Spotlight 83: Connecting Healthcare Community

SynapseWhile the volume of healthcare information captured and stored is increasing dramatically, medical professionals and patients need to access and share data, anytime, anywhere, on any device, in a secure and fast way. “Connection is a key factor to maximize success in this changing scenario, and Synapse, with its broad portfolio, is the key to provide successful connection by improving medical workflow” says Pedro Mesquita, FUJIFILM Europe Vice President Medical Systems. The new business approach was launched through a powerful and innovative web-platform in which the healthcare professionals can experience all the benefits of Synapse adoption. More: http://synapse.fujifilm.eu/

Spotlight 82: Fujifilm’s 4K lenses – changing the TV industry with amazing image quality

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Watching on the big screen in a movie theater. On a flat-screen TV at home. On a mobile device on the go. People are enjoying more videos and with higher expectations than ever before. To satisfy the demand of viewers in this constantly evolving world, the motion picture and broadcast industries require the highest possible level of image quality. Since it offers four times the resolution of HD, 4K is growing in popularity as a new standard for movies and broadcasts.  In 2015, Fujifilm developed the FUJINON UA series, the world’s first 4K zoom lenses for use in broadcasting, spurring the adoption of this new standard. This product series has helped lead to the establishment of television stations that broadcast exclusively in 4K and plans for 4K recording of the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Behind this major advance in television image quality lies a Fujifilm product strategy that sweeps away conventional wisdom about what a lens can or cannot be. Read more about the two different worlds of camera lenses, broadcast and movies: More

Spotlight 81: Highly functional materials – leveraging photography DNA to add new value

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At the start of the 21st century, risk and opportunity lay ahead for Fujifilm: the digital era had arrived in force. Although Fujifilm had already begun to diversify its portfolio of technologies, photographic film had remained the company’s bread and butter since its founding. Demand for film peaked in 2000 and rapidly declined thereafter, at a rate of 20 percent per year. To continue growing over the medium and long term, Fujifilm would have to build new businesses. There was absolutely no time to waste.

Fujifilm took a long look at its history, asking itself, “What are our greatest strengths? Where and how can we offer new value to the marketplace?” One of the answers the company came up with

was leveraging the technologies it had developed in the photography industry to create unique, value-added highly functional materials. More

Spotlight 80: Fujifilm’s 4 K lenses – changing the TV industry with amazing image quality

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In 2015 Fujifilm developed the FUJINON UA series, the world’s first 4K zoom lenses for use in broadcasting, spurring the adoption of this new standard. This product series has helped lead to the establishment of television stations that broadcast exclusively in 4K and plans for 4K recording of the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Behind this major advance in television image quality lies a Fujifilm product strategy that sweeps away conventional wisdom about what a lens can or cannot be. More:

Spotlight 79: FUJIFILM Ultra Pure Solutions wins the “Supplier Excellence Award” from Texas Instruments

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FUJIFILM Ultra Pure Solutions, a semiconductor materials business subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corporation has won the ‘Supplier Excellence Award’ from the U.S. semiconductor developer and manufacturer Texas Instruments. For 2015, FUJIFILM Ultra Pure Solutions, a supplier of high-purity solvents and chemicals for semiconductor materials, was one of fourteen companies selected for the highest level of supplier recognition from over 12,000 Texas Instruments suppliers worldwide and won the award for the first time.

Positioning the semiconductor material business as one of the growth fields, Fujifilm is applying its advanced and proprietary technologies to actively engage in this business through the affiliate, FUJIFILM Electronic Materials. FUJIFILM Electronic Materials has development and production sites in Japan, the United States and Belgium, and production sites in Taiwan, South Korea and China. The business contributes to the advancement of the semiconductor industry by globally supplying semiconductor device manufacturers with advanced and enabling process materials including photoresists, cleaning solutions and CMP slurries. More

Spotlight 78: 100% wind energy for Fujifilm production in Tilburg

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The production process of our manufacturing plant in Tilburg, The Netherlands, Fujifilm Manufacturing Europe B.V., now operates completely on wind energy. For the operations approximately 100 gigawatt hours of electricity are required, comparable to the average of 30,000 households. An agreement was signed with Eneco to make all our electrical energy sustainable. With wind turbines located on our site and in Zeeland. Eneco is focussing on sustainable energy. We have the same ambition. Economy and Ecology are going hand in hand. See movie: https://goo.gl/H1Y8QO

Spotlight 77: Wall Street Journal on instax boom

Wall Street Journal has puWall Street Journalblished a surprising movie on the Fujifilm instax boom.  “Fujifilm’s instax camera is back in the spotlight after nearly two decades, thanks to a growing taste for analog, especially among young buyers. Fujifilm Holdings Corp. said it expects to sell a record 5 million units of the instant-film camera in the fiscal year ending March 31, compared with 1.4 million of its digital cameras. And it sees strong growth for the instax next year.” the Wall Street Journal writes. “We aim to sell at least 6.5 million instax cameras next fiscal year,” Go Miyazaki, director in charge of Fujifilm’s photo imaging-products division, said in a recent interview.” Use this link to see the movie.

Spotlight 76: Informatics Research Lab

FUJIFILM Corporation has announced that it will establish the Informatics Research Laboratory on April 1, 2016 to conduct R&D on the cutting edge technologies in the field of information sciences including data analysis and software fundamental technologies, so as to reinforce its information fundamental technologies that covers advanced Information and Communication Technology such as Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence and expand their applications.

For the new lab Fujifilm will bring together its data scientists currently scattered over the multiple research sites, in order to reinforce its information fundamental technologies in response to upcoming advanced ICT use and expand its applications. The Informatics Research Laboratory will promote partnership with universities, research institutes and private enterprises both in and outside Japan, to engage in R&D on cutting edge technologies such as big data analysis in the field of information sciences and software fundamental technologies. More: https://goo.gl/9b6EvM

Spotlight 75: Tuberculosis Diagnosis Kit for Developing Countries

FUJIFILM Corporation has signed a joint development contract with the Swiss non-profit organization FIND (Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics) for the development of a highly-sensitive rapid tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis kit. The kit uses an immunochromatography method which applies silver halide amplification technology. FIND is an organization dedicated to advancing the development and adoption of new diagnostic technologies for infectious diseases that are suited for developing countries. Under this contract, FIND will support Fujifilm in the development of a convenient, rapid, low-cost TB diagnosis kit with high diagnostic capability for developing countries. This partnership has been selected for a subsidy by the Global Health Initiative Technology (GHIT) Fund, a fund for the development of innovative new treatments, vaccines, and diagnostic agents in Japan, receiving approximately ¥216 million. The timeline of development is from April 2016 through October 2017, for one year and seven months. More: https://goo.gl/MSSqiD

Spotlight 74: Nine Fujifilm imaging products win the Red Dot Design Award

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FUJIFILM Corporation is proud to announce that a record-high nine of its products, including the premium X-Pro2 mirrorless camera and the Instax Mini 70 instant film camera, have won the Red Dot Design Award 2016. The award is an international product design award launched in 1955. It examines products released within the past two years, and they are judged in nine criteria including degree of innovation, functionality, ergonomics, ecological compatiblity and durability. More