Yokogawa, Fujitsu to form strategic partnership

March 2, 2006 Tokyo, Japan --Yokogawa Electric Corp. and Fujitsu Ltd. announced an agreement to form a strategic partnership to jointly develop core system technologies and key components focused on high-speed optical-electronic device technologies. The companies say the technologies developed through the partnership will be applied to ultra high-speed optical transmission systems.

March 2, 2006 Tokyo, Japan --Yokogawa Electric Corp. and Fujitsu Ltd. announced an agreement to form a strategic partnership to jointly develop core system technologies and key components focused on high-speed optical-electronic device technologies. The companies say the technologies developed through the partnership will be applied to ultra high-speed optical transmission systems.

In a press release, the companies cite a number of key objectives in the strategic partnership, among them to utilize their respective development resources for the joint development of optical transmission technologies. By combining Yokogawa's advanced compound semiconductor device technology with Fujitsu's expertise in network systems, the companies say they aim to achieve a faster transmission network infrastructure.

Also in the partnership, the companies say that Yokogawa will be able to develop and manufacture products for Fujitsu's optical transmission systems, which command a high share of the market, thereby facilitating the rapid growth of Yokogawa's optical transmission business. Fujitsu also says it expects to be able to utilize technologies and products developed through the partnership to accelerate the market introduction of ultra high-speed optical transmission systems.

The companies say they will work together to offer products of superior quality and reliability, while also striving to pioneer a range of innovative optical technologies.

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