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NEC facial recognition adopted by Star Alliance Biometrics platform
Dec 02, 2020 08:15 JST
NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) announced today that Lufthansa Airlines and Swiss International Airlines (SWISS), Lufthansa Group airline members of Star Alliance, launched the "Star Alliance Biometrics" identity verification platform utilizing NEC's facial recognition technologies at Frankfurt Airport and Munich Airport.
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NanoBridge Semiconductor, Inc. secures series A financing from Japan Industrial Partners and NEC for launching full-scale business
Dec 02, 2020 08:02 JST
NEC has an established history of promoting the commercialization of NanoBridge, and decided to transfer NanoBridge-related intellectual property to NBS and conduct a spin-off in order to further drive the growth of this business.
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NEC Participates in the UK Government-led 5G Open RAN Trial Program with the NeutrORAN Testbed
Dec 01, 2020 08:04 JST
The UK Government and NEC Corporation today announced the launch of the NEC "NeutrORAN" project, which will showcase the latest innovations in the Open Radio Access Network (RAN) space.
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NEC to Launch PCIe-based Vector Engine Card to Explore New Opportunities in the SME Market
Nov 20, 2020 08:20 JST
NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) today announced the global launch of a PCIe-based Vector Engine card (Vector Engine) to tap into the growing demand for High Performance Computing (HPC) from Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).
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NEC Establishes its Global Open RAN Center of Excellence in the U.K. to Accelerate Global Adoption of 5G Open RAN
Nov 19, 2020 14:16 JST
NEC Corporation has announced the establishment of its Global Open RAN Center of Excellence (CoE) in the U.K. to accelerate the global adoption of Open RAN and to further strengthen its structure for accelerating the global deployment of 5G.
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NEC Signs Strategic Collaboration Agreement with AWS -- a first-of-its-kind in Japan
Nov 13, 2020 17:37 JST
NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) has become the first Japanese company to sign a Strategic Collaboration Agreement with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS).
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Altiostar and NEC Demonstrated O-RAN Open Fronthaul at Global O-RAN ALLIANCE Plugfest Hosted by Bharti Airtel in India
Nov 13, 2020 11:01 JST
Altiostar and NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) today said that they participated in the first plugfest event in the India region for the O-RAN ALLIANCE.
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NEC Opens "NEC Mobility Test Center" for Demonstrating Private 5G and Video Analysis
Nov 06, 2020 11:10 JST
NEC Corporation announced today the opening of the "NEC Mobility Test Center," a demonstration facility that utilizes advanced technologies such as private 5G and video analysis for evaluating automated driving technologies, coordinating infrastructure, and co-creating solutions with partner companies.
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NEC Selected as a Vendor for NTT DOCOMO's Standalone 5G Mobile Core
Nov 05, 2020 08:00 JST
NEC Corporation today announced its selection by NTT DOCOMO, Inc. as a vendor of a 5G mobile core network (5GC) compatible with Standalone (SA) 5G that NTT DOCOMO plans to launch in 2021.
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NEC Supports INTERPOL's Virtual Cybercrime Investigation Training
Oct 30, 2020 10:31 JST
NEC Corporation and Cyber Defense Institute, Inc., an NEC Group company, today announced their support for the INTERPOL Digital Security Challenge (DSC), a virtual cybercrime investigation event that took place from October 12 to 16.
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NEC to Host Inaugural NEC Visionary Week, a Fully Virtualized Conference and Exhibition
Oct 30, 2020 08:00 JST
NEC Corporation today announced that it is hosting the NEC Visionary Week, which will be conducted entirely online, from November 12 to December 4, 2020.
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NEC and Realeyes Jointly Develop Emotion Analysis Service in Support of Video Communications
Oct 26, 2020 09:05 JST
NEC Corporation and Realeyes have jointly developed a new emotion analysis service that combines NEC's biometric identification and video analytics technologies with Realeyes' emotion analysis technology.
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NEC and Analog Devices Collaborate to provide a 5G O-RAN Massive MIMO Radio for Rakuten Mobile
Oct 23, 2020 16:31 JST
NEC Corporation and Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) announced today that they have teamed up to design a 5G Network Massive MIMO Antenna Radio Unit for Rakuten Mobile.
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Vodafone and NEC Start Trialing Open RAN Technology
Oct 20, 2020 10:09 JST
Vodafone and NEC Europe Ltd. in partnership with Altiostar, have jointly announced the first successful voice call made on an open virtual Radio Access Network (Open RAN) on Vodafone's network in the Netherlands.
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NEC C&C Foundation Awards 2020 C&C Prize
Oct 13, 2020 10:17 JST
The NEC C&C Foundation today announced that the 2020 C&C Prize will be awarded to two groups for their contributions to leading many collaborators in the construction and dissemination of the Internet in Japan and the promotion of its stable operation.
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NEC Selects NXP RF Airfast Multi-chip Modules for Massive MIMO 5G Antenna Radio Unit for Rakuten Mobile in Japan
Oct 13, 2020 08:00 JST
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) and NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) today announced that NEC selected NXP to supply RF Airfast multi-chip modules to be used in a Massive MIMO 5G antenna Radio Unit (RU) for new windowRakuten Mobile, one of Japan's leading mobile network operators.
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NEC's iPASOLINK EX Advanced Dual drives the evolution of 5G
Oct 12, 2020 17:03 JST
NEC Corporation has announced the global release of the iPASOLINK EX Advanced Dual, a 20Gbps radio for promoting the expansion of 5G.
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NEC OncoImmunity AS and Oslo University Hospital Team Up to Develop a Diagnostic for COVID-19 using Artificial Intelligence
Oct 08, 2020 11:43 JST
The project will develop a novel T-cell diagnostic for the current COVID-19 pandemic to complement the current serological tests.
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NEC and NEC X Announce First Graduate from Corporate Accelerator Program
Oct 06, 2020 18:06 JST
NEC Corporation and NEC X has announced that new windowInguo.io is the first graduating company from NEC X's Corporate Accelerator Program (CAP).
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Transgene, NEC and BostonGene Announce Strategic Collaboration for Two Ongoing Clinical Trials for Patients with Ovarian and Head & Neck Cancers
Oct 06, 2020 16:08 JST
Transgene's myvac platform brings together a series of highly innovative technologies, such as viral genome engineering, to achieve high-speed modular manufacturing of bespoke immunotherapies.
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NEC Acquires a Leading Swiss Financial Software Company, Avaloq
Oct 05, 2020 08:00 JST
NEC Corporation today announced the acquisition of Avaloq Group AG (Avaloq), a leading Swiss financial software company.
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NEC and Vista Equity Partners Establish a Joint Venture and Strategic Partnership to Aid Digital Transformation of Businesses in Japan
Oct 01, 2020 08:18 JST
The partnership will come into effect immediately, with NEC and Vista jointly establishing a joint venture, SaaSpresto Ltd., which started operations today.
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DOCOMO, Fujitsu and NEC Achieve World's First Carrier Aggregation Using 5G Frequency Bands on Multi-Vendor Radio Access Network
Sep 30, 2020 15:25 JST
NTT DOCOMO, INC., Fujitsu Limited and NEC Corporation announced today that they have achieved what they believe to be the world's first carrier aggregation using 5G frequency bands in a multi-vendor radio access network (RAN).
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NEC Face Recognition Engine Provides Highly Accurate Results Even When Face Masks are Worn
Sep 25, 2020 12:48 JST
NEC Corporation has announced the strengthening of its face recognition technology, already recognized as the world's most accurate(1), with the development of a new face recognition engine that provides high-precision certification even when masks are worn.
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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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