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Even non-experts can identify the scope of problems within ten seconds Tokyo, Jan 29, 2015 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced that it has developed a technology that, in the event of a cloud network failure, enables even non-experts to identify the impact of that failure on virtual systems - within 10 seconds. Up until now, when there were network failures, networking experts worked with server administrators as they needed to investigate the relationship between virtual systems and physical networks. This process could take over three hours in the case of a large-scale cloud environment. Now Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a technology that identifies in seconds the impact a network failure has on a virtual system. It does this by automatically generating data from communications pathways between physical servers as well as combined data ... (more)

Toyota to Trial New SiC Power Semiconductor Technology

Tokyo, Jan 29, 2015 - (JCN Newswire) - Using a "Camry" hybrid prototype and a fuel cell bus, Toyota Motor Corporation will bring a brand new technology to the streets of Japan for testing this year. The tests will evaluate the performance of silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors, which could lead to significant efficiency improvements in hybrids and other vehicles with electric powertrains. Technology Power semiconductors are found in power control units (PCUs), which are used to control motor drive power in hybrids and other vehicles with electric powertrains. PCUs play a c... (more)

DENSO to Expand its Plant in Athens, Tennessee

Kariya, Japan, Jan 29, 2015 - (JCN Newswire) - Global automotive supplier DENSO is expanding DENSO Manufacturing Athens Tennessee for the production of gasoline direct injection products. The investment will be $85 million and the expansion area will be 20,800 square meter. The production is planned to start in July 2016. This expansion will result in about 400 new jobs. Company Profile 1. Name: DENSO Manufacturing Athens Tennessee, INC. 2. Location: Athens, Tennessee, 3. President: Youichi Yamashita 4. Established: 2003 5. Capitol: US$100 million (approximately 12 billion yen) 6. Owne... (more)

Lexus Design Award 2015 Finalists Announced

Tokyo, Jan 29, 2015 - (JCN Newswire) - Lexus International today announced the finalists for the third Lexus Design Award, an international competition established with the aim of supporting young up-and-coming creators. A total of 1,171 entries from 72 countries on the theme of "Senses" were judged by a panel of world-renowned designers and creators in November in Tokyo. 12 finalists were selected. Four of the 12 finalists will get the chance to produce prototypes of their winning designs with assistance from world-famous engineer and architect Arthur Huang, game designer Robin ... (more)

Civic Type R and NSX Supercar Lead Host of Premieres from Honda at 2015 Geneva Motor Show

Tokyo, Jan 29, 2015 - (JCN Newswire) - - Honda to unveil flagship performance models with world premiere of production Civic Type R and European premiere of NSX - Production models of all-new Jazz and HR-V to be unveiled, as well as first showing in Europe of FCV Concept fuel cell vehicle - 2015 McLaren-Honda F1 racer showcased ahead of season opener Signaling a new era for the Honda brand in Europe, every model in the range will be new or refreshed in 2015, with many being unveiled in production guise for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Performance cars for road ... (more)