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Tokyo, Jan 19, 2010 - (JCN Newswire) - Hitachi Cable, Ltd. has announced the development of an XLGMC-1001 media converter. The XLGMC-1001 is the world's first*1 product to comply*2 with the 40 Gigabit Ethernet*3 specifications currently under standardization by the IEEE802 committee.*4 The product is slated for release in June 2010, when the 40 Gigabit Ethernet standard is expected to be officially released. The growing diversity of IT systems, including IP telephony and TV conference systems, as well as conventional mission-critical tasks, Web access, e-mail transmission/reception, and file-sharing, have placed enormous burdens on the networks currently used by corporations. To handle greater data transfer volumes, companies are now switching interoffice networks from conventional dedicated telecommunication lines such as ATM*5 and SONET*6 to faster, higher-capacit... (more)

RIKEN: Signaling Pathway Reveals Mechanism for B Cell Differentiation in Immune Response

Tokyo, Apr 22, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - An article in Science Signaling by researchers at the RIKEN Research Center for Allergy and Immunology (RCAI) has clarified for the first time the mechanism governing differentiation of B cells into antibody-producing plasma cells. The finding establishes a role for the extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) signaling pathway in B cell differentiation, a key step toward the development of B cell-targeted drugs for treatment of autoimmune diseases and allergies. As the only cells in the body that produce antibodies, B cells play an essen... (more)

Kreab Gavin Anderson Expands Public Affairs Practice with Appointment of Jonathan Kushner

Leading Global Consultancy for Public Affairs, Financial and Corporate Communications Bolsters Presence in Japan Tokyo, Sept 2, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - Kreab Gavin Anderson today announced the appointment of industry veteran Jonathan Kushner as Partner in the firm's Tokyo office. Kushner's experience with leading financial services and technology companies spans Japan, the United States and Asia. Most recently, he headed communications and corporate affairs at the Japan and Korea operations of AIG's general insurer Chartis, where he particularly focused on crisis communications, ... (more)

Sony Develops Next-generation Back-Illuminated CMOS Image Sensor which Embodies the Continuous Evolution of the Camera

Expanding Shooting Enjoyment and Advanced Functionality of Smartphones and Other Devices Tokyo, Jan 23, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Sony Corp. today announced that it has developed a new next-generation back-illuminated CMOS image sensor which embodies the continuous evolution of the camera. This image sensor layers the pixel section containing formations of back-illuminated structure pixels onto chips containing the circuit section for signal processing, which is in place of supporting substrates for conventional back-illuminated CMOS image sensors. This structure achieves further e... (more)

EV-Smart Grid Demonstration Project: Starting Operation of "M-tech Labo," a Smart Grid Demonstration System

Tokyo, Apr 12, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Corporation (MC), Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Mitsubishi Electric) have completed the development and begun the operation of "M-tech Labo"*, a smart grid demonstration system that utilizes rechargeable batteries in Electric Vehicles ("EVs") for electric-demand leveling of factory facilities. Tokyo Institute of Technology is playing an advisory role for the project. This demonstration project is part of the KEIHANNA Eco-City Next-Generation Energy and Social Systems Demonstration Proje... (more)