Fujitsu adds manufacturing, R&D jobs in Texas

December 20, 2005 Richardson, TX -- Fujitsu Network Communications has transferred production of a key element of its Flashwave 4500 Multiservice Provisioning Platform (MSPP) from its factory in Oyama, Japan to its manufacturing facility in Richardson, Texas. The company says that moving its supply chain closer to its large customer base in North America will allow it to more quickly respond to rapidly changing customer requirements.

Dec 20th, 2005

December 20, 2005 Richardson, TX -- Fujitsu Network Communications has transferred production of a key element of its Flashwave 4500 Multiservice Provisioning Platform (MSPP) from its factory in Oyama, Japan to its manufacturing facility in Richardson, Texas. The company says that moving its supply chain closer to its large customer base in North America will allow it to more quickly respond to rapidly changing customer requirements.

"This shift in manufacturing brings new jobs to north Texas at a time when competing optical networking vendors are eliminating positions through outsourcing," remarks Don Blackwood, senior vice president of operations at Fujitsu Network Communications. "By growing our manufacturing operation in the U.S., we increase our competitive advantage in terms of top quality and timely responsiveness to customer requirements."

Fujitsu is also expanding R&D operations on its Richardson campus, and anticipates the addition of new positions for recent graduates with bachelor of science degrees in electrical engineering and computer engineering.

"Fujitsu Network Communications helped create the Telecom Corridor when the company established its headquarters in Richardson in 1981," comments Bill Sproull, president and CEO of the Richardson Chamber of Commerce (RCC), the Richardson Economic Development Partnership (REDP), and the Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC). "As one of four founding members of the MTBC, Fujitsu has consistently demonstrated a commitment to the local economy. This increase in manufacturing capacity and expansion of their R&D facility brings jobs to the Telecom Corridor, and is the latest in a series of positive indicators that show a strong recovery and growth of high-tech business in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex."

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