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Operations also underway at engine machining plant Hiroshima, Japan, Oct 24, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - Mazda Motor Corporation today announced that production of the all-new Mazda2 (Mazda Demio in Japan) has begun at Mazda de Mexico Vehicle Operation (MMVO), the company's new plant in Mexico. Additionally, MMVO's engine machining plant,(1) under construction since last year, has been completed and the plant began operating on October 21, 2014. Mazda products featuring SKYACTIV technology are enjoying strong sales globally and in response to growing demand the company will increase production capacity at MMVO to 250,000 units annually by fiscal year ending March 2016. In recent years, Mazda has introduced a series of vehicles featuring innovative SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY and the company expects SKYACTIV models to account for 85 percent of global sales by fiscal year ending Ma... (more)

SDK Increases Capacity to Produce 6" SiC Epi-Wafers for Power Devices

Contributes to the Spread of Next-Generation Power Devices by Improving Productivity and Quality Tokyo, Sept 22, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - Showa Denko (SDK) (TOKYO: 4004) increased its capacity to produce silicon carbide (SiC) epitaxial wafers with a diameter of six inches (150mm) for use in power devices from 400 units a month to 1,100 units a month. As a result, SDK increased its total capacity to produce SiC epitaxial wafers in terms of four-inch (100mm) wafers from 1,500 units a month to 2,500 units a month, an increase of about 60% from the previous level. SDK will also start ... (more)

Supply Contract for the Hong Kong Extension of the Asia-Africa-Europe 1 Submarine Cable System comes into force - to be built by NEC Corporation

NEC to deliver the Thailand-to-Vietnam-and-Hong Kong section of the first high-capacity submarine cable system to link leading South East Asian nations to Africa and Europe via the Middle East Tokyo, Oct 9, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - The consortium behind the Asia-Africa-Europe 1 (AAE-1) submarine cable system project - connecting Asia, the Middle East, East Africa and Europe - have signed a supply contract with NEC Corporation for the S1H segment, representing the Thailand-to-Vietnam-and-Hong Kong section of the network. The supply contract has come into force as of October 8, 2014... (more)

MHPS Completes World-class Combustion Test Facility For Boilers Used in Thermal Power Generation Systems

Integrating Combustion Technologies of MHI and Hitachi Tokyo, Oct 22, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) today completed the construction of a combustion test facility for boilers used in thermal power generation applications. Located on the premises of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.'s (MHI) Nagasaki Research & Development Center, the new facility is equipped with the cutting-edge measuring/monitoring systems and has one of the world's largest capacities: 4 tons of coal combustion per hour. By integrating the combustion technologies of MHI an... (more)

Fujitsu, NTT, and NEC Move Forward on Commercialization of World's Top-Level, 400Gbps-class Optical Transmission Technology

Success in test of ultra-high-speed optical transmission up to distances of 10,000km Tokyo, Sept 4, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu Limited, NTT Corporation, and NEC Corporation today announced that they have achieved a successful transmission test of the world's top-level, 400Gbps/channel-class digital coherent optical transmissions technology(1), marking a step toward commercialization. The test, with 400Gbps-class signals multiplexed up to 62 channels, verified fiber-optic transmissions of 12.4-24.8Tbps wavelength division multiplexed signals having different capacities for ea... (more)