40 Facts About Fujitsu


Fujitsu is the world's sixth-largest IT services provider by annual revenue, and the largest in Japan, in 2021.

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The hardware offerings from Fujitsu are mainly of personal and enterprise computing products, including x86, SPARC and mainframe compatible server products, although the corporation and its subsidiaries offer a diversity of products and services in the areas of data storage, telecommunications, advanced microelectronics, and air conditioning.

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Fujitsu is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Nagoya Stock Exchange; its Tokyo listing is a constituent of the Nikkei 225 and TOPIX 100 indices.

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In 1954, Fujitsu manufactured Japan's first computer, the FACOM 100 mainframe, and in 1961 launched its second generation computers the FACOM 222 mainframe.

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Fujitsu offered mainframe computers from 1955 until at least 2002 Fujitsu's computer products have included minicomputers, small business computers, servers and personal computers.

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In 1955, Fujitsu founded Kawasaki Frontale as a company football club; Kawasaki Frontale has been a J League football club since 1999.

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In 1971, Fujitsu signed an OEM agreement with the Canadian company Consolidated Computers Limited to distribute CCL's data entry product, Key-Edit.

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Fujitsu joined both International Computers Limited who earlier began marketing Key-Edit in the British Commonwealth of countries as well as in both western and eastern Europe; and CCL's direct marketing staff in Canada, USA, London (UK) and Frankfurt.

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In September 1990, Fujitsu announced the launch of a new series of mainframe computers which were at that time the fastest in the world.

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In July 1991, Fujitsu acquired more than half of the Russian company KME-CS.

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In 1992, Fujitsu introduced the world's first 21-inch full-color plasma display.

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In 1993, Fujitsu formed a flash memory manufacturing joint venture with AMD, Spansion.

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In October 2004, Fujitsu acquired the Australian subsidiary of Atos Origin, a systems implementation company with around 140 employees which specialized in SAP.

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In January 2009, Fujitsu reached an agreement to sell its HDD business to Toshiba.

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In March 2009, Fujitsu announced that it had decided to convert FDK Corporation, at that time an equity-method affiliate, to a consolidated subsidiary from May 1, 2009 by subscribing to a private placement to increase FDK's capital.

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Fujitsu merged its Large-scale integration chip designing business with that of Panasonic Corporation, resulting in establishment of Socionext.

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In 2014, after severe losses, Fujitsu spun off its LSI chip manufacturing division as well, as Mie Fujitsu semiconductor, which was later bought in 2018 by United Semiconductor Japan Co.

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In 2019, Fujitsu started to deliver 5G telecommunications equipment to NTT Docomo, along with NEC.

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In March 2020, Fujitsu announced the creation of a subsidiary, later named Fujitsu Japan, that will enable the company to expand its business in the Japanese IT services market.

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In June 2020, Fujitsu developed an artificial intelligence monitor that can recognize complex hand movements, built on its crime surveillance technology.

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In September 2020, Fujitsu introduced software-defined storage technology that incorporates Qumulo hybrid cloud file storage software to enable enterprises to unify petabytes of unstructured data from disparate locations, across multiple data centers and the cloud.

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In 2012, Fujitsu announced that it had developed new technology for non-3D camera phones.

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Fujitsu Consulting is the consulting and services arm of the Fujitsu group, providing information technology consulting, implementation and management services.

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Fujitsu Consulting was founded in 1973 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, under its original name "DMR" During the next decade, the company established a presence throughout Quebec and Canada, before extending its reach to international markets.

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Fujitsu operates a division of the company in India, resulting from an acquisition of North America-based company, Rapidigm.

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Fujitsu are market leaders in professional document scanners with their fi-series, Scansnap and ScanPartner product families as well as Paperstream IP, Paperstream Capture, ScanSnap Manager, ScanSnap Home, Cardminder, Magic Desktop and Rack2Filer software products.

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Fujitsu offers on-premise and cloud-based ERP manufacturing software under the Glovia G2 brand, and software as a service under the brand Glovia OM.

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Fujitsu was established in 1970 as Xerox Computer Services, where it developed inventory, manufacturing and financial applications.

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Fujitsu acquired 30 percent of the renamed Glovia International in 1997 and the remaining 70 percent stake in 2000.

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Fujitsu's customers include telecommunications service providers, internet service providers, cable companies, utilities, and municipalities.

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Fujitsu has more than 35 years experience in database development and is a “major contributor” to open source Postgres.

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Fujitsu engineers have developed an Enterprise Postgres version called Fujitsu Enterprise Postgres.

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In May 2011, Fujitsu decided to enter the mobile phone space again, Microsoft announcing plans that Fujitsu would release Windows Phone devices.

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Fujitsu offers a public cloud service delivered from data centers in Japan, Australia, Singapore, the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany based on its Global Cloud Platform strategy announced in 2010.

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Fujitsu has launched a Windows Azure powered Global Cloud Platform in a partnership with Microsoft.

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Fujitsu acquired RunMyProcess in April 2013, a Cloud-based integration Platform-as-a-Service specialized in workflow automation and business application development.

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Fujitsu offers local cloud platforms, such as in Australia, that provide the ability to rely on its domestic data centers which keep sensitive financial data under local jurisdiction and compliance standards.

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Fujitsu produces the SPARC-compliant CPU, the "Venus" 128 GFLOP SPARC64 VIIIfx model is included in the K computer, the world's fastest supercomputer in June 2011 with a rating of over 8 petaflops, and in October 2011, K became the first computer to top 10 petaflops.

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Fujitsu operated the Horizon IT system mentioned in the trial between the Post Office and its sub-postmasters.

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Mr Justice Fraser, the judge hearing the case, noted that Fujitsu had given "wholly unsatisfactory evidence" and there had been a "lack of accuracy on the part of Fujitsu witnesses in their evidence".

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