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Tokyo, Oct 22, 2009 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) announced today it has started a joint evaluation of NEC's cancer diagnosis assistance system, e-Pathologist, at Massachusetts General Hospital (Headquarters: Boston, MA, USA; President: Peter L. Slavin, MD; MGH). The e-Pathologist system uses "machine intelligence" to detect tissue and cell features and make quantitative measurements of key structures in digitized images of slides of tissue sections stained conventionally with Hematoxylin & Eosin (H&E) or subjected to immunohistochemistry reagents to assist pathologists in making decisions that may contribute to the clinical management of cancer. With the advent of fast scanners that generate digital images of tissue slides, the workflow of the pathology laboratory can be enhanced in a cost effective manner by leveraging the advantages of digital... (more)

Sony names Kazuo Hirai as President and CEO; Sir Howard Stringer to become Chairman of the Board of Directors

Tokyo, Feb 1, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Sony Corporation ("Sony") today announced that Kazuo Hirai has been appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1, 2012. Sir Howard Stringer, currently Chairman, CEO and President, will become Chairman of the Board of Directors in June, 2012. Mr. Stringer recommended to the Sony Board of Directors that Mr. Hirai, currently Executive Deputy President, be his successor as President and CEO. Mr. Stringer will continue as Chairman of Sony Corporation until his ascension to the Board Chairmanship, which will become effectiv... (more)

Fujitsu Laboratories Develops Technology for Compact Optical Transceivers that Double Data Transmission Speeds to 25 Gbps

Intended for data communications in next-generation servers using optical interconnects Kawasaki, Japan, May 31, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu Laboratories Limited today announced the development of a compact, cost-effective optical transceiver, a necessary step toward developing optical interconnects for high-speed, high-bandwidth data transmission among CPUs in the next generation of servers. The data rate and space available for mounting the optical transceivers in use today are obstacles in the way of making future high-performance servers a reality. Fujitsu Laboratories th... (more)

Panasonic to Begin Mass-production of Long-life Lithium-ion Battery System for Solar-powered Homes in Europe

Osaka, June 4, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Panasonic Corporation announced today that it will start in June mass-production of a compact, secure and long-life lithium-ion battery system the company has developed for European homes. This marks the first time for the company to produce in volume such a system designed for Europe. In Germany and other European countries, governments are cutting purchase prices for solar power in order to rein in the expansion of solar power generation, which led solution that allows consumers to optimize the self-consumption of solar energy generated on... (more)

69% Considerate of Online Professional Presence - Robert Walters

Tokyo, June 14, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Robert Walters, one of the world's leading specialist professional recruitment consultancies, has released its latest Global Web Poll findings. Compiled monthly from our website, our Global Web Poll surveys industry professionals on topics relating to job hunting, career and professional goals. The recent poll question was: "How important do you consider maintaining a professional online presence on personal social networking websites in the event prospective employers check?" The poll found that a majority of respondents recognised the impor... (more)