer software (or simply software) refers to one or more computer programs and data held in the storage of a computer for some purpose. ... For the tax agency in Ireland of the same name, see Revenue Commissioners. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... This article is about work. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... A district (郡; gun) was the administrative unit during the period from 1890 to 1923, which is roughly equivalent to the county of the United States, and was ranked at the level below prefecture and above city, town or village. ... Saga Prefecture ) is located in the northwest part of the island of KyÅ«shÅ«, Japan. ... Fujitsu (藤津郡; -gun) is a district located in Saga, Japan. ... Business corporation ) is a type of corporation ) defined under Japanese law. ... This is a list of companies from Japan. ... A semiconductor is a solid whose electrical conductivity is in between that of a conductor and that of an insulator, and can be controlled over a wide range, either permanently or dynamically. ... This article is about the machine. ... For other uses, see Supercomputer (disambiguation). ... The tower of a personal computer. ... In information technology, a server is an application or device that performs services for connected clients as part of a client-server architecture. ... Telecommunication involves the transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. ... This article is about a term used in economics. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ...


Fujitsu employs around 161,000 people and has 500 subsidiary companies. Internationally, Fujitsu considers IBM to be its main competitor. Its historical domestic rival is NEC. A subsidiary, in business, is an entity that is controlled by another entity. ... For other uses, see IBM (disambiguation) and Big Blue. ... NEC Corporation is a multi-national information technologies company headquarterd in Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan. ...


The slogan "The possibilities are infinite" can be found below the company's logo on major advertising and ties up with the small logo above the letters J and I of the word Fujitsu. This smaller logo, similar to a sideways figure eight, represents the symbol for infinity. For other uses, see Infinity (disambiguation). ...

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History

The company was established in 1935 under the name Fuji Tsūshinki Seizō (富士通信機製造, Fuji Telecommunications Equipment Manufacturing), a spinoff of the Fuji Electric Company, this in turn being a joint venture between the Furukawa Electric Company and German conglomerate Siemens founded in 1923. Despite its connections to the Furukawa zaibatsu, Fujitsu escaped the Allied occupation of Japan mostly unscathed. 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... Fuji Electric Holdings Co. ... Siemens redirects here. ... Year 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Zaibatsu ) is a Japanese term referring to the financial cliques, or business conglomerates, whose influence and size allowed for control over significant parts of the Japanese economy throughout the Edo and Meiji periods. ... Capital Tokyo Language(s) Japanese Political structure Military occupation Military Governor  - 1945-1951 Douglas MacArthur  - 1951-1952 Matthew Ridgway Emperor  - 1926-1989 Hirohito Historical era Post-WWII  - Surrender of Japan August 15, 1945  - San Francisco Treaty April 28, 1952 At the end of the Second World War, Japan was occupied...


In 1954 Fujitsu manufactured Japan's first computer, the FACOM 100, and in 1961 the transistorized FACOM 222. In 1967, the company's name was officially changed to the contraction Fujitsū (富士通). Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1955, Fujitsu founded Kawasaki Frontale (川崎フロンターレ, Kawasaki Furontāre) as a Fujitsu soccer club. Kawasaki Frontale has now been a J. League football club since 1999. Kawasaki Frontale ) is a J. League football club. ... The Japan Professional Football League ), or J.League ), is the top professional football (soccer) league in Japan and one of the most successful leagues in Asian club football. ... This article is about the year. ...


In 1981 Fujitsu took over International Computers Limited (ICL) in the UK, ultimately becoming Fujitsu Services in 2002. This brand change was the IT industry's largest brand migration programme and was initiated by Stephen Isherwood, Fujitsu's then Head of Brand Marketing. Fujitsu Service's business is helping its customers realise the value of information technology through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed service contracts. It serves customers in the private and public sectors across Europe including retail, financial services, healthcare and Government. Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... International Computers Ltd, or ICL, was a large British computer hardware, computer software and computer services company that operated from 1968 until 2002, when it was renamed Fujitsu Services Limited after its parent company, Fujitsu. ...


From February 1989 until the Summer of 1997 Fujitsu built the FM Towns PC variant. It started as a proprietary PC variant intended for multimedia applications and computer games, but later became more compatible with regular PCs. In 1993, the FM Towns Marty was released, a gaming console compatible with the FM Towns games. Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... The FM TOWNS (also spelled FM-TOWNS, FM Towns and FM-Towns) system is a Japanese PC variant, built by Fujitsu from February 1989 to Summer 1997. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ...


Amdahl became a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu in 1997 and with it the DMR consulting group, based in Canada. Amdahl Corporation was founded by Dr. Gene Amdahl, a former IBM employee, in 1970, and specializes in IBM mainframe-compatible computer products. ...


The active partnership with Siemens AG was revived in 1999 in the form of Fujitsu Siemens Computers, now one of Europe's largest IT hardware suppliers, and owned 50/50 by Fujitsu and Siemens. Siemens redirects here. ... This article is about the year. ... Fujitsu Siemens Computers is a Japanese and German IT vendor, selling consumer and business computing products in the markets of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (products marketed elsewhere are sold under the Fujitsu brand). ... Information and communication technology spending in 2005 Information technology (IT), as defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), is the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware. ...


Plasma displays In 1992, Fujitsu introduced the world's first 21-inch full-color display. It was a hybrid, based upon the plasma display created at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and NHK STRL, achieving superior brightness. Many people will be familiar with Fujitsu through such consumer products - they are sold through a subsidiary joint venture company Fujitsu General, along with air conditioners. An example of a plasma display A plasma display panel (PDP) is a type of flat panel display now commonly used for large TV displays (typically above 37-inch or 940 mm). ...


On March 2, 2004, Fujitsu Computer Products of America lost a class action lawsuit over hard disk drives with defective chips and firmware. is the 61st day of the year (62nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In October 2004, Fujitsu's Australian subsidiary buys the Australian arm of AtosOrigin, a systems implementation company specialising in SAP. October 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December See also: October 2004 in sports Events Deaths in October • 29 HRH Princess Alice • 25 John Peel • 24 James Cardinal Hickey • 23 Robert Merrill • 19 Paul Nitze • 18 K. M. Veerappan • 16 Pierre Salinger • 10 Christopher...


On April 1, 2006, Fujitsu Software Corporation merged with Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation. is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In October 2007 Fujitsu Launches its new $10 Million Facility In Noida. October 2007 is the tenth month of that year. ...


In October 2007 Fujitsu's Australia & New Zealand subsidiary buys Infinity Solutions Ltd, a New Zealand IT hardware, services and consultancy company. October 2007 is the tenth month of that year. ...


Fujitsu intends to invest an additional $10 million in India towards infrastructure and resources within the next 18 months.


By 2009, Fujitsu Consulting India expects more than 100 per cent growth in its employee base in India.



History specific to Fujitsu Consulting, the US-based subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited Fujitsu Consulting is a consulting company based in Edison, New Jersey. ...


In 1973 Company incorporation. Office opened in Montreal, Que., Canada as DMR. For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ...


From 1974 To 1984 Expansion across Canada over a decade: Ottawa, Quebec City, Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, Saint John, Halifax, Fredericton, Vancouver, Victoria. Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...


In 1976 Company completed first major assignment, project management of the results systems for the Montreal Olympic Games. Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


From 1981 To 1991 International expansions over a decade: United States, Australia, Europe Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 1985 TRECOM Business Systems Inc.-to be acquired by Amdahl Corporation in 1996 and folded into DMR in 1997-created by Frank Casagrande, S. Russell Powell and Emanuel Arturi. This article is about the year. ...


In 1988 DMR Productivity Plus, a systems development method, launched as a commercial product. Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 1994 Commercial versions of DMR Macroscope products formally launched. Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ...


In 1995 DMR Consulting was acquired by Amdahl Corporation (now Fujitsu IT Holdings, Inc.), then an international solutions-oriented supplier of high-quality information processing systems, software and services. Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 1996 Amdahl purchased TRECOM Business Systems Inc., an IT services firm-located mainly in the greater New Jersey and New York City areas-that focused primarily on telecommunications. As a result, DMR Consulting Group Inc.-made up of DMR and TRECOM Business Systems, Inc.-was formed at the dawn of 1997. Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 1997 TRECOM Business Systems Inc. becomes part of the U.S. Division of DMR. For the band, see 1997 (band). ...


In 1997 Fujitsu Limited acquires Amdahl Corporation and thus DMR. For the band, see 1997 (band). ...


In 2002 DMR Consulting officially became Fujitsu Consulting Inc. on April 1. Also see: 2002 (number). ...


In 2003 Fujitsu Consulting acquires MULTIPRO Services Conseil. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2004 Fujitsu Consulting becomes a North American operation on April 1. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2004 Fujitsu Consulting acquires Cendera. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In June 2005 Fujitsu Consulting acquires BORN Information Services. 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in June June 27: Shelby Foote June 27: John T. Walton June 26: Richard Whiteley June 25: John Fiedler June 25: Chet Helms June 24: Paul Winchell June 21: Jaime Cardinal Sin June 20: Jack Kilby...


In February 2006 Fujitsu Consulting acquires GIM Risk Management. Media:Example. ...


In February 2006 Fujitsu Consulting acquires Greenbrier & Russel. Media:Example. ...


In March 31 2006 Fujitsu Consulting acquired North American based company Rapidigm. In India it has offshore divisions at Noida, Pune, Hyderabad and Bangalore with Pune being the head office. It is known as Fujitsu Consulting India Limited This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... , Pune (IPA: , Marathi: पुणे) is a city located in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. ... , For other uses, see Hyderabad. ... , For other uses, see Bangalore (disambiguation). ...


In September 2007 Fujitsu Consulting acquires OKERE, Inc., a New York City-based consulting and IT services company. September 2007 is the ninth month of that year. ...


Product lines

Computing Products Division[1]

  • Lifebook notebook computers.
  • Mobile Phones.
  • Tablet personal computers, pen based computers. With rotating screen and plastic pen.
  • Scanners - for various purposes of copying print in to digital files.
  • Ethernet switches
  • KVM switches
  • Servers SPARC Enterprise, PRIMEPOWER, PRIMEQUEST, PRIMERGY high end UNIX, Linux Windows products.
  • ETERNUS storage for enterprise environments.
  • Hard drives for notebook computers, work stations and enterprise servers.
  • Mag EraSURE degaussers for disposal of magnetic computing media.
  • Point-Of-Sale Applications

Note: For European, African and Middle Eastern markets, these products are manufactured and marketed by Fujitsu-Siemens Computers (50% joint venture). Fujitsu Siemens Computers LIFEBOOK E7110 LIFEBOOK is a range of notebook computers. ... The SPARC Enterprise series is a range of UNIX servers co-developed by Sun Microsystems and Fujitsu. ... Fujitsu Siemens Computers is a Japanese and German IT vendor, selling consumer and business computing products in the markets of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (products marketed elsewhere are sold under the Fujitsu brand). ...


In popular culture

In the movie Back to the Future Part II the writers thought by 2015 most companies would be owned by Japan. In 2015, Marty's employer is Fujitsu, and he is fired by company owner Ito Fujitsu. When the film was shown in Japan, audiences did not understand the joke, since Fujitsu is not a person's name, it is only a company name similar to the American company General Motors so this was similar to Marty being fired by "Mr. General Motors".[2] Back to the Future Part II is a 1989 film and the first sequel to the 1985 film Back to the Future. ... General Motors Corporation, also known as GM, is a multinational corporation headquartered in the United States and has been the worlds most dominant automaker since 1931. ...


In the movie Scary Movie 4 there is a dialog between Cindy and the ghost boy. The parody has them talking in Japanese, but in reality they are just using Japanese brand names, and other popular Japanese terms. The dialog ends with Cindy yelling "Fujitsu" while telling the ghost boy to "wait".[3] Scary Movie 4 is a fourth film of the Scary Movie franchise and is directed by David Zucker, written by Jim Abrahams, Craig Mazin and Pat Proft, and produced by Craig Mazin and Robert K. Weiss. ...


Australian Spokesman

The key media figurehead for Fujitsu General in Australia is Mark Taylor, a now-retired former captain for the Australian Test Cricketing Side. Because of this he is a well-known icon of the country. In his first advertisement, Mark is seen walking across a cricket pitch when he is stopped by a groundsman who asks him "How's your Fujitsu?", to which Mark replies, "Pretty Cool!" as a catchy phrase to go with the company. He has done several other advertisements for Fujistu and has advertised such deals as Fujitsu Free Money and such air conditioning units as the Fujitsu Inverter System. Mark Taylor has been advertising Fujitsu General's products for a few years now and has become the Australian icon of the Company.[4]


See also

Fujitsu Consulting is a consulting company based in Edison, New Jersey. ... Kawasaki Frontale ) is a J. League football club. ... The FM TOWNS (also spelled FM-TOWNS, FM Towns and FM-Towns) system is a Japanese PC variant, built by Fujitsu from February 1989 to Summer 1997. ... // Notebooks Amilo Lifebook/FMV-BIBLIO CELSIUS H Desktop PC SCALEO SCENIC ESPRIMO DESKPOWER (Asia) FMV-DESKPOWER (Japan) FM-TOWNS (Japan) Tablet PC STYLISTIC/FMV-STYLISTIC PDAs Pocket LOOX S/390-compatible Mainframes S- series, SX- series Flat panel displays Myrica Liquid crystal display televisions Plasma display televisions SCALEOVIEW Liquid crystal... Fujitsu Ten Ltd. ... . ... Typical screenshot of the game, showing how much rice has been donated FreeRice. ...

References

  1. ^ List of major computer products
  2. ^ Commentary about the making of the film included on the 3 DVD set Back to the Future I, II, III
  3. ^ Article about Scary Movie 4
  4. ^ Case Study: Promotion through personality and partnerships, 2005, Access date: 24 September 2007. Australian V8 Supercar drivers Jason Bright and Alan Gurr have also done some marketing/promotional work for Fujitsu and with Taylor due to his Fujitsu sponsored supercars

Scary Movie 4 is a fourth film of the Scary Movie franchise and is directed by David Zucker, written by Jim Abrahams, Craig Mazin and Pat Proft, and produced by Craig Mazin and Robert K. Weiss. ... is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Fujitsu Global
  • Company history
  • Fujitsu General
  • Pictures of Fujitsu-made CPU:s at chipdb.org

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Fujitsu Computer Products of America was founded in 1991 and is a large manufacturer of hard disk drives, tape drives, and other computer peripherals.
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