Items tagged with Fujitsu

We are all looking forward to the end of the year when Intel finally starts shipping Cannon Lake in volume, and other 10-nanometer processors emerge (we're looking at you, Sunny Cove). In the meantime, Intel is still squeezing juice from its Coffee Lake silicon, and is planning to launch more Coffee Lake Refresh chips. As it relates to that, Fujitsu has seemingly leaked a full list of Intel's upcoming processors. This was not done on purpose, and in fact the PDF document that spilled the beans is now offline. Thankfully the Internet has an excellent memory, so even though the document is no longer accessible, screenshots of the pertinent portion of it are out there. Have a look... Click to Enlarge... Read more...
An ongoing softness in the PC market continues to take its toll on Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), which reported a $197 million loss in the third quarter of 2015. That's the bad news. And the good? AMD managed to increase its revenue to $1.06 billion, up from $942 billion in the previous quarter, and inked a deal that will give the company an additional $371 million in cash. AMD attributed the rise in revenue to "solid seasonal semi-custom and strong desktop processor and GPU sales." The semi-custom chips AMD refers to are those found inside a myriad of video game consoles. Overall, AMD's Computing and Graphics segment saw a 12 percent increase sequentially, but a steep 46 drop year-over-year.... Read more...
The folks at Fujitsu just launched a laptop that takes direct aim at grandparents. It's called Grannote (it's a Lifebook AH90/P) and it's intended for "mature adults, primarily around 60 years of age," the Japanese PC maker says. How do you tailor a laptop for the 60-year-old and over crowd? You start with a "clean design that resonates with mature sensibilities," or something like that. It takes a bit of persistence to wade through Fujitsu's marketing jargon, but straight to the point, the Grannote is a notebook with user friendly features that senior citizens who aren't particularly tech savvy will appreciate. Things like "highly legible keycaps" with a 3mm key stroke and 18.4mm key pitch for... Read more...
This has been quite the week for new product announcements, in large part because of the Computex Taipei convention in Taiwan, but also because Intel rolled out its Haswell refresh. Walking in line with the latter, Fujitsu unveiled a new lineup of FMV series PCs, one of which it claims is the world's thinnest Ultrabook. The Ultrabook in question is the Lifebook UH90/L, and though it's extremely slender, that isn't the only eye-popping feature. Fujitsu squeezed a 14-inch wide format display into a standard 13-inch form factor body, but the real treat is that the panel utilizes IGZO technology to achieve an ultra-high display resolution of 3200x1800 (262 ppi). It's also a touchscreen panel, which... Read more...
If Microsoft was hoping for a ringing endorsement for Windows 8, it won't find one from Fujitsu, Japan's largest provider of computer services. On the contrary, Fujitsu pointed the finger directly at the touch-friendly operating system, blaming Windows 8 as part of the reason why the PC maker will miss its annual shipment target for computers. While speaking with reporters in Tokyo, Fujitsu President Masami Yamamoto cited "weak" demand for Windows 8 as one of the reasons why PCs aren't selling the way they should be, Businessweek reports. He also brought up the sovereign-debt crisis in Europe as a contributing factor. Fujitsu expects to ship around 6 million computers for the year ending March... Read more...
A few years back, you could hardly talk about electronics without hearing some "green" slant. Eco-friendly this, and energy-efficient that. Nowadays, green is still "in," but it's not spoken of with nearly the same amount of vigor. That Fujitsu's making green sexy again, and its new technology truly is impressive. The company announced this week that it has created the industry's first recycling system that collects used CDs and DVDs at Fujitsu Group recycling centers and reuses the plastic in the bodies of notebook PCs. Fujitsu began using this recycled plastic for part of the front panel of its LIFEBOOK P772/E notebook PC for enterprise customers, a model in its summer 2012 lineup, but now... Read more...
Fujitsu seems to be fully embracing dual-use scenarios these days, and rather than promote tablets over notebooks or vice versa, the company just unveiled a couple of products that pull double-duty as either one. These include the Stylistic Q702 business hybrid tablet and the Lifebook T902 convertible laptop. The Q702 is  powered by a 3rd Generation Intel Core i3 or i5 processor (Ivy Bridge) and weighs 1.88 pounds. It has an 11.6-inch AH-IPS HD display, a 64GB or 128GB mSATA solid state drive, Intel HD Graphics 4000, 4GB of system memory, USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, HDMI output, SD/SDHC card slot, and is available with Windows 7 Professional at launch (Fujitsu says it's Windows 8 ready). "Powered... Read more...
Sometimes, other nations get to have all of the fun. And in this case, it's Japan. The country is home to some of the world's most amazing technological innovations, and the new Fujitsu Arrows X is certainly one of those. It's the country's first quad-core LTE Tegra phone, boasting NVIDIA's Tegra 3, an LTE radio (supported on NTT DoCoMo's Xi network), a 1280x720 display, one-seg TV tuner, Felicia, a fingerprint sensor and Fujitsu’s own Human Centric Engine. To top it off, Fujitsu’s new flagship device is water- and dustproof. There's no word on a price just yet, but it should be available this summer. Hopefully, it'll make the transition to other nations soon.... Read more...
Even as the world digitizes more and every day, paper products--receipts, business cards, bills, and so on--are still an ever-present reality, which is why Fujitsu has its handy family of portable ScanSnap scanners. The latest member is the ScanSnap S1300i, which boasts some new productivity features, the ability to scan to mobile devices, and support for scanning directly to cloud services such as Dropbox. The device is compatible with both Macs and PCs, can run on USB power, and is rated for 12 double-sided color pages per minute. It features automatic quality selection, Mark Text to turn highlighted items into searchable keywords, ABBYY FineReader that converts scanned documents into Word... Read more...
Fujitsu decided to kick off the summer with a pair of Lifebok Ultrabook devices: the 13.3-inch Lifebook UH572 for home consumers, and 14-inch LifeBook U772 designed for dudes and dudettes donning a business suit. Both models are powered by Intel's 3rd Generation Core processor line, otherwise known as Ivy Bridge. The 14-inch model is distinguishable by its frameless WXGA HD Crystal View display with edge-to-edge viewing and support for an optional port replicator for easy docking/connecting with an external monitor, mouse, and/or keyboard, Fujitsu says. It has a 0.69-inch profile, 3.15-pounds of lean muscle, and up to 7 hours of battery life. Fujitsu says it's fully customizable with different... Read more...
Fujitsu is chasing after business users living in Japan with its new and weirdly named Stylistic M350/CA2 Android tablet. It's a 7-inch slate Fujitsu recommends for a variety of enterprise applications, such as a portable tablet for pitching business presentations to clients, a digital display terminal for retail stores, or for use in schools, each of which is accompanied by a goofy marketing picture. Marketing nonsense aside, this is a Gingerbread (Android 2.3) tablet with a WSVGA (1024x600) touchscreen display that weighs 420 grams. It has a mini-HDMI port, built in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, 512MB of RAM, and battery life of about 6.1 hours. It's unclear what processor Fujitsu is using in the Stylistic... Read more...
Concerned about voltage and SRAM? Your nerd card is approved. Fujitsu Semiconductor and SuVolta have demonstrated the ultra-low voltage operation of SRAM down to ~0.4V, which is just staggering in perspective. The low-voltage operation of SRAM (static random access memory) blocks down to 0.425V by integrating SuVolta's PowerShrink low-power CMOS platform into Fujitsu Semiconductor's low-power process technology. By reducing power consumption, these technologies will make possible the ultimate in "ecological" products in the near future. Technology details and results will be presented at the 2011 International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) being held in Washington DC, starting December 5th.... Read more...
It seems like every one these days has a tablet to offer. Sony, Apple, ViewSonic...you name it. But now, another name is jumping into the ring. Fujitsu. It's a company that has strayed from the general consumer space in recent years, but they're certainly crashing the party with a new LTE tablet. The Arrows Tab LTE (F-01D) is slated to land first in Japan this October, bringing LTE to a market that has thrived on advanced telecommunications. We suspect that it won't be long before it passes to other markets as well. But the LTE inside is only half of what makes this particular slate so lustworthy. There's a 10.1" display, a dual-core CPU and Android 3.2, with an 8.6mm body that weighs just 565g.... Read more...
Fujitsu Toshiba Mobile Communications has unveiled the first smartphone that will ship natively with Microsoft’s upcoming “Mango” build of Windows Phone which was just release to manufacturers a few days ago, also known officially as Windows Phone 7.5. At events in Tokyo at the KDDI Designing Studio and at the Aichi Prefecture in Nagoya, Japan, the cryptically-named IS12T smartphone was shown off to analysts and the public. The IS12T features a 3.7” multi-touch screen, 13.2 megapixel camera, integrated Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, and 32GB of storage. The phone will be available in three colors when it ships in Japan sometime around September—pink, yellow, and black.... Read more...
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