Items tagged with Fuji

Its products defined nearly a century of photography, cinema, and home video, but the venerable Kodak company is on the verge of bankruptcy. While the company is reportedly preparing to file a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which permits restructuring, the firm is caught in a merciless slide. Once so synonymous with film that its products coined the phrase "Kodak moment," the Rochester, NY-based corporation lost 95 percent of its value between 1999 - 2000. Revenue for 2010 was just $7.18 billion, down from 1996's $15.97 billion. It's stock, which traded at $30-35 per share back in 2006-2007 has fallen... Read more...
Fujitsu Launches Half-Terabyte Mobile Class Hard Disk Drive Series World's Highest Capacity Disk Drive with Green Policy Innovation Program and Available AES 256-bit Full Disk Encryption Sunnyvale, CA, November 11, 2008 — Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative computer products including hard disk drives, peripherals and biometric security solutions, today announced the launch of the 2.5-inch MJA2 BH and MJA2 CH series 5400 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/sec mobile hard drives (HDD), achieving industry leading capacity of a half-terabyte (500GB(1)), and features the highest... Read more...
S3 Graphics Ultra Low Power GPUs Chosen by Fujitsu Asia and Pacific Give Users True Mobility and Application FlexibilityS3 Graphics Chrome ULP GPUs Redefine Notebook Graphics Market for 14" and Smaller Mobile Computing Platforms FREMONT, California, November 3, 2008 - S3 Graphics, a leading provider of graphics and multimedia technologies for energy efficient computing devices, today announced multiple Fujitsu product lines featuring the visual computing power of S3 Graphics discrete Chrome 430 ULP (Ultra Low Power) graphics processor.Today's users can now enjoy the latest HD media content online... Read more...
If ASUS can make a bamboo laptop, why can't someone else make a laptop out of corn? Of course, someone has.The notebook is fully functional and looks just like a common unit. While its interior is built with regular hardware, the outside casing is made out of plant-based plastic.More to the point, Fujitsu has adopted a revolutionary polymer that is a mix of 50 percent plant-based materials, and 50 percent regular plastics. The environmental-friendly plastic is fully biodegradable and is made of regular ears of corn, processed down to corn starch, then turned into a polymer alloy. Using 100 percent... Read more...
The bright engineers over at Fujitsu have are developing a new technology that could literally triple hard drive capacity in the near future.  What’s truly amazing is how the idea came about.Holograms.  Yeah, those things that used to come on special edition baseball cards back in the early 1980's.  True story: “Fujitsu's next big idea literally came from those aluminum "hologram" stickers you frequently see on the front of cereal boxes, and the certification tape of sealed software cases. Making those pretty colors onto aluminum uses a process called anodization, which is a kind of electrolytic... Read more...
DailyTech has an interesting story about Fujitsu offering a $1300 Samsung-made solid-state disk (SSD) to 2 of their sub-notebooks.  How much portable storage does one get for $1300?  According to the article: 32GB. "Fujitsu today announced that it will begin making SSD optional on two of its ultra-portable notebook computers. Its LifeBook P1610 and LifeBook B6210 will have the option of a 16GB or 32GB SSD for storage in place of a traditional hard disk drive (HDD)." DailyTech points out that the $1300 price is a lot higher than the cost of comparable drives from SanDisk, which go... Read more...
Sharp has announced that it is recalling 28,000 Sony Lithium-Ion laptop batteries that could be prone to overheating and subsequent fire.  Sharp has stated that the affected batteries are from 7 different models.  Fujitsu has also expanded their recall to include 51,000 more batteries on top of the already 287,0000 they recalled earlier this month which would affect some 35 different models.  Dell, Apple, Lenovo, Toshiba are just some of the other manufacturers who have issued recalls in the past several months due to these batteries.  Total recall numbers are well into the... Read more...
I have been expecting a slow switch to solid-state storage for a while now. NAND flash is lighter and requires less power that conventional hard drive storage. Its one draw back is price, however, NAND prices have been dropping over the past year due to higher yields and better processing techniques as evidenced from ever dropping thumb-drive prices.So it comes as no surprise that Fijitsu has jumped aboard the flash hard drive bandwagon. Fujitsu Ltd will release for the first time in Japan laptop computers that use flash memory instead of a hard... Read more...
Fujitsu said it's going to launch desktop personal computers equipped with Blu-ray disk drives in June in Japan, becoming the first company to release PCs compatible with the next-generation optical disks. The announcement comes one day after Toshiba Corp. unveiled a plan to launch in mid-May notebook computers that can handle HD DVD disks, which compete with Blu-ray disks in the market for high-definition optical disks. Fujitsu also plans to launch notebook PCs with HD DVD drives in June, catering for both camps.... Read more...
Fujitsu to Showcase Industry Leading Hard Disk Drive Technology at Storage Networking World Spring 2006 SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., one of the world's leading suppliers of innovative computer products including hard disk drives, peripherals and biometric security solutions, today announced that it will showcase its leading 2.5" Serial ATA (SATA) and small form factor (SFF) Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) hard disk drives inside market-ready storage systems at Storage Networking World, April 3-6, 2006, in San Diego, Calif. Given the constant change in system... Read more...
Going along with yesterday's update on Google Maps, some Asian governments have voiced their opinion on the technology... they don't like it. There's still some debate has to how serious of a security risk the satellite images are, as the images are a few years old. Living in New Hampshire, I have no concerns as most of my state lacks detailed images. Area 51 has higher quality pictures... could the government be hiding something in the granite state? Well, time to find my tinfoil hat, later folks! FujiFilm FinePix F10 @ eCoustics "The new 6.3-megapixel FujiFilm FinePix F10 ($399 MSRP) is... Read more...
Hey everyone! Plenty of reviews in tonight, and while I'm sure most of you are already in bed, there's still the special group of insomniacs that I owe a post to. Enjoy the news, goodnight all :). Fujitsu Lifebook N3511 Review @ Designtechnica "The new Fujitsu Lifebook N3511 takes a stab at the multimedia-centric notebook market by adding an integrated TV tuner and a remote control to its list of one-ups. While the N3511 may come with all the bells and whistles you would expect, it is still a heavy system especially when compared to its competitors. We also aren't sure that it's small 15.4-inch... Read more...
Hey folks, this afternoon we have a few photography related articles for you, along with a Laptop and water cooling system review. I've got to cut the chat short though, as I'm trying to fix a couple computers and fill some holes in my wall(fun stuff!). Enjoy! Fujitsu P7010D Laptop Review @ Designtechnica "The LifeBook 7010 is an attractive system that melds shades of silver and black with a somewhat industrial, yet refined looked. There is very little in the way of branding on the system itself. The Fujitsu name is on the bottom of the system and on the inside of the lid only. The top of... Read more...
Welcome back my friends :)  Things around the Canadian portion of the HH lab have been a bit on the quiet side for the past few days due to my cold.  Thankfully, I awoke this morning feeling much better then I had over the weekend.  Needless to say, I have a bit of work that needs tending too ;)  However, before I head back to the test bench, here is a bit of news to help tie you over till the AM... Galaxy & Gainward GeForce FX 5900 XT's Review @ Beyond3D "Overall the pixel shader results highlight that the 5900XT cards are a better option than the 5700 Ultra for games... Read more...