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NEC: BIRD INITIATIVE Established to Accelerate the Creation of New Businesses Through Cooperative R&D
Sep 10, 2020 13:12 JST
NEC Corporation, OBAYASHI CORPORATION, Japan Industrial Partners, Inc., Japan Investment Adviser Co., Ltd., ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation and AOI Fund 1, operated by UTokyo Innovation Platform Co., Ltd., has announced the establishment of BIRD INITIATIVE, Inc. (BIRD).
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NEC and Lawson Begin Proof of Concept of a Store using Digital Technologies in Indonesia
Aug 24, 2020 14:40 JST
NEC Corporation, a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies, and Lawson, Inc., one of the top convenience store chains in Asia will begin Proof of Concept (PoC) of a store using digital technologies at the Lawson Graha Tamiya store in Indonesia from August 25 to September 30, aimed at improving store operations and sales.

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OLL and NEC Launch MIST Cable System Construction
Aug 21, 2020 09:31 JST
Orient Link Pte. Ltd. and NEC Corporation announced that they have signed an agreement to build the MIST Cable System (MIST).
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Sanden, Argo Graphics and NEC Introduce PLM System for Managing Design and Manufacturing Processes Globally
Aug 19, 2020 11:11 JST
Sanden Holdings Corporation (Sanden), in collaboration with Argo Graphics Inc. (Argo Graphics) and NEC Corporation (NEC), has introduced a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system that centrally manages the company's design and manufacturing processes globally.
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NEC and PERSOL CAREER Start PoC of Recruitment Service for International IT Engineers using Blockchain Technology
Aug 13, 2020 08:57 JST
NEC Corporation and PERSOL CAREER CO., LTD. today announced the start of a proof-of-concept (PoC) of a new direct recruiting service for companies seeking to hire IT engineers from India, particularly Japanese companies.
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Banqsoft Acquires Concent to Expand and Broaden its Market Position
Aug 12, 2020 08:18 JST
NEC Corporation today announced that Banqsoft, a Norway-based company specialized in software for the financial services sector and subsidiary of KMD, a Denmark-based subsidiary of NEC, has entered into an agreement to acquire Norwegian software company Concent.
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NEC and Realeyes Announce Strategic Alliance in Emotion Analysis Solutions
Jul 28, 2020 11:31 JST
NEC Corporation and Realeyes have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a strategic partnership to jointly develop and distribute emotion analysis solutions globally.
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NEC Announces External Appointment of Executive Personnel
Jul 27, 2020 11:17 JST
NEC Corporation today announced that Ikuo Matsuhashi, formerly a managing director with Goldman Sachs Japan, joined NEC as a corporate executive on July 24 this year.
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NEC and Sita Announce Global Aviation Partnership Agreement to Deliver the Future of Digital Identity at Airports
Jul 21, 2020 11:43 JST
NEC Corporation and SITA today announced a global partnership to develop market-leading solutions that enable a secure walk-through travel experience at airports, leveraging NEC's I:Delight identity management platform together with SITA Smart Path and SITA Flex.
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BostonGene and NEC Collaborate to Analyze Cancer Patients in Clinical Trials
Jul 21, 2020 09:45 JST
This collaboration brings together NEC's artificial intelligence (AI)-driven approach to cancer immunotherapy with BostonGene's sophisticated analytical tools.
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NEC-led Team to Provide Hawaii's Airports with Passenger Screening Technology
Jul 17, 2020 08:35 JST
NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701), NEC Corporation of America and their partner, Infrared Cameras Inc., were selected by the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) to provide thermal temperature screening and facial recognition technology at Hawaii's public airports to help protect the community and identify passengers with a potentially elevated body temperature.
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NEC Provides Secure Document Management and Sharing Service "Obbligato/Collaboration Platform" in China
Jul 16, 2020 09:34 JST
NEC Corporation today announced the sales launch of a collaboration software as a service (SaaS) platform, the "Obbligato/Collaboration Platform," in China, offering easy and secure document management and sharing as part of the Obbligato series of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software.
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NEC Solution Innovators Establishes "FonesLife," a healthcare business company that contributes to extending healthy life expectancy
Jul 09, 2020 13:34 JST
NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) announced today that NEC Solution Innovators, a wholly owned subsidiary, will establish FonesLife Corporation to accelerate and strengthen the healthcare business and begin collaboration with SomaLogic Ltd.

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JGA North is Ready for Service
Jul 06, 2020 14:30 JST
RTI Connectivity Pte. Ltd. (RTI) and NEC Corporation (NEC) jointly announced the successful completion of the Japan-Guam-Australia North Cable System (JGA North). JGA North is approximately 2,700 kilometers in length and lands in Minami-Boso, Japan and Piti, Guam.
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Aichi Cancer Center and NEC Launch Joint Research on Fundamental Study Aimed at Advanced Cancer Immunotherapy
Jul 06, 2020 14:11 JST
Aichi Cancer Center and NEC Corporation today announced the launch of fundamental research aiming to realize the promise of advanced personalized cancer immunotherapy by improving the performance of NEC's neoantigen prediction system and developing predictive biomarkers for patient stratification through the fusion of AI and experimental immunology.
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NEC and JAMSTEC Develop AI-based System for Measuring Microplastics in the Ocean
Jul 03, 2020 10:30 JST
This development aims to increase the sophistication of microplastic measurement techniques for evaluating the dynamics and environmental impact of marine plastic waste.
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Tohoku University and NEC Collaborate to Accelerate the Development of Composite Materials for Aircraft
Jul 01, 2020 12:41 JST
Tohoku University Graduate School of Engineering, Graduate School of Information Sciences, and NEC Corporation today announced the start of research and development of a materials integration system utilizing NEC's vector supercomputer SX-Aurora TSUBASA to accelerate the development of carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) for aircraft.
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NEC Platforms provides highly functional bioplastic, "NeCycle," helping to solve environmental issues such as marine plastic waste
Jun 29, 2020 11:34 JST
NEC Corporation announced today that NEC Platforms has begun global sales of "NeCycle," a cellulosic, highly functional bioplastic that contains approximately 50% non-edible plant ingredients and biodegrades in natural environments in approximately four years.
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NEC: Alliance for Joint Research and Development and Global Rollout of ICT Products Utilizing Innovative Optical and Wireless Technologies
Jun 25, 2020 14:06 JST
NTT Corporation and NEC Corporation today agreed to form a capital and business alliance for the purpose of joint research and development and the global rollout of ICT products utilizing innovative optical and wireless technologies.
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NEC and D-Wave Begin Joint Quantum Product Development, Marketing and Sales
Jun 18, 2020 08:00 JST
NEC has made a USD10 million investment in D-Wave in connection with this initiative.
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NEC: Researchers Develop a Compact 28 GHz Transceiver Supporting Dual-polarized MIMO
Jun 17, 2020 16:13 JST
Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology and NEC Corporation have jointly developed a 28 GHz phased-array transceiver supporting dual-polarized MIMO for fifth-generation mobile communications system (5G) radio units.
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NEC: Asia Direct Cable Consortium to Build New Asia Pacific Submarine Cable
Jun 11, 2020 12:30 JST
The consortium has selected NEC to construct the 9,400-kilometer long ADC cable, which is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2022.
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NEC's Netcracker 2020 Puts Service Providers at the Center of the Digital Economy
Jun 04, 2020 08:15 JST
Netcracker Technology, a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, announced today the launch of its Netcracker 2020 portfolio to help service providers focus on their customer's digital lifestyle.
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Rakuten Mobile and NEC Agree to Jointly Develop Containerized Standalone 5G Core Network
Jun 03, 2020 09:34 JST
Rakuten Mobile, Inc. and NEC Corporation today announced that the two companies have reached an agreement to jointly develop the containerized standalone (SA) 5G core network (5GC) to be utilized in Rakuten Mobile's fully virtualized cloud-native 5G network.
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Tokyo Metropolitan Government to trial 5G Antenna-equipped Smart Poles in Cooperation with Sumitomo Corporation and NEC
May 25, 2020 09:44 JST
Sumitomo Corporation has concluded an agreement with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government on the preliminary/trial installation and verification of smart poles being carried out by the government.
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Transgene and NEC Demonstrate High Accuracy of AI-based Neoantigen Prediction for the Design of Individualized Cancer Vaccine TG4050
May 15, 2020 13:10 JST
Transgene and NEC Corporation today announce that they will present data demonstrating that the prediction algorithm used to customize TG4050 for each patient is accurate at identifying immunogenic cancer mutations even among a large set of candidate mutations.
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NEC Develops Learning-based Communications Analysis Technology-enabling High-quality Local 5G Without Network Specialist
May 13, 2020 09:43 JST
NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) today announced the development of a learning-based communications analysis technology for private radio communications networks, including local/private 5G networks (local 5G).
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NEC to Provide Vietnam with "LOTUSat-1" Earth Observation Satellite System
Apr 23, 2020 09:56 JST
NEC Corporation today announced that it received an order from Sumitomo Corporation for the manufacture and launch of the "LOTUSat-1" Earth observation satellite system for the Vietnam National Space Center (VNSC).
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NEC Publishes Design Blueprints for SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines Using its Artificial Intelligence Technology
Apr 23, 2020 09:46 JST
NEC Corporation today announced analysis results from efforts using AI prediction platforms to design blueprints for SARS-CoV-2 vaccines that can drive potent T-cell responses in the majority of the global population.
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